Attack of the Cosmic Space Junk!

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 further travel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review Newton's Laws of Motion to reinforce the effect of high velocity with small mass
  • Track space events using a timeline while watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of mass and velocity

  • Includes links to additional resources for further research

  • None