On February 1, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated over Texas. Done in engaging, comic book format, this packet includes 45 pages of informational facts and blank comic handouts for writing activities.
Introduction by Governor Rick Perry
Definition of NASA
Crew Members of Columbia space shuttle
Let's Meet...biographies on each of the 7 crew members
Reporter stating basic shuttle facts
NASA Control Center and problem reported
Television reporter stating options for problem
Re-entry to earth's atmosphere
Flight Path of Re-Entry
Timeline of Re-Entry
Timeline of shuttle disintegration
Scientific experiment discovered in debris
Timeline of Events
Dedication by President George W. Bush
Uses critical thinking and writing skills along with research to learn about the Columbia space shuttle disaster. Use with English, History, Social Studies, and/or Science for introduction, reinforcement, or assessment. Meets Texas TEKS and CCSS.