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48 resources with the concept space programs

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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How To Build A Space Station

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Space stations provide opportunities for space exploration and research. Individuals see how scientists build space stations and put them into space. Viewers explore the history of space stations, the different types of space stations...
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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...
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Death Dive to Saturn — Saturn’s Dynamic Rings

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the rings of Saturn! Space scholars discover the immense Saturn system through an interactive lesson. The activity, part of PBS's Space series for grades six through eight, features images captured by the Cassini spacecraft of...
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The Planets of the Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Launch a lesson that's sure to capture middle schoolers' interest! Exploration enthusiasts examine the planets of our solar system using an activity from PBS's Space series. The resource includes images and information for each planet,...
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Design a Folding Solar Panel

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Solar energy is an amazing alternative ... but, not always particularly portable! Challenge young scientists to a folding solar panel build-off with an easy-to-execute activity. Scholars brainstorm around specific design needs, construct...
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Bill Nye Asks Does Jupiter Have A Core?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists figure out what's inside something without cutting it in half? Space scholars search for answers with a short video from the THNKR Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye discusses how the orbital path of the Juno space...
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Bill Nye Explains the Earth Fly By

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do we learn more about the planets in our solar system? Bill Nye discusses the Juno space probe during an interesting video as part of the THNKR Why with Nye! playlist. Topics include how scientists launched the probe, how NASA used...
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Bill Nye: Is Jupiter Like A Piece Of The Sun?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Jupiter and the sun are more alike than you might think. Examine the elements that make up these two heavenly bodies as part of the Fuse THNKR "Why with Nye!" playlist. Bill Nye explains the composition of the sun and Jupiter, then...
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America in Space: German Voices from Huntsville, Alabama

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Project Paperclip, the Redstone Arsenal, and the Huntsville Space Center are all featured in a resource that investigates the contributions of Dr. Werner von Brawn and other German scientists to the US space program. Working individually...
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The Space Race

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
From the USSR's launch of Sputnik in 1957 to Neil Armstrong's mission to the moon in 1969, review major events in the timeline of the space race during the mid-twentieth century. 
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy instructional activity. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's...
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Space Station Research Explorer

For Students 4th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a trip into outer space from the safety of your classroom. A great addition to the digital library of any science teacher, this reference offers a behind-the-scenes look at the research going at the International Space Station.
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Teacher-Astronaut Offers New Lessons

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars read about teacher-in-space Barbara Morgan and life in space. In this space science and current event lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate...
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Challenges and Rewards

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are to research a specific disaster after seeing the Challenger explosion. They are to create a collage for the disaster they are choosing to show.
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Space: NASA's Frontier

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research the history and accomplishments of the American space program and ponder its role in the future. They gather research on NASA and make small group presentations to the class on their findings and assessments.
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Space Quiz

For Students 5th - 6th
In this space worksheet, students complete a five question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about the American space program.
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Space Exploration - Boom or Bust?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this space exploration worksheet, students will label if 5 statements support space exploration or not. Then students will complete 2 short answer questions giving their opinion about three things that are good and three things that...
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Cape Canaveral: Launchpad to the Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify the geographic and climatic characteristics of Florida that made it the best location for the space program. They describe how the space program affected the economy and growth of the eastern coast of Florida.