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Mission to Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....
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Why with Bill Nye!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Find out Why with Bill Nye in a nine-video collection in which he details the science behind NASA's  Juno Mission to Jupiter.  Although dated, the satellite was launched in 2011 and went into orbit around Jupiter in 2016, the science...
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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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Destination Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate space travel. In this space travel instructional activity students examine space exploration history, engineers and scientists involved in space exploration, and Newton's third law of motion. Young scholars...
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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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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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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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The Incredible Collaboration Behind the International Space Station

For Students 4th - 12th
Imagine 16 nations working together to build a six-bedroom house. In space. Welcome to the International Space Station and follow along as it is built room-by-room.
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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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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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Exploring the Solar System: All About Spacecraft/Spaceflight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Rarely do you find resources that reach high school astronomy learners. Here is something at their level! The physics of flyby missions is explained via several examples. Landing, penetrating, and roving spacecraft are examined. Diagrams...
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The LCROSS Mission

For Teachers 9th - 12th
True or false: Earth is the only body in our solar system with water. If you said true, perhaps you didn't hear about the LCROSS mission in which NASA crashed a probe into Earth's moon looking for water. Learn about the mission and its...
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Space Flight Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in the study of flight with the help of a computer flight simulation. They take part in a variety of activities that imitate the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Students work as teams like the astronauts would to complete mission...
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Astronauts Build Space Station Addition

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read a story called Astronauts Finish Building Space Station Addition and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. For this space station lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions,...
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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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Field Trip: Space Flight

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a virtual trip to infinity and beyond. Pupils watch a space visualization that leaves Earth and heads to the ISS and then follows the Apollo missions to the moon. Scholars view detailed images of the space station and its different...
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Is There Poop on the Moon?

For Students 9th - 12th
Need an icebreaker for a unit on space travel? This is it! In addition to doing brave, amazing, science-y stuff every day in space, astronauts also do a lot of ordinary human stuff. Some of this stuff does not make the return trip to...
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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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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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Radiation Hazards in Space

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scientists race from Earth to Mars and back, trying to complete mission objectives while avoiding radiation in this game for 2-4 players. To identify the winner, players must graph their mission points and radiation points at the...
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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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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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Manned Space Exploration: From Apollo to Present

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
How did the manned space mission program progress? The presentation covers American space exploration from the Apollo missions through the International Space Station. 
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How Computers Revolutionized Space Travel

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The first space travel relied on Newton's laws of motion rather than computer functions. While the trip was successful, computer innovations change the capabilities of space travel. A video presentation from the SciShow Space series...
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Behind the Mission to Mercury

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an E-Sheet about the Mission to Mercury. They follow a variety of worksheets and on-line activities that follow the E-Sheet. They discuss several different scenarios regarding space exploration. They analyze one of the...
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Space Shuttle

For Teachers 5th - 9th
One slide details the features of Space Shuttle Discovery in graphic form. Another shows a faulty hydrogen fuel sensor. The final slide is a picture of the explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger and the ill-fated crew. If you wanted to...
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Earth/Space Science

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the International Space Station online. In this space program lesson, students research manned space missions. As a whole class, students log in to Second Life and virtually explore the International Space Station.
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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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Spacecraft Launched on Mission to Pluto

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students 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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Lost in Space

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Here is a case study for high school or college-level learners about space exploration equipment that has failed. The class reads about the Mars Climate Orbiter that was destroyed in 1999 and discusses the costs and benefits of space...
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Welding in Space

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
After the first American space walk, the hatch would not close on the spacecraft. Engineers later identified the problem as cold welding. An out-of-this-world video shows scholars how this discovery led to many changes in space crafts as...
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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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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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Manned Spaced Exploration: From Start to Gemini

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Seven percent of Americans believe the moon landing was staged. The presentation covers manned space exploration from the beginning of the space race through the Gemini missions. The lesson is the 23rd in a set of 26.
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Give Me a Boost—How Gravity Assists Aid Space Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The propellant needed for space explorations runs in the thousands, while paying to get the craft into orbit costs millions! In the second installment of three, two activities explore laws of conservation of energy and momentum. Using...
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Can You Hear Me Now?—Communicating with Spacecraft

