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Young scholars complete a series of experiments to simulate the effect of solar winds on space stations. The first one, "Sticky Situation" requires students to simulate solar wind. Next they determine the composition of "space particles" by using UV sensitive beads, and lastly they simulate collecting space particles by removing safety pins from a bowl of beads while blindfolded.
In this craters worksheet, students solve 3 problems including converting units of Joules into a number equivalent to a one-megaton nuclear bomb, finding the diameters of craters in a given picture and determining the energy needed to create the craters found in the given picture.
In this discovering new planets worksheet, students read about how the Kepler spacecraft detects new planets by observing the dimming of light emitted by stars as the planets pass in front of them. Students solve 2 problems using a sequence of figures showing the transit of a planet and they construct a 'light curve'. They also explain how they would use the data to determine the width of the planet.
In this STEREO satellites learning exercise, students are given a chart with the intensity of the signals from the satellites received on Earth and the distances of the satellite from Earth. Students convert the intensity at each distance to power and solve 5 problems comparing the data at different distances.
In this methane lakes worksheet, learners read about the false-color synthetic radar map taken by the Cassini spacecraft indicating methane lakes on Titan. Students solve 4 problems about the surface area of the lakes from the image, and determine cubic kilometers of methane from the image. Finally, they compare the volume of Lake Tahoe to the volume of the methane lakes on Titan.
In this cosmic radiation on Mars worksheet, students study a radiation map of Mars taken by the MARIE instrument on the Odyssey spacecraft. Students answer 4 questions using the radiation map and they answer questions about the exposure to radiation if astronauts were to land on Mars.
In this Earth and Moon worksheet, students find the ratio of the Earth's radius to the Moon's radius, they compare the diameter of the Earth and Moon, they create paper models to scale of the Earth and Moon and they compare Earth-Moon drawings to their scaled drawings.
In this coronal mass ejections worksheet, students observe a time line of events that took place during a solar storm. Students use the time line to answer 3 questions about the solar storm and the time it took to reach Earth. Students determine how fast the storm traveled per hour and how long a trip to Pluto would take as an extra challenge.
In this comet worksheet, students solve 3 problems using a composite image of the Temple 1 comet. Students determine the scale image, the size of the nucleus of the comet and the height of a cliff on the comet.
In this solar storms worksheet, students use a diagram given the location of two STEREO spacecraft satellites, a coronal mass ejection, the sun and the Earth to solve 2 problems about the coronal mass ejection. Students use segments, angles and trigonometric identities to determine the length of a segment in the diagram. They determine the length the coronal mass ejection traveled and the time it took to travel that length.
In this Pan's highway worksheet, students read about the Cassini spacecraft that discovered how Pan clears out the ring debris in the outer A-ring system of Saturn. Students use an image taken by the satellite to find the scale of the image, they determine Pan's diameter, they find the width of the Encke Gap and they find the smallest feature in the photograph.
In this power transmittance worksheet, students read about sources that transmit power and are given a chart with the distance and the power transmitted by each device. Students determine the intensity in watts of the power for each transmitter.
In this water on planetary surfaces learning exercise, learners read about the Galileo spacecraft and the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. They read about the energy needed to keep the water in a liquid state on Europa. Students solve 4 problems including finding energy of electrical items in Joules and converting to Watts and determining the time it takes to melt a block of ice using a 2,000 watt hair dryer.
Students consider the affects of space travel on the human body. In this human physiology lesson, students compare how the 5 different body systems work on Earth and in Space. Students then design a product that an astronaut could use as he/she traveled to Mars.
Students look at the role of characters in a story. In this character instructional activity, students discuss how different types of characters change the plot of the story. They see how storytellers use their body, face, and voice to tell stories. 
Students investigate the effects of light radiation on the human eyes. They construct a pair of snow goggles that are used to see how a filter can protect the eyes from radiation. Then students explain how the scientific method can be used to help solve different problems.
Students conduct research in order to find the effects of properties exposed to heat and how they change temperature. They consider the effect of sunlight upon objects that are placed outside with the help of an experiment. They also conduct class discussion about objects in space.
Students investigate how engineers navigate satellites in orbit around the Earth and on their way to other planets in the solar system. They study vocabulary words and participate in studying a satellite by learning about times and dates on a NASA website.
In this NASA worksheet, students watch the video Voyage to the Mystery Moon and answer comprehension questions about it. Students answer 13 questions about NASA.
In this astronauts worksheet, students read about the accomplishments of Sally Ride, Neil Armstrong, and John Glenn. Then students complete 27 multiple choice, 2 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.

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