NASA KSNN Why do astronauts float around inside the space station?
Understand why it looks as if astronauts are floating inside the space station and try to demonstrate microgravity.
NASA KSNN Why do astronauts float inside the space shuttle?
Find out more about why astronauts appear to float inside the space shuttle and demonstrate how water reacts in free fall.
NASA KSNN Why is NASA boiling fluids in space?
Learn more about why NASA is boiling fluids in space and observe the process of boiling and convection.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts study sand in space?
Find out more about how astronauts study sand in space and experiment with sand stability as water is added.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts will recycle water in space?
Find out more about recycling water in space and create a model of a water purifier.
NASA KSNN How do satellites help us study Earth from space?
Find out more about how satellites help us study Earth from space and demonstrate how satellite pictures and information are transmitted from space to Earth.
NASA KSNN Return to Flight
Special Edition of Kids Science Network dedicated to flight and the space shuttle
NASA KSNN Why do plants grow upwards?
Find out more about experiments in growing plants in space and compare plant growth in various mediums.
NASA KSNN Why does NASA study Earth from space?
Learn more about why NASA studies Earth from space and analyze satellite pictures of Earth from space.
NASA CONNECT Team Extreme: The Statistics of Success
In NASA CONNECT, Team Extreme: The Statistics of Success, focuses on NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and the teamwork required to produce a successful space mission. Students will learn about the numerous systems, skills and capabilities involved in a mission and how NASA manages and integrates these systems. Students will draw a parallel between the teamwork used in a NASA mission and find out how teamwork energizes the popular sport of auto racing. Grades 6-8.
NASA CONNECT The Right Ratio of Rest: Proportional Reasoning
In the activity, The Right Ratio of Rest, students will collect and record data in a sleep journal about their sleeping habits for 5–7 days. They will analyze their data by using math skills to convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages and will create graphs and fraction wheels that correspond to their data. They will use proportional reasoning to determine amounts of sleep time that people need in space, given the different lengths of light-dark cycles for various planets. Grades 6
NASA CONNECT Wired for Space
In NASA CONNECT Wired for Space, NASA researchers develop new ways to propel a spacecraft already in orbit without the aid of fuel. Learn how electricity and magnetism are being used to replace fuel-consuming rocket propulsion systems. Grades 5-8.
NASA CONNECT World Space Congress 2002: The New Face of Space
The World Space Congress 2002 is the meeting of the decade for space professionals. From the discovery of distant planets to medical advancements, from geological exploration to urban planning, from water on Mars to energy sources in developing nations, you'll find it all here in NASA CONNECT World Space Congress 2002: The New Face of Space. Grades 6-8
The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
This site features films and actualities taped in the U.S., Cuba, and Philippines showing troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other wartime events. These films mark the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role.
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
This site presents 2,100 early baseball cards. The cards show such legendary figures as Ty Cobb stealing third base, Tris Speaker batting, and pitcher Cy Young formally posing. Other notable players include Connie Mack, Walter Johnson, King Kelly, and Christy Mathematics and Statisticsewson.
Chimpanzee Problem Space
This problem space will allow you to actively learn about chimpanzee conservation. The way it works: you aks your own questions; we give you tools to find credible answers; and then you share your results for future users of this website.
Frogs vs. Hamsters: Using your Senses
Developed for second grade. Students will use their senses (with the exception of taste), to make observations in order to compare two different animals: a frog and a hamster. Classification is also touched upon slightly. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plan
Developed for third grade. Using simple math, students will figure out their lung capacity by breathing into a bottle filled with water and measuring the volume of water displaced. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by studen
Developed for third grade. Students will discuss what happens to a jar of water after it is taken out of the refrigerator. Once it has been concluded that the jar seems to "sweat" or has droplets of water on the outside, the students will be asked why they think this happens. Students will then hypothesize, perform an experiment, and accept or reject their hypothesis. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, ref
Developed for third grade. Students will begin by being given a mini-lesson on the neuron itself. Then, in the actual activity, students will discover a fun, hands-on project where they learn about the neuron, an essential part of the human body. Each student will be given a piece of clay with which they will be able to form their own neuron. After they have created a neuron, the teacher will guide the students in labeling the various parts of the neuron as well as teach about each individual fu