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Astronauts: Teachers


Space Video's

From PBS - Russians began planning for a space station long before they went into space for the first time.

a video from NOVA to show your class about the Life of an Astronaut.

Short NOVA video about the dangers found in space.

A day in the life of a space station astronaut - how do they eat, exercise, and more - complete with short videos that were filmed aboard the ISS.

More information about the ISS.


Space Exploration

Fun!! Find out exactly where the ISS is over the earth at isstracker.com.

All the Hubble resources you need.

Here is a great timeline history in pictures - all about space exploration.

Have your class take a quiz about the ISS.

Videos on all sorts of astronaut topics online for you to share with your class at science.howstuffworks.com. You might have a hard time deciding which ones to use. Lots to choose from.


Astronaut Activities

History of the shuttle program from NASA.

Set up these learning stations and use these lesson plans to teach your class about astronaut health, training and learn about the effects of space on the human body. Some great CCSS activities you might find useful.

Train Like an Astronaut - here is a great set of activities for you to keep your kids fit and train the way astronauts do.

NASA's education site has lessons, links, projects, activities and games for you to use in your classroom. All age groups.

Apollo 11 - Walking On the Moon video.

Find out which foods astronauts can't eat in space.



Here is a list of NASA missions in alphabetical order that you can access to find out details and history.

ESA - European Space Agency - website.

Space lesson plans.

Visit this menu of classroom activities to try with your class related to space, exploration, engineering, etc.


Space Resources

Lesson plans and activities related to the Hubble telescope.

How are astronauts chosen? - great pdf to print and share at NASA.gov

Instructions to build a hand held Hubble model.

Lesson plan for designing and building a space station.

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