Distance Learning

Space Center Houston now offers state of the art distance learning for you and your students! Space Center Houston has taken electronic learning to a new level with hands-on, active sessions from multiple locations on the museum floor. Learn about spacesuits in front of actual suits that have orbited the Earth and even gone to the Moon. Experience rocketry amongst the real thing – actual flown Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules. Space Center Houston offers several, interactive options for each grade level. Excite the minds of your students – experience intelligent fun and use SPACE to help you reach your curriculum goals!

Each of the distance learning modules is aligned with the national standards and designed to be easily implemented into your classroom. Make the adventure even more interactive by downloading the activities ahead of time – that way your students can be prepared to interact with us for an amazing space adventure.

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CONTACT INFORMATION


Email: distancelearning@spacecenter.org
Phone: 281-244-2149
Fax: 281-283-7724
Faxable Registration Form

PRICING


K-2 sessions are 30 minutes in length and are $120 per session. Sessions for Grades 3-12 are 50 minutes in length and are $185 per session. Connecting via IP is no additional charge; however, connecting via ISDN may have additional line charges.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


Access to videoconferencing equipment with either ISDN Dialup OR Internet-based connection, 128kbps or faster connection to the Internet is required for this programming.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS


What To Wear When You’re Out There (Grades K-2)
The Rocket’s Red Glare (Grades K-2)
Journey Through The Solar System (Grades 3-6)
To Infinity and Beyond – Seeing the Universe and More (Grades 3-5, 6-8*)
Under Pressure – To Pop Or Not To Pop (Grades 3-5)
Floating Food and Puffy Faces – Is Living in Space Just Like Life on Earth?(Grades 3-5, 6-8*)
Pull Yourself Into Some Space (Grades 6-8)
Seeing the World in a Whole New Way (Grades 9-12)
More than Science – The Impact of Rocketry (Grades 9-12, 6-8*)
Careers In the Aerospace Industry (Grades 6-12)
History of Manned Space Flight (Grades 3-5)


WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU’RE OUT THERE


(Grades K-2) 30 minutes in length

Suited and ready to go? Your students will learn about and even view real spacesuits in our Astronaut Gallery. Have them dress up to actively compare spacesuits to what they wear everyday! Just like your students when they get ready to go outside and play, astronauts must”suit up” to go into space.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: HISTORY, HEALTH, SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS

THE ROCKET’S RED GLARE


(Grades K-2) 30 minutes in length
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The thrill and excitement of lift-off is brought to your classroom. See the father of modern rocketry, Robert Goddard’s, first rocket in our Starship Gallery. Role-play to learn the parts and pieces of a rocket, blast off while learning the launch sequence of the Space Shuttle and discover the new space craft, Orion, that will take us back to the Moon. Ignite your student’s curiosity and discover the thrill of rocketry!

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, HISTORY

JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOLAR SYSTEM


(Grades 3-6) 50 minutes in length

Climb aboard NASA’s various space crafts and probes to experience our Solar System in a whole new light. Live from NASA’s first satellite, Explorer 1, students will explore each of the nine planets through the eyes of NASA’s space probes. Through this exciting, interactive experience, your students will calculate the distance between each planet, explore the differences and similarities of each planet, and discover how gravity plays an important role in the solar system.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, HISTORY

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND – SEEING THE UNIVERSE AND MORE


(Grades 3-5, *Grades 6-8 version available*) 50 minutes in length

Galileo opened up a whole new world with his discoveries – including the telescope! Your students can experience the excitement of a starry night with a new perspective. What makes those stars twinkle? Just how far away are they? Why is space black? This interactive session will be live from the Skylab Telescope in the Starship Gallery, where you will view America’s first orbiting observatory and participate in hands-on activities that will bring the excitement of the unknown to your classroom.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, HISTORY

UNDER PRESSURE – TO POP OR NOT TO POP


(Grades 3-5) 50 minutes in length

Speeding along at 28,000 kilometers an hour in the vacuum of space is risky business. So, what is so special about the space suits astronauts wear? How do they protect the astronauts from the dangers of space? Students will explore Pascal’s Law with a series of vacuum chamber experiments and learn why pressurized space suits are so important. Students will then put their engineering skills to the test as they construct their own space suit to protect their balloon astronaut from the impact of micrometeorites.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, HISTORY

FLOATING FOOD AND PUFFY FACES – IS LIVING IN SPACE JUST LIKE LIFE ON EARTH?


(Grades 3-5, *Grades 6-8 version available*) 50 minutes in length

How do the astronauts go to the bathroom in space? See the astronaut’s home including where they sleep, how they eat and experience how astronauts adapt to their new home with interactive demonstrations. Your class will discover the everyday challenges of how astronauts live in orbit live from a mock-up of space station living quarters! It doesn’t get any closer to home than this.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, HEALTH

PULL YOURSELF INTO SOME SPACE


(Grades 6-8) 50 minutes in length

Who is Sir Isaac Newton? What are his three laws of motion? How do his laws of motion differ on Earth than from on orbit? Your students will experience hands-on fun while discovering the influences of Newton. Live from the Starship Gallery at Space Center Houston, your class can unearth the answers to these questions with Newton in space!

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS

SEEING THE WORLD IN A WHOLE NEW WAY


(Grades 7-12) 50 minutes in length

Satellites are giving humans access to information with a whole new perspective and ease. Today Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has many uses from studying global warming trends, to the US Census, to law enforcement. While examining America’s first satellite Explorer, investigate how satellites and Earth observation play a role in your every day life!

NATIONAL STANDARDS: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, GEOGRAPHY

MORE THAN SCIENCE – THE IMPACT OF ROCKETRY


(Grades 9-12, *Grades 6-8 version available*) 50 minutes in length
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Take a journey back through time and explore the history and future of rocketry science. Students will learn about the impact of rocketry by choosing a pioneering rocket scientist and researching his/her contributions and accomplishments in rocket science. During the distance learning event, students will explore actual flown spacecraft, learn about the Orion spacecraft and Constellation Program and later showcase their scientist through a creative PowerPoint presentation. Following the event, the Space Center Houston instructor will choose the best presentation and award a prize to the winning team of students.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: HISTORY, NATURE OF SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, BEHAVIORAL STUDIES, MATHEMATICS

CAREERS IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY


(Grades 6-12) 50 minutes in length

What do scuba divers, doctors and engineers have in common? They can all work at NASA! Astronauts may have the high profile NASA careers but there are a variety of paths that lead to the aerospace industry. Explore the many options the aerospace industry has to offer. It is not all rocket science!

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

HISTORY OF MANNED SPACE FLIGHT


(Grades 3-12) 50 minutes in length
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Take a trip back in time to the beginning of space exploration. Discover what really happened during the space race by exploring Space Center Houston’s Starship Gallery and look forward in time at NASA and the Constellation Program that will send humans back to the Moon and on to Mars.

NATIONAL STANDARDS: SCIENCE, HISTORY

Space Center Houston Educational Programs