NASAexplores This Week

• Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 10:41:13 -0400

```**************************************************************
Educational CyberPlayGround http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/
**************************************************************

<http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Community/Subguidelines.html>

Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Change Email Preferences -
**************************************************************
National Children's Folksong Repository www.edu-cyberpg.com
Integrate Literacy, Music, and Technology into the classroom.
**************************************************************

*******************************************************************
MOTIVATE TEACHERS TO USE THE INTERNET
If you want to learn about how to play on the net,
this is where to start.  Don't know how to turn on your
computer? Hate this stuff? Is this is totally freakin' you out?
Then You're one of us :-)  Playing around is the key to learning.
relax, you can start here, we take baby steps.
<http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Reasons_to_play_here.html>
*******************************************************************

Subject: NASAexplores This Week
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:07:08 -0500

This week on NASAexplores we're featuring the articles, "The Plane That
Flies Like A Shuttle," on the Gulfstream jet that's used for Shuttle
intracranial pressure.  Below are abstracts of the articles, as well as
brief descriptions of the accompanying lessons for each grade level.

To access the articles and lessons, please visit the NASAexplores web site.
http://www.nasaexplores.com

subscription page and unsubscribe. http://www.nasaexplores.com/subscribe.php

Topic 1: The Plane That Flies Like A Shuttle

Astronauts use many tools to prepare for spaceflight, and this special
airplane is one of them.  Modifications to a Gulfstream jet allow it to
replicate the experience of landing the Shuttle.

K-4
Lesson 1 - Is It Aerodynamic? To learn what the term aerodynamic means.

Lesson 2 - The Shuttle Is A Glider: To construct a Space Shuttle glider.

5-8
Lesson 1 - Get Your Landing In Order: To learn about the different steps
involved in a Space Shuttle landing, and to place these steps in
chronological order.

Lesson 2 - Fly Between The Lines: To graph parameters for a Shuttle
approach and landing, and then see if certain coordinates fall within those
parameters.

9-12
Lesson 1 - Flying, But Not Looking, Like The Shuttle: To compare the
Shuttle Orbiter to the Shuttle Training Aircraft.

Lesson 2 - Go Fly A Brick: To design a wing system that can make a "brick"
fly.

When astronauts travel into space, they may suffer nausea, vomiting, and
swelling in the upper body and head. In the reduced gravity of space, their
bodies continue to function as they do on Earth. This can cause a pressure
to monitor and prevent this pressure.

K-4
Lesson 1 - That's My Brain! To learn major areas of the brain and their
functions.

Lesson 2 - October Is Brain Injury Awareness Month: To learn ways to
prevent brain injuries.

5-8
Lesson 1 - Experiments With Pressure: To perform three experiments
involving pressure that relate to intracranial pressure.

Lesson 2 - Analyzing Animal Idioms: To learn about different animal idioms
and how slang is used in language.

9-12
Lesson 1 - Balloon Surgery: To simulate a brain surgeon's technique of
drilling into the human skull to measure and release pressure inside the
human skull after trauma.

Lesson 2 - A Helmut For Every Head: To explore the characteristics and

<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>
EDUCATIONAL CYBERPLAYGROUND
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com

http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Community/index.html

FREE EDUCATION VENDOR DIRECTORY LISTING
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Directory/default.asp

HOT LIST OF SCHOOLS ONLINE
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Schools/default.asp

Educational CyberPlayGround Services
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/PS/Home_Products.html
<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>
```