Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

New Education Materials Available at NASA.Gov

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

New Education Materials Available at NASA.Gov

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The Educational Materials section of NASA's website offers classroom activities, educator guides, posters, and other types of resources that are available for use in the classroom. Materials are listed by type, grade level, and subject. The following items are now available for downloading:

* Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the Moon Educator Guide--Grades 6-8 This unit features 40 activities that challenge students to assume the roles of workers at Lunar Nautics Space Systems, Inc., a fictional aerospace company specializing in mission management, lunar habitat and exploration design, and scientific research. The guide includes information to teach the basics on Newton's Laws of Motion, rocket design, microgravity, and the moon. Students design, test, and analyze a model lunar lander, a robot, and a soda-bottle rocket. They also build edible models, a solar oven to cook hot dogs, and a microgravity sled while underwater. Educators can use this guide in a variety of formats such as week-long day camps, after-school programs, a classroom unit, or as supporting curriculum. www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/ listbytype/Lunar_Nautics_Designing_a_Mission.html

* Extra-Credit Problems in Space Science--Grades 7-9 These activities comprise a series of 20 practical math applications in space science. …

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