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Microgravity

A Teacher's Guide with Activities
in Science, Mathematics, and Technology

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications
Microgravity Research Division

Office of Human Resources and Education
Educations Division

This publication is in the Public Domain and is not protected by copyright.
Permission is not required for duplication

An Adobe Acrobat version of the entire Teacher's Guide is available. This version preserves all formatting from the original hardcopy Guide; it will provide an easy source for downloading a printable version of the Guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Microgravity Science Primer
Combustion Science
Fluid Physics
Materials Science
Microgravity Science Space Flights 1 (1/92-3/94)
Microgravity Science Space Flights 2 (7/94-2/96)
Microgravity Science Space Flights 3 (6/96-5/98)
Glossary

Activities

  • Activity Matrix - Standards and skills
  • Microgravity In The Classroom 1
  • Microgravity In The Classroom 2
  • Accelerometers
  • Around The World
  • Inertial Balance
  • Gravity-Driven Fluid Flow
  • SurfaceTension-Driven Flows
  • Temperature Effects on Surface Tension
  • Candle Flames
  • Candle Flames in Microgravity
  • Crystallization Model
  • Crystal Growth and Buoyancy-Driven Convection Currents
  • Rapid Crystallization
  • Microscopic Observation of Crystal Growth
  • Zeolite Grystal Growth

    NASA Resources for Educators
    NASA Educational Materials


    This information on microgravity was developed by the NASA Education Division with the assistance of the many educators of the Aerospace Education Services Program, Oklahoma State University.


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