Unit 3: Life in Our Solar System

Objectives

Obj. 7.9a: 
analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, presence of water, and composition of the atmosphere

Obj. 7.9b:
identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration


Vocabulary Words
SOLAR WIND







ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT






EARTH's MAGNETIC FIELD







BONE DENSITY








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MICROGRAVITY











VACUUM (in space)








PROXIMITY    


                                    
a continuous stream of charged particles from the Sun; causes the Northern Lights and can disrupt power grids on Earth 
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invisible light waves emitted by the Sun than can cause tanning, burning, and skin cancer
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magnetic lines of force from Earth's north and south poles, acting like a giant magnet
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the amount of bone mineral in bone tissue; astronauts in space for long periods of time will have a decrease in bone density
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an adaptation, or addition, that is helpful
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protective covering that can stop the transfer of radiation, heat, or electricity 
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becoming worse or weaker; breaking down
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the attraction that Earth exerts on objects 
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the almost complete absence of gravity that can only be found in space
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a volume of space mostly empty of matter, such as oxygen, to breathe
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how close or how far something is from another object
 












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TED-Ed: Out of This World Video Lessons



What Is the Solar Wind?


What is the Goldilocks Zone?


Earth's Atmosphere





Life on the ISS


How Living in Space Affects the Body




What Happens to Your Body in Space w/o a Spacesuit


How Can We Live on Mars Without a Spacesuit


How Do Spacesuits Keep Astronauts Safe in the Vacuum of Space



Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars


The First Humans on Mars


What Is the Distance to Mars?


Using Gravity Assist to Travel In Space


YouTube Video



the Martian: Slingshot Maneuver


YouTube Video


Human Life Support in Space



ISS Spacesuit







Gournet Space Food


Search for Another Earth



50 Years of Space Walks



NASAs Path to Mars


Colonizing Space


People Will Live on Mars


Training for Life on Mars



15 Yr Old Training for Mars Mission











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