Christa's Lost Lesson: Liquids in Microgravity

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How do liquids behave in space? Learners explore how liquids interact with each other by completing an experiment as part of the Christa's Lost Lessons playlist. They compare their results with the findings of an experiment completed in space to see how gravity affects liquids. Then, they draw conclusions and answer discussion questions to apply their learning.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars select other substances to mix together and make predictions about the behavior of the liquids
  • Use as an introduction to the density of different substances
  • Prepare materials in advance to save class time
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some materials that teachers may not have on hand
  • Contains a handout with detailed procedure, data table, and discussion questions
  • Includes relevant examples to everyday life
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