This probe is designed to elicit students' ideas about changing the direction of motion in the absence of air. Many students will have seen movies or television shows in which spaceships turn by banking or using wing flaps. In outer space, where there is no air to push off of, these motions would not be possible.

Grade Levels

Elementary High School Middle School


Assessment Phenomena Physical Science Physics Three-Dimensional Learning


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/1/2010Stock # PB274X1_22

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