DK Find Out! The Space Race

The Space Race was a competition between the US and the Soviet Union to be the first country to go into space.

Crash Course Kids: Orbits are Odd - Episode 22.2
Crash Course Kids

Did you know that there is a massive Black Hole at the center of our Galaxy? Or that Pluto’s orbit is really… weird? T

Crash Course Kids: Everything Revolves Around You - Episode 22.1
Crash Course Kids

In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks to us about how these things work and why we don’t need to worry about the moon colliding with us.

Illuminations: Orbiting Satellites
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this lesson students explore the concept of orbits, focusing on altitude, velocity, and distance traveled.

Siemens STEM Day: Can You Hear Me Now?
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity students will experiment with how far sound travels naturally, as compared to how far it travels with satellite amplification.

Siemens STEM Day: Satellite Telemetry
Siemens STEM Day

Students will explore how satellites send images from telescopes in space, which we can access on Earth via the Internet.

AirSpace: Happy (Planet) Hunting (Season 1, Ep.10)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

NASA launched TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, on April 18, 2018, continuingĀ our search for planets outside of our solar system (aka exoplanets).

Flash Forward: CRIME - I Can See My House From Here!
Flash Forward

Today we travel to a future where satellites can catch criminals.

Flash Forward: Goodnight Night
Flash Forward

Today we travel to a future where darkness is a thing of the past.

Short Wave: CubeSat - Little Satellite, Big Deal
Short Wave (NPR)

We talk about three cutting-edge CubesSat missions, MarCO, Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, and Lunar Flashlight, and how this satellite technology evolved from university laboratories to deep space.

Short Wave: The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space
Short Wave (NPR)

Sarah Parcak explains how she uses satellite imagery and data to solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging.