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Astronaut Ricky  Arnold aboard the International Space Station and the words STEMonstration: Sleep Science



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8


Life Science, Technology, Life Support, Living and Working in Space, Space Station


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Establishing a routine for sleep is a key component to an astronaut’s ability to function aboard the International Space Station. Watch Expedition 55/56 Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold discuss the crew sleeping quarters, why sleep is important and how they adapt for circadian rhythms aboard the space station.

Classroom Connection: Sleep Science

Grade Level: 6-8

Time Required: 60 minutes

Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.