In 2011, NASA closed the doors on the Space Shuttle Program forever. After 30 years of research and development NASA created numerous technologies that allowed astronauts to live and work in space. Their discoveries have made their way into our daily lives.
This 5 - day MiniUnit explores the many products that are a result of their research and all the new materials and technologies that have directly impacted our lives. It also includes a fun and exciting 'Mystery Space Specimen' activity that utilizes scientific inquiry and cooperative learning to solve the mystery with an hands-on discovery approach.
DinoDiane’s ‘Edventures’ bring fun, interactive excitement to your teaching and has students genuinely looking forward to your class every day. Great material for independent Science Centers.
Created by an award-winning Master Science Teacher, recipient of the Silver Apple Award and SRP Teacher of the Year Award, the series offers an investigative approach, so that students can experience and learn scientific principles for themselves. Utilizing critical, creative and reflective thinking skills activities, along with interactive, cooperative learning strategies, students take real ownership for their learning.
Complete with easy-to-follow lesson plans detailing step-by-step procedures for every minute of the period for middle and high school science. Lessons even include ‘teacher talk’, so, you can relax and enjoy connecting with your students in a meaningful and rewarding way. Perfect for homeschoolers too!
Every lesson offers a PowerPoint Presentation for ‘Bell Work’ for the first 5 minutes of class, ‘Vocabulary’ that meets the core standards, ‘Interactive Teacher Mini-lessons’, ‘Student Work Activities’, ‘Closure’ and ‘Reflect Time’ for the last 10 minutes of class. Everything you need to submit to your administrators!
This exciting EdVenture Unit includes:
EdVenture Lesson Plans – 5 Days/10 pages
PowerPoint Presentation – 8 slides
Products From the Space Program Activity
Video Presentations - Products Developed by Space Shuttle Program
Scientific Article Review Activity
The Mystery Space Specimen Activity
Enjoy this MiniUnit and many more interactive, cooperative learning, 'hands-on' discovery activities exploring the scientific processes in the 'Nature of Science Edventure' Unit. 4 weeks of detailed activities and lesson plans!
Great activities for independent Science Centers.
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Disclaimer: All lesson plans and activities have been designed by DinoDiane and receive monetary compensation. Any reference materials including; images, videos and articles are purely used for educational purposes only and have no monetary value.