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On the Moon Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The five lessons in NASA’s On the Moon Educator Guide challenge young engineers to design and build an air-powered rocket, a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts, and a rubber band-powered rover. In addition, they...
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Moon Munchies: Human Exploration Project and Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
NASA and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, or ITEEA, present young scientists with a challenge: design and build lunar plant growth chambers so that astronauts can grow edible plants on the moon. Class...
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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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Astronaut Training: Dexterity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
How do astronauts do anything with those gloves on? Learners mimic what astronauts need to overcome as they complete puzzles while wearing multiple gloves. They time themselves and use the information to draw conclusions about the...
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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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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'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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Reading Passages: Hispanic Astronauts

For Students 5th - 6th
Children answer questions regarding the number of NASA astronauts that have hispanic heritage. They read a passage, and then answer 10 multiple choice questions. Note: The reading passage is not included.
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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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Mission to Mars

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

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Gravity isn't the only thing astronauts lose in space. Learners investigate why astronauts complain about a loss of taste while in space in a hands-on activity. They taste test foods while limiting their other senses and rate each food...
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Canadian Astronauts and Astronomers

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students research the web for Canadian nationals such as Marc Garneau, Roberta Bandar and Chris Hadfield who have contributed to science and technology. In this Astronauts and astronomers lesson, students work in groups and are assigned...
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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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Astronauts Build Space Station Addition

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners read a story called Astronauts Finish Building Space Station Addition and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this space station lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions,...
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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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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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Ask an Astronaut

For Teachers K - 4th
Students read what questions have already been asked from the archives. They then categorize what is already known (each student should be able to give a question which has already been asked and answered), what they would like to know,...
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Introduction to Mass vs. Weight

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A science lesson from the International Space Station is sure to be a hit. The video explains mass versus weight and the impact gravity has, or doesn't have, on each. The included worksheet encourages space scientists to research what it...
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Spuds in Space

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars 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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An Astronaut's Journal: Snacks and Beverages

For Students 4th - 6th
In this snack and beverage worksheet, students place a check beside all the words that can complete the 10 sentences logically.
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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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Worksheet 4. Reading : An Astronaut's Journal

For Students 4th - 6th
In this astronaut life worksheet, students read a 4 paragraph journal entry about an astronaut's day in space. They then answer 8 true and false questions pertaining to the information in the journal.