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Baroreceptor Reflex Role PlayAdd to list Details
In this activity about the baroreceptor reflex (BR) arc (page 123 of the PDF), learners discover the importance of maintaining adequate arterial blood pressure through a role playing exercise.
Space Stations: Bones of ContentionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make models representing bones on Earth and bones that have been in space. They discover what happens to bones without proper exercise and nutrition.
Space Stations: Sponge Spool SpineAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners simulate what happens to a human spine in space by making Sponge Spool Spines (alternating sponge pieces and spools threaded on a pipe cleaner).
Capturing Homemade MicrogravityAdd to list Details
This activity (page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Microgravity) is a full inquiry investigation into how ordinary things behave in microgravity, similar to what astronauts experience.
Space Stations: Beans in SpaceAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners perform 20 arm curls with cans that simulate the weight of beans on Earth versus the weights of the same number of beans on the Moon and in space.
Target Recognition and Synapse Formation During DevelopmentAdd to list Details
In this activity about neuron/target muscle recognition (page 44 of the PDF), learners arranged in two rows facing away from each other use string to simulate neural development.
Weighty QuestionsAdd to list Details
In this activity about humans and space travel (page 1 of PDF), learners compare and contrast the behavior of a water-filled plastic bag, both outside and inside of a container of water.
Vestibular-Ocular ReflexAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will perform various investigations to understand the vestibular-ocular reflex and learn about the importance of visual cues in maintaining balance.
How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?Add to list Details
In this activity (on page 142 of the PDF), learners will compare breathing rates before and after hyperventilation to explore how reduced carbon dioxide levels in the blood lower the need to breathe.
Pitch, Roll and Yaw: The Three Axes of RotationAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 87 of the PDF), learners move their bodies to better understand the three axes of rotation: pitch, roll and yaw.
Changing Body Positions: How Does the Circulatory System Adjust?Add to list Details
In this activity about how the body regulates blood pressure (page 117 of the PDF), learners make and compare measurements of heart rate and blood pressure from three body positions: sitting, standing
Building a Magic CarpetAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 89 of the PDF), learners compare and contrast pitch and roll motions by using a Magic Carpet maze similar to one that was used for Neurolab investigations about microgravity.
Measuring Blood Pressure in SpaceAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 105 of the PDF), learners measure heart rate and blood pressure and learn how to obtain consistent measurements during repeated tests.
Space Stations: Follow the Bouncing Ball!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners predict whether a ball on Earth or a ball on the Moon bounces higher when dropped and why.
Space Stations: Measure Up!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners work in pairs to measure each other's ankles with lengths of string.
Building a 3-D Space Maze: Escher StaircaseAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 95 of the PDF), learners create Escher Staircase models similar to those that were used by Neurolab's Spatial Orientation Team to investigate the processing of information about
Roller Coaster DesignAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Roller Coaster Design Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into g-force and acceleration.
Challenge: MicrogravityAdd to list Details
In this activity about the circulatory system and space travel (on page 38 of the PDF), learners use water balloons to simulate the effects of gravity and microgravity on fluid distribution in the bod
Butterflies in SpaceAdd to list Details
The Butterflies in Space Teacher's Guide uses "life in space" to encourage learners to conduct their own open-ended scientific investigations.
Bag of BonesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will use cereal to conduct an experiment and investigate how decreased bone density is related to increased risk of bone fracture.