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On This Day: Friendship 7: John Glenn Orbits the Earth

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Exactly what is the right stuff? Individuals consider the question using video clips about the astronaut legend, John Glenn. Footage includes NASA propaganda newsreels about his upbringing, as well as speeches from Glenn and his...
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A Tribute to John Glenn

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Don't miss an out-of-this-world tribute to the life of John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit Earth. The mission itself was not smooth sailing. An interesting video shows viewers how Glenn had to think on his feet to ensure the success...
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John Glenn Secret Message

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this John Glenn worksheet, students reveal a secret message by decoding the symbols to spell out the secret message. Students utilize the alphabet key to decode the message.
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John Glenn: The All-American Hero

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students watch a video and participate in discussion about test pilot, astronaut, senator, and hero-John Glenn.
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Famous Astronauts

For Students 6th - 10th
In this astronauts worksheet, students read about the accomplishments of Sally Ride, Neil Armstrong, and John Glenn. Then students complete 27 multiple choice, 2 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
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A Life Without Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore impact of Ohio's aviation pioneers on life in America, discuss what life today would be like without people like the Wright Brothers, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong, and brainstorm and research list of items that space...
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"One Giant Leap for Mankind"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the significance of the Apollo 11 lunar landing by interviewing an adult for memories of the mission. They incorporate their interviews into news articles as 'journalists' in July 1969 to document this historic 'step for...
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Introduction to Space Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners examine U.S. History by researching the Space Race. In this space science lesson, students view a PBS documentary titled Sputnik Declassified. Learners identify the U.S. and Soviet Union's role in the Space Race and complete a...
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I Can Touch the Stars

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars examine the concept of human capital. In this human capital lesson, students research how Dr. Sally Ride and Senator John Glenn invested their human capital. They determine how these two increased their human capital...
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Space-Age Experiments

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students evaluate the notion of aging by reviewing some of the studies that occurred on John Glenn's space shuttle mission.
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A Wrinkle in Time Discussion and Activity Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
As you work through Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, try out some or all of the 20 questions and activities included here. Useful for discussion questions, group assignments, or individual projects, this resource covers plot as...
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Create a Holiday

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils create their own holidays, describing them in booklet form. They develop the holiday's name, symbol, colors, food, and historical significance.
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The Mature Adult in the Lifecycle

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students define lifespan, longevity, and life expectancy. They identify factors that contribute to a longer lifespan. They recognize social, psychological, and physical ways to reach maximum lifespan.
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Coins In Space! (Creative Writing)

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Young scholars practice creative writing. They write an imaginative story in which quarters escape from the space shuttle and ends up in the hands of an alien. Students brainstorm ideas, write a draft, revise, and edit their composition.
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Divide by Multiples of 10, 100, and 1000

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this vocabulary acquisition worksheet, students read the paragraph and learn the words spacecraft, orbit, Earth, flight, and moon. Students then write a word from the box to complete each sentence.
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Using the Dewey Decimal System

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students find books by using the Dewey Decimal System. In this Dewey Decimal System lesson plan, students learn how to navigate a library that uses this system. There is also a singular and plural noun component to this lesson to add to...
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General Knowledge Quiz About the USA

For Students 5th - 6th
In this facts about America worksheet, students complete a 14 question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about the U.S.A. Included are historical facts, famous people, and landmarks.
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How Does a Satellite Stay in Orbit?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore placing a satellite into orbit, then about forces needed to keep an object in orbit. They examine how satellites orbit in elliptical paths and about properties of ellipses. They learn Kepler's 3rd Law of...
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It is Our Right-Don't Waste It!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the basic rights granted to all American citizens by the U.S. Constitution in the light of women's issues. The women's suffrage movement, the role of Susan B. Anthony, and the timeline of events on voting rights are...
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Where's Walden and Why Henry?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders understand how Thoreau can serve as both inspiration and model for the investigation of home places. They explore ways to become better observers of natural and cultural history. Students find out how to connect with their...
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NASA, Impact on Space

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the work of NASA. In this space exploration lesson, students watch "1958: Project Mercury Begins." Students then view a PowerPoint presentation about the history of NASA and research each of the manned space programs.
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Using the Dewey Decimal System/Singular and Plural Nouns

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students locate books in the library using the Dewey Decimal system, then practice writing irregular plural nouns. In the first lesson plan, students use information from a library card or electronic catalog and Dewey Decimal guide...
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Cold War - The Space Race

For Students 5th - 6th
In these Cold War worksheets, students read about the space race between the United States and Russia. Students also read about the first man on the moon and answer 8 questions about the texts.
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From Hero to Politician

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the lives of American politicians who served in the military. In groups, they research the family, childhood, education, military and political career of their chosen hero. They write a biography, exploring the...

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