Science 6
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Science 6  Part 2: Space

Part 2: Space

Lesson 1: The Solar System 
This site includes information on the planets and moons in the Solar System. 
An astronomer answers questions about the Solar System and other topics about space. 
This is the European Space Agency website for kids on the sun, planets, stars and galaxies. 
A NASA site for kids on the Solar System, the universe, and everything you need to know about becoming an astronaut.


Lesson 2: Surviving in Space
Learn about the different parts of a spacesuit in this great video from the Canadian Space Agency. Please be patient–this is a large file and may take some time to load.
This site discusses the space suit.
Wikipedia article on spacesuits, including the features that protect astronauts from the extreme environment of space.
More information on spacesuits.
Information about the International Space Station.
Check out this site to see a cool animation of the ISS being constructed in space. 
This site has short videos (real or WinMedia) on space walks, launches, and the International Space Station. 
A good kids site about the Internatlonal Space Station.
History of space travel.
NASA is thhe home of the United States space program. Check out this great site for anything and everything to do with space travel, space vehicles, and information on our solar system and beyond. There are some amazing images on this site!
Check out the Canadian Space Agency web site to learn what our country's top scientists and astronauts are up to. Lots of cool information and photos here. Be sure to check out the Kids' Space as well. 
An undersea laboratory designed to support research in coastal and ocean resource science and management.


Lesson 3: Space Junk
A website for kids on space junk.
This site discusses what happens to human waste in space.
Photos: Space debris images and cleanup concepts.
The author explains why it would be a good idea to jettison nuclear waste into space.
The dangers of space junk.
In this article NASA experts talk of the danger posed by space junk. They argue that it's time someone clean it up.


Lesson 4: Made in Canada
A brief history of the Canadarm and lots of information on its design and features.
The Canadian Space Agency web site has TONS of great information on the Canadarm. This is a must-see page when you do your Canadarm research project!
More on Canadarm from Wikipedia.
Go back in time to the early days of the Canadarm. Watch this video clip from the CBC Archives collection.
Information on Dextre, the little robotic arm now installed on the International Space Station.
NASA site on Dextre. Dextre is described as the hand attached to the end of the Canadarm.
Information on the microgravity isolation mount. This Canadian invention helps protect sensitive space experiments from the negative effects of movement and vibration.
A great source of information on Canadian satellites.
Canadian contributions to space technology and exploration.


Lesson 5: Travelling in Space
Red Colony is an organization interested in forming a future colony for humans on Mars. Check out their site for more information, including a forum discussion on how to design the colony.
WIkipedia article on Mars colonization.
Wired Magazine article describing plans to form a human colony on Mars.

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