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Hands-on Activity in Spacesuit Design

Two coffee cans sitting near heat lamps for an experiment

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-8
Year: 2002
Subjects: Life Science

This NASA video segment features middle school students from Houston, Texas, as they demonstrate a hands-on activity about the absorption and reflection of heat. Students cover coffee cans with various materials like black construction paper, cotton balls, and aluminum foil. They record the change in temperature the cans experience when placed in the sun or in an ice bath. Students collect, graph and analyze data to determine which conditions resulted in the greatest temperature variation.

Hands-on Activity in Spacesuit Design
Duration: 3 minutes 29 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
What Is Atmospheric Pressure?
The Construction and Design Elements of Spacesuit Technology
The Importance of Spacesuit Fitting and Sizing: One Size Does Not Fit All

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