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205 resources with the concept space travel

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Take a Ride on the Interplanetary Superhighway

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
It turns out there is an interplanetary superhighway, complete with off ramps! A video from the SciShow Space series discusses how using gravity cuts space travel fuel needs to a minimum. Following the superhighway allows spacecraft to...
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How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity.

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine living in a neighborhood where the houses on your street keep moving farther away until your house is the only one in the reachable vicinity. That's what is happening in our universe, except your house is our galaxy, and the...
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Epic Space Rescues

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can we believe what we see in the movies? An installment of a physics video series explores the depiction of space in movies. Scholars learn about characteristics of planets by analyzing these videos.
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Attack of the Cosmic Space Junk!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Even lands and planets far, far away feel the impact of humans! A video explains how space exploration leads to space litter. The lesson considers different events over time that led to space debris dangerous to satellites and even...
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Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In 1895, Konstantin Tiolkovsky proposed the concept of a space elevator. It's now over 100 years later and scientists working toward the concept still aren't sure it is possible. The video explains the concept, the benefit, and the many...
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How Will SpaceX Get Us To Mars?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In Musk we trust? A video in the Real Engineering series shows how the SpaceX company, and their Falcon 9 rocket, represents a viable hope for space travel to Mars. Viewers see how reusable rockets and vertical integration in...
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The Skeletal System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans have 54 bones in their hands, fingers, and wrists, allowing for a variety of movement. The 19th video in a series of 47 introduces learners to the anatomy of the skeletal system. The narrator teaches about flat, short, and...
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Dangers of Radiation Exposure

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Gamma radiation, which is harmful, is useful in treating cancers. In the second lesson in a series of four, young scientists take surveys and calculate their yearly exposure to ionizing radiation. Then they read about how harmful their...
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Take a Tour of the Space Station

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take a step into the International Space Station with an entertaining video that thoroughly details all the going on when astronauts call their home ISS
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What Do Astronauts Do?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Discover why astronauts go to space and what they do there with an entertaining video equipped with captivating graphics and an energetic host.
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Balloon Astronaut

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Design protection from high-speed particles. The STEM lesson plan highlights why astronauts need protection from space debris. Pupils use the design process to design, build, and test a spacesuit that will protect a balloon from a...
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Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
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Space Tourism

For Students 9th - 12th
There have been seven tourists who have gone into space for trips ranging from eight to 15 days. A video explains how they have traveled and the costs associated with the trip. The video then introduces the second wave of space tourism...
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Hubble

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore what it takes to service the Hubble telescope. In the set of three activities, groups investigate several aspects of the Hubble telescope, including robotic arms used during repairs, spacesuits, and extravehicular activity (EVA)...
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Space Travel Guide

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Neptune takes 164.8 Earth years to travel around the sun. In the fifth of 22 lessons, young scientists create a travel guide to a planet in our solar system. They provide tips for others on what to bring, what they see, and their...
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Could We Survive Prolonged Space Travel?

For Students 7th - 12th
Space, the final frontier, is explored in this short video that considers the effects of prolonged space travel, the scientific advancements that could ameliorate these effects as humans explore the far reaches of space, and the ethical...
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Manned Mission to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To go or to not to go — the question for a mission to Mars. This resource provides details for a possible manned mission to Mars. Details include a launch schedule, what life would be like on the surface, and how the astronauts would...
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Charting the Progress of New Horizons

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...
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Space Travel Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Looking to take a trip? Why not go to space? Here, scholars take on the role as travel agent to create a guide to their favorite planet including travel tips and sightseeing recommendations. 
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Communication Through Space

For Teachers 7th - 12th
If humans do find aliens, how would we communicate with them? An intriguing lesson walks through some of the challenges associated with this question. How long would a message take to reach a specific destination, what language should we...
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Space Transportation: Reshooting the Moon

For Teachers 8th Standards
What does it take to get stuff to the Moon? Design teams create subsystems for a space transportation system to go to the Moon. The teams study Earth transportation components along with historical space transportation systems to guide...
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Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What can I use in space? The three-lesson unit has groups research what man-made or natural resources would be available during space exploration or habitation. Team members think of ways that resources can be reclaimed or reused in...
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Will Future Spacecraft Fit in Our Pockets?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Say goodbye to giant rocket ships and hello to micro-spacecraft. Taking a look at the future of space exploration, this video explores the development of tiny, expendable space probes that can investigate the far reaches of space and...
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Moon Mining

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Go on a moon mining expedition from the safety of your classroom with this space exploration simulation. Using simple models of the moon's surface prepared ahead of time by the teacher, young scientists are challenged with locating and...