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582 reviewed resources for space missions

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Manned Mission to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To go or to not to go — the question for a mission to Mars. This resource provides details for a possible manned mission to Mars. Details include a launch schedule, what life would be like on the surface, and how the astronauts would...
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Who Won the Space Race?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
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Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It keeps going, and going, and going ... how does the Juno space probe have enough power to travel to Jupiter? Junior astronauts use a THNKR "Why with Nye!" video to discover solar-powered science with the one and only Bill Nye. Topics...
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Make a Mission

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the terms exploration and technology. They read about the MESSENGER, Mission to Mercury, and answer questions. Next, they design and plan the technology for a space mission using an online interactive activity.
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Mission Complete, Houston

For Students 4th - 8th
It was a bittersweet event when the space shuttle Atlantis touched down for the last time on July 21, 2011. Space science learners read an article about this event in The New York Times and then write answers to who, what, where, when,...
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Is There Gravity In Space?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does space have its own gravity? And, if so, why do astronauts just float around in the space station? Science sleuths examine the forces acting upon astronauts in the International Space Station with help from the narrator. He...
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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
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Early Space Missions

For Students 6th - 12th
In this space missions worksheet, students read about the launch of the space shuttle Magellan and its exploration of Venus. Students complete 2 short answer questions based on the reading.
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Is Space Trying to Kill Us?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Taking somewhat of a humorous, paranoid viewpoint, this video explores the question of whether or not space objects are likely to take us out. From asteroids, to the sun dying out, to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, the...
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Destination Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate space travel. In this space travel lesson plan students examine space exploration history, engineers and scientists involved in space exploration, and Newton's third law of motion. Students make rockets.
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Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we use the stars to navigate if we're actually among them? Space-age scholars explore the precise planning that goes into long-distance exploratory missions using a video from THNKR's Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye explains...
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Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
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Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
It's time to go to Mars. Using the provided cards and mat, groups design a mission to Mars. The cards contain information about the different components of the launch and warn about a few mishaps that might occur along the way.
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Listening for Rings from Space

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lasers are so precise, they can detect a change the thickness of a human hair in the distance from here to the nearest star. To replicate NASA's LISA mission to measure gravitational waves in space class members build a model of a laser...
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Spacecraft Launched on Mission to Pluto

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars read a news article about a space mission being launched to the planet Pluto. They study the necessary vocabulary and complete an anticipation guide of questions which they revisit after they read the article.
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Pilgrimage: Mission

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the concept of a mission as it relates to religion? Your young historians will consider the missions of various world religions and their traditions. They will then write a persuasive essay arguing the overarching effect of a...
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Epic Space Rescues

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Many movies tell about amazing rescues in space, but what do you know about real ones? The video highlights the epic rescues that are non-fiction. From astronauts having their oxygen tanks explode to rescuing a damaged space craft and...
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Exercising in Space

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using the CEVIS space bike as a context, groups work together to calculate the settings required for astronauts to reach their necessary exercise. Pupils calculate the prescribed exercise settings and complete the last section, which can...
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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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Breaking News English: Space Station

For Students 5th - 10th
In this space station worksheet, learners read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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Early Space Missions

For Students 6th - 12th
In this space missions worksheet, students will review 15 terms associated with the first space missions and early space exploration. Then students will find the terms in a word search puzzle.
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Make A Case For Space

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the benefits and limitations of space exploration. Working in pairs, they design, write, edit, and publish a brochure outlining a commercial space mission. Students persuade their fellow classmates through presentation...
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration

For Students 5th - 8th
Space science superstars examine two data tables: one detailing manned space missions and one with unmanned missions. Seven tasks compare the two types of space exploration. This fascinating information is a great introduction to any...
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Cryosat Mission

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Beginning with general information on satellites and seasons, concluding with polar ice and the Cryosat Mission, this worksheet gives your earth scientists an opportunity to conduct some research. Most of the assignment consists of short...

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