Astronaut Moments with NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold

How have astronauts inspired each other? Astronaut Ricky Arnold introduces the "STEM on Station" series and how the Challenger accident affected his decision to become a teacher—and later an astronaut. He connects the new demonstrations and experiments presented in the series to ideas gathered from the Challenger crew.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a hook at the beginning of a professional development meeting
  • Introduce the series to space science and physical science teachers
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is the teacher edition
  • 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
  • Content and story are motivating
  • Includes short video previews of STEMonstrations
Cons
  • None