Do a Spacewalk

In a reduced gravity environment, astronauts are unable to walk like they do on Earth. Instead, they coordinate their hands, arms, and feet to pull and push themselves from one place to another. Whether inside a space vehicle or outside doing Extra Vehicular Activities, strong muscles and coordination help astronauts move in space.
 
In this activity, your team will perform the “bear crawl” and “crab walk” to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination.
 
Skills
Strength, Coordination, Mobility, Dexterity, Flexibility
Learning Objectives
  • Perform the “bear crawl” and “crab walk” to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination
  • Record observations about improvements in muscular strength and coordination during this physical experience in the Mission Journal.
Equipment
  • Tape measure or meter stick
  • (Optional) watch or stopwatch 
  • For students: Mission Journal and pencil
Time
25 minutes

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