ERIC Number: ED433215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
NASA's Space Environments and Effects (SEE) Program: Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Lesson Plan.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
The study of the natural space environment and its effects on spacecraft is one of the most important and least understood aspects of spacecraft design. The Space Environments and Effects (SEE) Program prepared the Meteoroids and Orbital Debris Lesson Plan, a SEE-focused high school curriculum to engage students in creative activities that will improve their math and science concept skills as well as introduce them to the natural space environment. Four main lesson objectives feature students defining vocabulary related to meteoroids and orbital debris, reviewing and summarizing articles pertaining to the orbital debris environment, interacting with a guest speaker in discussion topics about orbital debris and the hazard it poses, and proposing a method and designing a prototype for the reduction of space debris. (CCM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, High Schools, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Education, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Education, Space Sciences, Teaching Methods
Web site: http://see.msfc.nasa.gov/see/whatsnew.html (full text).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.