A Simulation That Takes Students Through the Entire Process of Astronaut Training

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   Order Code: INT958E    ISBN : 9781573363501
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Students experience the process of astronaut training and space exploration in this wide-ranging interdisciplinary simulation. In successive phases, students apply to be an astronaut, receive astronaut training as individuals and as crewmembers, carry out a shuttle launch, live and conduct experiments in microgravity, land the spacecraft, and give a post-mission press conference. Activities from the main simulation involve combinations of role playing, language arts, physical science, math, and research skills, while copious optional activities delve into these disciplines and add health education, history, and music. An extensive teacher’s guide includes all necessary background information. Time: up to 21 hours. Grades 4–8. 8½" x 11". Interact. 213 pages. 2009 revised edition.

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Common Core correlations, Grades 4–6

Common Core correlations, Grades 7–8

Updates on space exploration:

  • 2009 NASA launches Kepler spacecraft to search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.
  • 2010 The first private company, Space X (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), launches Dragon, an unmanned spacecraft, successfully into orbit and returns it safely to Earth.
  • 2011 Atlantis is the last American space shuttle to be launched into space.


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This title is part of the series: SAILOR OF THE STARS





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