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Creating a Space Exploration Infrastructure
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...
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...
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...
What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation
5th - 9th
Students simulate life in space aboard the space shuttle. In this space exploration lesson, students work in small groups to model life aboard the space shuttle. Each student is given a job, conducts Internet research on space, and...
Manned Space Exploration: From Apollo to Present
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Three men from Yemen sued NASA for trespassing on Mars; they claimed they inherited the planet from their ancestors. The presentation covers American space exploration from the Apollo missions through the International Space Station.
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...
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...
How Curiosity Got Us to Mars
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Love the pun, "How Curiosity got us to Mars!" Curiosity is the desire to learn or know, and it is also the name of the rover that landed on Mars in 2012. Mohawk-sporting Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA engineer also discusses how and why we study...
Give Me a Boost—How Gravity Assists Aid Space Exploration
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The propellant needed for space explorations runs in the thousands, while paying to get the craft into orbit costs millions! In the second installment of three, two activities explore laws of conservation of energy and momentum. Using...
Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space
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...