The frontier is a term that has been used to describe an area on the outer edge of civilization and knowledge. For Columbus, the frontier lay just over the horizon of the ocean. For the colonists, at the time of 1776, it was the area west of the Appalachian Mountains. For Jacques Cousteau it was the ocean. For us today, it continues to be the outreaches of space.
The following activities in Space - Our Present Frontier Unit deal with this great frontier; space. There are puzzles, games, and activities that will help each student become more aware of the discoveries and happenings that have come about as part of the American Space Program.
Activity and handout titles include: A Trip Into Space 1970's Style, A trip Into Space - II, Spacewalk, Space Flight - The Beginning, Lost In Space, Rocket 'Rithmetic, High Flight, Astronaut Match-Up, My Space Trip, Saturn V Rocket, and Answer Keys.