Dealing with Heat in Outer Space


Written by Kyle Fraser

How does the cooling system of an astronaut’s spacesuit work?  In this lesson plan, the students will learn about the strategies astronauts currently use to manage their body temperatures to survive the extreme environment of outer space.  They will also perform a demonstration which will show a method used by space agencies such as NASA.

Dealing with Heat in Outer Space – Lesson Plan

Resource Handout – Heat in Outer Space

Resource SMARTBoard – Heat in Outer Space

Kyle is a recipient of the 2014 Don Galbraith Science Education Award