NASA Apollo Astronaut Research Project | 20th Century American History Activity

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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  • PDF (87 pages)
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Kids research Apollo astronauts with this scalable project. For a short activity, students discover the man's major contributions and list them on a printable poster. They can also research the life of the person. An additional sheet asks them to think critically about the man’s greatest lifetime achievement and consider preparation, character traits, and people that helped him realize it.

To support classroom, hybrid, and distance learning, resources are included as a printable PDF, forced Google Slides, and shareable Easel Activities. They may be used for teaching United States history of the twentieth century or as a stand-alone project.

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What’s Included

  • Lesson plans
  • Links to articles and videos
  • List of astronauts in Apollo program + links to biographies from NASA
  • Synopsis of all Apollo missions
  • Research sheet
  • Analysis sheet
  • Works cited sheet
  • Themed contribution page and stationery
  • Collaborative information sheets (astronauts who lived in our state, with military experience, who walked on the Moon, who traveled to the Moon + timeline of years born)
  • Cover sheets
  • Rubric


  • Buzz Aldrin
  • William Anders
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Alan Bean
  • Frank Borman
  • Eugene Cernan
  • Roger Chaffee
  • Michael Collins
  • Pete Conrad
  • Walter Cunningham
  • Charles Duke
  • Donn Eisele
  • Ronald Evans
  • Gus Grissom
  • Richard Gordon
  • Fred Haise
  • James Irwin
  • James Lovell
  • Ken Mattingly
  • James McDivitt
  • Edgar Mitchell
  • Stuart Roosa
  • Walter Schirra
  • Harrison Schmitt
  • Russell Schweickart
  • David Scott
  • Alan Shepard
  • Thomas Stafford
  • John Swigert
  • Edward White
  • Al Worden
  • John Young

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Brenda Kovich

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Total Pages
87 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.


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