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Who Won the Space Race?
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!
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 53 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Fundamentals of Space-Time: Part 3
If you weren't already blown away by first two installments, check out this clip on how gravity and space-time interact! Our physicist friends, Pontzen and Whyntie, continue their discussion of these motion concepts for your high schoolers during a quantum mechanics unit.
3 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Fundamentals of Space-Time: Part 1
A smart series of videos attempts to describe the relationship between space and time. In this first episode, two educators hold a discussion using slides and a flip-book approach to put the two things together. Make sure to follow this with parts two and three of the series.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Space: Our Star, the Sun, and Its Friends, the Planets
Students examine the solar system. In this space lesson, students identify the order of the planets and their relative size to the sun. Students create a scale model of our solar system using a variety of household objects.
2nd - 4th Math 92 Views 285 Downloads
Space Telescope Debate
Students investigate the Hubble and Webb telescopes. In this space telescope lesson, 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.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 19 Downloads
Breaking News English: Space Station
In this space station worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about the space station.
5th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 10 Downloads
Students explore the significance of the four space programs: Sputnik, Apollo, Viking, and Voyager. In this space exploration instructional activity, students view a space exploration slideshow and complete an included chart of space exploration.
4th - 9th Science 12 Views 92 Downloads
Liftoff Into Space
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.
K - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 59 Downloads
Students discover what outer space is and the things one may find in it. For this outer space lesson, 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.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 18 Views 55 Downloads
The Geometry of Space
A fun activity to demonstrate the very complicated and intangible concept of a curved universe. The instructions for creating a Mobius Strip, and therefore, curved space is given. The six questions ask for conclusions about this movement of energy, but still would benefit from context support and additional instruction from the teacher.
8th - Higher Ed Math 6 Views 29 Downloads
Milestones in the Space Program
Middle schoolers brainstorm names of astronauts from NASA space missions. They are explained that the Cold War was not actually a war but pervasive tension that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union for several decades following World War II.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Astronaut on a Space Walk
Students identify important figures in space travel and advancements made possible because of their contributions. They identify the parts of an astronaut's space suit and construct a realistic replica of an astronaut dressed for a space walk.
4th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
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.
K - 2nd Language Arts 4 Views 36 Downloads