LESSON 5: TRAVEL IN SPACE Creative Commons, Attribution + Noncommercial + ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA)
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Since the dawn of the Space age, every space mission, manned or robotic, faces continuous challenges. The success of every space enterprise is based on the development of Science and Technology.
Knowledge acquisition gain
  Knowledge: The students, after the completion of the lesson, should be able to: • Understand that the force of gravity exists on the Moon, as in all of the Universe, but many celestial bodies do not possess an atmosphere. • Describe possible difficulties, which the astronauts may face during a space travel. • Understand that the seemingly complicated robotic space structures are based on simple physical and technological principles. Skills: The students, after the completion of the lesson, should be able to: • Plan the shortest and more economical space travel from one planet to another. • Explain the phenomena related to space travels. Attitudes: • The students are in position to cooperate in groups. • The students develop a positive attitude towards science.

Workforce description

The lesson makes a link to all the professions that may be involved in space missions such as astrophysicist, mathematician, engineer etc.

  90 min
Number of staff
Education Level
12-15 years
15-18 years
Science Discipline
Classroom use
Supervision required
Teacher supervision required
Knowledge prerequisites
Operating system
Cross platform / browser based
Technical requirements
Internet connection during class required
Printed materials required
Projector or large screen required
Installation effort
No installation required on typical computer
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