ERIC Number: ED345950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Space Station Freedom: The Dream Becomes Reality. A Learning Tool.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
NASA will launch Space Station Freedom piece by piece in the cargo bay of space shuttles. The process is scheduled to start in 1995 and be completed in 1999. This pamphlet presents factual information and accompanying hands-on science activities concerning the following aspects of the project: (1) the space shuttle's role in transport; (2) the control center; (3) rendezvous, in a weightless condition, with the space station for bringing in supplies; (4) the design of the space station and its use of solar energy; (5) living areas in the space station and the use of hatches and air locks; (6) performing tasks outside of the space station with manipulators in the cuppola, and through space walks; (7) eating and food dehydration; (8) washing needs, water usage, and water conservation; (9) health care and exercise; and (10) sleeping in space. Each activity has an accompanying list of vocabulary words and there is a list of definitions on the last page of the booklet. There are large illustrations for each activity. A listing of regional NASA Teacher Resource Centers is reproduced on the back cover. (PR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Physics, Satellites (Aerospace), Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Projects, Scientific and Technical Information, Space Exploration, Space Sciences
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.