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  • Hydration Station - Battle Creek MI

    Hydration Station

    For week 2, Northwestern Middle School 7th graders learned why hydration is so important for astronauts. We focused on glossary words, and groups answered questions in their journals after gathering information from YouTube and the hydration web. After developing a research question/problem statement, the students had a lot of fun with the urine simulation. Seeing different levels of hydration prompted more journal entries. They have a clear understanding of why we must hydrate our bodies, what signs to look for when dehydration sets in, and what we must do to balance levels in our own bodies.

  • Day 1 in Battle Creek, Michigan - NASA Intro & Journal Writing

    Mission X notebooks

    Northwestern Middle School 7th graders learned about NASA, their missions and staff. With a Mission X introduction and welcome video, we discussed what an astronaut must do to train mentally and physically. They then learned the importance of journal writing for scientists (NASA e-clips video) and started with a journal entry in their new notebooks listing goals for personal health as we move forward with our own classroom missions.

    Journal entry Journal entry
  • Excited to the "Core" to train like an astronuat!

    Our students began our astronaut training. We are super excited to learn about space and the importance of being physically fit. The plank is no joke! lol
    We will get stronger day by day! Love this program.

  • Our Base Station Walkback/Crew StrengthTraining

    The Group of 30 individuals split into two groups, We had walkers which were timed and then the others did the Crew strength training as well. We were a buzz for the full 45 minutes. This included resistance bands and sitting exercise just for example.

  • Choose My Plate/Healthy Eating of the Astronaut

    The Food that we eat provides the body with energy. With the energy that the body uses each day is important for good nutrition.
    We learned about Healthy eating and the food groups the Astronauts and us as individuals must choose to eat.
    In our adapted version we learned the food groups that we must choose. Fruits,Vegetables, Proteins,Grains and Dairy.
    The Group had food [lates and looked through magazines and pasted onto plates. Then they were asked where on a handout that was labeled where each group was. Finally they were asked what are good foods or Junk.