Space Flight Inquiries
This is a three-week unit of study. Use the attached calendar, and what
you learned about time management in last week to plan your time wisely.
the cold war. Prepare a
debate and present it to the class.
a 4 stanza poem about a specific moment in space flight
a biographical sketch about a NASA astronaut
a newspaper article about one of the following events: Apollo 11, Apollo 1 disaster,
The Challenger disaster, Apollo 13, SputnikÕs launch.
animalÕs role in space flight. Create a picture book telling all about it.
a glossary of twenty words having to do with space flight. Put it in booklet format and
include at least ten illustrations.
someone who remembers the Apollo missions. Write your interview questions and responses neatly.
and read an article from a magazine or newspaper about a current NASA
flight. Cut it out and
write a brief summary underneath.
an original skit about space travel, inventions of the first rockets,
a persuasive letter stating why we the space program should be federally
Math and Science
five math story problems about space travel. They must include accurate information and you need
to provide a key.
a scientific experiment with two different variables. Record your findings and display
the results on large paper for the class to see.
a chart showing the atmospheric height differences of the space shuttle
compared rockets compared to planes compared to hot air balloons.
a survey asking 25 adults about the money spent on space travel. Do they think the expense is
worth it? Neatly graph the
doing a classroom experiment (one we do together as an assignment), put
your results in neat, logical and presentable order.
a space menu suitable for three days in space.
a solar system model. Use yarn to show places of travel by rocket,
satellites and shuttles. Label each with date and specific name of
Inspiration to create a web about the space shuttle
the web created on Inspiration to type a detailed report.
a power point presentation about a topic of interest.
a message to your Rockwell pen pal explaining what you are
studying. Ask them what
they know about the space race.
Print off both your letter and their reply
a word Search or a crossword puzzle on the computer using at least 20
facts from space flight
a Dateline video interviewing
either Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, John F. Kennedy or another astronaut
of your choice. This is a
least a two-person inquiry so you will all receive credit.
a poster telling why we should explore space. Use a nice font, good facts, and a boarder.
the NASA website take an on-line history quiz, print off your results.
to a John F. Kennedy book-marked website, print off important
information about his role in the space race by highlighting, cutting
and pasting into Word.
the NASA web site create baseball style trading cards of at least ten
astronauts. The front must
have a picture and the must have vital information about their career.
the NASA symbol and write a caption explaining its parts
a space mission and draw its specific patch, explain its meaning
a diagram of the Space Shuttle labeling its parts.
a diorama of manÕs landing on the moon.
a poster about careers in space flight.
a cut out collage of Sputnik, JFK, or NASA (or all three if you are
a bumper sticker promoting space flight.
a model of different space inventions.
an item made for space, but used today. Include a caption explaining why it was created.
a poster using some quotes from John F Kennedy to instill pride in
Americans about our space program.
I understand I will have three weeks to complete these
Inquiries. I also understand
that I must complete at least one inquiry from each category before repeating
categories. In order for me to
achieve my personal best, I will contract to do______ inquiries by
___________the due date. If I am
done sooner than the due date, I will exceed my contracted number.
Student Signature _____________________________
Teacher Signature _____________________________