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Radio signals transmitted to Pluto take five hours to reach their destination! In these two activities, young scientists explore data communication in space. In activity one, pupils learn how data is gathered and sent back to Earth....
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Lost in Space: Bone Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you don't use it, you lose it. Groups work together to compare bone loss on Earth as opposed to bone loss in space. They determine the equations that model bone loss and make calculations to determine the amount of bone loss for...
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Red Rover Robotics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your class understand the importance of exploration using robots. with a resource that provides a short history of robotics as a lead into looking at Martian robotic exploration missions. The activity specifically looks at the...
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The Space Race

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
From the USSR's launch of Sputnik in 1957 to Neil Armstrong's mission to the moon in 1969, review major events in the timeline of the space race during the mid-twentieth century. 
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Space Shuttle Ascent: Mass vs. Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Set the stage for groups of rocket scientists to explore the change in mass of the space shuttle during ascent. Teams work together to graph actual launch data in order to determine the rate of propellent burn.
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Space Shuttle Ascent: Altitude vs. Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How long did it take to get to that altitude? Using a Google Earth file, groups explore a space shuttle launch. Using a calculator, groups determine the function that models the altitude/time data from an actual launch. With the model in...
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On This Day: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Video clips show footage from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, an anniversary of the disaster, a report from the shuttle commission, and information about astronaut Christa McAuliffe. Young academics also learn how events like the...
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Woman on a Mission

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the July 1999 space shuttle mission while learning how to cite Web sites in correct MLA bibliographical format. They discuss the mission's goals and historic importance as the first American space flight commanded...
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Mission Makeover

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine their prior knowledge of the space program. After reading an article, they explore the conclusions of the Columbia accident. In groups, they research various space programs and discover the scope of NASA. They write...
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Space Internet Hunt

For Students 5th - 8th
In this space activity, students click on the links in the questions about space to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 17 questions total.  
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Mission Discovery

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the changes to the space shuttle Discovery and its history by creating a classroom exhibition about NASA's space shuttle program. They create an informative and attractive invitation about the gallery for outside visitors.
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Breaking News English: Space Station

For Students 5th - 10th
In this space station activity, students 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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Astrobiobound! The Search for Life in the Solar System

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
A multi-faceted and exciting activity awaits your astronomy young scholars. In collaborative groups, they plan a mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life within the solar system, while adhering to specific measurement criteria. 
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Return to the Moon

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to statements about space exploration, then read a news article about plans to resume manned flights to the moon. In this space science and current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
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Blast Off Into Space

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the vastness of the universe and identify terms used to describe solar systems. They take a tour of our sun and its neighbors and discover how spacecrafts can fly and then use their imaginations to draw and color a...
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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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Deep Impact's Comet on a Stick!

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create a model of a comet. In this space science lesson, students compare their model to the characteristics of a real comet. They evaluate and make necessary modifications to their original design.
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Strange New Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The first remote sensors were people in hot air balloons taking photographs of Earth to make maps. Expose middle school learners to space exploration with the use of remote sensing. Groups explore and make observations of a new planet by...
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Bill Nye Explains the Earth Fly By

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do we learn more about the planets in our solar system? Bill Nye discusses the Juno space probe during an interesting video as part of the THNKR Why with Nye! playlist. Topics include how scientists launched the probe, how NASA used...
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Space Shuttle Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the nomenclature, operation and purpose of America's Space Transportation system. They demonstrate how water can be broken down into its component gases of hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis. They construct and use the...
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It's A Blast...Space!

