Students will understand the following:
You may want enough of the following ingredients so that each student in your class can sample all foods, or you may want small amounts of each food for volunteer tasters only.
It's about TIMED [PDF]
Find information and additional activities on this topic at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab website.
The Space Shuttle Clickable Map
Click on parts of the exterior view of the Space Shuttle and learn the name of each section and what it does. From this site you will find many links to other NASA Space Shuttle Web sites.
Live From Mars
This is NASA’s K-12 Internet site.
Living in Space Lesson
This NASA page is filled with hands-on K-8 lesson plans that will involve your students in learning how to survive in space.
Context:Because astronauts orbiting the Earth in the Space Shuttle are in gravitational freefall toward the Earth, they experience the illusion of weightlessness.
Context:Orbiting astronauts experience microgravity conditions partly because they are farther away from the Earth, and mostly because they are in a state of freefall as they orbit the Earth.
Context:The astronauts’ supply of fresh vegetables will be dehydrated so that they will not go bad during the long stay on the Space Station.
Context:Dehydrated, preserved food isn’t very tasty, so astronauts will rehydrate their dried food as needed during their stay on the Space Station.
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