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Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also, products designed for space have led to commonly used household products! Little bits of humor are present in the animation if you are really observing, and viewers will glean plenty from this presentation. It can be used in a history class when focusing on the 1960s, or in your space unit.
Taking somewhat of a humorous, paranoid viewpoint, this video explores the question of whether or not space objects are likely to take us out. From asteroids, to the sun dying out, to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, the possibilities are systematically eliminated, at least for now! Where this does not fit into standard space curriculum, it is super engaging and would serve as an interesting attention-grabber at the beginning of any space unit.
Get your class outside, away from the television, and maybe even learning something about nature while they're at it. Individuals will chose an open, natural space to spend time in for several days. Each day they will complete a page in the provided ten-page "Natural Space Journal". For every page of the journal, pupils draw and write about things they see, hear, and think about as they spend time in their chosen open space. The specific prompts at the top of each journal page will get your class noticing things about nature they may not have before, thinking in a scientific way, and hopefully appreciating nature!
Let’s explore space! Learners independently read a nonfiction book, Space Stations, which highlights the first space stations and the plans for future space stations. The reading strategy of previewing pictures and captions is the focus for this lesson plan. After their independent read, the class comes back together to clarify any confusion and discuss provided reading questions. Who doesn’t love learning about space?
Students discover what outer space is and the things one may find in it. In this outer space activity, students read books, sing songs, and make crafts while rotating through outer space centers. Students practice using the letter S, the number 8, the star shape, and the color white.
Students explore the challenges that are faced when transporting materials into space. They review the various forms of energy, including solar arrays, that are used on the International Space Station and how generating this energy calls for collaboration between researches on earth and in space.
Young scholars read a story called Astronauts Finish Building Space Station Addition and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this space station lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, building a space station online, create photo timeline, and research astronauts.
Are you interested in space and space exploration? Read the passage "Space Travelers" and complete the two exercises that follow. The first has learners label the drawing shown with the correct vocabulary words. The second has learners put the correct words into spaces in a paragraph.
Seventh and eighth graders examine how to use tree diagrams and sample spaces in order to make predictions about independent events. They define key vocabulary terms, and examine a tree diagram that illustrates the possibilities of tossing a coin three times. Independently, they create their own tree diagram, and design a sample space table. The lesson plan is richly-detailed, making it easy to implement in your math class.
Students investigate the Hubble and Webb telescopes. In this space telescope lesson plan, students research Internet sites to find out what type of information these telescopes provide. They debate whether it is financially responsible to spend money to look for Earth-like planets.
Students explore the history of space exploration. In this history of space exploration lesson, students create a timeline of space exploration. Students watch a space video and discuss important events. Students research space exploration on the Internet and write an article about what they have learned.