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Personal Preference Kit

<p>This collection explores what astronauts have taken to space in their Personal Preference Kits and encourages students to identify and justify personal items that have helped them get through times of isolation.</p>
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Planetary Landforms

<p>The Earth’s surface is covered with a variety of features or landforms such as mountains, ocean basins, valleys, canyons, volcanoes, and craters. Other than craters, these features are the result of a number of geological processes. These features are not limited to the Earth. Moons and other rocky planets may also have many of these features that were formed by the same processes. </p>
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Earth's Ecosystems

<p>This collection is an interactive lesson that uses an online storymap within <a href="https://www.esri.com/en-us/industries/education/schools/instructional-resources" target="_blank">esri's GIS</a> platform for students to explore factors that affect ecosystems, and ecosystems of organisms around the world and within Virginia.  </p> <p>#airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM</p> <p><br /></p> <p><br /></p>
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The Incredible Balloon Flight to Dizzying Heights

<p>This collection of resources accompanies the National Air and Space Museum's Flight of Fancy Story Time video about Auguste Piccard and his record breaking trips in the 1930's to study cosmic rays in the stratosphere. This trip inspired many others after to travel high above the earth for science and adventure.</p><p>#airandspace</p><p>NASM</p>
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Careers

<p>Find out how some of these influential people got where they are today and the path they took to achieve it.</p> <p></p> <p>Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum, My Path, careers</p>
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Flight School Math Collection

<p>This lesson focuses on the four forces of flight and the control surfaces of aircraft.  It applies these concepts  to activities with a free flight simulator where students can practice landing and maintaining correct glide scope on final. </p>Students will:<br /><ul><li>Understand how axes of flight, controls surfaces, flight controls, and aircraft instruments are used to control a plane during approach and landing. </li><li>Practice flying an aircraft using flight controls and instruments. </li><li>Use math to determine the best approach to a runway for landing.</li><li>Apply their knowledge of flying an aircraft to use a flight simulator to practice how to approach and land at an airfield.</li></ul><p>Keywords: #airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM</p>
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Puffy Head, Chicken Legs

<p>This Smithsonian Science Starter collection investigate the effects of gravity and micro gravity on the human body. </p> <p>Students will make direct observations on their bodies in upright and prone positions, and consider the long-term effects.</p> <p>Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space, </p>
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Spot the Station

<p>This Smithsonian Science Starter collection investigates the geometry of the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) and its motion relative to Earth.</p> <p>Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum, orbital motion</p>
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How to Launch a Rocket

<p>This Smithsonian Science Starter teaches about the science of how Rockets Launches Using Balloons - Smithsonian Science Starter</p> <p>Students will investigate how rocketry works, and the role of Newton’s Second and Third Laws of Motion in explaining rocket motion.<br /></p> <p>Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum, <br /></p>
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Pickin' Up Rice

<p>In this Smithsonian Science Starter students will focus on how friction allows for students to be able to pick up a bottle with a chopstick. By the completion of the lesson, students will have a greater understanding of how friction works.</p> <p>Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum</p>
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Balancing Your Way Through Numbers

<p>In this Smithsonian Science Starter students will focus on how to make equations and why they must balance. By the completion of this lesson, students will have a better understanding of how balance plays a key role in equations. </p> <p>Key Words: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum</p>
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Becoming a Gardening Ninja

<p>In this Smithsonian Science Starter students will focus on how gravity affects how a plant grows. At the completion of the lesson, students will be able to determine gravity’s effect on plant growth and how changing the positioning of the plant can influence its direction of growth.<em></em></p> <p>Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum</p>
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