Spacesuits protect astronauts from the hazards of space. Image Credit: NASA
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Engage students in hands-on, minds-on activities related to spacesuits and spacewalks. Activities are based on national education standards for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide -- Grades 5-12 This NASA educator guide for grades 5-12 focuses on the technology behind spacesuits. Briefly discussed are the space environment, the history of spacewalking, NASA's current spacesuits and the work that astronauts do during spacewalks. > View educator guide
International Space Station: The First Step In Exploration Poster -- Grades K-12 The poster displays an artistic depiction of the space station when it is complete. The back of the poster explains the basic facts about the station and its many components. Three hands-on technology activities help students understand how the station works. National education standards associated with the activities on this poster are listed on the back of the poster. Demonstration videos for activities are available. > View poster and demonstration videos
Build It With Spacewalks Poster -- All Ages Educational segments on the back of the poster include a brief history of spacesuits and spacewalks, the parts of a spacesuit, and five lesson plans based on national standards. A list of additional resources is also included. National education standards associated with the activities on this poster are listed on the back of the poster. > View poster