The bulky spacesuits the Apollo astronauts wore on the Moon worked great for the time. But astronauts on longer-duration expeditions are going to need suits that are more flexible and easier to live in. Introduce your students to MIT Professor Dava Newman as she discusses her sleek "second skin" spacesuit concept -- the Biosuit.
Running time 4:30 minutes
Science & Technology Activities:
Topics: The Nature of Science and Technology (Experimentation), Physics
Grades: 5 - 12
Topics: The Nature of Science and Technology (Experimentation)
Grades: 5 - 8
Hands-On Math / Science Activity:
Subject: Mathematics; Science & Technology
Topics: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Ratios; The Nature of Science
Grades: 5 - 9
Flash 9 or greater is required.