Science in a Box: An Educator Guide with NASA Glovebox Activities in Science, Math, and Technology.
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The Space Shuttle and International Space Station provide a unique microgravity environment for research that is a critical part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) mission to improve the quality of life on Earth and enable the health and safety of space explorers for long duration missions beyond our solar system. This guide assists in the building of a science glovebox. The glovebox is a piece of hardware that provides a sealed laboratory setting and provides an opening through which the operator can reach into protective gloves built into the box and conduct scientific experiments. The guide contains background information, the purpose of microgravity research, using a glovebox on the International Space Station, constructing a classroom glovebox, and activities that can be used with the completed glovebox. (MVL)