Astronaut Moments with NASA Astronaut Joe Acaba

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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 space and shares how education was important to his family.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to space travel
  • Have pupils research and explore other astronauts and their backgrounds in a mini-project
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure students have Internet access if assigning the video as homework
Pros

  • Topic is encouraging and motivating to scholars
  • Embedded images are engaging
Cons

  • None
Common Core