These free videos are intended to be used for instruction or remediation of primary and secondary students . They can be viewed in their entirety or the instructor can pause them periodically to discuss various parts of the video during the learning process.
Instructional resources for each video are included in the resource directory at the bottom of the page and include guided notes (with a word bank) as well as related classroom hands-on activities. We always recommend previewing the videos to maximize their instructional impact.
This Physical Science focused episode will cover the demonstration of physical and chemical change and how the Astronauts use the impact temperature has on reactions to save the station when an accident occurs on board. (running time 31 minutes)
In this Life Science focused episode, the scientist aboard the station will briefly discuss the Linnaean classification system and then identify the differences between the Kingdoms of Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Fungi, and Protista. This review will be an essential part of identifying and categorizing an unknown biological material that was found on the Moon and is being evaluated to determine if it is of terrestrial origin. (running time 25 minutes)
In this Nature of Science, Physical Science and Earth/Space Science related episode, the crew of Spacegate Station works with the Scientists of the Lunar Research Center to discuss the impact gravity and atmospheric drag has on a Space Capsule when it returns to earth. In this lesson, the students will be given directions on how to apply the scientific method to investigate, design, and build a space capsule re-entry system. Using different materials, provided by their instructor, students will have to figure out the best way to help slow down the capsule and overcome the problems of re-entry. (running time 14 minutes)
In this Life Science based episode, the crew will help students learn about muscles, bones, and nerves and how they interact in the human body to provide movement. Students will also see how science has taken the understanding of this process to create artificial computer-controlled systems that can emulate human movement. In this lesson, using different materials provided by the instructor, they will create an artificial finger to better understand how both the human and artificial machines work to create movement. (running time 20 minutes)
In this Math and STEM-based episode, the crew will help students learn about computers and the fundamental process of how a program is designed. Students will be introduced to the concept of algorithms which consists of instructional sequences, decision making, and command repetition. In this lesson, using instructional handouts’, the student will then create their own algorithm to better understand the essential parts of developing a program to operate a computer. No computers are needed for this activity. (running time 22 minutes)
In this Math and Physical Science based episode the crew will teach about about how gravity effects the orbit of objects in space and how this impacts the operations of Spacegate Station as it maintains its orbit around the moon. Students will also learn the process and practice the math involved in keeping Spacegate Station in its orbit using the necessary computations. (running time 21 minutes)
In this Math and STEM-based episode, the crew will help students learn about the importance of precision and accuracy in experimentation and review the use of the American Standard Code for information Interchange (ASCII) table. Students will be able to practice the process for converting character based information to hexadecimal, using the ASCII table, so they can better understand the process involved in communicating with Spacegate Station's booster engine computer. (running time 22 minutes)
In this Engineering/STEM - based episode, the crew will help students learn about basic engineering design practices that are used to create structures such as houses. This lesson includes the reading of the children's book "If I Built a House" by Chris Van Dunsen. At the end of this lesson, using different materials provided by the instructor, the students will create their own dream home. (running time 18 minutes)
In this version of the episode, the program is reduced for older children and focuses on basic engineering design practices and people that are used to create structures such as houses. At the end of this lesson, using different materials provided by the instructor, the students will create their own dream home. (running time 6 minutes)
In this Life science-based episode, the crew will help students learn about the four major types of large biological molecules called Macromolecules. At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to describe the basic molecular structure of the four types of Macromolecules and their primary functions. (running time 19 minutes)
In this Physical science-based episode, during a station emergency, the crew and the students learn about electricity, series and parallel circuits, the importance of conductors and insulators as well as the method used to measure the flow of electricity. (running time 20 minutes)
In this Nature of Science, Physical Science, and Earth/Space Science related episode, the crew of Spacegate Station help students learn about what Drones are, how they operate, and what makes them a special type of flying vehicle. Students also learn about the related concepts of thrust, drag, lift, gravity, their effects on flying objects, and the implications of operating a Drone on the planet Mars. (running time 18 minutes)
In this episode of Spacegate Station, students will learn about a FREE special program sponsored by the Blue Origin Club for the Future called Postcards to Space. Students create a postcard that is loaded into the crew capsule of Blue Origins New Shepard rocket which is launched into space . When the postcards are recovered, they are stamped "Flown to Space," and mailed back to the students to keep as their own space-flown keepsake. (running time 10 minutes)
All applicable Florida Next Generation Sunshine Standards are included in the individual resource packets for each lesson.