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Space Exploration Teacher Resources
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Students explore space science by researching the people involved with it. In this famous explorers lesson, students identify the first people to reach space such as John Glen, Buzz Aldrin and Alan Shephard. Students complete a space science quiz and view a PowerPoint presentation about space exploration.
Students examine the privatization of NASA. In this space exploration lesson, students investigate the Obama administration's policies to privatize some of NASA's flight operations. PBS news videos are referenced in this lesson and several links and worksheets are included.
Students create a time line of the important events that led up to the current state of space exploration . They use a Discovery Channel video and internet research to explore the spacecrafts and missions from 1950 to 2000. Using this data, they hypothesize about space exploration in the year 2020.