In this activity, students learn how light and energy are spread throughout space. The rate of change can be expressed mathematically, demonstrating why spacecraft like NASA’s Juno need so many solar panels.
In this activity, students learn how light and energy are spread throughout space. The rate of change can be expressed mathematically, demonstrating why spacecraft like NASA’s Juno need so many solar panels.
Students develop spreadsheet models that describe the relationship between the mass of a spacecraft using electric propulsion, the force acting on the spacecraft, and its acceleration.
Students develop spreadsheet models that describe the relationship between the mass of a spacecraft using electric propulsion, the force acting on the spacecraft, and its acceleration.
Students build a spectrometer using basic materials as a model for how NASA uses spectroscopy to determine the nature of elements found on Earth and other planets.
Students build a spectrometer using basic materials as a model for how NASA uses spectroscopy to determine the nature of elements found on Earth and other planets.