Lesson Plan 17: Launching your own astronaut
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
- 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.