Physics KS3 / GCSE: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - How to Survive in Space

From the historic Royal Institution, space doctor Kevin Fong takes us on a ride from launch to orbit and the cosmos beyond for the annual children's Christmas Lectures.

Suitable for: KS3 and GCSE in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 in Scotland.

What is Newton's Canon and Third Law?
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Using Earth’s rotation to launch a rocket
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How the vacuum of space effects the human body
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Resonant Frequency
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Orbital Rendezvous
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What does gas weigh?
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Why are bones weaker in orbit?
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How micro-gravity disorientates us
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The danger of orbital debris
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Demonstrating heat shield material
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Why Earth rock is found on the Moon
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Demonstrating radiation detectors
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How Earth protects us from radiation
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Why tardigrades can survive in orbit
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How to recycle urine in space
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