Space Camp Activities Correlated with National Science Education Standards Content Standards 9th- 12th Grade

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National Science Education Standards Content Standards 9th- 12th Grade
  Shuttle Anatomy Shuttle Timeline & Aborts Orbiter Systems Living in Space Rocketry Solar Physics Rocket Construction Payload Ops Shuttle & Space Station Missions Aero Design (PLT only) Orbital Mechanics (PLT only) Suits (MS only) Space Meds (MS only) SCUBA Intro (MS only) History of Spaceflight Russian Space History Rocket Park
Science as Inquiry
Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations.                            
Design and conduct scientific investigations.                            
Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications.                              
Formulate and revise scientific explanations and models using logic and evidence.                          
Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models.                                
Communicate and defend a scientific argument.                            
Understandings about scientific inquiry.                  
Physical Science
Develop understanding of structure and properties of matter.                            
Develop understanding of chemical reactions.                              
Develop understanding of motions and forces.            
Develop understanding of conservation of energy and increase in disorder.                          
Develop understanding of interactions of energy and matter.                
Life Science
Develop understanding of the cell.                              
Develop understanding of interdependence of organisms.                            
Develop understanding of matter, energy, and organization in living systems.                          
Develop understanding of behavior of organisms.                                
Earth and Space Science                                  
Develop understanding of energy in the earth system.                                
Develop understanding of geochemical cycles.                                
Develop understanding of the origin and evolution of the earth system.                                
Develop understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe.                                
Science and Technology
Develop abilities of technological design.                        
Identify a problem or design an opportunity.                    
Propose designs and choose between alternative solutions.                    
Implement a Proposed Solution.                            
Evaluate the solution and its consequences.                    
Communicate the problem, process, and solution.                              
Understandings about science and technology.                          
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives                                  
Develop understanding of personal and community health.                              
Develop understanding of natural resources.                            
Develop understanding of science and technology in local, national, and global challenges.                      
History and Nature of Science                                  
Develop understanding of science as a human endeavor.                  
Develop understanding of nature of scientific knowledge.                        
Develop understanding of historical perspectives.