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Keep Your Cool – A Trip into Space

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Weblinks 1

The links below will introduce you to ceramics and their properties.

On your WebQuest research sheet say what ceramics are and list their properties.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/ztxnsbk/revision/1

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/science/spinoff9_nextel_f.html


Website 2

Polymers are another group of very important materials, and they also have unique properties.

Visit the site below, and on your research sheet say what polymers are as well as listing their properties.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/ztxnsbk/revision/2


Weblinks 3

The third group of materials that you need to get to know is composites.

Visit the webpage below and describe the properties of composite materials on your WebQuest sheet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/ztxnsbk/revision/3


Weblinks 4

A serious problem is caused by the heating effect on the outside of space rockets and other vehicles that move at great speed through the Earth’s atmosphere.

Watch the video below on the use of ceramic tiles on the Space Shuttles. Explain on your WebQuest research sheet why the Space Shuttles get hot on re-entry, and how ceramics can help.

http://www.geek.com/science/2200f-space-shuttle-heat-tiles-wont-burn-your-bare-hands-1559855/


Weblinks 5

Richard Branson is offering members of the pubic the chance to go on trips to space and back.

Visit the website of Virgin Galactic and record on your research sheet the details of Richard Branson’s latest business.

http://www.virgingalactic.com/

Use a Google search of recent news articles to explain why some early test flights resulted in spacecraft being destroyed.

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