This poster features basic facts about the International Space Station and activities related to robotic and engineering design. Links on the page include demonstration videos of the activities.
Students apply Newton's Laws of Motion by designing or redesigning a game for astronauts to play on the International Space Station.
Watch this video to learn how to build an icy model of a comet, complete with shooting jets. Safety precautions are required.
11.02.10 - Follow the number clues to compare the sizes of some other familiar stars!
10.19.10 - See how climate change has affected glaciers and other ice on Earth.
10.13.10 - This educator guide challenges students to consider how to maintain human habitations in space. Students will design and test a prototype system for recycling water.
10.05.10 - In this activity, students use astronomical photographs of solar system bodies to determine how large a celestial body must be before it starts to look round. Student and teacher pages are included.
09.28.10 - Students use ordered pairs to create a flight plan to the space shuttle for Buzz Lightyear.
08.31.10 - Students use coloring markers to draw hidden designs that can only be seen through the correct filter.
08.24.10 - This contest ran in the 2009-10 school year. But you can use resources such as a video of an astronaut explaining the scientific method. Read the list of winning experiments for ideas for your class.› View This Video
A Web-based simulator and six problem sets enable students to explore and apply proportional reasoning skills to resolve distance-rate-time conflicts in realistic air traffic control problems.
In this S'COOL lesson, students play a game to review weather-related vocabulary words. The site includes a glossary.
07.13.10 - Here's a perfect hands-on lesson for summer camp: An easy-to-do activity that highlights asteroids and the spectacular images of a recent flyby of asteroid Lutetia.
07.07.10 - Use inquiry-based activities to introduce radiation and its effect on living things in the context of a lunar outpost scenario.
Students use their knowledge of physical science and the design process to construct a device that puts a marble in a cup.
06.08.10 - "Galactic Doom" is the latest in the Space Mysteries series of interactive Web games for middle and high school students.
06.02.10 - Use the activities on the back of this poster to teach the technology behind spacesuits.
05.18.10 - Students use inquiry-based learning as they work in teams to understand complex systems and design a self-sufficient lunar station. Each team will have two tasks with specific objectives to complete.
05.04.10 - This activity investigates the effect surface color has on heat absorption and radiation. Watch the demonstration video for ideas.
04.27.10 - In this lesson, by analyzing differences in incoming solar radiation graphs, students determine areas of the country that are most likely to produce solar energy.