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Super Science Show with Joe: "Space"

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Episode 2: Join Joe as he embarks on an exploration of space in this episode of Super Science Show with Joe. Accelerate your way through the planets and take a closer look at our solar system. Learn how to design and build your own rockets at home- straw rockets- and launch them. Explore the size and distance of the planets from the sun. Also, get a glimpse of what NASA has in store for future space travel as we embark on a mission back to the moon with Mission Artemis. Launch into learning about space with Joe! Developed for students in grades 4-6.

Produced and directed by Joe Beasley in partnership with VPM.

How to make straw rockets: https://www.howcast.com/videos/510856-how-to-make-a-rocket-from-paper-a-straw-science-projects

Virginia Standards of Learning (2018): Earth and Space Systems, Space

4.5 The student will investigate and understand that the planets have characteristics and a specific place in the solar system. Key ideas include 

a) planets rotate on their axes and revolve around the sun; 

b) planets have characteristics and a specific order in the solar system; and 

c) the sizes of the sun and planets can be compared to one another. 

4.6 The student will investigate and understand that there are relationships among Earth, the moon, and the sun. Key relationships include 

a) the motions of Earth, the moon, and the sun

5.3 Newton’s Laws of Motion

6.2 The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses. Key concepts include: 

c) nonrenewable energy sources (fossil fuels including petroleum, natural gas, and coal)

e) energy transformations (heat/light to mechanical, chemical, and electrical energy)

6.8 The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. Key concepts include:

c) the role of gravity

d) revolution and rotation

Physical Science (PS.8) Newton's Laws of Motion

Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs): Design Process is addressed in the .1 standards at all grade levels. 

Earth Science (E.2) Includes the reasons for space travel and the NASA program.

More information:

NASA's Magellan mission to Venus

Dwarf Planets, an important component of the Solar System and a target for several past, present, and future NASA Missions: 

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teach/activity/space-shorts-what-is-a-dwarf-planet/, and

https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/planets.html