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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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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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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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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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Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations: Satellites in Orbit

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Blast off! How do satellites, space shuttles, and space stations escape Earth's gravity and achieve orbit? Young astronauts study rocket science (literally) with an interactive lesson. They discover the four main uses for satellites, how...
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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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What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students role-play the jobs of space shuttle astronauts, conduct experiments, and research space using the Internet and offline experiments. Student-astronauts hold a "press conference" to share their information with others in a...
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Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It keeps going, and going, and going ... how does the Juno space probe have enough power to travel to Jupiter? Junior astronauts use a THNKR "Why with Nye!" video to discover solar-powered science with the one and only Bill Nye. Topics...
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Space

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore our solar system, survival in space, and life in a space shuttle through a series of activities and games. The class re-enacts the bombardment of the planet Jupiter with a comet through a game of ball.
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Exploring the Solar System: All About Spacecraft/Spaceflight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Rarely do you find resources that reach high school astronomy learners. Here is something at their level! The physics of flyby missions is explained via several examples. Landing, penetrating, and roving spacecraft are examined. Diagrams...
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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
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Space Shuttle Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the nomenclature, operation and purpose of America's Space Transportation system. They demonstrate how water can be broken down into its component gases of hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis. They construct and use the...
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Spacecraft Launched on Mission to Pluto

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars read a news article about a space mission being launched to the planet Pluto. They study the necessary vocabulary and complete an anticipation guide of questions which they revisit after they read the article.
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Space Shuttle's Heat Shield Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a role-play activity to determine how to replace heat shields on the space shuttle using polar coordinates.
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How to Land Your Spaceship

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How many moves does it take to land an out-of-this-world aircraft? Given a spaceship and a landing pad, pupils work together to determine the sequence of transformations needed to land it. Individuals show they can perform...
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Next Generation Spacecraft—Orion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the cross-sectional area of the Orion spacecraft? Groups work together to estimate the area of a cross section of the Orion spacecraft by first counting the number of grids a scale drawing covers. Pupils also employ a method...
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Can You Push a Spacecraft with Light?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In space, there is no wind—but there is an unlimited amount of light. An electrifying video that is part of a larger physics playlist shares current technology scientists use to power spacecraft with light. The narrator is not explaining...
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Space Shuttle

For Teachers 5th - 9th
One slide details the features of Space Shuttle Discovery in graphic form. Another shows a faulty hydrogen fuel sensor. The final slide is a picture of the explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger and the ill-fated crew. If you wanted to...
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Ascent: 50 Seconds to MECO

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
All systems go! With a video and a Google Earth tour as background, pairs investigate two graphs. The graphs display acceleration vs. time and velocity vs. time of a space shuttle launch. Using graphing calculators, the pairs take a...
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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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Spaceship Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop an understanding of our planet as a system by designing a very-long-duration space mission in which the life-support system is patterned after that of earth.
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Spacecraft Speed

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Space shuttles traveled around Earth at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour, way faster than trains, planes, or automobiles travel! In the 13th installment of 22, groups graph different speeds to show how quickly spacecraft move through...
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Mission Complete, Houston

For Students 4th - 8th
It was a bittersweet event when the space shuttle Atlantis touched down for the last time on July 21, 2011. Space science learners read an article about this event in The New York Times and then write answers to who, what, where, when,...

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