Backgrounder

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Backgrounder

Learn about the electromagnetic field of the Earth and what it means to us in this Backgrounder.

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Learn about what a human needs to survive in space in this sky science backgrounder.

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Learn about how craters are formed and about some of Canada's impact craters.

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In this case study, students will analyze video and print resources to explore the characteristics and potential effects of near-space objects in our solar system on the Earth.

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Because the ISS is dependent on Earth for its full life support needs, it is an open system. Scientists are working on creating a closed system using machinery and programs to recycle and reuse matter to maintain a supply of air, water, and food independent from Earth.

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Astronauts traveling to Mars will need to grow some of their own food in order to survive and stay healthy. But on Mars will there be enough light to meet the needs of growing plants?

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This backgrounder helps explain the laws of Orbital Mechanics

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This backgrounder explains how radiation affects the health of humans during the exploration of space.

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