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ISS 3-D Teaching Tool: Spaceflight Challenge I

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Subject: science
Level: lower secondary, upper secondary
Language: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Ελληνικά, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Português, Suomi, Svenska
Type: support materials
Format: CD-Rom and downloadable application

Become an astronaut on the International Space Station! Spaceflight Challenge 1 features science topics from across the secondary schools European curricula.

This product can be enjoyed as a role playing adventure game or as a set of interactive exercises that can be accessed in any order. Full scientific explanations and background information are provided.

Spaceflight Challenge 1 includes:

  • A fully navigable 3-D model of the interior and exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting above the Earth.
  • 26 science tasks, each with 3 or 4 interactive subtasks, a link to reference material, and a scientific simulation for students to experiment with.
  • Access to detailed scores and reports for teachers.
  • Teacher access to guides and classroom tools.
  • 60 data cards with information about the ISS facilities.
  • 6 spontaneous challenges which students must solve in real time
  • Two 3-D simulation activities.
  • A video briefing about the ISS and life on board.

The didactical content of the ISS 3-D Teaching Tool has been developed together with the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) and the Norwegian National Centre for Space Related Education (NAROM).

Free download

The ISS 3-D Teaching Tool is also available as a free download for teachers and pupils. You can register for the download version by using the order materials link on the right side.

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