National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Human Body: Space Adaptations

In this web seminar participants received an overview of the NASA Explorer Schools featured lesson Human Body: Space Adaptations. The session included information about the effects of microgravity on astronauts as well as a guided introduction to three student activities that provide a firsthand look at the effects of reduced gravity on bones, the fluid shifts in the body, and the amount of oxygen needed to survive. Participating educators learned about resources that can build background knowledge and stimulate student interest in the activity.


This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

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