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate and research what it would be like to be an astronaut. They create an iPhoto and iMovie from the research they find to demonstrate what they have discovered. Students research NASA and simulate being in a real space...
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Space Shuttle Glider

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Your charges will enjoy putting together this model of the space shuttle and completing the three challenge activities described in the lesson. The worksheets embedded in the plan that pupils use to cut out their gliders are beautifully...
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Space and Beyond

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young astronauts blast off into an exploration of space. Their mission is to research a space topic, create a slide show that showcases their subject, and design an activity related to the topic. Researchers are challenged to present in...
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Radiation Shielding on Spacecraft

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a terrific science lesson for your elementary schoolers. In it, learners analyze different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on spacecraft, then select the best material to use to build one. This is a classic...
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Gravity and the Human Body

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How does the absence of gravity affect the human body? The skeletal system, circulatory system, and the sense of balance are all impacted. With a very casual tone, an astronaut explains the changes to these body systems and also an...
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NASA Paves Ways for Commercial Space Exploration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore commercial space exploration. In this space lesson, students research NASA's proposal to utilize private companies for their space missions. Young scholars view video segments on NASA public -private space flight...
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Mission to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the affects of space travel on the human body. In this human physiology lesson, students compare how the 5 different body systems work on Earth and in Space. Students then design a product that an astronaut could use as...
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A Tribute to John Glenn

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Don't miss an out-of-this-world tribute to the life of John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit Earth. The mission itself was not smooth sailing. An interesting video shows viewers how Glenn had to think on his feet to ensure the success...
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Asteroid Lander Mission

For Students 3rd - 10th
Can you build an innovative asteroid lander out of pom poms and pipe cleaners? Learners work to create a lander that will collect minerals from the surface of a large asteroid using a list of household items.
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Spacecraft Speed

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Space shuttles traveled around Earth at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour, way faster than trains, planes, or automobiles travel! In the 13th installment of 22, groups graph different speeds to show how quickly spacecraft move through...
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Solar System Launch

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Trying to understand the vastness of outer space can be quite a challenge for young scientists. Help put things in perspective with this cross-curricular activity as students work in pairs creating scaled models of the solar system,...
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Mission Survival

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students determine ways to survive the extreme conditions of Antarctica. In this space and earth sciences lesson, students work as a group to determine how to survive after a plane crash in Antarctica. They relate survival in Antarctica...
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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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Recent and Future Space Missions

For Students 5th - 8th
In this space missions worksheet, students will identify 2 figures as a space station or a space shuttle. Then students will read 14 statements and determine if that statement is describing a space station or a space shuttle.
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Early Space Missions

For Students 6th - 12th
For 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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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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Heat Transfer and Cooling

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Astronauts train underwater to simulate the change in gravity. An out-of-this-world unit includes three hands-on activities, one teacher demonstration, and a discussion related to some of the challenges astronauts face. Scholars apply...
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Milestones in the Space Program

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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...
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Space Travelers

For Students 4th - 5th
Are you interested in space and space exploration? Read the passage "Space Travelers" and complete the two exercises that follow. The first has learners label the drawing shown with the correct vocabulary words. The second has learners...
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Modeling the Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students build a scaled model of the solar system. In this space science lesson, students arrange them according to their distances from the sun. They analyze each planet's unique features such as density and relative gravity.
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Space Vectors

For Teachers 10th - 12th
How do you determine the position coordinates of objects in space? Using the provided worksheet, class members determine the location of the space shuttle based upon its spherical coordinates from the Dryden Flight Research Center.
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Space Day Activities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Celebrate Space Day on May 7th with aerospace lessons that are sure to get kids excited about science and engineering!
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2003: A Space Tragedy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the facts and logistics connected to the space shuttle Columbia tragedy and present at a teach-in on the incident. February 3, 2003)
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Project Mars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One of the learners in your class might be the first human to step onto the surface of Mars, or the first to design a spacecraft that collects data from the red planet. Prepare them for the adventure with a set of 24 lessons, complete...
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People and Space

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students eat dehydrated foods that the astronauts would eat in space. For this dehydrated foods lesson plan, students make lists of food they could eat, discuss how dehydration takes place, eat food, and complete discussion questions.
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Space Travel Guide

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Neptune takes 164.8 Earth years to travel around the sun. In the fifth of 22 lessons, young scientists create a travel guide to a planet in our solar system. They provide tips for others on what to bring, what they see, and their...
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Designing a Spectroscopy Mission

