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Eighth graders engage in a class discussion while going through a PowerPoint on Mississippi's contribution to space exploration. In this Space science lesson plan, the students will also participate in Brain Pop quizzes where they will answer questions in small groups over historical astronomers and the International Space Station. The class will end with two questions being ask as a closure to the lesson.
In this GED vocabulary worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle about earth and space science topics. There are 9 definitions about plate tectonics, the solar system, the Big Bang Theory and weather. Students are given a word bank with 9 terms to use in the crossword puzzle.
Young scholars discuss the job qualifications of a team member for a space mission. In this space science lesson, students select a mentor from the Cassini team members and explain the reason for their selection. They assess the importance of space missions to other planets.
Young scholars watch programs from a series titled "Planetary Landers". As a class, they view a poster of various vehicles that have made their way into space. In groups, they brainstorm the characteristics that should be included when designing a vehicle of this sort. They are introduced to new vocabulary and answer discussion questions to end the lesson.
Students investigate this lesson that features Dr. Verner Suomi, telling the story of why he became known as the Father of Satellite Meteorology. The activities include hands-on learning about satellites, applying knowledge of satellite imagery, and understanding more about occupational jargon.