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AERONAUTICS EDUCATORS GUIDE

[PDF] Aeronautics Educator Guide pdf 15-Sep-1999 (3M)

Aeronautics: The activities in this educator guide are divided into three chapters: Air, Flight, and We Can Fly, You and I. They are designed to be uncomplicated and fun and have been tested in countless classrooms and workshops.

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AMATEUR RADIO IN SPACE

[PDF] Amateur Radio in Space pdf 15-Sep-1999 (3M)

This educator's guide contains background information on the Space Amateur Radio EXperiment (SAREX) designed to facilitate communication between astronauts in orbit with students on the ground. Hands-on activities in this guide explore concepts related to amateur radio in the areas of science, mathematics, and technology.

Click here for the SAREX Lithograph.

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THE BRAIN IN SPACE

[PDF] The Brain in Space pdf 15-Sep-1999 (3M)

The study of the ways in which the body's brain, spinal cord, and network of nerves control the activities of animals and humans is called neuroscience. This guide targets a high school audience and provides background material and activities related to NASA's Neurolab research.

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EXPLORING METEORITE MYSTERIES

[PDF] Exploring Meteorite Mysteries pdf 15-Sep-1999 (7M)

The study of meteorites provides a unifying theme that links almost every aspect of Earth and planetary science with mathematics, physics, chemistry and even biology. This educator guide provides information and acitivities related to meteorites and their origins, whether it be Mars, asteroids, or the moon.

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EXPLORING THE MOON

[PDF] Exploring the Moon pdf 15-Sep-1999 (8M)

This teacher's guide has been designed for use in upper elementary through high school. Provided in the guide is background information about the moon. The activities are divided into three units: Pre-Apollo, Learning from Apollo, and the Future.

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MICROGRAVITY FALL INTO MATHEMATICS

[PDF] Microgravity Fall Into Mathematics pdf 15-Sep-1999 (214K)

The great minds of microgravity, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein, are the subjects of this NASA Educational Brief. Challenge your students with three "Try This" problems. The brief concludes with descriptions of four types of microgravity platforms.

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MATHEMATICS OF MICROGRAVITY

[PDF] Mathematics of Microgravity pdf 15-Sep-1999 (1M)

This publication identifies the underlying mathematics and physics principles that apply to microgravity.

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MICROGRAVITY

[PDF] Microgravity Teachers Guide pdf 15-Sep-1999 (5M)

The study of the states of matter and their interactions in microgravity is an exciting opportunity to expand the frontiers of science. This guide contains excellent background information accompanied by classroom activities that enable students to experiment with the forces and processes microgravity scientists are investigating today.

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MICROGRAVITY DEMONSTRATOR

[PDF] Microgravity Demonstrator pdf 15-Sep-1999 (936K)

The Microgravity Demonstrator is a tool designed by NASA engineers to demonstrate and teach principles of microgravity science and relationships to science and math. The manual provides instructions for building a microgravity demonstrator and includes classroom activities.

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OUR MISSION TO PLANET EARTH

[PDF] Our Mission to Planet Earth pdf 15-Sep-1999 (1M)

This teacher's guide for grades K-4 includes activities such as setting up a terrarium as an Earth System model to demonstrate the water cycle, the greenhouse effect, and the difference between global warming and cooling. Students can also create their own models of instruments and satellites and learn about careers in Earth System Science.

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PLANETARY GEOLOGY

[PDF] Planetary Geology pdf 15-Sep-1999 (7M)

This educator's guide features exercises grouped into five units: 1) introduction to geologic processes, 2) impact cratering activities, 3) planetary atmosphere, 4) planetary surfaces, and 5) geologic mapping.]

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ROCKETS


In this area you will find a Teacher's Guide for Rocketry. Learn all about the history, scientific principles and mathematics of Rockets through exciting problem-solving and cooperative learning activities.

[PDF] 00 Rocket Cover pdf 17-Sep-1999 (73K)
[PDF] 01 Table Of Contents pdf 15-Sep-1999 (30K)
[PDF] 02 How to Use Guide pdf 15-Sep-1999 (266K)
[PDF] 03 Rocket History pdf 15-Sep-1999 (352K)
[PDF] 04 Rocket Principles pdf 15-Sep-1999 (91K)
[PDF] 05 Practical Rocketry pdf 15-Sep-1999 (183K)
[PDF] 06 Activities Table of Contents pdf 15-Sep-1999 (95K)
[PDF] 3-2-1 Pop! pdf 15-Sep-1999 (249K)
[PDF] Altitude Tracking pdf 15-Sep-1999 (98K)
[PDF] Antacid Tablet Race pdf 15-Sep-1999 (77K)
[PDF] Balloon Staging pdf 15-Sep-1999 (64K)
[PDF] Bottle Rocket Launcher pdf 15-Sep-1999 (87K)
[PDF] Bottle Rocket pdf 15-Sep-1999 (78K)
[PDF] Newton Car pdf 15-Sep-1999 (170K)
[PDF] Paper Rockets pdf 15-Sep-1999 (315K)
[PDF] Pop Can Hero Engine pdf 15-Sep-1999 (164K)
[PDF] Project X-35 pdf 15-Sep-1999 (620K)
[PDF] Rocket Car pdf 15-Sep-1999 (177K)
[PDF] Rocket Transportation pdf 15-Sep-1999 (81K)
[PDF] Resource Glossary pdf 15-Sep-1999 (81K)

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SPACE BASED ASTRONOMY

Learn more information about Astronomy. Here you'll find a Space Astronomy Teacher's Guide specifically for teaching students in grades 5-8.

