This is an exciting age, when men and women develop and use new technologies to explore the outer reaches of the universe.
Launch students into orbit with Education World activities on the wonders and mystery of space. A brief description of each activity appears below. Click any headline for a complete teaching resource.
A Space Shuttle Scavenger Hunt
Students explore print and online resources about the space shuttle program and complete a space shuttle scavenger hunt. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)
Name the International Space Station
Students explore the International Space Station and choose a name for the facility. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)
It's a Comet!
Students learn about comets and combine a variety of virtual substances to create comets. (Grades 6-8)
The Top Ten Reasons for Going Into Space
Students read ten reasons for exploring space and attempt to prove or disprove their validity. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
What in the Solar System Is a Planetary Icosahedron?
Students learn about the solar system and create an icosahedron representing a body in the solar system. (Grades 9-12)
Who Led the Way?
Students write biographies of important pioneers in the space program. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Beam Me Down, Scotty!
Students read about the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and stage a debate about the existence of life on other planets. (Grades 9-12)
Create a Galactic Mobile
Students learn about the Milky Way galaxy and create a mobile. (Grades 2-4, 3-5)
So You Want to Be an Astronaut?
Students explore resources on how to become an astronaut, write job descriptions for three categories of astronauts, and compose ads for astronaut positions. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Students learn about the migration patterns of big brown bats. Students use satellite imaging to track a bat's movements through Arizona and record the locations on a map. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)
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