5 Things You Didn't Know About Astronaut Joe Acaba

What do astronauts like to do? Astronaut Joe Acaba talks about what his hobbies are in a short video from the "STEM on Station" series. He shows what it is like to be in space, all while making the job of astronaut seem relatable to everyone by talking about sports, the outdoors, and his family. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a motivator to get learners to introduce themselves to a class
  • Show the video before beginning a unit on space
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure students have Internet access if viewing independently
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Filming takes place on the International Space Station, which adds interest
  • Relatable content to everyday life
Cons
  • None