Science, Earth and Space Science
Grade 5- 8
Students will identify important events in space exploration history, analyze the reasons for a space station, and describe what they would do aboard a space station.
Teaching the Lesson
You should discuss the space race of the 1950s and 1960s so students can get some context about why space technology was pushed forward so quickly.
This simple activity can be part of a social studies integration with science.
A closer examination of the modern space station being constructed today is a good follow-up activity.
Another follow-up is to discuss examples of space technology that have trickled down into the consumer market.
- computer with Internet access
- pencil or pen
- copies of activity page