Learn about Canadian contributions to space exploration, including how science taking place in space leads to benefits for the rest of us back on Earth.
Originally designed for museum educators delivering school programs at venues that are hosting the Health in Space travelling exhibition, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum is releasing this package in the form of a digital learning kit for everyone to explore.
The package contains a guided tour and three experiments. We invite teachers, students, and parents guiding their children’s learning from home to adapt these resources for their own unique learning situations.
The material presents students with three main ideas:
- Space explorers are aware of the risks involved in their work, and take steps to mitigate them;
- Astronauts are often the subject of experiments studying the effects of space on the human body; and
- The results of these experiments have benefits for people on Earth.
This package also helps students discover a variety of exciting aerospace careers beyond the roles with which they may already be familiar.
Interested in learning more? Bring a part of the exhibition directly into your home through this video series in which Canadian astronauts share some of the unique, health-related challenges that they can face.