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Elementary Level

Planting the Seed for Space Exploration - Education resource on biological life support

POSTED: 2012-10-30
Level: Grades 6-7

Planting the Seed for Space Exploration - Education resource on biological life support

Designed specifically for classrooms, the Canadian Space Agency's 3D education resources have been developed on an interactive platform that simulates the experience of flying on a Soyuz spacecraft and living and working on the International Space Station.

Through the eyes of their virtual avatars and with the guidance of astronaut Chris Hadfield, students will learn about the role of plants in biological life support systems by creating a virtual living wall inside the International Space Station.

To order this resource: info@asc-csa.gc.ca

Whether to Tether

POSTED: 2007-03-20

The design of tethers seems at first glance to be rather straight forward, but here is an activity that will challenge students.

Astronomy

POSTED: 2004-08-17
Level: Grade 6

A turnkey learning package that includes a series of information and activity modules and interactive applets for youth and educators focusing on the theme of space astronomy. The package meets the science and mathematics curricula requirements for students in grades 6.

SCISAT

POSTED: 2002-10-15
Updated: 2003-08-14
Level: Grade 6

The Canadian scientific satellite SCISAT was launched August 12, 2003. Its objective is to investigate the chemical processes that are involved in the distribution of ozone in the atmosphere. This teaching package is intended to facilitate teaching topics related to Earth and Space science at the grade 6 level, specifically the physical characteristics of Earth as one of the components of the solar system. Use of these materials should provide students with examples of Canadian contributions to science and technology in support of global investigations.

Moving and Working In Space Moving and Working In Space. Version PDF

POSTED: 2001-05-15
Level: Grades 3-6

In class, student activity that demonstrates the difficulties and challenges of working out in space; basic challenge faced by designers of spacesuits: that of moving within the confines of a limited space and working within the confines of a spacesuit (more specifically, gloves which reduce finger sensitivity) to complete very manual tasks.

The Need for Spacesuits The Need for Spacesuits. Version PDF

POSTED: 2001-02-23
Level: Grades 3-4

Fact sheet – explanation on how the suit provides protection from the vacuum of space, the lack of external pressure and the range in temperature, etc.; includes creative arts activities in the construction of their own spacesuit and its components.

Space Project 2000

POSTED: 2000-11-30
Level: Grades 4-6

Fact sheet on Solar Energy, Shuttle, Canadarm, ISS, Planets, Becoming an Astronaut, Northern Lights, Plasma, Sun, Living and Working in Space, Spaceship Earth and Landing.

Secondary Level

[Re]action = Trajectories to Learning - Education resource on orbital mechanics and attitude control systems

POSTED: 2012-10-30
Level: Grades 9-11

[Re]action = Trajectories to Learning - Education resource on orbital mechanics and attitude control systems

Designed specifically for classrooms, the Canadian Space Agency’s 3D education resources have been developed on an interactive platform that simulates the experience of flying on a Soyuz spacecraft and living and working on the International Space Station.

Through the eyes of their virtual avatars and with the guidance of astronaut Chris Hadfield, students will learn about the physics of Newton’s Laws by experiencing launch, orbiting and docking simulations that pertain to spaceflight.

To order this resource: info@asc-csa.gc.ca

RoboMath3

POSTED: 2009-05-21
Level: Grade 10

In this activity, students can learn in a 3-D Space Station environment. Standing at the robotic workstation with a Julie Payette avatar guiding them, students can solve mathematics problems based on the STS-127 mission and the robotic activities assigned to Canadian astronaut, Julie Payette.

Whether to Tether

POSTED: 2007-03-20

The design of tethers seems at first glance to be rather straight forward, but here is an activity that will challenge students.

SCISAT

POSTED: 2002-10-15
UPDATED: 2003-08-14
Level: Grade 9

SCISAT was launched August 12, 2003. Its objective is to investigate the chemical processes that are involved in the distribution of ozone in the atmosphere. This teaching package has been designed for use with grades 6 and 9 students. One of the module is intended to facilitate teaching topics related to Earth and Space science at the grade 6 level, specifically the physical characteristics of Earth as one of the components of the solar system. The other module is intended to facilitate teaching topics related to atmospheric science and ultraviolet radiation as they relate to ozone. It is best suited to grade 9 secondary school science students who have some background in physics, chemistry and biology at the introductory level. Use of these materials should provide students with examples of Canadian contributions to science and technology in support of global investigations.

Moving and Working In Space Moving and Working In Space. Version PDF

POSTED: 2001-05-15
Level: Grade 7

In class, student activity that demonstrates the difficulties and challenges of working out in space; basic challenge faced by designers of spacesuits: that of moving within the confines of a limited space and working within the confines of a spacesuit (more specifically, gloves which reduce finger sensitivity) to complete very manual task.

The Need for Spacesuits The Need for Spacesuits. Version PDF

POSTED: 2001-02-23
Level: Grade 7

Fact sheet – explanation on how the suit provides protection from the vacuum of space, the lack of external pressure and the range in temperature, etc.; includes creative arts activities in the construction of their own spacesuit and its components.