On International Women’s Day, we remember Christa McAuliffe, STS-51L citizen observer and payload specialist representing the Teacher in Space Project. McAuliffe served as an inspiration to all—continuously striving to bring the wonder of space to everyone. Last year, NASA partnered with the Challenger Center, an educational organization established in honor of the crew of space shuttle Challenger following the January 1986 accident, to complete lessons McAuliffe had created for the Teacher in Space mission.
The lessons, called “Christa’s Lost Lessons,” include videos of NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold conducting science demonstrations onboard the International Space Station (ISS), along with accompanying lesson plans for students to conduct their own experiments in the classroom. A new lesson was recently released on effervescence, the release of air bubbles in a liquid. All of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are available for free at www.challenger.org/christa.
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