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In this mind-bending activity, young engineers explore this question of whether or not light actually bends. Using holographic diffraction gratings, groups design and build a spectrograph. The groups then move on research a problem...
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Learning about Space Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is the sun the only celestial body with magnetic fields? A guided discussion on the weather in space is designed with a mix of questions, discussions, explanations, and applications. Additionally, the resouce includes an article for...
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Technology for Studying Comets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners design an Aerogel model to capture clay particles. In this space science lesson, students discover what happens to comets as they hit a surface. They explain how the Aerogel technology would help scientists study comets better.
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Recreating A Mission

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils 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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Solar System

For Students 4th - 8th
Explore the solar system in detail, from it's origins to its components.  Visual data gathered by actual space missions has been used to create the images and animations on each page of this stellar electronic book about the solar...
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Spacing Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore environmental and geological conditions on other planets in our solar system, comparing their findings to information about Earth. They propose technologies that might assist in supporting human life on those planets.
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2001: A Space Odyssey Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Mission: Moon!

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students, in groups, participate in a simulated lunar mission. They roll a Lunar Cube to determine the type of information they will collect during their mission and strategize as to which "lunar location" they need to visit and,...
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Counting Craters on the Hubble Space Telescope!

For Students 8th - 10th
For this Hubble Space Telescope worksheet, students are given a photograph of the radiator recovered after being in space on the Hubble Space Telescope since 1993. Students solve 6 problems about the impacts that left craters on the...
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Mission to Pluto

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students analyze a picture and read about the different parts of a Pluto spacecraft. Students answer five questions about the spacecraft.
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Space Talk

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this word search worksheet, learners locate six words related to space. The word list includes space, mission, shuttle, and launch. Students fill in the blanks for six questions.
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General Characteristics of Space Food

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and list the characteristics of the variety of foods used in space travel. Using the internet, research the foods and discover what is used to make them. They present their information to the class using the...
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NASA, Impact on Space

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the work of NASA. In this space exploration lesson plan, 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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Ascent: 50 Seconds to MECO

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
All systems go! With a video and a Google Earth tour as background, pairs investigate two graphs. The graphs display acceleration vs. time and velocity vs. time of a space shuttle launch. Using graphing calculators, the pairs take a...
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On This Day: Apollo 1 Disaster

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Three video clips show real-life news coverage from the Apollo 1 disaster. Young historians learn what events led to the disaster. Clips cover the initial disaster, the astronauts discussing the mission before the launch, and a ceremony...
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Edible Mars Spacecraft

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder and the rover, Sojourner.
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On This Day: Friendship 7: John Glenn Orbits the Earth

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Exactly what is the right stuff? Individuals consider the question using video clips about the astronaut legend, John Glenn. Footage includes NASA propaganda newsreels about his upbringing, as well as speeches from Glenn and his...
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Designing for the Barely Imaginable

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is out there? Groups create an alien world and determine its characteristics. The groups then become mission planners and design a mission to visit another group's world in order to find out more about this world. 
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Pluto or Bust!

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What needs to go into a satellite that is going on a very long trip? This resource provides information about the New Horizon spacecraft and its mission to study Pluto. The packet includes a section with information about the...
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What Do Astronauts Do?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Discover why astronauts go to space and what they do there with an entertaining video equipped with captivating graphics and an energetic host.
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Astropup Part One

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Space and dogs—two great ways to get young listeners interested in a story! A two-part audiobook features a tale about a dog named Bonzo and his astronomical adventure through outer-space. 
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Tidal Locking—Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Turn to the dark side ... of the moon, that is! Young space explorers learn why the dark side of the moon is never visible here on Earth in an animated video. The resource shows how the moon formed, its dizzying early orbiting pattern,...
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Bill Nye and Jupiter's Super Storm

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How is it possible for a storm to rage nonstop for three centuries? Bill Nye explains the phenomenon of Jupiter's Great Red Spot during an engaging video. Other topics include the storm's apparent lack of movement, how researchers...
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Mission Impossible! Are We Alone in the Universe, or Are We Just One of Its Citizens?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine NASA strategy for scientifically studying any celestial body. They brainstorm about all previous space explorations and missions they can recall, and propose an expedition plan to become space explorers of the future.
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Space Exploration Missions

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore and discuss the various space exploration missions.  In this space mission lesson students work in pairs and create a PowerPoint presentation on the contributions of space exploration missions. 
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Space Shuttle Mission STS-128

