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A Space Shuttle Scavenger Hunt

Subject: Science
Grade: 3-5

Brief Description
Students explore print and online resources about the space shuttle program and complete a space shuttle scavenger hunt.

Objectives

Students learn about the space shuttle program and explore the scientific benefits of the space program.

Keywords

space shuttle, scavenger hunt

Materials Needed

Access to The Space Shuttle Reaches 100 or printouts from the site and/or other online and print resources about the space shuttle program; the Education World Space Shuttle Scavenger Hunt

Lesson Plan

Invite students to explore the sites at The Space Shuttle Reaches 100 and/or other online and print resources about the space shuttle program and complete the Education World Space Shuttle Scavenger Hunt.

Assessment

Evaluate students on the answers to the scavenger hunt questions.

Answers to Space Shuttle Scavenger Hunt
1. 1981; 2. Sally Ride; 3. Earth orbit is achieved, and the astronauts maneuver the shuttle into its final orbit; 4. 4.5 million lbs.; 5. Enterprise, Columbia , Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour; 6. More than 2.5 million; 7. liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen; 8. minus 156.7 Celsius, or minus 250 Fahrenheit, in space and 1,648 Celsius, or 3,000 Fahrenheit, at reentry; 9. computer joystick and toy glider; 10. one year.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Science:
NS.K-4.5
NS.K-4.6
NS.K-4.7

 

 

 

 

11/27/2000