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On This Day: Apollo 8

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Apollo 8—the mission to orbit the moon—changed the trajectory of human history and space travel. A series of videos, including historians, the mission commander, and footage of the mission, allows pupils to watch the mission as it...
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World History and Geography: The Chinese During Medieval Times 600-1300 A.D.

For Teachers 7th Standards
The Great Wall may be one of the most famous pieces of architecture of all time. Teach seventh graders the history behind its construction, the importance of dynasties, and all about ancient Chinese civilization through a series of 20...
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Women's Contributions to the United States

For Students K - 12th
Betsy Ross, Toni Morrison, Sacajawea, Amelia Earhart, Maya Lin, Sally Ride, Judy Baca. No matter the subject area or the grade level you teach you will find much to value in a manual that focuses on the contributions U.S. women have...
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For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study the pioneers of space exploration and travel; identify some of the early astronauts who prepared the way for others; examine the social and political conditions at the dawn of the Space Age; and differentiate among space...
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Apollo’s Most Important Discovery (Inside NASA’s Moon Rock Vault!)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's been 50 years since astronauts walked on the moon. A lesson from an extensive It's Okay to be Smart discusses how the moon rock helped scientists understand the early solar system. The presenter explains how scientists made their...
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Astronaut Diet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discover foods that astronauts eat in space and eat an actual astronaut meal.  In this astronaut diet lesson, students discover how food is freeze-dried and packaged for use in space.  Young scholars compare an astronaut's...
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Moon Mining

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Go on a moon mining expedition from the safety of your classroom with this space exploration simulation. Using simple models of the moon's surface prepared ahead of time by the teacher, young scientists are challenged with locating and...
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Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
While science is looking for correct explanations, pseudoscience often fills in the blanks. Pupils explore the relationship between light distance and intensity and graph their data. Then they compare their data to Newton's Law of...
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International Manned Space Travel and Technologies

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars analyze elements of space travel. In this space travel lesson plan, students log on to Second Life and virtually explore rockets and other tools used in space travel. Young scholars research manned space flights and...
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History of Famous Women

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover the famous women who changed society by setting positive examples.  In this equality activity, students research a female person who had a positive effect on the world by fighting for her equal rights.  Students choose...
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Space Travel Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Looking to take a trip? Why not go to space? Here, scholars take on the role as travel agent to create a guide to their favorite planet including travel tips and sightseeing recommendations. 
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the history of flight from the past 100 years. In this flight lesson plan, students read articles about the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Space Shuttle astronauts. They pretend to be a newspaper reporter and do a...
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Men, Women, and Careers

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Teach young learners that they can have any job they want, no matter their gender! An elementary lesson emphasizes that while some jobs may be more closely associated with men or with women, people of either gender can complete them....
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Milestones in the Space Program

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils brainstorm names of astronauts from NASA space missions. They are explained that the Cold War was not actually a war but pervasive tension that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union for several decades following...
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Destination Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate space travel. In this space travel lesson students examine space exploration history, engineers and scientists involved in space exploration, and Newton's third law of motion. Learners make rockets.
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A Tough Nut to Crack

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore agriculture by examining world geography. In this pecan cultivation lesson, 6th graders identify the history of the famous nut and the impact it has on the U.S. economy, diet and human body. Students define...
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Apollo 11: A Space Mission to Put a Man on the Moon

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore Apollo 11 and imagine that they are one of the astronauts who landed on the moon. In this science lesson, students view a slide show, to be made by the teacher, including Apollo programs up to 11. Students write a report...
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A Day on the Space Station

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover what it would be like to live in space. In this technological advancements instructional activity, 5th graders discuss how space life would be different from Earth life. Students also identify how technology has...
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Things That Stick Out Or: How To Find Your Way Around on a Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explain the meaning of and recognize the map outlines of a peninsula, an isthmus, and a cape.
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NASA, Impact on Space

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the work of NASA. In this space exploration lesson, students watch "1958: Project Mercury Begins." Students then view a PowerPoint presentation about the history of NASA and research each of the manned space programs.
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The History of Space Exploration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars research and identify important events in the history of space exploration. They work in groups of three to four in order to research an important astronaut and record their finding on a poster board and present to the class.
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History of Flight Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils research flight timelines and record their findings. In this flight lesson plan, students brainstorm with a KWL chart on what they want to learn about the history of flight. They then make a timeline of their findings, and present...
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Science and History of the Space Program

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders design and build their own rocket taking Newton's Laws of Motion into consideration in their design. They launch the rocket and record the force of the rocket at take off and write a scientific report on the effects of...
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Sally Ride: Forging a Path to the Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Carry on the legacy of the heroic astronaut/educator who spent 30 years nurturing science learning for young girls.