For Students 6th - 9th
In this space science worksheet, students read about the space shuttle mission and answer 6 short answer questions about life of astronauts in space stations.
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The Space Race in the '50's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact of the space race. In this 1950's America lesson, students examine newspapers from the time period as well as Apollo mission episodes. Students then create journals from the perspectives of Apollo astronauts.
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Plan a Mission to Recently Discovered Planet

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students plan a mission to a recently discovered planet. In this science lesson, students research spacecraft design, distances in space, long-term missions in space, and life-sustaining planets. Students work in groups to research an...
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Space and Exploration

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students use the internet to gather information about the solar system. They create a table organizing all of the data and a travel brochure for space. They also research the Apollo missions.
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Space the Next Frontier

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine the use of space as the frontier of the future. Using the colonist's experience coming to the New World, they identify challenges they would face if they were to settle in space. As a class, they share what they already...
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A Mission-To-Mars Quiz

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space exploration worksheet, middle schoolers complete a 6 question multiple choice on-line interactive exercise about the exploration of Mars.
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A Trip Into Space

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In these space science worksheets, students study the pairs of similar items and circle the ones they would take into space. Students then study the diagram of the planets and match the clues to the planets.
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A Turning Point in the Space Shuttle Program

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Mission to Mars: The Journey Begins

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students take a trip through space. In this space science lesson, students travel on a simulated mission to a space station. Students write a script and perform a play based on the pretend trip.
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Space Exploration

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the historical even surrounding the Apollo Mission to the Moon. They conduct research specifically to find information about the astronauts on the mission. The students conduct class discussion about the...
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Space Exploration- Voyagers 1 and 2

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
Everyone loves to learn about outer space. This space exploration passage has 10 questions relating to Voyager 1 and 2. There are both comprehension and vocabulary questions. The activity could be used with upper elementary or ESL students.
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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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What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars 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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Design a Space Station

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate living in space. In this science lesson plan, 6th graders discuss what it is like to live in space and create their own space station or space city of the future.
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Life in Space: International Space Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the potential challenges of living in space.  In this investigative lesson students search the Internet to locate 16 nations that are working together to build the Independent Space Station, then they divide into groups...
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Video - Space Station

For Students 5th - 10th
In this "Space Station" learning exercise, learners watch the movie and respond to 36 matching and multiple choice questions regarding information from the documentary.
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The Lesson: Space Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore space. In this current events instructional activity, students visit selected websites to learn about NASA, Mars, the Seti Institute, and space exploration terminology. Students make space glossaries and their own...
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Cassini Space Craft Coloring Sheet

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, learners will color a picture of the Cassini space craft and the Huygens Probe orbiting around Saturn. A simple explanation of the mission is at the bottom of the page.
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Cassini-Huygens: Mission to Saturn & Titan

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science word search activity, students will find 12 words related to the Cassini-Huygens space mission. There are facts about the mission and Saturn around the outside of the word search.
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Houston, We Have a Problem! An Introductory Lesson for the unit Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The lesson plan would make a stimulating introduction to a space unit. It is highly imaginative and suggests that the teacher darken the room to set the mood and dress as an astronaut. Teams are asked to help solve an imaginary problem...
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What Do I Wear Out Here?

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify the components of a modular spacesuit.  In this astronaut clothing lesson, 1st graders discuss the importance of appropriate clothing for working in space.  Students define the term modular and explore an Internet...
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Taking the Measure of the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Four fabulous activities immerse amateur astronomers into measuring objects that we cannot handle. The experiences are applied to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, which will take measurements of planets around stars other than our...
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The Apollo Program's Loneliest Astronauts

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Supporting roles may not be as recognized—but they are no less important! Watch as an installment of the SciShow Space series explains the supporting roles on the Apollo missions. Without these role players, the Apollo missions would not...
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Monster Physics™

For Students 6th - 12th
Physics fanatics will shriek over this monster-themed construction application! They design an invention with the intention of competing one of 50 missions and test it out with real physics applications. 
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Suit Yourself: Fitted for Space

