The Space Program Mini Lesson

The Space Program Mini Lesson
The Space Program Mini Lesson
The Space Program Mini Lesson
The Space Program Mini Lesson
The Space Program Mini Lesson
The Space Program Mini Lesson
The Space Program Mini Lesson
The Space Program Mini Lesson
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Students learn about the American Space Program and NASA's explorations and achievements in this mini lesson. They read 5 paragraphs, answer 19 questions, and complete a graphic organizer. This covers the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, as well as later aspects of NASA and the space program. The graphic organizer has students compare and contrast 9 aspects of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions (some academic, some opinion).

The questions are varied in their level of difficulty, and are a combination of being text based, opinion based, and creative. Some require additional research (depending on your curriculum). A selection of websites is provided to give students a starting point to find answers to some of the questions. The answers are included where appropriate.

Sample questions include:
--Inferring and drawing from the text, what were some motivations for space exploration?
--When did the first woman make it into space and what was her name?
--Write what you think Ed White’s first thought was when he “walked” in space.
--There was a tragic American accident in January 1967. What was it? How do you think that affected the mindsets of both NASA and the public?
--Who was the third member of Apollo 11? Why is his name less remembered than Armstrong and Aldrin?
--Why were there 3 different major phases to this aspect of the American space program?
--What do you see happening next in space exploration and what do you think the next big discovery will be?

This can be paired with:
Space Race Career Day Activity
Space Race Timeline Review

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Space Race Mini Bundle
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