Looking for a project that asks kids to dig deeper? Having issues finding a project that will keep your kids interested? Astronaut Andy is on a mission. Andy is on a mission to be the first person to visit another plant in our solar system! Students will work in teams as mission specialists whose job it is to plan Astronaut Andy's trip to another planet. Students will research to learn not just about weather and conditions on one of the 7 planets besides Earth in our solar system, but also how long it would take to travel to the planet, what special conditions exist on the planet, and imagine what a life form that has evolved to live on the planet might look like. Students will also work to create models of their planets. They then must create a flight plan for Andy's trip and provide a mission briefing to inform the class and Andy all about the planet Andy will visit.
Project includes guidelines for students, a rubric, and daily accountability sheets to use with students working in class to ensure they are using class time appropriately and not just goofing off.