So Many People, So Little Space
Students practice critical thinking skills as they evaluate which individuals from Earth they believe should be among the first colonists on Mars. They also practice interviewing skills through role playing.
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The A:Shiwi (Zuni) People: A Study in Environment, Adaptation, and Agricultural Practices
Discover the connection of native peoples to their natural world, including cultural and agricultural practices, by studying the Zuni people of the American Southwest. This lesson includes examining a poster's photographs, reading...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
NASA Engineering Design Challenges - Spacecraft Structures
What kind of design challenges are there in building structures to support rocket engines? The unit takes design teams through the process of building the lightest possible thrust support structure that can withstand the necessary forces...
6th - 9th Science
Mars - The Xtreme - o - Philes
What conditions are necessary for life? Is it the same for all lifeforms? What biotic and abiotic factors would need to be changed to make it possible for human life on Mars? Answer these questions and more in a fun activity designed to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
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
Creating/Improving the International Space Station
Students research space and gravity and understand the difficulties humans have while on the International Space Station. In this space lesson plan, students listen to personal accounts of astronauts on videos and present designs to...
6th - 8th Science