## NASA> NASAexplores This Week

• From: Gleason Sackmann <gleason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 09:15:00 -0600

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From: Nasaexplores.Com <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: gleason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: NASAexplores This Week
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 14:19:37 -0600

This week on NASAexplores we're featuring the articles, "Making Progress In
Cargo Delivery," on the Russian cargo ship, Progress, and  "Is Stress Making
You Sick?," on how the body responds to stress.  Below are abstracts of the
articles, as well as brief descriptions of the accompanying lessons for each

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Topic 1: Making Progress In Cargo Delivery

It's one of the highlights of any stay on the International Space
Station--the arrival of the Progress.  The unmanned Russian craft keeps the
crew supplied with food, fuel, water, and more.

K-4
Lesson 1 - How High Does It Fly?  To make a model of the Earth's atmospheric
layers, and to graph where different aircraft, satellites, and spacecraft
operate in it.

Lesson 2 - Bring Me Something Good!  To think about life on a Space Station,
and to write about items that would be missed from Earth.

5-8
Lesson 1 - Layers Of The Atmosphere:  To use a KWL chart and a model of the
atmosphere to learn about the different atmospheric layers.

Lesson 2 - Scientific Shortcuts:  To use scientific notation to write the
different wavelengths and frequencies of the waves of the electromagnetic
spectrum.

9-12
Lesson 1 - Integrating To Find The Station:  To integrate a differential
equation to compute the exact location of the International Space Station
(ISS) for a Progress rendezvous.

Lesson 2 - Great Ranges Of Gamma Rays:  To compare the sensitivity of
various gamma ray satellites.

Topic 2: Is Stress Making You Sick?

Research on how the stresses of spaceflight affect the immune system will
help scientists better prepare astronauts for their experiences, and could
have benefits on Earth, as well.

K-4
Lesson 1 - Tag, You're Sick!  To understand how the immune system fights
germs.

Lesson 2 - Spreading Sparkly Germs:  To understand how infectious diseases

5-8
Lesson 1 - Who's Got The Flu?  To determine when the flu is most prominent
in the United States.

Lesson 2 - Please Pass The Disease:  To simulate how infectious diseases are

9-12
Lesson 1 - Stress Can Have Calculus:  To determine the slope of the line
that defines the balance between stress and performance.

Lesson 2 - Lytic And Lysogenic Cycles:  To make a visual representation of
the viral lytic and lysogenic cycle.

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