STEMonstrations: Spacewalk Part 2: Spacesuits

Spacesuits are like individualized space crafts. A video presentation from the STEM on Station series describes the characteristics of the spacesuit and the components that attach to the suit to allow astronauts to work outside of the space station. Pupils learn firsthand from the astronauts on the station.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils record new vocabulary and acronyms as they watch the lesson
  • After the video, ask pupils to recall the different layers astronauts wear on space walks
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview YouTube comments if making available for independent viewing
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Pros
  • Includes links to additional resources
  • Provides an option for closed captioning
Cons
  • None