Broaden students’ horizons with a thrilling journey through the science of space travel.
In July 2019 we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing. It comes in the same year as the success of the NASA/SpaceX Dragon capsule’s visit to the ISS, the first partnership with a private company to come this close to yielding a manned mission.
It opens up new possibilities for space travel, with tourist visits into outer space also likely within the next few years. It may bring closer a manned mission to Mars – and so we need a new generation of astronauts ready to take their place in the stars.
This download includes the full PDF lesson plan and seven Word Document worksheets.
Why teach this?
The safe re-entry of the Dragon capsule, a joint venture by NASA and the private company SpaceX, during the 50th anniversary year of the first lunar landing, has changed the future of space exploration – your pupils might be among the next generation of astronauts.
Key curriculum links
Help your KS3 students to understand the challenges of space travel. Physics to design spacecraft and propulsion systems, biology to understand life support in space and psychology to explore the effects of extended stays in space.
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