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Engineering and technology  
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10 to 30 minutes  
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In this activity, students will learn how technology can help scientists solve a problem. One of the challenges scientists face with any spacecraft is attitude control. Students will be introduced to the problem of attitude control in space through... (View More)

Students understand how satellites are placed in orbit by launching marbles into space, using two plastic rulers and clay. They describe the forces that determine the trajectory of flight. The resource is part of the teacher's guide accompanying the... (View More)

Keywords: Gravity

This is an activity about Saturn's rings. Learners will will build simulated Saturnian rings and then shine a flashlight through them to understand how stars can be seen through Saturn's rings, even though the rings look solid from a distance.... (View More)

This is an activity about gravitational fields. Learners will use rolling BBs in a magnetic field, to understand the concept of a spacecraft trying to escape a planet’s gravitational field. This activity is part of "Ways of Seeing," an... (View More)

Audience: Middle school
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