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564 reviewed resources for space flight

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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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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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Space

For Students 5th - 6th
In this space instructional activity, learners respond to 12 various questions related to the solar system, space exploration, and space facts. First, they list the number of moons each planet has. Then, students name the first space...
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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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Sensational Flights!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What would it be like to have the power of flight? Let your class's imagination fly with a photography project, which includes a narrative writing component. After planning what they want a mural on flight to look like, kids work...
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Lost in Space: Bone Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you don't use it, you lose it. Groups work together to compare bone loss on Earth as opposed to bone loss in space. They determine the equations that model bone loss and make calculations to determine the amount of bone loss for...
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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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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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On This Day: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it returned home in 2003, it sparked questions about the future of America's space program. Using video footage that includes former astronauts involved in the shuttle program, experts on...
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TIME for Kids: "Put Kids in Space"

For Students 5th - 8th
Send your class to the moon with this nonfiction reading exercise. After reading a persuasive article about sending kids to space through a lottery, learners complete a reading comprehension lesson reflecting the main points in the...
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Exercising in Space

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using the CEVIS space bike as a context, groups work together to calculate the settings required for astronauts to reach their necessary exercise. Pupils calculate the prescribed exercise settings and complete the last section, which can...
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Spaceship to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Feel like a rocket scientist for the day. Using only paper and tape, scholars create a framework for a spaceship to Mars. Each sheet of paper costs $10 million and each piece of tape costs $100,000. Make sure you stay within budget!
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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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Space Shuttle Ascent: Mass vs. Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Set the stage for groups of rocket scientists to explore the change in mass of the space shuttle during ascent. Teams work together to graph actual launch data in order to determine the rate of propellent burn.
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Space Shuttle Ascent: Altitude vs. Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How long did it take to get to that altitude? Using a Google Earth file, groups explore a space shuttle launch. Using a calculator, groups determine the function that models the altitude/time data from an actual launch. With the model in...
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The Physics of Weightless Flight

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ever wonder what it's like to feel weightless? Hop aboard the Vomit Comet and find out! A video from a large physics playlist features the parabolic airplane flight used to simulate weightlessness. Young physicists discover how the...
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Space Flight Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in the study of flight with the help of a computer flight simulation. They take part in a variety of activities that imitate the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Students work as teams like the astronauts would to complete mission...
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Milestones of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Discover seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum. By research into the major milestones of aviation history your students will recognize features that enable flight,...
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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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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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Blast Off!

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
With the use of a model rocket kit, aspiring aerospace engineers work cooperatively to construct and launch a rocket. A preparatory reading assignment is included, covering Newton's laws of motion and information about the first...
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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 International Space Station

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A mini-poster and diagram of the International Space Station are provided for young astronauts to refer to as they construct a space station of their own. Detailed parameters must be adhered to as small gropus build. Instructions and...
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Participate in the 100th anniversary of the first flight. In groups, learners use the internet to research the roles the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart played in promoting the use of flight. They use the information to write and...

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