双语阅读 | NASA帮助孩子们居家实现太空梦

双语阅读 | NASA帮助孩子们居家实现太空梦
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NASA offers at-home activities for children during the lockdown.


NASA帮助孩子们居家实现太空梦
NASA offers at-home activities for children during the lockdown
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As most schools nationwide have been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, children who have their eyes up at the stars can explore space from home with the help of NASA. During the lockdown, NASA has launched its "NASA At Home" website, full of educational resources geared to keep children engaged with science.

为防止新冠病毒传播,美国大多数学校业已关闭,而在美国国家航空航天局(NASA)的帮助下,有着太空梦的孩子在家中即可探索太空的奥妙。人们居家隔离期间,NASA上线了“家里的NASA(NASA At Home)”网站,网站包含各类教育资源,让孩子在家也可以参与科学活动,

NASA's website has a plethora of opportunities to learn more about astronomy and spaceflight. Children can easily find numbers of e-books, podcasts, videos, do-it-yourself science experiments, and virtual tours. For instance, Space Racers, an animated kids' TV series produced in collaboration with NASA experts, has released free educational content for students during school closures. A range of adventurous programs and activities has also been developed for all the children stuck in home lockdown, including a training program to become a home astronaut, build a hovercraft, launch rockets, and many more. 

家里的NASA网站提供了大量学习天文学和航空航天的机会。孩子们可以轻松找到许多电子书、播客、视频、可自己动手的科学实验以及虚拟游览等资源。由NASA专家协助制作的儿童系列动画片《航天小飞机》在学校关闭期间便作为教育内容免费向学生们开放。此外,NASA为所有居家隔离的孩子开发了一系列冒险计划和活动,包括关于成为家庭宇航员、制造气垫船、发射火箭的训练计划。

Here are two examples of the experiences children can enjoy.
以下是孩子们可以参与的两项体验。


Choose which plant next to grow in space
Students are encouraged to help choose which plant astronauts will next grow in space. The plan is for SpaceX's October cargo resupply mission to provide astronauts with a space-faring legume - but which legume has yet to be decided. Students can join team Alfalfa, Lentil, or Mungbean to help scientists to work out which plant would be best for munching on the ISS.

NASA鼓励学生们帮助宇航员选择下一种将在太空中种植的植物。该计划服务于太空技术探索公司SpaceX十月份的货物补给任务,即为宇航员提供一种可在太空存活的豆科植物,但具体选择哪一种豆科植物目前尚未决定。学生可加入苜蓿、扁豆或绿豆团队,帮助科学家们确定哪一种最适合国际空间站的宇航员们食用。


"Spacecraft AR" app
NASA's "Spacecraft AR" app brings the agency's many spacecraft right to users’ living room, so they can check them out with augmented reality. The educational app, which was developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will place interactive 3D models right in front of the users. 

NASA的“Spacecraft AR”移动应用将该机构的许多航天器带到用户的客厅,让用户通过增强现实技术(AR技术)得以仔细观察那些航天器。这一教育类应用由NASA喷气推进实验室开发,还会将交互式3D模型直接推送到用户的面前。 

Just dive into NASA's learn-at-home activities and experiences, and be ready to become a space station explorer. 

快来了解NASA的居家学习活动和体验,成为空间站探险家吧。

Vocabulary
gear  v. 使适合于
plethora  n. 大量
astronomy  n. 天文学
legume  n. 豆科植物
munch  v. 大声咀嚼

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