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The Orbital Mechanic – NGSS Aligned Version for Grades 6-8


For teachers of K6-8. Science and Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In The Orbital Mechanic, a solar flare knocks a space probe off course endangering a costly mission. A simple solution comes just in time from … Continue reading

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Weightless – Part 3


(continued from Part 2) “Orbit,” Gregory interrupted. “I get it.” Gregory sat there silent, his front teeth biting his lower lip. Suddenly he jumped to his feet. “So, if the football is like a space craft, with people inside, the … Continue reading

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Weightless – Part 1


“There’s no gravity in space.” “Oh yes there is.” “No there isn’t,” Gregory said leaning forward. “Yes,” Jennifer insisted with both hands on her hips. “There is!” Gregory raised his voice. “I don’t get you. Our whole lives we’ve seen … Continue reading

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