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If he keeps this up, will he have enough air? After watching a video about spacewalks, groups of four brainstorm aspects of spacesuit design and present it to the rest of the class. Groups create mathematical models of oxygen use for two...
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Landing a Man on the Moon: President Nixon and the Apollo Program

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
New ReviewTake the small step for man and giant leap for mankind with the Apollo astronauts using primary sources. Young historians explore the documents related to the American space program up through the lunar landing, including presidential...
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The Amazing Red Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to Mars with a resource that provides information about its size, location, length of day, length of year, number of moons, and average temperature. Also includes is information about the lans for past and future...
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The First Humans on the Moon

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One of the most important events in space exploration history has some secrets! Using an informative video, scholars discover all of the details of the first humans landing on the moon. The narrator shares the details of the mission, why...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Communication Through Space

For Teachers 7th - 12th
If humans do find aliens, how would we communicate with them? An intriguing lesson walks through some of the challenges associated with this question. How long would a message take to reach a specific destination, what language should we...
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How Curiosity Got Us to Mars

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Curiosity is the desire to learn or know, and it is also the name of the rover that landed on Mars in 2012. Mohawk-sporting Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA engineer also discusses how and why we study Mars. He provides facts about the rover and...
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3 Things You Didn't Know About Voyager

For Students 9th - 12th
The edge of the solar system is not smooth, but rather a sea of magnetic bubbles. Scientists know this thanks to the observations and measurements from Voyager. A video offers interesting facts about the Voyager mission and the farthest...
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Chasing Down a Satellite

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Calculate the speed of the International Space Station. By reading the article, pupils learn about the concept of orbits. Scholars work through a formula to determine how fast the International Space Station is traveling to stay in...
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Breaking Through Gender Roles: The Women of NASA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWhether recognized or not, extraordinary women were integral to breaking gender barriers and putting Americans into space. For Women's History Month, explore a series of video clips and biographical information that profile these...
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Science - Space Exploration

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students select astronaut to research, create poster including biographical information about each astronaut, and build 3-D model of their craft.
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Challenging the Space Frontier

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students complete an online activity concerning the Apollo Space Mission. Working in pairs, students explore space firsts and choose two-four to focus on for creation of their time line. Timelines include a written summary of the space...
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Why We've Only Ever Seen the Sun's Poles Once

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Traveling to the sun presents many challenges. Learn how the Ulysses mission escaped the orbital plane and flew around the sun in an illuminating video from the SciShow Space series. It details the challenges of the mission and the...
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Space Images

For Students 3rd - 12th
As technology advances, so does our understanding of the universe around us. Thanks to the Hubble Telescope, Mars rovers, and other high-resolution cameras, there are amazing photographs of celestial bodies, planets, comets, and more...
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Why Is Neptune so Blue? and 3 Other Mysteries an Orbiter Could Solve

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Neptune appears as a beautiful blue color, but why? Some scientists suggested the methane in the atmosphere gives it that color, but Uranus contains more methane than Neptune. The mystery, along with three others, requires an orbiter to...
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Astronomy Mission Module

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Yes, scientists say, there is other life in our solar system! And the best place to look is on Europa, a moon of Jupiter. Here, learners mimic the techniques scientists use to gather information about objects in our solar system, write...
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once and future MOON

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Beyond the phases of the moon, this comprehensive lesson plan covers geologic history and geology. Amateur astronauts examine photos of the lunar landscape, experiment with the creation of craters, and delve into information about the...
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Milestones in Human Spaceflight

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the history and goals of NASA and human spaceflight. In this space science lesson, students answer questions about one of seven manned space programs and print pictures from the mission. As a class, students will...
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Windows to the Universe Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students access the Internet to go on a scavenger hunt to investigate the solar system.  In this space mission lessons students fill out a worksheet  and explain how technology and scientific inquiry have helped us learn about the...
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The First Manned Mission To Mars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers plan the first manned mission to Mars. They discuss, in small groups, some of the information that the group might have heard regarding the red planet and decide which types of occupations should be included in a crew for...
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Understanding Distance in Space

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover the vocabulary used for distances in space and review measurement units and instruments before creating a scale model of the planets. They determine how to calculate the relative distances between the planets using a...
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A Report on NASA Missions: Past, Present, and Future_x001D_

