Space Exploration Teacher Resources
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Creating a Space Exploration Infrastructure
What will it take to explore space? Teams of pupils determine the needs of a lunar outpost and research the required systems. The pupils then learn about the past space exploration vehicles. The third and final lesson challenges project...
7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle
What can I use in space? The three-lesson unit has groups research what man-made or natural resources would be available during space exploration or habitation. Team members think of ways that resources can be reclaimed or reused in...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Discovery, Ship to Shuttle
The history of Florida is explored in this activity which covers topics from Ponce de Leon to space travel. Learners listen to stories about Ponce de Leon's search for the fountain of youth and then move on to a discussion of the space...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Space Pioneers: Major People Involved in Space Exploration
Students explore space science by researching the people involved with it. In this famous explorers instructional activity, students identify the first people to reach space such as John Glen, Buzz Aldrin and Alan Shephard. Students...
3rd - 8th Math
NASA Paves Way for Commercial Space Exploration
Young scholars 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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History