Theme: Life Here and Out There
06.06.10
 
Activity Description Time Required STEM Field(s) Recommended for 1 Day Event
What Makes a World Habitable Assess planets as candidates for life. 2 hrs SM  
What Can Life Tolerate Identify the range of terrestrial life. 3-4 hrs SM  
What Is Life? Compare real and fake or live and dead objects and brainstorm ideas about what life is. 2 hrs S  
What Does Life Need to Live? Understand that life needs water, nutrients and energy. 1-2 hrs S  
Bag of Bones  → Demonstrate the effect of bone-density loss in astronauts from extended periods of weightlessness. 1-1.5 hrs    √ 
Get a Leg Up Experiment and collect data to simulate the fluid shifts experienced by astronauts' bodies in microgravity. 1-2 hrs    √ 
Mold Growth Compare the growth of mold on tortillas and various types of bread. 3 hrs S  
Ripening Fruits and Vegetables Test the rate of ripening fruit and use a chemical to inhibit the ripening process. 2 hrs S  
Fit Explorers Challenge Participate in a variety of physical and hands-on activities to encourage students to train like an astronaut. 4-6 hrs S  
Vestibular- Ocular Reflex Investigate to understand the vestubular-ocular reflex and the importance of visual cues in maintaining balance. [The Brain in Space Educator Guide p. 67] 0.5-1 hours SM  √ 
Find Your Way Around Without Visual or Sound Cues Play a series of games to investigate navigation and visual and sound cues. [The Brain in Space Educator Guide p. 81] 1 hr SM  √ 


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