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Looking for creative ideas to teach astronomy and space science? Challenge your students to some or all of these activities to help gain a better understanding of challenge facing astronauts in space and the research scientists that support them here on earth.


Gaining Height

It is possible to record changes in our height due to the lack of gravity without ever leaving Earth!   [More]

Human Reaction Time

During a space flight, astronauts are required to be able to respond quickly to any given situation...   [More]

Microgravity on Earth

The zero-gravity that astronauts experience inside the Space Shuttle is not really zero-gravity at all.   [More]

Energy from the Sun

Spacecraft rely on the Sun's energy as a form of power for motors.   [More]

Gravity Tricks

How we "outsmart" gravity by positioning our centre of gravity.   [More]