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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
Ronald Reagan on the Challenger Tragedy
6th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
How does society prevail in the face of challenge? After reading President Ronald Reagan's speech to the nation after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, learners evaluate and discuss the tone of the speech itself and...
Can You Hear Me Now?—Communicating with Spacecraft
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Radio signals transmitted to Pluto take five hours to reach their destination! In these two activities, young scientists explore data communication in space. In activity one, pupils learn how data is gathered and sent back to Earth....
NASA Engineering Design Challenges - Spacecraft Structures
6th - 9th
What kind of design challenges are there in building structures to support rocket engines? The unit takes design teams through the process of building the lightest possible thrust support structure that can withstand the necessary forces...
Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft
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...