NASA Educational Materials
Educational Videotapes and slide sets are available through the Educator
Resource Center Network and CORE.
Microgravity- Length 23:24
This video describes the restrictions that gravity imposes on scientific
experimentation and how they can be greatly reduced in the exciting research
environment of the Space Shuttle and the Interna-tional Space Station.
NASA publishes a variety of educational resources suitable for classroom
use. The following resources specifically relate to microgravity and living,
working, and science research in the microgravity environment. Resources
are available from different sources as noted.
Microgravity Science - Grades: 8-12
This set of 24 slides illustrates the basic concepts of microgravity and
describes four areas of microgravity research, including: biotechnology,
combustion science, fluid physics, and materials science. 1994
NASA (1980), Materials Processing In Space: Early Experiments,
Scientific and Technical Information Branch, NASA Headquarters, Washington,
NASA (1982), Spacelab, EP-165, NASA Headquarters, Washington,
NASA (1976-Present), Spinoff. NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
NASA (1994), "Microgravity News," Microgravity Science Outreach,
Mail Stop 359, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (quarterly newslet-ter)
NASA (1988), Science in Orbit - The Shuttle and Spacelab Experience:
1981 -1986, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.
Faraday, M., (1988) The Chemical History of a Candle, Chicago Review
Press, Chicago, IL.
Halliday, D. & Resnick, R., (1988) Fundamentals of Physics,
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY.
Holden, A. & Morrison, P., (1982), Crystals and Crystal Growing,
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
Lyons, J., (1985), Fire, ScientificAmerican. Inc., New York, NY.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1981), Combustion
Experiments in a Zero-gravity Laboratory. New York, NY
Chandler, D., (1991), "Weightlessness and Microgravity,"
Physics Teacher, v29n5, pp.312-313.
Cornia, R., (1991), "The Science of Flames," The Science
Teacher, v58n8, pp. 43-45.
Frazer, L., (1991), "Can People Survive in Space?," Ad Astra,
v3n8, pp.14- 18
Howard, B., (1991), "The Light Stuff," Omni, v14n2,
Noland, D., (1990), "Zero-G Blues," Discover. vl1n5,
Pool, R., (1989), "Zero Gravity Produces Weighty Improvements,"
Science, v246n4930, p.580.
Space World, (1988), "Mastering Microgravity," v7n295,
Science News, (1989), "Chemistry: Making Bigger, Better Crystals,"
Science News, (1989), "Making Plastics in Galileo's Shadow,"
v136n 18, p.286.
USRA Quarterly. (1992), "Can You Carry Your Coffee Into Orbit?,"