Young scholars develop an understanding of the space shuttle and its function in our space program. They write a description of what the shuttle can do and give an example of a project the shuttle has done in space to date.
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Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft
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...
3 mins 6th - 12th 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
Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations: Satellites in Orbit
Blast off! How do satellites, space shuttles, and space stations escape Earth's gravity and achieve orbit? Young astronauts study rocket science (literally) with an interactive lesson. They discover the four main uses for satellites, how...
6th - 8th Science
STS-1: Shuttle Columbia Flight#1
No narration is involved; it consists only of inspiring music, radio transmissions, and footage of the historic first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The grainy quality of this film makes it best viewed by individuals on a regular...
4 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History