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# International Space Station LABS: Mathematics Activity 2 Orbits: Racing Time in Space

Learners will investigate the relationship between speed, distance, and orbits as they investigate how quickly the International Space Station (ISS) can travel to take a picture of an erupting volcano. This is mathematics activity 2 of 2 found in... (View More)

# Space Place: Find the Hidden Words about Going to a Comet

This activity is an interactive word find game with words related to comets and NASA's Comet Nucleus Sample Return mission. Accompanying text and pictures describe what comets are and why we are interested in them.

# Space Place: Let's Go to Mars!

This is a game about planning what to take on a space trip to Mars. Learners will decide on the appropriateness of items to take on a long trip to Mars and take into consideration the effects of zero gravity, limited electrical power, etc.

# Space Place: What is the Secret Code Used by the Voyager Spacecraft?

This is a series of three webpages about how humans and computers communicate. Learners will explore the binary and hexidecimal systems and how engineers use them to translate spacecraft data into images.

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# Space Place: Honey I Shrunk the Data!

This is a game about data compression. Learners will use virtual foam balls to explore the different compression methods (lossless, lossy, and superchannel) used by the Earth Observing 3 mission.

# Space Place: Hail King of the Ice Dwarfs

On this webpage, learners will read fun facts about Pluto and explore why it is no longer considered a planet.

# Active Accretion

This is a game about the formation of the solar system. Learners dynamically engage in modeling the growth of asteroids from specks of matter. Similar to tag, the children run around, have fun, and burn off energy. Different from tag, there is... (View More)