Sample Video 51: Space 11: History in the First Person: Building the Mercury Capsule

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View this archived program and take your study of science, engineering and history to the pioneers of America’s space race.  Learn from engineers who designed and built the Mercury capsule and the space systems that made it work.  For other videos like this, search using the keywords “space” or “space exploration.”

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 276: STEM Activity--Overlapping Engineering Fields

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunities to research different fields of engineering and what some of them have in common. This teacher tool could be used with any of the following Educate.Today videos:
Aviation-2, Aviation-9, Engineering-7, Engineering-9, Engineering-11, Environment-8, Environment-14, Sample Video-25, Sample Video-26, Sample Video-34, Sample Video-51, Sample Video-80, Sample Video-81, Sample Video-88, Space-9, Space-10, Space-11, Transportation-14, Transportation-20

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.

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Teacher Tool 607: STEM Activity--Make a Space Capsule Console

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEM activity related to real world issue faced in space exploration. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Space-4, Space-6, Space-7, Space-11.

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Teacher Tool 608: STEM Activity--Angular to Linear Velocity

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEM activity combining mathematics with student study of earth and space. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Space-9, Space-10, Space-11.

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Teacher Tool 681: STEAM Activity--Design a Space Capsule Console

Download this lesson plan for a STEAM activity combining giving students the opportunity to problem solve as they design a space capsule control console to be used on a mission to Mars, the Moon, or the ISS. This activity accompanies the following videos: Space-4, Space-6, Space-7, and Space-11.

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