[Surfnetkids 22 Aug 2007] International Space Station

[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] International Space Station

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: High School Musical Pajamas
3. Weekly Topic: International Space Station
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Related Video
8. Quote of the Week
9. Classified Ads
10. Subscription Management

#1. August 22, 2007

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. International Space Station

by Barbara J. Feldman

International Space Station Printable (** for premium members only)

The International Space Station (ISS) is a low-flying research facility jointly operated by the space agencies of the U.S., Russia, Canada, Japan, and eleven European countries. It was assembled piece by piece in space, starting with a Russian module put into orbit in November, 1998. The first crew arrived two years later. Over fifty missions will be required to assemble the entire thing. Completion is scheduled for 2010.

Classroom of the Future: ISS Challenge
The NASA-supported Classroom of the Future is a multimedia resource for both students and teachers. Start with the mouseover tour of ISS components such as the habitation module, solar arrays and the service module. Then discover the outstanding science activities filed under Life Science, Physical Science, and Technology. “Welcome to Farming in Space. This activity enables you to design and run a student version of plant growth experiments flown aboard the International Space Station.” Each activity contains Teacher Notes in addition to student material.

Discovery.com: ISS
The first features that caught my eye were the Interactives such as the Spacewalk (“Put on your spacesuit and tackle your very own mission.”) and Who Does What (see how each participating country pitches in.) Other worthwhile clicks include The Construction Timeline (from 1999 to 2006) and the IPIX-powered Enter the Station. Unfortunately, I had problems with the IPIX viewer, and had to try several browsers before getting it to work with Internet Explorer. Also, most of the files in the Video Gallery have gone MIA.

How Stuff Works: Space Station
“Imagine waking up in the morning, looking out your window and seeing this view. Breathtaking, isn’t it? What would it be like to live in space?” In six illustrated, hyperlinked pages, How Stuff Works introduces the space station concept in general, and the International Space Station in specific. Best clicks are the pages about “Sustaining a Permanent Environment in Space” and “Propulsion, Communications and Power.” Related space articles (How Space Suits Work, How Space Shuttles Work) are listed at the end.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: International Space Station.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

Do you know of a great International Space Station (ISS) site that we didn’t include? Click here to submit a site review.
Click here to browse the most recent site reviews written by our readers.

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#5. Note from a Reader

“Thanks for sending me your web sites. I like it.”
Juhi Mirchandani

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#6. Related Games

Space Station Word Search

Printable Space Station Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/space_station-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)

Space Station Scrambler

Space Shuttle Jigsaw

Space Shuttle Word Search

Space Jokes

(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#7. Related Video

Tour of the International Space Station

#8.Quote of the Week

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Hubbard (856 – 1915) American writer.

Click here for more on Elbert Hubbard.

Daily Education Quote via Email

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