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STEM on Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The STEM on Station series offers students the next best thing to being astronauts on the International Space State. The 18 NASA videos in this collection bring viewers into the space station to observe how these teacher scientists live,...
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Rockets Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The 17 resources in NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide allow young scientists and engineers to engage in experiments as they examine images of more than 2,00 years of rockets. Scholars then read articles that provide an overview of the next...
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On the Moon Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The five lessons in NASA’s On the Moon Educator Guide challenge young engineers to design and build an air-powered rocket, a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts, and a rubber band-powered rover. In addition, they...
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Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Oh, if only Sir Isaac and Bernoulli could see us now. Even Orville and Wilbur would be amazed by what engineers have designed using their ideas. Next generation engineers put these principles to use as they use what they learn about...
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Challenger Center: Christa's Lost Lessons

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Astronaut Christa McAuliffe had several lessons planned for her Challenger STS 51L Teacher in Space mission. With the help of Astronauts Ricky Arnold and Joe Acaba, the demonstrations were filmed aboard the International Space Station...
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College Physics for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple...
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Study Jams! Newton's Third Law: Action & Reaction

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What happens when two teens collide? Find out when RJ runs into Chloe in the school hallway! After their collision, they discuss Newton's third law of motion. Their collision is replayed a few times to identify the action and reaction of...
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STEM: Lou-Vee Air Car

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A comprehensive lesson on acceleration awaits your physicists and engineers! Two YouTube videos pique their interest, then sample F=ma problems are worked and graphed. The highlight of the lesson is the building of a Lou-Vee air car!...
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How Rockets Work

For Students K - 12th Standards
Now, that's some fire power! A five-page handout provides a description of the basics of how rockets work. The reading explains Newton's Laws of Motion by beginning with defining some of the important terms. The article finishes by...
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Rocket Races

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
And they are off! Using Styrofoam meat trays and balloons, individuals build racers that demonstrate Newton's Third Law of Motion. Pupils run their racers three times and make improvements between each trial. To conclude the activity,...
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STEMonstrations: Spacewalk Part 1: Safety and Training

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What does it take to protect astronauts from the elements? Budding scientists watch an installment from the STEM on Station series to learn about the training procedures astronauts complete to prepare for space walks. The accompanying...
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STEMonstrations: Newton's Third Law of Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How do the laws of physics work in microgravity? Astronaut Mark Vande Hei explores Newton's third law of motion as part of the "STEM on Station" series. Learners then explore Newton's third law further by building rocket racers and...
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Christa's Lost Lesson: Newton’s Laws

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do the laws of motion work in space? Learners explore Newton's laws of motion in different experiments as part of the Christa's Lost Lessons series. They rotate around the room in three stations to experience each law in action using...
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Stomp Rockets

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Watch the excitement grow as learners experiment with homemade rockets. Pupils create their own rockets from a soda bottle and experiment with launch angles. They discover the launch angle has a significant effect on the distance the...
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How Dry am I? Exploring Biomimicry and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your classes feel like they can walk on water! An engaging inquiry-based lesson has young scholars experiment with different surface coatings. They make observations about their properties and how they relate to the surface tension...
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An Easy (Bake) Approach to an Edible NanoLab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You can make it if you bake it! Young scientists model electronic chip fabrication with an easy bake oven. They create a design to embed in their brownie "chips" and compare their models to wafer production in basic nanotechnology.
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Equal and Opposite Thrust in Aircraft: You're a Pushover!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
It's the law—every action requires a reaction, no matter how small. Pupils experience two demonstrations of Newton's third law of motion as it relates to thrust in the 10th segment of a 22-part unit on flight. Using their mathematical...
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Aerial Physics—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a leap into the science of motion! An intriguing lesson explains how Newton's third law of motion allows skiers to turn in mid-air. The narrator gives learners skills to practice on their own.
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Blade Runners—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Race to learn the insight of Sir Isaac Newton. A helpful video uses speed skating to explain Newton's laws of motion. Force, acceleration, mass, and momentum all work together to make a successful speed skating race.
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Jetpack Rocket Science

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fly high using the force of water. A segment of the Veritasium playlist applies the Newton's Laws of Motion via a jetpack. Using a CO2 fire extinguisher, the video demonstrates the idea of Newton's second law, without enough mass. While...
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PS2A—Forces and Motions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
May the force be with you! Learn how to present the content of PS2A, Forces and Motion, using the strategies in the video. With fun scenarios that include Angry Birds and toilet paper, demonstrating the relationship between force, mass,...
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Third Law Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Keep calm and use the force! Joey pulls a cart and scholars adjust the force required to control the movement. Through simulating different scenarios, participants learn about Newton's Third Law. It includes analysis questions throughout...
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Collisions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is momentum conserved in a collision, along with energy, or are they opposing forces? Pupils vary the mass and velocity of two bumper cars along with the type of bumper in order to answer this question. Worksheet and in-simulator...
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Bumper Cars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is the transfer of energy different in bumper cars with stable versus bouncy bumpers? One of the variables explored in the simulation is bumper type; other variables are the mass and velocity of each car. This allows pupils to see the...