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Space Hazards: Activity – Science S1

Activity Timing

30 min. Introduction to Hazards
10 min. Define Mitigate
2 min.    Reflect

42 min. Total

Prep Reminder

The Educator Guide has a script, materials list, and prep directions. Be sure to have it open and ready to help guide you through every activity.

Key Terms

Hazard: a source of danger

Mitigate: to make less severe, serious, or painful

Space Hazards FAQ's

Space Hazards Vocab List

S1 Purpose

Youth play a matching card game to introduce the concepts of hazards as dangers and mitigation as a way to lessen the danger.

Quick Tips

  • Define both "hazard" and "mitigate" as a group
  • Pay extra attention to the group that is dealt the hazard card for Tripping and make sure youth are planning on acting it out in a safe way.

End of Activity Science Reflection

Today we explored everyday hazards and different strategies that humans have developed to mitigate them so they aren't so dangerous.

Key Take Away

There are many everyday hazards and many ways we can mitigate or protect ourselves against them.

Did you know?

  • Most if not all mitigation strategies can be considered technologies since technology is anything designed by humans to help solve a problem. Check out Prep Engineering Adventure 2 to learn more. 
  • Many industries have Health and Safety Officers (HSOs). In construction, the HSO must write a plan that identifies all known hazards and how to mitigate them. These often include hazards like frostbite or bee stings.