How does the study of spacesuits fit into the curriculum? If you’re pondering that question, here are a few pointers that might help you integrate the science of spacesuits into your lesson plans.
Earth Science Topics
Atmosphere: Contrast the atmosphere of Earth to the vacuum of space.
Air and atmospheric pressure: Discuss the need for pressure.
Physical Science Topics
Vacuum: Discuss what happens to objects in a vacuum.
Radiation: Identify what type of radiation is present in space.
Temperature: Explain what causes the extreme differences in temperature.
High-speed micrometeoroids: Discuss the effect of an impact of energy.
Life Science Topics
- How would the human body react to the space environment without a spacesuit?
- Effects of radiation.
- Effects of no oxygen.
- Effects of low atmospheric pressure.