Space Flight Simulation
Learners engage in the study of flight with the help of a computer flight simulation. They take part in a variety of activities that imitate the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Students work as teams like the astronauts would to complete mission logs.
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Suit Yourself: Fitted for Space
If he keeps this up, will he have enough air? After watching a video about spacewalks, groups of four brainstorm aspects of spacesuit design and present it to the rest of the class. Groups create mathematical models of oxygen use for two...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Give Me a Boost—How Gravity Assists Aid Space Exploration
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Problem Set F Resolving 3-Plane Traffic Conflicts by Changing Speed Teacher Guide with Answer Sheets
Get three planes to line up safely. Individuals work through a set of problems to eliminate spacing conflicts between three airplanes in flight. The pupils use their knowledge to change the airplanes' speed or route to meet a...
5th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Physics of Weightless Flight
What would it be like to fly around weightlessly? An interview of a participant sheds light on what it feels like. The video discusses the physics behind weightless flight simulation. It also relates it to relativity and the difference...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation
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...
5th - 9th Science