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ERIC Number: ED543061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Build the Station Simulation. Educator's Guide
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
With just a few materials, building a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) can become an excellent group, troop, or class project. This publication contains a brief overview of the ISS, its parts, the science that occurs on board, instructions, and extensions for an interdisciplinary technology experience. Discover more about the Station. Explore fun facts, simulate building the Station, and learn about the international partners. NASA hopes to whet users' appetites for more space exploration through these materials. Teams of students can take on the roles of international partners and/or engineers as they learn about and assemble portions of the model. Once each team briefs the group about their section of the model during a mock summit, then it's time to ensure "Assembly Complete." Also included is a worksheet with Web links (and an answer key) to help students process what they learn. The end result is an international, team-building experience to construct a 3-D paper model of the Station. With a bit of nylon fishing line or string, the model can hang suspended and seemingly float below the ceiling. Various links to multimedia experiences are included to extend the experience and further bring the Station to life. Students can visit the links to play a spacewalking simulation game, find out how to view the Station from their backyard, and see pictures of the inside of the Station using a program called Photosynth. [This document was created for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by NASA Headquarters and Johnson Space Center.]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Public Communications and Inquiries Management Office, NASA Headquarters Suite 1M32, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Tel: 202-358-0001; Fax: 202-358-3469; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Japan; Russia; United States