We found 178 resources with the concept space travel
Space, Gravity, and the Human Body
5th - 12th
What happens to the human skeleton when it has been in space for an extended time? What does a reduced-gravity environment do to our bodies? Can we learn about our own skeletons by taking apart a chicken carcass? Explore the concepts of space and human physiology through a series of labs, lessons, and research in these 10 resources. Pick and choose or do all of them!
Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
Charting the Progress of New Horizons
2nd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...
Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What can I use in space? The three-lesson unit has groups research what man-made or natural resources would be available during space exploration or habitation. Team members think of ways that resources can be reclaimed or reused in...
Will Future Spacecraft Fit in Our Pockets?
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...
Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...