Resources for Educators
Robonaut 2 Resources
Resources for the segment: "Robonaut 2"
-- See the latest news, videos and photos of Robonaut 2 as it is prepared to be launched on space shuttle Discovery as part of the STS-133 mission planned for November 2010.
Robonaut 2 Fact Sheet
-- Learn about the history, the upgrades made for space travel, and the specifications of Robonaut 2.
Robonaut 1 Videos
-- These videos feature a number of motions and actions done by Robonaut 1.
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
-- NASA uses robotic explorers to collect information about places where humans cannot travel. This classroom activity leads students to build and test a robotic-like hand.
Lunar Nautics Educator Guide
-- The Lunar Nautics educator’s guide features 40 activities and lessons that address the basics of Newton's Laws of Motion, rocket design, microgravity and the moon. These resources can be used in a variety of settings or formats, such as week-long day camps, after-school programs, classroom unit or supporting curriculum.
Robots vs Humans
-- This activity may be found on page 119 of the educator’s guide Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the Moon. As they investigate the relationship between velocity and penetration depth, students learn how layered materials protect astronauts.
Resources for Students
All About Robonaut 2
-- Learn everything there is to know about Robonaut 2. Find videos and pictures of Robonaut 2, and look at Robonaut 2’s twitter and Facebook accounts!
Robotics Education Website
-- Learn how NASA uses robotics to explore Earth, the solar system and beyond.
Space Technology Games and Activities
-- Find cool activities such as how to build a moon habitat, learn how a toy can help in space travel and see the answers to questions made to "Phone Dr. Marc."
The Robotics Alliance Project
-- Check out projects being done by others interested in robotics and even submit some of your own robotics projects!