ERIC Number: ED059866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Space Resources for Teachers: Chemistry; Including Suggestions for Classroom Activities and Laboratory Experiments.
Lawrence, Richard M.
This publication is composed of 10 units, each based on an area of space science and technology in which chemistry plays an important role. Each resource unit can be used independently of the others and materials can be selected from within a unit. The materials range in difficulty from the junior high level of understanding to those that will appeal to the advanced student seeking challenging research activities. The 10 resource units are arranged in a sequence of topics similar to many general chemistry textbooks. Unit topics include: cabin atmospheres in space vehicles, life-support systems, chemical rocket propellants, electrochemical cells for space power, rates of high-temperature reactions associated with space vehicles, space vehicle lubrication, optical coatings for temperature control of space vehicles, ablative materials for high-temperature thermal protection, chemical evolution, and detection of extraterrestrial life. Each unit consists of three parts: a brief monograph providing background information; several activities for demonstrations, experiments, or projects; and a list of literature sources. For some units, a list of related films is also included. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Chemistry, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Secondary School Science, Space Sciences, Teaching Guides
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office , Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.