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Learning objects Going down and burning up

TLF ID L42

Bring the Hubble Telescope back to Earth for repairs. Build a heat shield to protect the space telescope from burning up. Choose a material that will not easily burn, melt or transfer heat.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify a material that can withstand extreme heat.
  • Students explore thermal properties of a range of materials.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Natural and processed materials
Concept
  • Science/Heat
  • Science/Simple experiments
Skill
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content. Load time on some screens may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.