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the site Second Life about NASA's missions of the past, present, and future, and write a report on what they learned. In this NASA lesson plan, students report on one of the missions.
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Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances

For Teachers 7th - 8th
NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine...
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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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Apollo Moon Landing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore paper rockets, learn about the Apollo Program and Apollo spin-offs, and use simple office supplies to design and create a new useful product. This amazing plan is incredibly well written and leads students through a...
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NASA

For Students 3rd - 12th
Everything you have ever wanted to know about our solar system, space exploration, and more can be found here. Be prepared to clear your schedule; you will be sucked into the app like a star into a black hole.
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Deep Convective Clouds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe clouds. In this deep convective clouds activity, students analyze cloud data recorded over one month and draw conclusions based on results.  Students predict "Thunderstorm Season" and prepare to defend their decision...
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Designing and Constructing a Space Station

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students design a model station using a set of paper cutout. They determine the purposes for the parts of space stations before putting the parts together in an original set up. They role play as astronauts and Mission Control teams as...
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Satellite Drag and the Hubble Space Telescope

For Students 9th - 12th
In this satellite drag and Hubble space telescope worksheet, students solve two problems using a graph showing the altitude of the satellite vs. the year with two lines showing two different types of re-boost and one line without...
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Mission to Mars

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students travel to Mars to settle the first colony from Earth. In this survival lesson, students are challenged to set up a working colony with buildings, water, oxygen, and food supplies as well as a space port. Students use background...
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The Great Discovery- Creating a Personal Mission Statement

For Students 9th - 10th
In this personal mission statement worksheet, students complete a series of introspective questions that lead them to write their personal mission statement. They examine people who have influenced them, look at inspirational moments...
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Green Spaces

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students map the green spaces around their school and predict the impact of population growth on green spaces in their region.
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Women in Space

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students read biographies of women who have made contributions to field of aerospace and aeronautics, choose one woman to research, and present their findings to classmates in form of essay, play, poster, or presentation.
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Meteoroids and Space Debris

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the topic of meteoroids and space debris. In this meteoroid and space debris lesson, students actively learn where "space trash" comes form and think about how to reduce the amount of space debris left in Earth's orbit.
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We're On A Mission!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the Mars Exploration Rover mission. In groups, they design their own mission while participating in a webquest. They write an essay using the information they gathered to propose their mission to the President. They...
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Exploration of Mars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the three-phase strategy used by NASA for scientific exploration. In this space science lesson, students research past missions to Mars. They share their discoveries and create a timeline as a class.
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Make a Comet Model and Eat It!

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students construct a comet model based on procedure provided. In this space science lesson, students compare the physical properties of comets to the models they made. They record their observations and share them with the class.
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How Do We Explore Strange Environments?

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners identify and label the different parts of a robot, rover, or a spacecraft. They discuss and record all of the features their robot will need to accomplish its mission and be able to explain why they chose these features to...
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Strange New Planet

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners simulate different spacecraft missions using materials provided. In this space science lesson, students observe and record a planetary model's features from a distance. They relate this activity to scientists' space exploration...
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"One Giant Leap for Mankind"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the significance of the Apollo 11 lunar landing by interviewing an adult for memories of the mission. They incorporate their interviews into news articles as 'journalists' in July 1969 to document this historic 'step for...
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Destination Red Planet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore reasons why people are interested in exploring other planets. After reading an article, they identify developments in the mission to Mars. Using the internet, they research the history of exploring Mars and create a...
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Teacher-Astronaut Offers New Lessons

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students read about teacher-in-space Barbara Morgan and life in space. In this space science and current event instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and...
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Exploring the Planets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study robotic spacecrafts that have provided detailed information about the inner and outer planets. In this exploring the planets lesson plan, students use posters and diagrams to study the various robotic spacecraft sent to...
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Swinging on a Star

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the issues that might arise if humans were to go on an interstellar space mission. They synthesize their understanding of interstellar travel by writing scenes from a science fiction novel that would depict such a mission.
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Impact Craters: Holes in the Ground!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students simulate crater formation through a lab activity. For this space science lesson, students calculate how much energy is transferred during meteorite impact. They identify different factors affecting the size and depth of craters...
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Applying For The Mission

