Space Rock-n-Roll

In the microgravity environment of the International Space Station astronauts can perform spectacular rolls. Here on Earth, because of gravity these rolls are not as easy.
 
In Space Rock-n-Roll, your team will perform a series of somersaults on the ground to improve body coordination, flexibility, balance and strengthen your back, abdominal and leg muscles. 
 
Skills
Coordination, Flexibility, Balance
Learning Objectives
  • Perform a physical activity that will improve body coordination, flexibility and increase motion range
  • Record observations and improvements about this experience in the Mission Journal
Equipment
  • Thick and long mat
  • (Optional) hula-hoop
  • For Students: Mission Journal and pencil
Time
15-20 minutes

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