Eighth graders discuss the layers of space suits. They measure their heads with calipers to determine helmet size. They construct a field of view measurement device out of wood and poster board. Students design and build a space helmet.
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Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Astronauts Build Space Station Addition
Learners read a story called Astronauts Finish Building Space Station Addition and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this space station lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions,...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History