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Spacesuits: Pressurized Protection from Thermal Effects
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The information in this document was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12


Start with the NASA Brain Bites video "How Do You Scratch Your Nose in a Spacesuit?" for basic information about the suits. Then build on the video with a discussion of how the suit is like a "personal spacecraft." This resource sheet lists discussion questions, answers, and resources about spacesuits and air pressure. In an application of Ohm's Law, students calculate the current drawn by the heaters in a spacesuit glove. The resource sheet includes additional links and resources about spacesuits and albedo.

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How Do You Scratch Your Nose in a Spacesuit?
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