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Lesson Plan 17: Launching your own astronaut

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Launching your own astronaut (Page 86 of the Teacher's Pack)

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Suitable for: 11-14 years

Curriculum and learning links:

  • Space, forces, pressure, air resistance

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the forces on an astronaut lifted by a helium balloon and returning to Earth by parachute
  • Design and evaluate a method of safely launching a model astronaut

Clip 50: Joe Kittinger - Jem and Dallas celebrate the anniversary of Joe Kittinger's jump from the edge of space.

Clip 51: Edge of space - Jem designs a balloon that will transport mini-Dallas to the edge of space and discusses weight and temperature issues.

Clip 52: Mini-Dallas - Mini-Dallas's mission to parachute from the edge of space.

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