From the Iowa State University Extension
Motivate your students to learn about science.
Roger; Go For Launch. . .Two. . .one. . .zero. . .ignition. . .lift off to adventure! Traveling at speeds in excess of 17,000 mph the shuttle is in orbit. How does the space shuttle stay in orbit? Why do the astronauts appear to float as if they are weightless? Do things react differently in space than here on earth? Answer these questions and more by creating and experimenting with toys!
The Toys in Space Curriculum, from the Iowa State University Extension, is designed to stimulate youth interest in science and aerospace through experiments with toys.
Sample Activity, Level I
Sample Activity, Level II
Science Background Information: Is There Gravity in Space?
Suit up and hop aboard the science space shuttle. Will a slinky be able to slink? Will a booomerang return? Can you play basketball in space? Reach for the stars with Toys in Space.
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