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Life of an Astronaut
Veteran orbiter, Gerald P. Carr, relates his experience as an astronaut in this worthwhile video. He is never pictured, but creative animations support his personal narration. Include this little treat with your lesson on space exploration to provide a first-person glimpse at this astounding profession.
5 mins 4th - 8th Science 18 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Io Plasma Torus
In this plasma torus worksheet, students solve 5 problems including finding the dimensions of the Io torus, determining the formula for the volume of a torus, finding the actual volume of the Ion torus and finding the amount of sodium atoms in the torus.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Liftoff Into Space
Students explore the history of space exploration. In this history of space exploration lesson, students create a timeline of space exploration. Students watch a space video and discuss important events. Students research space exploration on the Internet and write an article about what they have learned.
K - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 59 Downloads
The Cassini Robot
Students examine their prior notions of robots and then consider the characteristics and capabilities of a robot like the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft that would be sent into space to explore another planet. They compare robotic functions to human body functions.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
With the use of a model rocket kit, aspiring aerospace engineers work cooperatively to construct and launch a rocket. A preparatory reading assignment is included, covering Newton's laws of motion and information about the first commercial spaceships, launched in 2011 and 2012.
8th - 12th Science 27 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is There Ice on Mercury?
In this ice on Mercury worksheet, students read about the data collected from the NASA Messenger and the Arecibo Radio Telescope indicating the possibility of ice on Mercury. Students solve 6 problems including finding the scale of the image, determining the diameter of features in the diagrams, determining the total volume of ice predicted and determining the mass of the ice.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Would You Go?
Students explore what it would be like to travel to Mars. In this science exploration lesson, students read about Mars and discuss their findings, including discussion about personally taking a trip to Mars and the positive and negative aspects of taking such a trip.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Butterflies in Space
How does gravity affect the life cycle of a butterfly? Learn first-hand what types of investigations astronauts perform in space by following along with one of NASA's experiments. Create butterfly habitats in the classroom with specific factors to be studied (learners choose what to study).
K - 12th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Spiders in Space
Does a spider spin its web differently in space? What other ways might microgravity affect an arachnid? Pick a topic to research, plan an investigation, and follow astronauts on the International Space Station as they perform some of the same experiments in the microgravity of space.
K - 12th Science 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
My Spacecraft and Cassini
Students discover solutions to the problems that NASA used in a previous lesson. They write a paper comparing and contrasting their spacecraft idea to the one that was actually used to go to Saturn. They also discover Saturn's moons.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Wind Tunnel Testing
One of the factors that automotive engineers must consider is wind drag. The less wind drag, the more efficient the car will be. They perform many tests in wind tunnels, then refine their designs and test again. Using simple materials, transform your middle and high schoolers into designers and engineers as they work together to create their own low-drag cars, then test them in a class wind tunnel.
5th - 12th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative of the Captivity Close Reading
The instructor models close reading, read aloud, think aloud, and text marking strategies before class members tackle Mary White Rowlandson's story of her experiences and reflections on the time spent as a captive during King Philip's War. The focus here is on investigating the Biblical allusions and historical references to better understand Rowlandson's narrative.
11th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those presented in Jonathan Edwards' sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.
11th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Rover Races
Operating a vehicle remotely can be difficult, especially when the vehicle is on another planet. Young engineers get a feel for some of the real-world challenges as they work to program their rovers (blindfolded group members) through an obstacle course.
3rd - 12th Science 17 Views 13 Downloads
New Review Mars Image Analysis
Observation is the key to understanding the history of our planet and those around us. What can be learned about Mars' history by looking at a few pictures, and how could that help us better understand Earth? Learners examine photos of geologic features on Mars, then decide as a class on a topic to research further.
5th - 12th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Cleaning Water
From their sweat to the water vapor in their breath, astronauts recycle every possible drop of water while in space. After watching a short video describing the different ways materials are recycled and reused in space shuttles, young scientists work in small groups designing, building, and testing water filters using common household materials.
3rd - 6th Science 14 Views 9 Downloads
What a festive way to examine what happens to the heart in different gravitational situations! Small groups place a water-filled balloon in different locations (on a table top, in a tub of water, and held in a vertical position), drawing the shape of the balloon each time.
5th - 8th Science 31 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable