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Students explore the transit of Venus and the information that this minieclipse provides about the distance between the Earth and the sun. They create their own astronomical units.
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Space Station Research Explorer
Take a trip into outer space from the safety of your classroom. A great addition to the digital library of any science teacher, this reference offers a behind-the-scenes look at the research going at the International Space Station.
4th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How To Clean Up Space Junk
NASA tracks around 20,000 pieces of debris orbiting Earth. The garbage humans leave in space cause problems for space exploration, satellites, and communication. One group of scientists hopes to clean up the junk and make this planet...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?
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...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Who Won the Space Race?
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Space Trying to Kill Us?
Taking somewhat of a humorous, paranoid viewpoint, this video explores the question of whether or not space objects are likely to take us out. From asteroids, to the sun dying out, to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, the...
4 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Will Future Spacecraft Fit in Our Pockets?
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...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Fundamentals of Space-Time: Part 1
A smart series of videos attempts to describe the relationship between space and time. In this first episode, two educators hold a discussion using slides and a flip-book approach to put the two things together. Make sure to follow this...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science