40th Anniversary of Mercury 7: Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
“On May 5, 1961, only 23 days after Yuri A. Gagarin of the Soviet Union became the first man in space, Shepard was launched at 9:34am EST aboard the spacecraft he named Freedom 7 (MR-7) powered by a Redstone booster (MR-3).19 He was launched suborbitally to an altitude of over 116 miles, 303 statute miles down range from Cape Canaveral. His 15 minute 28 second flight achieved a velocity of 5,134 miles per hour and pulled a maximum of 11G’s.20 Freedom 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean where the aircraft carrier Lake Champlain awaited his arrival.”
Astronaut Bio: Alan B. Shepard, Jr. 7/98
“On May 5, 1961, in the Freedom 7 spacecraft, he was launched by a Redstone vehicle on a ballistic trajectory suborbital flight–a flight which carried him to an altitude of 116 statute miles and to a landing point 302 statute miles down the Atlantic Missile Range.”
The First Flight Society – Celebrate the Wright Brothers First Flight
First Flight Society, one of aviation’s oldest organizations – memorializing the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright and promoting aviation in all its forms. Our website will give you lots of information not only about the origins of aviation, but also about major aviation milestones and events of today. You will find out what the First Flight Society accomplishes, how to join the Society, and how to contact us. Return to the Outer Banks every December 17th to celebrate the “12 seconds that changed the world” and meet fellow enthusiasts.
Test a new spacecraft material :: NASA’s The Space Place
“Being in space is not at all like being on Earth. It’s usually very hot or very cold. There’s no air. There’s very little gravity. And the radiation is terrible!
Suppose you are a very smart spacecraft engineer. You have invented a new material to use for the fuel tanks on the spacecraft. But before you send your new material into the harsh environment of space, you must test it on Earth in a space-like situation. “
Activities for the Classroom :: NASA’s The Space Place
“The classroom activity articles described and linked to this page were developed by The Space Place staff. “
NASA – NASA Explorer Schools
“NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educators to inspire and engage future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey.
NES gives educators of grades 4-12 access to NASA’s people, missions, research and facilities. We have assembled a comprehensive set of NASA’s free classroom materials to help you teach dozens of STEM concepts. “
Julie’s Journey: Rocket City to Russia]
NASA education specialist Julie Clift and her new blog, “Julie’s Journey: Rocket City to Russia.” On May 8, 2012, Clift will leave Huntsville, Ala., for Russia and then Kazahkstan, where she’ll see her friend Joe Acaba embark on a space-bound adventure. Astronaut Acaba, a former classroom teacher, will be on a Soyuz spacecraft when it launches to the International Space Station. Acaba will become a member of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews.
Follow along with Julie’s international adventure. We will post blog entries as she prepares for the trip and throughout her journey.
Motor radial doble estrella más pequeño del mundo.Smallest radial engine double star in the world. – YouTube
“Radial engine double star with 10 cylinders and 10 longitudinal camshafts drafts to 36º.It´s made with artisanal methods.It has variable pitch propeller,works with compressed air and with only 0,2 kg/cm2.The diameter of the cylinders is 18 mm and the stroke of the pistons is 16 mm.The displacement is 40,7 cm3.Probably it´s the smallest double star engine of the world.It´s built by José Manuel Hermo Barreiro “Patelo” and dedicates to his sons.Pieces=398,Screws=289,Hours of work=1810.”
TED-Ed | Subjects – Mathematics
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Welcome to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
“CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.”
Make your own fossils
“It’s a lot quicker to make your own fossils than to wait millions of years for a real fossil to be formed!”
ReMY – The Remote Mars Yard by Kazimierz Błaszczak — Kickstarter
“The Remote Mars Yard (ReMY) – space technology just one click away. ReMY is an education-scoped project originating from Polish student analog Mars rovers – the winners of Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge in Utah (Magma rover – 3rd at URC 2010, Magma2 rover – 1st at URC 2011 and Copernicus rover – 6th at URC 2011). The URC Mars analog rovers are full hardware simulators of real Mars rovers, capable of performing various scientific, exploration and engineering tasks in desert environments, such as Utah desert or artificial Mars terrain.”
Try your hand at exciting experiments and activities from CSIRO’s Double Helix Science Club. Mix some slime, build a rocket, make sultanas dance and more, using everyday equipment from around the house!”
weathering – National Geographic Education
“Weathering is the breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals on Earth’s surface. Water, ice, acids, salt, plants, animals, and changes in temperature are all agents of weathering.”
A Teacher’s Guide to the Universe
This paper contains units designed to help teachers teach to their students the information required by the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standard 5.11: “All students will Gain an Understanding of the Origin, Evolution, and Structure of the Universe” footnote4 . The examples are written for high school teachers
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Classroom Game Design: A Great TEDx Talk
“Paul Anderson talked about using the principles of game design to revamp his methods for grading, delivering insrtuction and planning.
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JeopardyLabs – Online Jeopardy Template
“JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.”
“Educurious™ is on a mission to reduce our nation’s high school dropout rates. Our project-based curriculum connects students to real issues they care about and equips them with the lifelong learning skills for success. Our courses deliver on Common Core Standards via our web platform, which fosters collaboration among students, teachers and our global network of real-world Experts.”
Cassini finds Saturn moon Phoebe has planet-like qualities
“Phoebe’s true nature is revealed in startling clarity in this mosaic of two images taken during Cassini’s flyby on June 11, 2004”