Challenger STS 51-L: Ephemera



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Table of Contents:

Description of Live Lessons

Teaching-related Events of Mission 51-L

Key Mission-Related Terms

Pre-Viewing Activities

Teaching Activities

Living in Space

The Shuttle's Size

Orbital Human Factors

Health and Survival

Space Stations

Working and Studying in Space

Diversity of Jobs

Benefits and Costs

Scientific Study

Recording the Space Experience

Creative Expression

Forms of Communication

Space Laws and Decisions


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NASA is pleased to provide this Teacher’s Guide to extend the learning experi— ence evolving from the Teacher in Space Project. The publication is the product of a team effort by NASA, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and curriculum professionals. It is based upon ideas contributed by the Teacher in Space finalists, the Space Ambassadors, and other practicing teachers. We have sought to publish practical and mindstretching teaching ideas, plans, and resources for a variety of curriculum areas and grade levels-—all growing from aspects of Mission 51-L. The capsules and detailed activities are concept-based and are designed to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. We hope this Guide will help all of you, the people who teach live on Earth every day. NASA wishes to thank the following individual teachers who wrote activities for this Guide: Charles Frederick, Marilyn Kirschner, Beverly Sutton, and Howard White. We wish to acknowledge the contributions of the following: William D. Nixon, Teacher in Space Project Manager; Dr. Doris K Grigsby and Muriel M. Thorne of NASA Headquarters Educational Affairs; Dr. Helenmarie Hofman, NTSA; Frances Haley, NCSS; and Dr. June Scobee, University of Houston—Clear Lake. We also thank Joan Baraloto Communications, Inc. for coordinating the preparation, development, and publication of this guide.

-- Thomas P. DeCair / Associate Administrator for External Relations, NASA,1985


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