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Don't Burst My Bubble: Create a Biosphere

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Uploaded: April 07, 2012

Create a "world", and a variety of types of beings that could live on them. Using a tarp, create a Biosphere.

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Astrobiology in your Classroom: Life on Earth …and Elsewhere? What can life tolerate?

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Uploaded: March 23, 2012

What can life tolerate? - Begins on page 37 To show that organisms living under extreme conditions on Earth can serve as analogs for extraterrestrial life. Activity 4 explores some of the reasons to think that extraterrestrial life is possible. In doing so, it draws on concepts developed earlier in the module such as understanding what life is, what it requires, and what makes a planet habitable.

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Now What Do You Think About the Possibility of Life in the Universe?

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Uploaded: March 23, 2012

(Begins on page 26 of downloadable file.) Participants reexamine their own thinking, then take a new survey to find out if they have changed their opinions because of new information. Big Ideas: • At the present time, there is no positive evidence that life exists beyond Earth. • Scientists continue to research the question.

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Modeling Radiation-Damaged DNA

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Uploaded: June 21, 2011

In this activity, students will use candy (or Styrofoam balls) to construct a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and will then alter the model to visualize what happens to DNA when it is damaged by radiation.

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Solar Radiation and SPF Levels

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Uploaded: June 21, 2011

In this activity, students will investigate the effects solar ultra-violet (UV) radiation has on an object or person and to analyze the effectiveness of different Sun Protection Factors (SPF) found in sunscreen products.

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Ripening Fruits and Vegetables

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will compare and contrast the rate of ripening fruits and vegetables when exposed to air and the effect of using a chemical inhibitive on that rate of ripening.

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Planning and Serving Food

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will plan a 5-day flight menu and design a food tray that can be used in space.

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Mold Growth

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

After observing mold growth on different types of bread, the students will measure and record the growth rate.

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How Much is Waste?

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will measure the mass and volume of a food package before and after repackaging for space flight, and determine the usable and waste portions of food selected for space flight.

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Food Selection

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will determine the acceptability of food products for space flight by participating in a sensory taste panel.

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Food Preparation for Space

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

The students will measure the proper amounts and mix ingredients of rehydrateable foods and drinks.

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Mission: Control!

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to improve balance and spatial awareness by performing throwing and catching techniques on one foot.

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Jump for the Moon

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to increase bone strength and to improve heart and other muscle endurance by performing jump training with a rope, both while stationary and moving.

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Do a Spacewalk!

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination by performing the "bear crawl" and the "crab walk."

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Crew Strength Training

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to develop upper and lower body strength in their muscles and bones by performing body-weight squats and push-ups.

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Base Station Walk-Back

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students will train to improve lung, heart, and other muscle endurance as they walk a progressive measured distance.

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Get a Leg Up

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

During this activity, students will simulate the effects of spaceflight on the human body related to the shifting of fluids in microgravity.

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Bag of Bones

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Uploaded: June 15, 2011

In this activity, students will be able to identify the effects of decreased bone mass (osteroporosis) and describe why healthy bones are important in space and on Earth.

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Hole-y Bones

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Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Students will compare the amount of calcium needed by the body at different developmental stages and demonstrate the effect of calcium loss on bones. This activity is from the NASA Sci Files: The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge. It is found on page 44.

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Oxygen How Much?

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Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Students will discover their oxygen requirements during relaxation and during strenuous activity. Then they can determine how much air an average "student astronaut" would need on a 7-hour spacewalk. This activity is from the Suited for Spacewalking on page 83.

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Find Your Way Around Without Visual or Sound Cues

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 5-12)

Uploaded: June 14, 2011

In this activity, students will play a series of simple games to investigate navigation without visual and sound cues.

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Vestibular-Ocular Reflex

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 9-12)

Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Students will perform various investigations to understand the vestibular-ocular reflex and learn about the importance of visual cues in maintaining balance.

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Visualizing How the Vestibular System Works

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 5-12)

Uploaded: June 14, 2011

In this activity, students will learn about the effects of different types of motion on the hairs suspended in fluid in the inner ear. Students create a model that permits them to visualize the movement of fluid and bending of hairs in teh inner ear in response to motion it also demonstrates how the vestibular system maintains or restores equilibrium despite movement.

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How Quick Are Your Reflexes?

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Uploaded: June 14, 2011

Students will learn what reaction time is and how it is measured and investigate the effects of fatigue on reaction time.

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