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners participate in a live simulation of traveling through space as part of a large science unit. They are encouraged to go into the community and ask for participation from parents and relatives. Students reflect upon their own...
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Space-Age Experiments

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners evaluate the notion of aging by reviewing some of the studies that occurred on John Glenn's space shuttle mission.
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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 plan, students view a slide show, to be made by the teacher, including Apollo programs up to 11. Students write a...
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What Comes Next

For Students K - 12th
Where is NASA going next with their rockets? The reading provides an overview of the next generation of rockets for space exploration. A full-page diagram gives the reader a scaled perspective of what this rocket may look like, for both...
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A Pictorial History of Rockets

For Students K - 12th
3, 2, 1: Blast off! Take a look at the history of rockets through a camera lens. A set of 41 cards displays more than 2,000 years of rockets, from their use as toys to space flight. 
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Looking to the Future

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
New Horizons set forth on a mission to Pluto in 2006. Ten years later, the spacecraft is still on its way. Here, enthusiastic scholars predict what they will be like—likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc.—when New Horizons arrives at its...
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The Journey to Pluto, the Farthest World Ever Explored

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 2006, scientists launched a mission to explore Pluto and beyond. In 2015, after a challenge just days before approaching Pluto, New Horizons completed its first objective. The mission continues, and detailed reports are set to begin...
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Dangers of Radiation Exposure

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Gamma radiation, which is harmful, is useful in treating cancers. In the second lesson in a series of four, young scientists take surveys and calculate their yearly exposure to ionizing radiation. Then they read about how harmful their...
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Charting the Progress of New Horizons

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...
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Hubble

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore what it takes to service the Hubble telescope. In the set of three activities, groups investigate several aspects of the Hubble telescope, including robotic arms used during repairs, spacesuits, and extravehicular activity (EVA)...
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Bill Nye Asks Does Jupiter Have A Core?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists figure out what's inside something without cutting it in half? Space scholars search for answers with a short video from the THNKR Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye discusses how the orbital path of the Juno space...
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An Astronaut's View of Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder what climate change looks like from above? See Earth's struggle through the eyes of Commander Chris Hadfield with a video from the Veritasium playlist. Commander Hadfield describes his amazing journey through the Southern...
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Bill Nye Searches For Water On Jupiter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can researchers measure the amount of water on Jupiter? Through a thought-provoking THNKR "Why with Nye!" video, young space scientists search for the universal solvent on a distant planet. Topics include how scientists use visible...
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The Dawn Mission: Ion Rockets and Spiral Orbits

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this ion rocket and orbits worksheet, students read about the spiral orbit the Dawn spacecraft took due to its ion rocket motor. Students solve 3 problems including finding the path taken by the spacecraft, determining the total path...
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Integrating Space Science-Ion Propulsion in Deep Space I

For Students 7th - 10th
In this ion propulsion worksheet, students read about Deep Space I that uses ion propulsion to power the spacecraft. They learn about ion propulsion and answer three questions about it.
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Next Generation Spacecraft-Orion

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students decompose a larger geometric shape into smaller parts.  In this Algebra I/Geometry lesson, students examine the Orion spacecraft to determine its area.  Students apply the area formulas for the various geometric shapes found in...
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Spacesuit Design

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students analyze the conditions on Mars and design a spacesuit to help humans survive. In this space exploration lesson, students identify the inhospitable conditions on Mars. They work to design a spacesuit for a specific mission on Mars.
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Strange New Planet

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars choose a spherical object to decorate with stickers, scents, etc to make it interesting. They write a key to the features for future explorers. Students use viewers to observe mystery planets. Young scholars simulate NASA ...
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Nutrition in Space

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students discover the importance of a healthy diet during space travel and examine the physiological changes astronauts experience while in space. In groups, they develop questions to determine an astronaut's food intake and identify...
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Introduction to the e-Mission Operation Montserrat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read and discuss short articles which "brief" them on the coming mission. After they read each of the articles, they discuss the main ideas and the requirements for mission training. This is an introductory lesson to a...

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