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I am a physic teacher. My work is focus on teaching "real life" phenomena using interactive and engaging methods.

Astronaut’s life

By science teachers: Catalina Stanca and Mihaela Ciapa

Our event consists of two distinct activities: an experimental project and a contest designed for middle school students. 

The first part is focus on analyzing the astronaut’s life from the International Space Station. We observe five usual day by day activities in microgravity, trying to realize experiments that explain the methods used by astronauts. This part of the event is design by high school students who made videos, trying to answer to the following questions:

  • “How do astronauts weight themselves?”
  • “How astronauts workout in space?”
  • “Is capillarity effect in space?”
  • “Is Greenhouse effect in space?”
  • “The sound in a vacuum” or “Which are the sounds of the planets?” 

These videos were presented to students in eight and ninth grades.

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