ERIC Number: ED381392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Suited for Spacewalking. Teacher's Guide with Activities for Physical and Life Science. Revised.
Vogt, Gregory L.
This activity guide for teachers interested in using the intense interest many children have in space exploration as a launching point for exciting hands-on learning opportunities begins with brief discussions of the space environment, the history of spacewalking, the Space Shuttle spacesuit, and working in space. These are followed by a series of activities that enable students to explore the space environment as well as the science and technology behind the functions of spacesuits. The activities are not rated for specific grade levels because they can be adapted for students of many ages. A chart on curriculum application is designed to help teachers incorporate activities into various subject areas. Activities and related student projects make use of inexpensive and easy-to-find materials and tools. Activities are arranged into four basic units including: (1) investigating the space environment; (2) dressing for spacewalking; (3) moving and working in space; and (4) exploring the surface of Mars. Contains 17 references and 25 resources. (LZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Educational Programs Div.