[PDF] Space Astronomy Teacher Guide Part 1 pdf 16-Sep-1999 (339K)
[PDF] Space Astronomy Teacher Guide Part 2 pdf 16-Sep-1999 (1M)
[PDF] Space Astronomy Teacher Guide Part 3 pdf 16-Sep-1999 (181K)

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SPACE FOOD AND NUTRITION

[PDF] Space Food and Nutrition pdf 16-Sep-1999 (1.72M)

From John Glenn's mission to orbit Earth to the International Space Station program, space food research has met the challenge of providing food that tastes good and travels well into space. This NASA educator guide brings that research into the classroom with activities that emphasize hands-on education.

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SUITED FOR SPACEWALKING

[PDF] Suited for Spacewalking pdf 16-Sep-1999 (6M)

This guide begins with brief discussions of the space environment, the history of spacewalking, NASA's current spacesuit, and work that astronauts do during spacewalks. These are followed by a design brief that challenges students to design a spacesuit prototype for a Mission to Mars and classroom activities.

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INVESTIGATING PLANTS IN SPACE

[PDF] Investigating Plants in Space pdf 16-Sep-1999 (2M)

Students will grow AstroPlants through a life cycle, and in the process will become well aquainted with germination, orientation, growth, flowering, pollination, fertilization, embryogenesis and seed development.

Click here for more about plants in space.

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757 GLIDER KIT

[PDF] 757 Glider Kit pdf 16-Sep-1999 (198K)

Each glider challenge calls for students to develop abilities to identify and state a problem, design a solution, implement a solution, and evaluate the solution.

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NASA GREAT OBSERVATORIES

[PDF] NASA Great Observatories pdf 16-Sep-1999 (346K)

The Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory are three of NASA's four great observatories. Each model, which consists of several reproducible pages of instructions, requires scissors, glue, tape, dowel rods and other supplies for construction.

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SOLAR SYSTEM PUZZLE KIT

[PDF] NASA Great Observatories pdf 15-Sep-1999 (1M)

By assembling the puzzle, hand-coloring the bodies of the solar system, and viewing the puzzle's 12 sides, students will reinforce their knowledge of the many fascinating worlds that make up our solar system.

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SPACE SHUTTLE GLIDER

[PDF] Space Shuttle Glider pdf 15-Sep-1999 (156K)

Build a 1:300 centimeters scale model of the U.S. Space Shuttle orbiter.


SPACE STATION PDF LIBRARY FILES

ISS FACT BOOK

ISS FACT BOOK pdf July 1999 (593K)

Recently updated information about the Internation Space Station

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ISS OVERVIEW

ISS OVERVIEW pdf June 1999 (384K)

The International Space Station:
An Overview (IS-1999-06-ISS022)

A general overview of all facets of the ISS. (June '99)

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A HISTORY OF U.S. SPACE STATIONS

U.S. SPACE STATION HISTORY pdf July 1999 (134K)

A History of U.S. Space Stations (IS-1997-06-ISS009JSC)
Historical information about the US work with space stations
from Skylab in the 1970s to the inception of the International Space Station. (June '97)

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RUSSIAN SPACE STATIONS

RUSSIAN SPACE STATIONS pdf June 1997 (141K)

International Space Station: Russian Space Stations (IS-1997-06-004JSC) Historical information about Russian space stations from Salyut I in 1971 through the Mir, Shuttle-Mir missions and International Space Station. (June '97)

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ISS ASSEMBLY

ISS ASSEMBLY pdf International Space Station: A Construction Site in Orbit (IS-1999-06-ISS013JSC)

A complete overview of the orbital assembly of the International Space Station, describing an unprecedented era of spacewalking construction and a new generation of space robotics that will be used to build the station. The details and highlights of spacewalks planned during specific station assembly flights are described in Appendix 1. Spacewalk flight tests that have been conducted during the past decade in preparation for assembly are described in detail in Appendix 2. (June '99)

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ISS EARLY ASSEMBLY DESCRIPTION

EARLY ISS ASSEMBLY pdf International Space Station: A Construction Site in Orbit (IS-1999-06-ISS013JSC)

