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21 resources with the concept microgravity

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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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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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Space, Gravity, and the Human Body

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What happens to the human skeleton when it has been in space for an extended time? What does a reduced-gravity environment do to our bodies? Can we learn about our own skeletons by taking apart a chicken carcass? Explore the concepts...
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STEMonstrations: Newton's 2nd Law of Motion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do the laws of physics apply in space? Astronaut Randy Bresnik explores Newton's second law of motion in one part of the "STEM on Station" series. Then, learners explore the same concepts in the classroom by propelling a car weighted...
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Christa's Lost Lesson: Chromatography

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do properties of water change in space? Learners explore the concept of chromatography in the installment of Christa's Lost Lessons series as they learn about capillary action. They compare findings from an in-class experiment or...
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Christa's Lost Lesson: Effervescence

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How are chemical reactions affected by gravity? Learners explore the phenomenon of effervescence as part of the Christa's Lost Lessons series. They compare findings in an experiment on effervescence to a video of a similar experiment in...
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Why We Send Animals to Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What were the first living things to travel to space? Long before humans went into orbit, scientists sent animals into space to see how space exploration would affect living things. Viewers of an interesting video learn about how animals...
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The Physics of Weightless Flight

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ever wonder what it's like to feel weightless? Hop aboard the Vomit Comet and find out! A video from a large physics playlist features the parabolic airplane flight used to simulate weightlessness. Young physicists discover how the...
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Fire in Freefall - Rare Physics Experiment

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What happens when fire is less affected by gravity? Observe the behavior of fire in a fantastic freefall experiment! A video from the an engaging physics playlist explains the relationship between a flame's shape, buoyancy force, and...
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Simulating Microgravity with Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do astronauts know how to live and work in a weightless environment? It doesn't come naturally! Junior physicists conduct experiments to examine the link between buoyancy and microgravity. Each activity illustrates a different aspect...
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The Gravity of the Situation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gravity impacts the way you throw a ball and the way the Haumea travels around the sun. The video introduces gravity as a force. It describes the various types of orbits, escape velocity, and weightless mass. 
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Weightless Wonder

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A video of the weightless wonder provides a setting for the math to follow. Groups analyze the graph of a quadratic function that models the path of the C-9 as it gives astronauts the experience of weightlessness. Using a graphing...
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Muscles and Bones in Space

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Being an astronaut takes not only high mental acuity, but also a high level of physical fitness, especially for those who spend a long amount of time away from Earth, such as the astronauts serving on the International Space Station....
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Christa's Lost Lesson: Liquids in Microgravity

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do liquids behave in space? Learners explore how liquids interact with each other by completing an experiment as part of the Christa's Lost Lessons playlist. They compare their results with the findings of an experiment completed in...
1 In 1 Collection 2:43
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STEMonstrations: Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How do astronauts exercise in microgravity? Astronaut Joe Acaba describes the challenges on the human body and why exercise is important in one installment of the "STEM on Station" series. He shows how astronauts exercise in space and...
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Tennis in Space

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What does a tennis match look like in a microgravity environment? The installment of the STEM on Station series gives pupils a firsthand look at motion in that special environment. The compelling video shows how astronauts use momentum...
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Applied Science - Built Environment (6) Lab

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders look at toys in space. For this gravity lesson, 6th graders make predictions about what different toys will do with zero gravity. They watch a space video and see what happens to these toys in space.
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Plants In Space

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students grow corn plants in growth pouches as the control group in an experiment on plant growth in microgravity. Then they analyze any differences that occur between Earth-grown and space-grown corn plants.
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Microgravity

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore how to improve a products' performance.  In this technology and science lesson students view a slide-show, conduct a microgravity demonstration and record their observations. 
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Body Changes in Space

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explain the cause of and effects of fluid shift in a microgravity environment. Students identify the effects of microgravity during long duration space flight. Students describe research on cardiovascular effects in microgravity...
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Plants and Microgravity

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders are introduced to the relationship between plants and microgravity. In groups, they predice the effect of microgravity on plant processes and develop indicators for testing various plant cultivation systems. They...