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205 resources with the concept space travel

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Analyzing a Photograph of Sally Ride

For Teachers K - 2nd
Sometimes, a picture really does say it all. The activity uses a picture of astronaut Sally Ride to help elementary academics make observations and form conclusions. Young historians study the picture, complete short written prompts, and...
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Packing for a L-o-o-o-ng Trip to Mars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pack just enough to fit. Crews determine what personal items to take with them on a trip to Mars. Each team must decide what to take with them on a two-and-a-half year trip to Mars and whether their items will fit within the allotted...
2:15
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On This Day: The Launch of Sputnik

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The launch of Sputnik began the Space Race. Scholars learn the importance of the Russian launch of Sputnik and how it impacted the United States. The video also explores how Sputnik launched the Space Race and how the fear of Russian...
5:09
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How One Women Put Man on the Moon

For Students 6th - 12th
Margaret Hamilton did not walk on the moon with the Apollo 11 crew, but those who did would not have been able to without her computer software.
5:59
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On This Day: Friendship 7: John Glenn Orbits the Earth

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Exactly what is the right stuff? Individuals consider the question using video clips about the astronaut legend, John Glenn. Footage includes NASA propaganda newsreels about his upbringing, as well as speeches from Glenn and his...
3:27
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On This Day: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it returned home in 2003, it sparked questions about the future of America's space program. Using video footage that includes former astronauts involved in the shuttle program, experts on...
10:56
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Apollo’s Most Important Discovery (Inside NASA’s Moon Rock Vault!)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's been 50 years since astronauts walked on the moon. A lesson from an extensive It's Okay to be Smart discusses how the moon rock helped scientists understand the early solar system. The presenter explains how scientists made their...
1 In 1 Collection 5:52
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STEMonstrations: Spacewalk Part 2: Spacesuits

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Spacesuits are like individualized space crafts. A video presentation from the STEM on Station series describes the characteristics of the spacesuit and the components that attach to the suit to allow astronauts to work outside of the...
1 In 1 Collection 4:21
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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...
1 In 1 Collection 1:24
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Year of Education on Station: Fun Facts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
School in space would be one heck of a commute. The video series STEM on Station offers the next best thing—a glimpse into that world. A group of astronauts and teachers spent a year on the International Space Station to create content...
1 In 1 Collection 2:59
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Astronaut Moments with NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How have astronauts inspired each other? Astronaut Ricky Arnold introduces the "STEM on Station" series and how the Challenger accident affected his decision to become a teacher—and later an astronaut. He connects the new demonstrations...
1 In 1 Collection 3:08
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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...
1 In 1 Collection 2:40
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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...
1 In 1 Collection 2:44
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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...
1 In 1 Collection 2:01
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Astronaut Joe Acaba

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
What do astronauts like to do? Astronaut Joe Acaba talks about what his hobbies are in a short video from the "STEM on Station" series. He shows what it is like to be in space, all while making the job of astronaut seem relatable to...
1 In 1 Collection 2:13
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Astronaut Moments with NASA Astronaut Joe Acaba

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How does one become an astronaut? Astronaut Joe Acaba discusses his journey to space in a video from the "STEM on Station" series. He encourages learners by explaining how little moments in his life led to his opportunity to explore...
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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...
4:17
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The First Humans on the Moon

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One of the most important events in space exploration history has some secrets! Using an informative video, scholars discover all of the details of the first humans landing on the moon. The narrator shares the details of the mission, why...
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Body Systems in Space

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine the effect space travel has on the human body! After examining potential problems with space travel, learners design a product to solve those problems. They create mock-ups of their products using software and pitch their ideas...
12:22
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Air Travel and the Space Race: Crash Course History of Science #37

For Students 9th - 12th
From balloons to satellites, air travel has come a long way over the years. A video presentation discusses the origin of space travel beginning with hot air balloons and gliders to the modern-day space race. Content includes discussion...
5:20
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The Hunt for Water on the Moon

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the probability of finding water on the moon? It seems it is pretty high, but the difference between finding it and keeping it are two very different things. A video lesson takes a trip through history discussing the many...
3:24
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A Tribute to John Glenn

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Don't miss an out-of-this-world tribute to the life of John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit Earth. The mission itself was not smooth sailing. An interesting video shows viewers how Glenn had to think on his feet to ensure the success...
4:37
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The Apollo Program's Loneliest Astronauts

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Supporting roles may not be as recognized—but they are no less important! Watch as an installment of the SciShow Space series explains the supporting roles on the Apollo missions. Without these role players, the Apollo missions would not...
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How Computers Revolutionized Space Travel

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The first space travel relied on Newton's laws of motion rather than computer functions. While the trip was successful, computer innovations change the capabilities of space travel. A video presentation from the SciShow Space series...