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Milestones in the Space Program
This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on major events in the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Students research the U.S. space program and then make a timeline of the goals, heros, and outcomes of selected missions. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-201
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • History of science
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Discoveryschool.com