Rotation of Figures
A video showing how to rotate a figure "x" degrees around a point. A demonstration is shown on a computer monitor.
Modeling the Space Environment
Effects of space environment on satellite orbits. Numerical models used to compute orbital perturbations.
Ageing and disability: Transitions into residential care
Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on an individual – just the anticipation of residential care is one of the biggest sources of fear for the elderly. This unit discusses the role of social workers and care staff in supporting individuals through the transition, and how residential environments affect quality of life.
A Place in Space
The students will use a "real" 3D coordinate system. They will have 3 axes at right angles, and a plane (the XY plane) that will be able to slide up and down the Z axis. The students will then be given several coordinates and asked to find these points in space. They will also be asked to find the coordinates of the 8 corners of a box with given dimensions.
Lunch in Outer Space!
Students learn about the unique challenges astronauts face while eating in outer space. They explore different food choices and food packaging. Students learn about the engineering design process, and then, as NASA engineering teams, they design and build original model devices to help astronauts eat in a microgravity environment --- their own creative devices for food storage and meal preparation.
An artistic view of outer space
This is an art lesson easily integrated by art specialists or classroom teachers into any thematic unit that involves space, the solar system, or science fiction and is adaptable for students in grades 2 through 6. It incorporates the use of art materials such as oil pastels and compasses and the design concepts of shape and balance in a composition as well as providing the students with a fun and creative way to explore areas of geometry and science. This lesson is especially useful for classro
WINDS: Measuring Ocean Winds from Space
This website provides access to images and data gathered by the SeaWinds scatterometer, a microwave radar sensor designed specifically to measure ocean near-surface wind speed and direction. The site features images of recent hurricanes, links to additional images and animations, information about missions, access to Winds publications, educational information, FAQ's and links to data.
Stories from Space
tells brief stories about the planets, tools used for exploring space, and what's in space. Photos of planets, stars, telescopes, and space craft are included.
Space Science Is for Everyone: Creating and Using Accessible Resources in Educational Settings
This brochure is offered as a tool for science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators who are working with students with disabilities. Some activity descriptions are supplemented with case study examples addressing a particular disability.
Earth from Space
This site presents selected photos of features and processes of the earth, including cities, as seen by astronauts from space. Photos are from the NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database, which contains more than 375,000 images.
Amazing Space consists of web-based educational presentations for young children about space, which were developed at the Space Telescope Science and Technology Institute. Teachers teamed up with scientists and engineers from the institute and staff members from the Office of Public Outreach to develop interactive lessons. All lessons include spectacular photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and many high quality graphics, videos, and animation designed to enhance student understanding
The latest addition to the Office of Naval Research's Science and Technology Focus site (last mentioned in March 29, 2002 Scout Report) is the Space Sciences Page. The site contains the Observing the Sky link, which has easily read information, photographs, and illustrations on earth rotation, orbit, seasons, observing stars, and more. The Navy and Satellites link describes the Navy's role in launching satellites and how that's accomplished while additional facts can be found on the Naval Resear
Space coupe to the rescue
For this online activity, students raise and lower their Space Coupe to line it up and destroy virus pods using positive or negative numbers. The challenge is to destroy all eight virus pods within a given time. Negative numbers take the Coupe in a downward direction, sometimes below the waterline, while positive numbers take the Coupe in an upward direction, including out of the water and into the air. The distance the ship needs to travel to destroy each pod is counted using a scale on the lef
Space Time Travel
Black holes and travel at nearly the speed of light: Visualization of the theory of relativity. This site offers online papers, images, movies and paper models. The website presents computer simulations that provide "virtual experiences."The images and movies are correctly computed within the framework of the theory of relativity. They are carefully explained in an intuitive, non-mathematical way.
This hands-on OLogy experiment uses Jell-O, fruit, nuts, and candy to demonstrate how space bends around anything that has mass. The activity begins with kid-friendly introductions to the concept of mass and Einstein's theory of bending space. The illustrated, step-by-step directions include notes about how the fruit, nuts, and candy represent stars, planets, and other objects in space. At the end, kids are encouraged to celebrate their newfound knowledge by digging into their edible space.
Don't Be Lost in Space
Help kids learn their place in space with this rousing rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" that teaches the Long Address used by astronomers.
Space Travel Guide
This OLogy activity offers kids a fun way to use their astronomical knowledge to create a comic-book travel guide that blends science and fiction. The activity begins by telling kids that the best science fiction writers play with scientific facts to make a story more exciting. It then challenges them to write a travel guide for their favorite destination in space that will convince their Earthling pals to visit. To help inspire and direct kids, the activity includes examples of science fiction
America's Space Program: Exploring a New Frontier
tells the story of America's journey to the moon. The creation of NASA, the Apollo vehicles, and the January 1967 tragedy are part of the story. On July 20, 1969, as the Eagle lunar module approached the moon, it became clear that the computer had chosen an unacceptable landing site -- a boulder-strewn crater. With 114 seconds of fuel left, astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin overrode the computers and manually landed the Eagle.
Instructional goals and classroom space
Your classroom should be arranged to help you meet your pedagogical goals. Any setting, including your classroom, exerts many influences -- frequently subtle -- on the people in it.
Acute Infectious Diseases in Space and Time with Bryan Grenfell
Bryan Grenfell, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University addressed biodiversity, ecology and global change with the Harvard University community and beyond.