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79 resources with the concept space shuttles

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Discover Magazine: The Solar System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research ideas for NASA's space exploration. For this Space Science lesson plan, students will try to find a way to bring NASA back into the spot light. Students will presented their ideas to the class for review.
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Space Exploration

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders compare flight apparatus. For this space exploration lesson, 6th graders view images of the first aircraft and a space shuttle and complete a Venn Diagram.
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Investigating Falling Particles

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students investigate the characteristics of a clay ball.  In this particles lesson students examine what happens to a ball of clay when it is dropped from different heights. 
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The Earth, Sun Mood and Stars Unit (Planets too!)

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders prepare five activities to do then show their energy saving skills.  In this investigative instructional activity students create five projects then participate in an energy saving demonstration. 
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Voyage to Outer Space

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students design and construct a spacecraft. In this space voyage lesson, students read Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats and gather materials before constructing their own spacecraft.
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The Big Arm

For Students 4th - 6th
In this "The Big Arm" worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about "The Big Arm" and the space shuttle that launched it. Students complete 4 questions.
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Space Shuttle: Print and Color

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this word recognition worksheet, learners trace the word "space shuttle," write the word independently, and color the picture of a space shuttle.
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To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study pictures of space vehicles and make their own space vehicle. In this space vehicle lesson, students study pictures of the vehicles and compare and contrast the pictures. Students classify the space crafts and then create...
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Reading: Living in Space

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this living in space reading worksheet, students read a passage about life on the International Space Station written by a former astronaut. Students then answer 6 multiple choice questions.
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Space Puzzle

For Students 1st - 4th
In this space puzzle, students identify names of spacecraft, planets, and items placed in space. A list of 18 words are provided for students to identify.
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Solar System 2

For Students 6th - 10th
In this space learning exercise, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and names related to the Solar System. There are 31 words located in the puzzle.
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Space Shuttle Simulator

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the space shuttle and its parts. They vote on a class symbol to be placed on their models of the space shuttle. Students build a model of the space shuttle. They discuss the different media that they will use and...
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Navigating a Spacecraft

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students work with a partner to plot the trajectory of a spacecraft traveling between Earth and Mars in the 2018 and returning in 2020. They examine the key factors when planning a mission to and from Mars such as travel time, distances...
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The Right Order

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate the Space Transportation System and the sequence of a space shuttle launch. They view and discuss photos, watch a video of a shuttle launch, and place shuttle launch cards in the correct order.
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What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students role-play the jobs of space shuttle astronauts, conduct experiments, and research space using the Internet and offline experiments. Student-astronauts hold a "press conference" to share their information with others in a...
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The Incredible Light Bulb-Egg Drop Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine how spacecraft land on Mars. Using eggs or lightbulbs, they design a craft that withstand a drop from a table or ladder, competing in groups to see which module demonstrates the most successful landing.
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A Turning Point in the Space Shuttle Program

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study about the Columbia crew and their mission, how space shuttles work, and explore the history of the shuttle program. By accessing many websites imbedded in this plan, students gain a deep understanding of the Space Shuttle...
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Discovery Shuttle Ready for Liftoff

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate and research what the space shuttle and ground crews must do to make sure all goes well from liftoff to landing each time the shuttle leaves earth.
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Discovery, Ship to Shuttle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students define the meaning of discovery, and view and discuss the images on the Florida Quarter. They read about Ponce de Leon and the space shuttle, and complete a chronological order activity.
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Recreating A Mission

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students role-play a satellite recovery mission. They explain and appreciate the complexity and planning involved in carrying out a shuttle mission.
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For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students express what it would be like to launch off into outer space in a space shuttle. They include what it might feel like, look like, sound like, and any thoughts that go through their mind as they dart away from the Earth's...
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The Cassini Robot

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students compare the functions of a robot to that of the human body. In this technology lesson, students identify the important components of the Cassini robot that would enable it to carry out space missions. They design and build their...
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Moving Magnetic Filaments Near Sunspots

For Students Higher Ed
In this sunspots worksheet, students observe two images taken by a solar observatory over a certain amount of time. Students determine the changes in the pictures and then calculate how fast and in what direction the particles are...
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LCROSS 'Sees" Water on the Moon!

For Students Higher Ed
In this moon worksheet, students calculate information about the crater that was created by a massive impact. This worksheet has 3 problems to solve.