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Satellites: Observations from Orbit

from Space Center Houston

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Sputnik, the first non-natural satellite was launched on October 4, 1957?and entered us into the space race.?Sixty-three?years later, it is?estimated that there are over 1,000 active and 2,600 inactive satellites currently orbiting the Earth.?These crafts?launched by both?NASA?as well as the private sector have?a direct impact on our daily life.?Join us and explore how satellites?carry out their missions and?provide information?we rely on including?weather,?climate change, natural disasters, and even farming trends.?Learn how their observations impact our daily lives and how you can intern observe these bodies as they fly across the?night?sky.? 

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $185.00
Point to Point: $185.00
By Request: $185.00



Length

45-50 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

NA

Maximum participants:

35


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.

If a program is cancelled without warning or at the time of the connection, the full program fee will be applied.
All fees are charged at the Distance Learning Coordinator's discretion, and special circumstances may be taken into consideration.

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Space Center Houston

Houston, TX
United States

Houston, Texas is Space City, USA and Space Center Houston is America's gateway to the universe!

As the Official Visitor Center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space.

Since 1992, this $75 million, 180,000 square foot, 'edu-tainment' complex has entertained and informed over 11 million star-struck guests from every corner of the globe.

Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions, theatres and exhibits. In addition, the venue presents an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events created exclusively by SCH's own creative exhibit team. SCH always has a new exhibit or attraction to enjoy.

Contact:
Angela Case
distancelearning@spacecenter.org
281-244-2149

Program Details

Format

the different type of satellites used in space will be discussed
we will look at what satellites are used for and how they can help us on Earth.
There will be a q&a session at the end of the program.

Objectives

1. Engage in a discussion about the different types of satellites and their functions.
2. Explore the different types of orbits and orbital patters/speeds of satellites through a hands-on activity.
3. Compare the different types of systems and satellites NASA uses to study the earth.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.5-8.1 SCIENCE AS INQUIRY
As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop--
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

NS.5-8.2 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Properties and changes of properties in matter
Motions and forces
Transfer of energy

NS.5-8.4 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
Structure of the earth system
Earth's history
Earth in the solar system
NS.5-8.5 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Abilities of technological design
Understandings about science and technology

NS.5-8.7 HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
Science as a human endeavor
Nature of science
History of science


NS.9-12.1 SCIENCE AS INQUIRY
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

NS.9-12.2 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Structure of atoms
Structure and properties of matter
Chemical reactions
Motions and forces
Conservation of energy and increase in disorder
Interactions of energy and matter

NS.9-12.4 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
Energy in the earth system
Geochemical cycles
Origin and evolution of the earth system
Origin and evolution of the universe

NS.9-12.5 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Abilities of technological design
Understandings about science and technology

NS.9-12.7 HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE
Science as a human endeavor
Nature of scientific knowledge
Historical perspectives