Universe in the Classroom
Welcome to the Universe in the Classroom! This electronic educational newsletter is for teachers and other educators around the world who want to help students of all ages learn more about the wonders of the universe through astronomy.
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Current Issue: Fall 2013
by Jeffrey Bennett (Big Kid Science)
In the fall of 2013, peoples’ imagination was captured by the movie Gravity. Though many of the plot elements were unrealistic, overall the movie accurately portrayed the role of gravity, and showing how people and objects move in space. The misconception arises when we ask about the role gravity plays. The movie gives educators a marvelous opportunity to help learners of all ages better understand how gravity works.
In this edition of Universe in the Classroom, learn about the starring role of gravity in the real life of astronauts and their work in space.
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