Educator Guide

Microgravity Educator Guide
Cover of the Microgravity Educator Guide

The information in this document was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-12
Product Number: EG-1997-08-110-HQ


This educator guide contains excellent background information accompanied by classroom activities that enable students to experiment with the forces and processes that scientists who study microgravity are investigating today.

Microgravity Educator Guide [3MB PDF file]

Individual Sections:
Introductory Pages
Microgravity Science Introduction
Microgravity Science Primer
Microgravity Science Space Flights
Microgravity In The Classroom
Accelerometers
Around The World
Inertial Balance
Gravity-Driven Fluid Flow
Surface Tension-Driven Flow
Temperature Effects on Surface Tension
Candle Flames
Candle Flame in Microgravity
Crystallization Model
Crystal Growth and Buoyancy-Driven Convection Currents
Rapid Crystallization
Microscopic Observation of Crystal Growth
Zeolite Crystal Growth