Lessons for The Space Program

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  • Elements Of Physics: Motion, Force & Gravity - … continuing the space shuttle program. Materials Elements of Physics: Motion, Force, and Gravity video Computer with Internet access Print and Web resources about the space program Procedures Begin the lesson by asking students to write their opinions about the space program. They may consider whether the space program yields important … final class discussion focusing on students' thoughts about the future of the space program. Assessment Use the following three-point rubric to evaluate students' work …
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  • Discover Magazine: The Solar System - … bodies The International Space Station, where astronauts live to conduct experiments Discuss the stages that the space program has undergone. Point out that since the space shuttle disasters, the space program … charged with managing the space program Context: After many setbacks, NASA is working to determine the next steps of the space program. space shuttle Definition: a program started by …
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  • Space Milestones - … . Manned Space Programs Mercury: the first U.S. program for human spaceflight Gemini: the first two-man crews, longer missions Apollo: the first spaceflights to the moon … evolved over the past 40 years. Which events do they believe were the most important achievements in the space program? What were some of the major challenges? How do they envision the next 40 years …
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  • Mission Makeover - … discuss the following questions: What governmental agency administers the space program? Where does the money to fund the space program come from? What useful purposes does a space program serve … to run programs better suited to the public interest. - The public would be better served by dissolving the space program and applying the money to programs that serve interests closer to home. 2. Investigate online news sources about the crashes of the Challenger and the
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  • Space Shuttle Disaster - … Media video (1 hr) Additional Materials copy of the student handout (PDF) Background The space program has a long history of advancing science and … in the space shuttle program, have them watch NOVA's . After students have finished filling in their charts, lead a discussion about how the space program's missions evolved (see for a completed ). How did manned space missions evolve prior to the shuttle? The Mercury missions …
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  • Far Out Food and Work In Space - … (especially Tang, which was invented for the space program), divided lunchroom tray filled with examples of space food for student sensory table, pattern for … (especially Tang, which was invented for the space program), divided lunchroom tray filled with examples of space food for student sensory table, pattern for … (especially Tang, which was invented for the space program), divided lunchroom tray filled with examples of space food for student sensory table, pattern for …
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  • One Giant Leap for Humankind - … the first classroom activity, as well as specific questions regarding the political and social climate of that era and the space program itself. Then, narrow the … of the mission and its goals are discussed in the article from 1969? What similarities and differences in the enthusiasm of the space program exist in the two articles? 2. Write a biography or a series of biographies about the Apollo 11 …
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  • The Case for Space - … 's use of the K-Bird and other space technology influenced the space program? Why? - Why might China turn out more engineers than the United States … work in the space program. What specific job would you choose? Why? Interdisciplinary Connections: Economics- Write an essay analyzing the contemporary economics of the space program. What is NASA's annual budget? How has it changed over the past ten years …
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  • Space: Your Future Frontier? - … applied in a space program. The students will observe three areas of science or technology that are essential to a space program and will actively … to enter the space program. End the discussion by telling students that they will soon embark on their first simulation of a space career! Ask … the space program. Of course they are interested in persons who enjoy math, science, and a challenging career. As you have learned from the
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  • Space: NASA's Frontier - … from New York Times archives relating to each decade of the space program for students in reseach groups available at (http://www.nytimes … these programs? f. The author speaks of whether NASA programs have the ability to "...capture the enthusiasm of the public or of Congress." Is a space program obligated … did the Soviet Union affect the United States space program? How does Russia currently affect the United States space program? 4. Do you think a program such as …
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