(includes rebroadcast of live segment)
Target: Grades 5-8
Length: 30 minutes
Guide: Online, see Internet site
The NASA researchers will demonstrate to teachers and students the principles of microgravity, and will participate in classroom activities designed to demonstrate the effects of microgravity on objects in space. The program will also highlight a classroom experiment where students working in teams will collect and analyze data from the launch of "Fizzy-Tablet Rockets." Former U.S. Senator John Glenn (D. OH) makes an appearance to present viewers with a special message. Number sense and numeration, computation and estimation, measurement, probability and statistics, patterns and relationships, and fractions and decimals will be emphasized.