Space Exploration Teacher Resources

Humanity’s hunger to explore just beyond the reach of its understanding is not limited to the planet Earth. From the early models of Leonardo da Vinci to the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, we have wanted to go further and test the boundaries of our own knowledge base.

Give learners a guide to the history of space exploration in the modern era with a slideshow that details the various manned space programs in the 20th century. Astronaut Gerald P. Carr details his experiences at NASA in a fascinating video, and students can find out more with an app that explains the research occurring on the International Space Station.

Extend the topic of space exploration beyond an astronomy lesson! Language arts classes can read a nonfiction article and write a persuasive essay on the topic of kids traveling in space. They can also view a guide for space travel, perfect for either elementary or middle school classrooms.

Generations of space exploration have brought us further than ever thought possible. What does the future hold for the study of the universe? At Lesson Planet, we’re here to foster the minds and imaginations of your students so they are ready to test brand-new theories—and to truly go where no one has gone before!

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