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Learn About Rocket Launches Using Balloons - ISS Science

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What do balloons have to do with rockets? Find out in this episode of ISS Science with Astronaut Randy Bresnik. Click here for lesson plans: airandspace.si.edu/iss-science

Learn About Italian Astronaut Paolo Nespoli - ISS Science

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In this episode of ISS Science Astronaut Randy Bresnik talks about fellow crewmate Paolo Nespoli. Click here for lesson plans: https://airandspace.si.edu/iss-science

Make Your Own Astronaut Mission Patch - ISS Science

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What’s the meaning of those patches that astronauts wear? Astronaut Randy Bresnik has the answer. Also check out this ISS Science lesson for how to make your very own mission patch. Click here for lesson plans: https://airandspace.si.edu/iss-science

The Science of Sound with Doc Nix

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The GMU Green Machine's Doc Nix tells us what makes sound so sweet.

Space Lingo: What Is "Puffy-Head Bird-Legs?" - ISS Science

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Astronaut Randy Bresnik explains this condition that astronauts experience. Also check out a demonstration of "Puffy-Head Bird-Legs" in this episode of ISS Science. Click here for lesson plans: https://airandspace.si.edu/iss-science

Astronaut Demonstration: What Marshmallows Teach Us About Space - ISS Science

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See what happens when Astronaut Kjell Lindgren puts marshmallows into a vacuum in this lesson of ISS Science.

Balancing Equations with NASA Astronaut Joe Acaba - ISS Science

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Astronaut Joe Acaba helps balance equations with multiple variables using everyday objects.

Magic or Science? Learn How This Coin Trick Works

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How could you remove a coin from the bottom of a stack of coins without touching the coins and also keeping the stack nearly motionless? Find out in this Smithsonian Lightning Lesson. Sponsored by Boeing.

Science in Pre-K Science Talks

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Teachers can help young children learn about science through different interactions known as science talks. A science talk may use an interactive white board and engage the whole class. Science talks may be a small group of students interacting with a teacher at the water table. A science talk can be just one teacher and a child building together at a table. In each of these instances, young children are challenged to deepen their understanding and become excited about science. Learn more on the Science in Pre-K website: http://scienceinprek.si.edu/

Star Trek: Science Fiction to Science Fact - STEM in 30

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Fifty years ago this September, one of the most popular shows in the history of television premiered. "Star Trek" has inspired generations of scientists, astronauts, and engineers, and introduced many technologies that have gone from science fiction to science reality. Boldly go on a voyage with STEM in 30 as we explore the "Star Trek" universe, including the studio model of the starship "Enterprise" on display in our "Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall." This program was originally presented on September 14, 2016 https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

Science in Pre-K

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What is the best way to teach inquiry science to three- and four-year-old children? National Air and Space Museum education specialists and preschool teachers in District of Columbia Public Schools visit the classroom to see science in action. Three- and four-year-old children explore water, build structures, and see shadows while they are guided to understand physical science at work in their world. 2012 Learn more on the Science in Pre-K website: http://scienceinprek.si.edu/

E.Z. Science Episode 1 - Apollo

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In E.Z. Science, from the National Air and Space Museum and NASA, Museum director Dr. Ellen Stofan and NASA associate administrator for science Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen talk about the latest in planetary science and exploration. First up: Apollo! Dr E. and Dr. Z. discuss how the Apollo program inspired them, what we learned from our first Moon landings, and where we go from here. What should Dr. E. and Dr. Z. to talk about next? Share in the comments or on Twitter with #EZScience.

Astronaut Talks About the Role of Photography in Science - ISS Science

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Astronaut Randy Bresnik has always had a love of photography and now he’ll be taking that passion to space as he snaps photos from above. In this ISS Science episode learn about the role of photography in space and also see how a photograph is made. Click here for lesson plans: https://airandspace.si.edu/iss-science

Suited for Space: The Science of the Spacesuit

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This lecture was presented on November 16, 2010 at the National Air and Space Museum. A panel of Smithsonian curators, scientists, engineers, and astronauts discussed the ingenuity and creativity that went into developing the ultimate life-support system—the spacesuit. Moderated by Dr. Cathleen Lewis, curator in the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, the panel included: - Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D., former astronaut and the science-pilot for Skylab 2 - Mr. Joseph Kosmo, spacesuit engineer, NASA - Amanda Young, curator emeritus, National Air and Space Museum - Dr. Vlodek Gabara, DuPont Fellow, DuPont Protection Technologies

Air and Space Live Chat: Science Fiction

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This edition of the Air and Space Live Chat with Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, curator and department chair of the Space History department at the National Air and Space Museum. Margaret is in charge of the science fiction collection at the museum and answered questions from viewers. Recorded on April 2, 2020. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

Science in Pre-K Open Exploration

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How do you begin to engage young children to explore physical science? See examples of lessons on shadows, water, and building from District of Columbia Public Schools preschool classrooms. Educators from the National Air and Space Museum share insight about making connections to resources outside of the classroom for effective learning. 2012. Learn more on the Science in Pre-K website: http://scienceinprek.si.edu/

The Shocking Science Behind Apollo 12's Launch

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37 seconds into the launch of Apollo 12 the astronauts saw a flash of white light and were jolted. The Saturn V rocket had been struck by lightning! In this science demonstration, middle school science teacher Raji Ganguli with the help of her students explains what happened as the rocket lifted off. Check out the full STEM in 30 episode: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/apollo-12 For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

Gardening Time With Astronaut Peggy Whitson - ISS Science

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In this episode of ISS Science, Astronaut Peggy Whitson helps out with a gardening activity that you could do at home or in the classroom. During her 665 days in space, Whitson conducted many experiments, including growing plants on the International Space Station. More info: airandspace.si.edu/stemin30

Science in Pre-K Focused Exploration

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Once young children are interested in science, how do we deepen their understanding? Come into these District of Columbia Public Schools classrooms to see how teachers guide children to learn physics and present challenges to help them learn about shadows and light. 2012. Learn more on the Science in Pre-K website: http://scienceinprek.si.edu/

This Science Demo is LIT! Air Pressure Demonstration

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This science demonstration is LIT! Learn all about air pressure with this classroom friendly demo using candles, water and a jar. Teachers, have you ever done this in your class? How could you extend this lesson in your classroom? Watch this demo, than you can catch the full episode here: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/rock-me-hurricane

The Science of a Not-So-Soft Splashdown

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You may think a water landing would be soft for the Apollo crews or future Orion crews, but there is some scientific principles that would show otherwise. Check out the full STEM in 30 episode: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/apollo-12 For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

It's About Communicating Science: Ginger Zee My Path

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Ginger Zee shares her story on becoming the Chief Meteorologist at ABC News! "For more FREE educational resources, check out the Emmy Nominated TV show for middle school students, produced by the National Air and Space Museum, STEM in 30. https://airandspace.si.edu/connect/stem-30 "

Discover how Friction works with Astronaut Paul Richards - ISS Science

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Learn what happens to the friction caused by the space shuttle rubbing against air molecules during landing. Also, find out more with an easy science demonstration on the power of friction. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science In Space - STEM in 30

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Do you like being poked, prodded, and analyzed? If you said yes, then you may have a future as an astronaut. Astronauts don’t just conduct scientific experiments, they are part of an experiment themselves. Learning about the human factors of spaceflight is an important element to a future trip to Mars. In this episode of STEM in 30, we explored the effects of space on the humans who travel there. We were joined by NASA astronaut Anna Fisher. This program is made possible through the generous support of NASA.
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