We found 182 resources with the concept space travel
How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity.
8 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine living in a neighborhood where the houses on your street keep moving farther away until your house is the only one in the reachable vicinity. That's what is happening in our universe, except your house is our galaxy, and the...
Space Shuttle—Travel in the Solar System
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
It sure takes a lot of time to travel in space. The first installment of a two-part series on travel in the solar system has your future astronauts use provided space shuttle data to calculate the speed of the space shuttle. They then...
How Much Time Do We Need?—Travel in the Solar System
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Haven't you always wanted to travel in space? Scholars plan a trip to the terrestrial planets to finish the second portion of a two-part series on travel in the solar system. Each member of a group chooses one planet to calculate the...
Attack of the Cosmic Space Junk!
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...
Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?
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...
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...