#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

Earthlings across the globe will be marking World Space Week from October 4 – 10, 2017. We hope you and your students will be a part of the festivities to celebrate this year’s theme: “Exploring New Worlds in Space.” With such a clear focus on exploration, the options for study are many: the science behind the potential of human habitation on Mars, NASA’s missions to outer space, Lockheed Martin’s Orion vehicle (see below), and more.


Generation Beyond Virtual Field Trip

Join us live from the Lockeed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, CA to explore how new innovations are helping engineers and scientists continue to explore deep space. Tune in to meet the experts using state-of-the-art simulation labs to advance the frontiers of science!


LEARN ABOUT SPACE EXPLORATION

 
Science Kids: Earth and Our Solar System
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Full Video

To gear up for learning about space exploration, help your students learn about the context of that exploration by learning about the sun and its eight planets in the solar system. This program provides basic information about each planet and includes video quizzes.
 
How to Build Everything: Secrets of a Space Suit
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video

If you’re going to explore, make sure you have the proper equipment! In this series, an expert cast of science enthusiasts presents step-by-step instruction manuals for complex apparatuses. In this video, two segments discuss spacesuit components and life-support systems.
 
Space Exploration: Robots Versus Humans
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Debates whether humans or robots are more effective for space exploration.


APPLY

So much of space exploration relies on the ability to conceptualize or imagine. Here are two images that represent exploration in space. Use the strategy Step Inside (Canadian Version) from our Spotlight on Strategies series to encourage your students to begin dreaming about what it might be like to venture into the vastness of space. After they choose an image, have your students select a perspective from which to write: the astronaut, the engineer, kids on Earth viewing the mission, a creature from outer space, etc.
 
Space Exploration
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, Image

 
 
Astronaut Repairing in Space
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Image

 
 


Looking for more Space Week resources? Check out some of our other blogs themed around space:

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3 Comments

  1. NAVNEET said:

    Hi,
    usually i searching the videos of space and but get much information like in your blog.. thanks a lot its really really good for knowledge and education.

  2. sovil singh said:

    thanks For sharing this info about space thanks a lot its really really good for knowledge and education.

  3. Xe Chevrolet Newway said:

    With such a clear focus on exploration, the options for study are many: the science behind the potential of human habitation on Mars, i thinks so

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