Earth and Space Science | STEM Activities Bundle

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This is a great unit for our STEM Space summer school! It has a good collection of varying activities.

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    STEM and Space Bundle: Time Travel Through Space History

    Space History Units with STEM Activities are fantastic lessons for the upper elementary and middle school classroom. Combining science, history, reading and engineering, our seven hands-on lessons provide an interesting platform for discussions about the amazing accomplishments of the United States space program.

    Teachers are saying:

    "This is a great unit for our STEM Space summer school! It has a good collection of varying activities."

    "I love this! The students have really enjoyed the STEM projects and have honestly blown me away with their creativity. It does have A LOT, but I'd rather have too much than too little."

    Have your students read and discuss the provided background information on each decade’s space accomplishments. Students will then apply the engineering design process and their communication skills as they work on the interesting space related STEM challenges. Included in each packet are background information essays and resources, teacher notes, inquiry questions, student role cards, student handouts for a STEM activity, the engineering design process poster, and a rubric.

    The past 70 years of space exploration are filled with amazing events. Increase your students’ appreciation of the United States’ engineering accomplishments in space exploration by reviewing each decade’s major achievements and doing a related STEM activity.

    Topics include:

    1950’s – Sputnik and Satellites

    1960’s- Human Space Flight

    1970’s - Skylab

    1980’s- The Space Shuttle

    1990's - The Hubble Space Telescope

    2000’s- International Space Station

    2010’s – Exploring Mars BONUS

    Each of these lessons is also available separately. By purchasing them in a bundle you will save $ .

    Are you adding STEM and the engineering NGSS standards to your curriculum? We have over 200 STEM and engineering lessons in our store to help you integrate interesting problem solving and critical thinking challenges to your classroom. Whether you need a fun theme, integrated curriculum for science, history or literature, short energizers, task cards for maker spaces, single lessons or bundles, we have a wide variety of options to meet your needs as you add STEM to your day.

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    Total Pages
    145 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    2 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
    Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
    Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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