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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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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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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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Why Are Astronauts Weightless?

For Students 6th - 12th
Where is gravity when you need it? Explore Earth's hold on the astronauts at the International Space Station. The narrator of a short video asks museum visitors why they think the astronauts float when they are still very close to Earth....
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Astronaut Diet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discover foods that astronauts eat in space and eat an actual astronaut meal.  In this astronaut diet lesson, students discover how food is freeze-dried and packaged for use in space.  Learners compare an astronaut's diet to...
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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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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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Mission to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the affects of space travel on the human body. For this human physiology lesson, students compare how the 5 different body systems work on Earth and in Space. Students then design a product that an astronaut could use...
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An Astronaut in Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you model the movement of an astronaut? The activity features software that uses an avatar to mimic movement. Groups work to determine the translation between the pre-image and the image. They then experiment with reflections in...
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Do Astronauts Need Sunscreen?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why don't astronauts all come home with sunburns? It turns out that there are many different sources of radiation exposure for astronauts. A video outlines the radioactive dangers and protective measures astronauts must take.
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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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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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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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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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Astronaut on a Space Walk

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify important figures in space travel and advancements made possible because of their contributions. They identify the parts of an astronaut's space suit and construct a realistic replica of an astronaut dressed for a space...
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Vocabulary: Floating Home

For Students 3rd - 4th
David Getz' book Floating Home is the source for a six-word bank of vocabulary words related to space flight. First, your readers match the words with their definitions. They then use the words to fill in the blanks in four sentences....
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Spuds in Space

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the effects of velocity on an object when it collides with another object. They design and outfit a potato astronaut in a spacesuit to withstand the hazards of high velocity impacts from space debris and meteoroids.
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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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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...
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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...
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Is There Gravity In Space?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does space have its own gravity? And, if so, why do astronauts just float around in the space station? Science sleuths examine the forces acting upon astronauts in the International Space Station with help from the narrator. He...
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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...
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Epic Space Rescues

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Many movies tell about amazing rescues in space, but what do you know about real ones? The video highlights the epic rescues that are non-fiction. From astronauts having their oxygen tanks explode to rescuing a damaged space craft and...
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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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