ERIC Number: ED448051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Microgravity Demonstrator.
Rogers, Melissa J. B.; Wargo, Michael J.
The Microgravity Demonstrator is a tool used to create microgravity conditions in the classroom. A series of demonstrations is used to provide a dramatically visual, physical connection between free-fall and microgravity conditions in order to understand why various types of experiments are performed under microgravity conditions. The manual is divided into five sections. The first section explains how to put the Microgravity Demonstrator together. The next section introduces the individual demonstrations and discusses the underlying physical science concepts. Following that are detailed steps for conducting each demonstration to make the most effective use of the demonstrator. The following section features some ideas on how to make a microgravity demonstrator. The last section contains a tips and troubleshooting guide for video connections and operations. (SAH)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Science), Gravity (Physics), Higher Education, Physical Sciences, Physics, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Secondary Education
For full text: http://spacelink.nasa.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.