Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle

This Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle unit also includes:

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 order to build a company. The teams then develop a presentation on what resources their companies will utilize and how.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use information from Apollo 13 on how materials can be repurposed to fit needs
Classroom Considerations

  • Most research must be done via the Internet
  • Some of the resources may be out of date or no longer available

  • The unit plan includes a pre-/post-assessment with answer key
  • Includes an extension activity that focuses on orbiting debris and how it might be salvaged

  • None