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NASA: STEMonstration – Solar Energy

Solar energy is a key element in keeping the International Space Station functional as it provides a working laboratory for astronauts in the unique microgravity environment.

Astronauts rely on this renewable energy source to power the electronics needed for research and survival. In this episode, Expedition 55/56 Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold explains the process of generating power from the solar arrays on the space station to produce electricity for astronauts as they orbit approximately 250 miles above the earth’s surface. Visit https://nasa.gov/stemonstation for more educational resources that explore the research and technology of the International Space Station. HD quality download of this video at: https://archive.org/details/jsc2018m0…

 

Grade Level: 9-12

Time Required: 50 minutes

Next Generation Science Standards:
HS-ESS3-2
Earth and Human Activity: Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.


Science Topics
Energy (Renewable)
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9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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NASA: STEMonstration – Solar Energy

Solar energy is a key element in keeping the International Space Station functional as it provides a working laboratory for astronauts in the unique microgravity environment.

Astronauts rely on this renewable energy source to power the electronics needed for research and survival. In this episode, Expedition 55/56 Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold explains the process of generating power from the solar arrays on the space station to produce electricity for astronauts as they orbit approximately 250 miles above the earth’s surface. Visit https://nasa.gov/stemonstation for more educational resources that explore the research and technology of the International Space Station. HD quality download of this video at: https://archive.org/details/jsc2018m0…

 

Grade Level: 9-12

Time Required: 50 minutes

Next Generation Science Standards:
HS-ESS3-2
Earth and Human Activity: Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.


Science Topics
Energy (Renewable)
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

What are you looking for?

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NASA

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Type of Resource

Video

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