We began the Space Unit today in 5th Grade Science! I love starting my units by showing random videos about what we will explore in the weeks to follow, then have them write down questions they have or things they are curious about.
This video was a big hit today, so I embedded it below to share with everyone else. Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station (ISS) responds to an experiment designed by students. They sent him their question about what would happen if a person tried to wring out a washcloth on the ISS without gravity. The experiment worked beautifully, and my students were amazed with the outcome! It sparked some good ideas about what they might try to do if they designed an experiment in space. Enjoy!