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Exploring Space Through Math: Algebra I

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra I introduces high school mathematicians to fundamental concepts that are used in a wide range of contexts and situations. The eight lessons in this series provide learners with the opportunity to apply their understanding of...
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Space, Gravity, and the Human Body

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What happens to the human skeleton when it has been in space for an extended time? What does a reduced-gravity environment do to our bodies? Can we learn about our own skeletons by taking apart a chicken carcass? Explore the concepts...
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Mission to Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....
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Rockets Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The 17 resources in NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide allow young scientists and engineers to engage in experiments as they examine images of more than 2,00 years of rockets. Scholars then read articles that provide an overview of the next...
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STEM on Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The STEM on Station series offers students the next best thing to being astronauts on the International Space State. The 18 NASA videos in this collection bring viewers into the space station to observe how these teacher scientists live,...
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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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Challenger Center: Christa's Lost Lessons

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Astronaut Christa McAuliffe had several lessons planned for her Challenger STS 51L Teacher in Space mission. With the help of Astronauts Ricky Arnold and Joe Acaba, the demonstrations were filmed aboard the International Space Station...
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LineUp with Math: Math-Based Decisions in Air Traffic Control Grades 5-9

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Teach young traffic controllers what it takes to control planes safely. The first lesson in a series of six introduces the class to the air traffic control situation. The pupils examine units used in air travel, then learn how to read...
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Science 4 Inquiry: Middle School Earth Science Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Science 4 Inquiry: Earth Science Collection includes 16 lessons designed for middle school. Scholars learn about layering through hands-on exploration of everyday materials and apply their findings to diagram the layers of the Earth,...
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When I Grow Up: Career Lessons and Activities for Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The When I Grow Up series features 13 math, science, and career exploration lessons and activities for middle schoolers. Pupils choose a profession based on their strengths and interests, then complete a handout that identifies their...
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The History of Space Travel

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Who was the first person in space? What was the name of the first animal in space? These fun and intriguing questions get answered with a presentation covering the beginnings of space travel. There are eight informational slides that...
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Who Won the Space Race?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
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Destination Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate space travel. In this space travel lesson students examine space exploration history, engineers and scientists involved in space exploration, and Newton's third law of motion. Students make rockets.
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Space Travel Guide

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars showcase their narrative writing skills with a science fiction writing assignment. Six pages present writers with a question to answer accompanied by a detailed picture to draw. All together, pages create a space-travel guide.
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Creating a Space Exploration Infrastructure

For Teachers 7th Standards
What will it take to explore space? Teams of pupils determine the needs of a lunar outpost and research the required systems. The pupils then learn about the past space exploration vehicles. The third and final lesson challenges project...
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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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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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Space Travel

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study the International Space Station and space exploration.  In this space travel lesson students describe the different types of engineers that contribute to space travel.
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Manned Space Exploration: From Apollo to Present

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
How did the manned space mission program progress? The presentation covers American space exploration from the Apollo missions through the International Space Station. 
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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...
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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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International Space Station Tour #2

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Complete your tour of the International Space Station with this part two video. Excite your class with the wonder of space travel and exploration in action. This station is currently in space and houses scientists from all over the...
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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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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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