These "mission assignments" for students, available in English and Spanish, give detailed instructions for each activity as well as more advanced challenges, related NASA facts and safety guidelines. Educator Guides offer lesson plans, background information, and instructional procedures.
About the Video:
NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Kjell Lindgren explain why astronauts need to build up their endurance for long spacewalks. Astronaut trainer Yamil Garcia shows how to measure out a course and gradually increase the distance you run, jog or walk until you can complete it.Mission Question:
How could you perform a physical activity that would improve heart, lung, and muscle endurance?
Being physically active is an important way to keep your muscles strong and your heart and lungs healthy. When shopping at the mall, touring a museum, or on the way to and from class at school, the lungs, heart, and other muscles benefit. They get stronger by being worked for long periods of time.
Crew Member Mission: