Since November 2, 2000, there has been a continual presence of humans in low Earth orbit living on the International Space Station. That means middle school students have never known a day without humans in space! But why is that important, and what are we doing all the way up there anyway? Tune in to this next episode to learn what it is like to live and work on the ISS from astronauts who have been there! 

Have questions after the program? Tune in to our live chat on Thursday, November 12, at 1 pm to learn more about the International Space Station.

Standards for Educators:

     MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design (Iterative testing)
     MS-PS1-2 Matter and its Interactions (Chemical Reactions)
     MS-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions (Newton’s Third Law)

For more educational resources on the International Space Station, be sure to check out the STEM in 30 collection on Smithsonian Learning Lab.

STEM in 30 is the National Air and Space Museum’s webcast series for middle school students. Tune in every month to share the fascination of aviation and space with your students.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation.

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