from books or the internet on an astronaut and his/her mission.
2. A 3-D model of your craft.
3. A poster with Photographs or photocopies of the original team and craft.
4. The poster to include a brief summary.
1. Each student is to select an astronaut to research (see suggested list
printable worksheet below).
2. Each student should have 2 possible choices for their report and approve
all choices with the teacher. This will prevent any class duplications.
3. All students should submit one group poster to include the research on
the astronaut and its manned mission.
4. Students should answer the following questions in their report.
• A brief biography of the selected astronaut.
• A list of possible other astronauts on the team.
• The name of your craft?
• What the function of your craft was?
• How did the craft launch?
• Were there any problems?
• How long were they in space?
• Why is the craft important (what did it do)?
5. As part of
the unit on Space exploration each group will be asked to build a 3-D model
of their craft.
6. Each group will be asked to make a 5-7 minute presentation.
The 3-D model is only a replica and should not be able to launch in anyway
without a signed permission slip before-hand between the student, the
teacher and the students' parents. There will be no acceptations!
May evaluate students using a rubrics. To include: A point system for the
following areas: Content of the report (looking for information and
diversity of sources). Creativity (Does the craft actually look like the
original?) Presentation (format, student contributions - Did the group work
well together and did each member actively participate?)
7. As a
creative writing project students should write a short story.
See suggested creative writing topics printable worksheet below.
8. As a
research paper students should write a 2 page paper describing one of the
given topics. See printable worksheets below.
SPACE EXPLORATION LESSON
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