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207 resources with the concept space travel

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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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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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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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5 Things You Didn't Know About Astronaut Ricky Arnold

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How does a teacher become an astronaut? Astronaut Ricky Arnold talks about his experience as a teacher and astronaut in one part of the "STEM on Station" playlist. He shares five things about himself that led him to the career he is in...
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Food For Thought

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Science can be quite tasty. A delectable unit from NASA shows learners why it's important to consider food, nutrition, and health in space. Four lessons explore the idea in great depth, including testing cookie recipes. Along the way,...
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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
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Food for Spaceflight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
When astronauts get hungry in outer space, they can't just call and have a pizza delivered. In order to gain an appreciation for the challenges associated with space travel, young learners are given the task of selecting, testing, and...
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Get a Leg Up

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Traveling through space is an amazing experience, but it definitely takes a toll on the body. After reading an article and watching a brief video, learners perform an experiment that simulates the effects of zero gravity on the human body.
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Astrobiobound! The Search for Life in the Solar System

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
A multi-faceted and exciting activity awaits your astronomy students. In collaborative groups, they plan a mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life within the solar system, while adhering to specific measurement criteria. 
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Challenge: Microgravity

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What a festive way to examine what happens to the heart in different gravitational situations! Small groups place a water-filled balloon in different locations (on a table top, in a tub of water, and held in a vertical position), drawing...
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Exploring our Backyard, The Solar System - Part 2/2

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Continue the journey through our solar system through the lens of the tools sent into space. Viewers meet rovers, rockets, and satellites as they gather vital information, helping scientists understand out solar system. Real images, CG...
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Gravity and the Human Body

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How does the absence of gravity affect the human body? The skeletal system, circulatory system, and the sense of balance are all impacted. With a very casual tone, an astronaut explains the changes to these body systems and also an...
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Life of an Astronaut

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Veteran orbiter, Gerald P. Carr, relates his experience as an astronaut in this worthwhile video. He is never pictured, but creative animations support his personal narration. Include this little treat with your lesson on space...
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Who Won the Space Race?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
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Return to the Moon

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners react to statements about space exploration, then read a news article about plans to resume manned flights to the moon. In this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Destination Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate space travel. In this space travel lesson students examine space exploration history, engineers and scientists involved in space exploration, and Newton's third law of motion. Learners make rockets.
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Using Data from Sensors

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Beginning with a discussion about using technology to collect data, this resource includes a video about the next Mars rover as an example. Young scientists are taught that filtering is necessary before collected data can be analyzed....
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What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students simulate life in space aboard the space shuttle. In this space exploration lesson, students work in small groups to model life aboard the space shuttle. Each student is given a job, conducts Internet research on space, and...
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Touchdown

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewJust how do astronauts stay safe during moon landings? Here's an activity that allows investigators to use the engineering process to explore how shock absorbers protect astronauts during landing. Applying knowledge of gravity, force,...
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Roving on the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewBuild a rover for pennies in a fun-filled activity! Young engineers design, build, test, and evaluate a lunar rover model. Using rubber bands, plastic straws, and cardboard, teams collaborate to make a rover model with spinning wheels....
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Are YOU Cut Out for Mars?

For Students 6th - 12th
A brief, 6-question quiz identifies whether or not a scholar is ready for a mission to Mars.
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Space Travel Guide

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars showcase their narrative writing skills with a science fiction writing assignment. Six pages present writers with a question to answer accompanied by a detailed picture to draw. All together, pages create a space-travel guide.
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Apollo-Soyuz: Space Age Detente

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Space Race saw the Soviet Union and the US go from competitors to partners. Scholars read a letter regarding the first docking of the US and Soviet space craft. Young historians also complete a written assignment and participate in...