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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. Make sure to check out the additional Dig Deeper resources for even more material!
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! 
Students examine the facts and logistics connected to the space shuttle Columbia tragedy and present at a teach-in on the incident. February 3, 2003)
Students research the history and accomplishments of the American space program and ponder its role in the future. They gather research on NASA and make small group presentations to the class on their findings and assessments.
Students consider the two finalists in the contest for architectural designs for the site of the World Trade Center. They create their own designs for a meaningful public space, then critique each other's designs.
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.
Celebrate Space Day on May 7th with aerospace lessons that are sure to get kids excited about science and engineering!
Students use photo images from space to create a large map of the United States or the world, find where they live and label other places they know. They are exposed to a Web resource that allows them to view photo images of Earth taken from space.
In this biology worksheet, students grow corn plants in growth pouches as the control group in an experiment on plant growth in microgravity. Then they analyze any differences that occur between Earth-grown and space-grown corn plants.
Middle schoolers investigate the Hubble and Webb telescopes. In this space telescope instructional activity, 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. For 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.
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. Students complete 10 activities total.
Students consider prior knowledge about gravity and flight and learn the physics of the two. They examine the appeal of working for NASA by reading and discussing the article "To Lure Students to Space Careers, A Taste of Flight." They develop and pitch marketing strategies promoting careers in aerospace to young people. Finally they write recommendation letters to NASA.
Students examine the painting "Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No.4." In this visual arts instructional activity, students brainstorm a list of adjectives to describe space. Students create space paintings inspired by "Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No.4."
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.
In this space exploration worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about space and resources. Students complete 8 questions total to get their merit badge.
Young scholars discover what outer space is and the things one may find in it. In this outer space lesson, students read books, sing songs, and make crafts while rotating through outer space centers. Young scholars practice using the letter S, the number 8, the star shape, and the color white.
The race to explore space is on and students can learn about the latest developments with these activities and lessons.
Everyone has a special, personal space; here kids will create a collage that reflects that space. They analyze the painting Soup Tureen and Apple, review two poems, and then conceptualize a personal space through art. 

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