A Brief History of N.A.S.A. and the Space Race is a lesson that discusses some of N.A.S.A.'s most famous accomplishments including Project Mercury, Project Gemini, Project Apollo (especially Apollo 8 and Apollo 11) the space shuttle era and its use with the Hubble Telescope and the International Space Station. The lesson also briefly discusses some famous astronauts and cosmonauts that ventured into space or onto the moon first. As the title indicates, much of the first half of the lesson focuses on the historical and epic space race between the Americans and the Soviets.
This product also comes with:
-A 28 slide animated power point to guide your instruction with great visuals! This is not your average PPT, and you and your students will love the animations included.
-Lesson plan (5 E Model)
-Student Learning Map for vocabulary/term acquisition
-A writing prompt (opinion)
-The Space Race - vocabulary and concept review printable
Your students will love this lesson! You may even learn some things as well!
Turn off the lights and have your kids say "3-2-1 Blastoff" and they will be transported to space for this lesson!