Friday, November 19, 2010

Space Out Sports competition from NASA

“Spaced Out Sports” is a national student design challenge geared toward grades 5-8.  The purpose is for students to apply Newton’s Laws of Motion by designing or redesigning a game for International Space Station (ISS) astronauts to play in space.  As students design a new sport, they will learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion and the effect of gravity on an object.   They will learn to predict the difference between a game or activity played on Earth and in the microgravity environment of the ISS.  

These kinds of contests are great for students. They learn and apply new things while having fun and have the chance to win some prizes. 

NASA is a great resource for all educators, no matter what subject they teach. 


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