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Eyes in the Sky
by Bryan Yager
6th - 12th grades
Prerequisites:This lesson is designed for students
who are taking industrial technology classes.
- Full Unit: Approximately - Several Weeks
Middle school students who are taking industrial technology classes (Itech students) will use technology to learn about orbiting
spacecraft designed to study astronomical objects. Technological tools will include
a Satellite Dish, VCR, the Computer Lab and a modem.
Itech Students will be able to:
- Use the modem to download information about NASA missions.
- Name and locate different types of the electromagnetic radiation.
- Use the Satellite Dish to downlink an ongoing Space Transportation System (STS) Mission.
- Use a CD to view HST Greatest Hits.
- Identify solid/liquid fueled rockets using NASA educational software for
- Build and launch a rocket out of paper and tape and launch it within 5 ft. of a pre-defined target.
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(Last Update: Aug 27, 2001 )
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