The activities in the 3… 2… 1… Liftoff! Educator Guide correlate to national science, mathematics, technology and English language arts standards. These matrix charts show the standards that apply to those activities.
By Mattina Van Coppenolle
In this unit, students will investigate living trees in order to answer the essential question of “What is a Tree?” By using some materials in the Trees FOSS Kit and classroom mini-field trips, students will experience how trees and leaves have identifiable str more
Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella more
Every pound on a spacecraft raises the fuel consumption at liftoff. Eliminating as much weight as possible is important. Because the fuel cells on the space shuttle produce water as a byproduct, water is easily attainable. Therefore, taking foods that can be rehydrated with this water makes sense be more
Flour tortillas have been a favorite bread item for spaceflight since 1985. The space shuttle galley does not have refrigeration for food storage; hence, all foods are stowed in locker trays at room temperature. Spoilage problems are encountered with commercial tortillas on spaceflight missions long more