Watch an Exclusive In-Flight Space Event and Create a Lesson for Your Classroom
On October 2, 2020, Society for Science educators and students participated in an Earth-to-space video call with Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA, aboard the International Space Station. Video questions were asked by Science News Learning program students from across the United States. Scroll through this page for ideas on how to use our resources and the video to create a lesson for your classroom on research in space or the International Space Station. Watch the recorded video here.Watch the Video
Meet Astronaut Chris Cassidy
While exploring the information about Chris Cassidy and Expedition 63, ask yourself these questions:
- What is the goal of Expedition 63? What role is Chris Cassidy playing in this mission?
- What do you find interesting about Chris Cassidy’s background? What has helped him prepare for his role in the mission?
- Describe one investigation that the Expedition 63 crew is conducting. What is the overall purpose of the investigation, and how does it align with the goal of the expedition?
- When will the mission end?
Prepare Your Class with these Science News Learning Resources:
In this Science News Learning discussion exercise, Space for research, students will learn about the International Space Station and research done by astronauts aboard the space station, and come up with their own research question that could be explored in space.
Image Credit: NASA, ROSCOSMOS
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Image Credit: K. NOLL/STSCI, ESA, NASA
Other Opportunities from the ISS:
Get student research into space
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program lets teachers send kids’ research projects to the International Space Station.
At-Home Resources from ISS
Take part in interesting science experiments and activities at home just like astronauts do on the space station.
Student Research on Space:
Science News Learning Sponsors
Many individuals, corporations, and foundations who care about science learning are generously funding over 5,000 high schools’ participation in the Society’s Science News Learning program during the 2020 – 2021 school year.