Live Event – Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science in Space

Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science in Space Live Webcast Event

Wednesday, November 16 | 11:00 – 11:30 AM (ET) and 1:00-1:30 (ET)

Content Target Audience: Grades 6-8, though all are welcome

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. Join Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s STEM in 30 as they explore the effects of space on the humans who travel there.

In this episode of STEM in 30, NASA astronaut Anna Fisher will discuss her experience in the first class of astronauts to include women and her work with the robotic arm as well as her background in medicine and how NASA keeps up with the health of the astronaut corps.

How to watch: chat with experts, submit your questions to be answered live, take a poll, discover related content, and participate in follow-up activities during this 30 minute event. Watch STEM in 30 live on this page or on NASA TV (1:00 PM showing only).


Featured Resources

Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook have a wealth of resources to support this event and introduce your students to the wonders of space exploration.

goddard_marsrover-2A Tour Inside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, On-Demand Virtual Experience, All Grades

Take your students on a tour of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and see the space exploration technologies they are developing, including the James Webb Telescope, and find out the skills needed to have a career working in space exploration.

Space Content CollectionSpace Content Collection

Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Content Collection, All Grades 

Expand your perspective from Earth, to the solar system, and to the edges of space. Exploration is part of being human, exploring space is the next frontier of our time. Featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, this content collection offers lesson starters, video clips, songs, and more.

Scott Kelly Returns to EarthScott Kelly Returns to Earth

Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Video Segment, All Grades

American astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth this March after spending nearly one year aboard the International Space Station. His mission included many scientific experiments to see the effect of prolonged weightlessness on the human body. After watching the video, have students research these experiments and any results that have been published.

humans_in_spaceHumans in Space

Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Video Segment, Grades 6-8, 9-12

Presents a first look at mankind’s journey into outer space, and stresses the difficulty of existing in the harsh vacuum of space.

astronaut_trainingSplashdown: Astronauts in Training

Discovery Education Streaming, Video Segment, Grades 6-8, 9-12

Visits the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, Texas, and witnesses astronauts in training. The segment also interviews the astronaut, Mike Massimino, who explains the process of training in the largest indoor pool in the world, and demonstrates putting on a space suit.

astronaut-healthThe Health Effects of Zero Gravity

Discovery Education Streaming, Video Segment, Grades 9-12

Explores the adverse health effects experienced by astronauts during extended periods of weightlessness in space. Scientists imagine using centrifugal force to simulate artificial gravity on an interstellar space ark.

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  1. Almas said:

    Presents a first look at mankind’s journey into outer space, and stresses the difficulty of existing in the harsh vacuum of space.

  2. Muhammad Tayab said:

    Presents a first look at mankind’s journey into outer space, and stresses the difficulty of existing in the harsh vacuum of space.

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