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Who Won the Space Race?Lesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
Space Station Research ExplorerLesson Planet
4th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Take a trip into outer space from the safety of your classroom. A great addition to the digital library of any science teacher, this reference offers a behind-the-scenes look at the research going at the International Space Station.
Creating/Improving the International Space StationLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students research space and gravity and understand the difficulties humans have while on the International Space Station. In this space lesson plan, students listen to personal accounts of astronauts on videos and present designs to...
How To Build A Space StationLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Space stations provide opportunities for space exploration and research. Individuals see how scientists build space stations and put them into space. Viewers explore the history of space stations, the different types of space stations...
Is There Gravity In Space?Lesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does space have its own gravity? And, if so, why do astronauts just float around in the space station? Science sleuths examine the forces acting upon astronauts in the International Space Station with help from the narrator. He...
Bill Nye's Solar Powered SpacecraftLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
It keeps going, and going, and going ... how does the Juno space probe have enough power to travel to Jupiter? Junior astronauts use a THNKR "Why with Nye!" video to discover solar-powered science with the one and only Bill Nye. Topics...
How To Clean Up Space JunkLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
NASA tracks around 20,000 pieces of debris orbiting Earth. The garbage humans leave in space cause problems for space exploration, satellites, and communication. One group of scientists hopes to clean up the junk and make this planet...
Can Explosions Work in Space?Lesson Planet
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Would an evil mastermind trying to take over the universe use explosives in space? A video that is part of a larger series approaches this question with physics of course! She explains the role of the atmosphere, the properties of waves,...
Is Space Trying to Kill Us?Lesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Taking somewhat of a humorous, paranoid viewpoint, this video explores the question of whether or not space objects are likely to take us out. From asteroids, to the sun dying out, to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, the...
The Fundamentals of Space-Time: Part 2Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th
The mind-bending concept of space-time is further discussed by two cartoon scientists in this second of three animated films. Assign each part and the accompanying Think questions as homework or as an enrichment when working on motion...
Will Future Spacecraft Fit in Our Pockets?Lesson Planet
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Say goodbye to giant rocket ships and hello to micro-spacecraft. Taking a look at the future of space exploration, this video explores the development of tiny, expendable space probes that can investigate the far reaches of space and...
Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?Lesson Planet
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
In 1895, Konstantin Tiolkovsky proposed the concept of a space elevator. It's now over 100 years later and scientists working toward the concept still aren't sure it is possible. The video explains the concept, the benefit, and the many...
Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in SpaceLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we use the stars to navigate if we're actually among them? Space-age scholars explore the precise planning that goes into long-distance exploratory missions using a video from THNKR's Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye explains...
Epic Space RescuesLesson Planet
7 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Many movies tell about amazing rescues in space, but what do you know about real ones? The video highlights the epic rescues that are non-fiction. From astronauts having their oxygen tanks explode to rescuing a damaged space craft and...
Attack of the Cosmic Space Junk!Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Even lands and planets far, far away feel the impact of humans! A video explains how space exploration leads to space litter. The lesson considers different events over time that led to space debris dangerous to satellites and even...
Creating a Space Exploration InfrastructureLesson Planet
7th CCSS: Adaptable
What will it take to explore space? Teams of pupils determine the needs of a lunar outpost and research the required systems. The pupils then learn about the past space exploration vehicles. The third and final lesson challenges project...