ISS: The First Steps to a New Home in Orbit (IS-1999-06-ISS023) A six-page fact sheet that provides an overview of the International Space Station, its potential and its early assembly in orbit through the year 2000. (June '99)

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ISS FAMILIARIZATION AND TRAINING MANUAL

ISS FAMILIARIZATION AND TRAINING MANUAL (6000K)

International Space Station Familiarization Training Manual A comprehensive online training manual produced for ISS astronauts. (July '98)


MISCELLANEOUS .PDF NASA FILES

THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER ASTRONAUT FACT BOOK

Astronaut Fact Book (227K)

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TOYS IN SPACE EXPERIMENTS

Toys in Space Experiments(1170K)

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BASICS OF SPACEFLIGHT LEARNERS' WORKBOOK
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories Publication

Basics of Spaceflight Learners' Workbook(1170K)

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CASSINI MISSION TO SATURN FACTS

Cassini Facts (176K)
More Cassini Information(81K)

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WATER IS A FORCE OF CHANGE FACT SHEET

Water is a Force of Change Facts(179K)

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WORLD CLOUD COVER PATTERN FACT SHEET

World Cloud Cover Pattern (137K)

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FALLING WATER AND MICROGRAVITY

Falling Water and Gravity(34K)

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SURFACE TENSION AND MICROGRAVITY

Surface Tension and Microgravity(35K)

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DISTRUBING EXPERIMENTS AND MICROGRAVITY

Disturbing Experiments and Microgravity(41K)

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METEORITE SLIDES AND LESSONS

Meteorite Slides and Lessons(450K)

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DESTINATION MARS EDUCATIONAL MODULE

Destination Mars Educators' Acitivity(1080K)

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VOYAGE OF ENDEAVOUR : THEN AND NOW

Voyage of Endeavour : Then and Now(219K)

Comparison of the vessels and the voyages of the seagoing Endeavourand the Space Shuttle Endeavour

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SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY

Facts About the Space Shuttle Discovery (68K)

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SPINOFF 1998

The 1998 Spinoff Magazine(4777K)

The 1998 Version of Spinoff features NASA technology which found its way into the private sector.

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TETHERED SATELLITES

Tethered Satellites(169K)

Describes the experience and technology of tethered satellites

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VIKING ORBITER MOSAIC OF MARS

Close-up mosaic image of Mars from Viking Orbiter(100K)

The image may be enlarged using Adobe Acrobat Reader zooming for detailed examination of surface characteristics.

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SPACE BASICS

Brief Basics of Spaceflight(250K)

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ASSIGNMENT SPACELAB

Spacelab Teacher Resources(199K)

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AIR FORCE INVESTIGATION OF ROSEWELL, NEW MEXICO UFO SIGHTINGS

Air Force Investigation into Rosewell UFO Sightings(1820K)

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CREW RETURN VEHICLE (X-38) EDUCATORS' BRIEF

Educational Brief on the X-38 Crew Return Vehicle(36K)

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A VIEW OF EARTH FROM APOLLO 17 (Last Moon Manned Mission)

Apollo 17 Photograph of Earth with discussion(118K)

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DOCKING WITH THE SPACE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION EDUCATORS' BRIEF

Docking with the International Space Station Educational Brief(107K)

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FROM UNDERSEA TO OUTER SPACE

Educational Brief on STS-40 research of microgravity effects on jellyfish.(225K)

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GEOGRAPHY FROM SPACE

Video Resource Guide to Geography from Space video(186K)

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GLOBAL BIOSPHERE

Picture and discussion of global image from a biosphere perspective(126K)

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GLOBAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE

Picture and discussion of global image of sea surface temperature(95K)

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CREW RETURN VEHICLE (X-38) EDUCATORS' BRIEF

Educational Brief on EVA video(204K)

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ALL SYSTEMS GO

Effects of microgravity on humans STS-40 Spacelab video guide(180K)

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FOOD FOR SPACEFLIGHT

NASA fact sheet on food for spaceflight(220K)

Space Food and Nutrition(1800K)

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BENEFITS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Benefits from the Space Station (442K)

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (Color Picture)

International Space Station picture with assembly flights and line drawing of configuration, also included are teacher exercises referring to the ISS(257K)

International Space Station Bookmark(132K)

International Space Station Research (209K)

International Space Station Solar Arrays

Lithograph of the completed assembly of the International Space Station (114K)

Water purification for the International Space Station


PLANETARY (SOLAR SYSTEM) PDF DOCUMENTS

Solar System Lithograph Set (3800K)

Mar Pathfinder Lithograph Set (518K)

Mars Pathfinder Poster(473K)


SUPERSTARS OF SPACE AND AERONAUTICS

Superstars of Modern Aeronautics (703K)

Superstars of Spaceflight(2170K)


VIDEO RESOURCE TEACHER GUIDES

Let's Talk Robotics (173K)

Living in Space (169K)

Mathematics of Space (208K)

Microgravity (270K)

Newton in Space (255K)

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