21st Century Explorer: About the Program Today's Knowledge for Tomorrow's Explorer
About 21st Century Explorer
The NASA 21st Century Explorer is a series of educational material emphasizing standards-based instruction, Problem-Based Learning, and scientific inquiry. Exploration topics focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematic skills. Each package consists of (1) a 30-second newsbreak; (2) an educator and student guide to hands-on activities; (3) an interactive web site featuring a web explanation of the exploration topic, glossary and quiz. Each activity guide features background information, science process skills, national education standards, materials list, step-by-step procedure for activity, rubric and curriculum explorations.
Find Answers to These Exploration Questions:
- How will your imagination help you become an explorer?
- What will replace the space shuttle?
- Where would a space explorer find water and oxygen?
- Why return to the moon before going to Mars?
- What would you find on the moon's surface?
- Why do robots travel places before people?
- What would you hear in a weather report from Mars?
- How would your body change in space?
- Are we there yet?
- How can we travel faster in space?
- Why do we want to study and travel to Mars?
- Why do astronauts eat tortillas instead of bread?
- Cool Suits
- Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
- Cleaning Water
- Moon Mining
- Making Regolith
- What's Hidden Inside
- Those Who Have Come Before Me
- Get A Leg Up
- Ray Shielding
- Speed It Up
- Let's Investigate Mars
- Food for Spaceflight
Visit our website, http://ksnn.nasa.gov, for:
- 30-Second Newsbreaks
- Online Web Explanations
- Hands-On Activity Guides
- National Education Standards
- Theme Music