The seven resources in the Exploring Space Resource Collection will help your students learn about the history of space exploration through guided research, puzzles and quizzes, notebooking, a board game, and more. See a preview of each title at the links below.
30 Days of History: History of Flight: The 30 Days of History series is designed to give your students 4-6 weeks of daily work focused on a specific topic or time period. Each volume looks at significant terms and events and asks 7 questions on each that will draw your students into researching and learning more. 30 Days of History: The History of Flight looks at inventors, their inventions, and more from the dream of flying and the early balloon flights to the age of space travel. This can be used as a supplement to your history class, as a tool to help develop research skills, or as fun work to fill in as needed. However you use it, you’re sure to learn more about the dream of flight and discover remarkable history along the way.
Space Exploration: Puzzle and Quiz Pack: From the early days of rocketry to sending orbiters to Jupiter, the Space Exploration Puzzle and Quiz Pack is packed with more than a dozen activities including timelines, word searches, matching, multiple choice, true and false, letter board and number board puzzles, and more. Middle and high school students can enjoy the stand-alone puzzles or enjoy the entire pack as review, for a basis for independent study, or much more. See “How to Use This Book” in the product preview for more ideas. 34 pages total.
History of Space Exploration Notebooking: This unit includes 44 men and women who had an impact on the space program and 35 key events that shaped the exploration of space. Each has 7 questions for students to answer as they do independent research on people including Jerry Ross, Walter M. Schirra, Mary Jackson, and Mae Jemison, and many others. Events range from Sputnik 1 to Messenger and Curiosity. Six bonus research prompts are included that are suitable for research papers. 90 pages total.
A Look Back at Modern History: 1960-1969: A Look Back at Modern History: 1960-1969 explores nearly 150 events that happened between 1960 and 1969. From President John F. Kennedy’s election to Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, students will be challenged to learn when each event happened and, at times, why it happened. A set of 12 quizzes ask students to put events in order chronologically. Whether you use it for a review after students have studied a period, a tool to help students develop research skills, or a starting point for independent study of a fascinating decade, students will have the chance to discover modern history in a whole new way. 29 pages total.
Famous Scientists Mini Quiz Pack: Galileo Galilei: This mini quiz pack includes 7 quizzes and puzzles that introduce your students to the life and work of Galileo Galilei. It includes a basic explanation of his work along with quizzes about his life, the world he grew up in, the vocabulary of astronomy and physics, and more. A bonus research prompt is included. 22 pages total.
Famous Scientists Mini Quiz Pack: Wernher von Braun: This mini quiz pack includes 7 quizzes and puzzles that introduce your students to the life and work of Wernher von Braun. It includes a basic explanation of his work along with quizzes about his life, the world he grew up in, the vocabulary of rocketry, and more. A bonus research prompt is included. 26 pages total.
Exploring & Studying the Stars Astronomy Board Game: Which player has the knowledge and space savvy to complete the mission and return safely? This stand-alone astronomy-themed printable board game is designed for your middle-high schoolers. Each player must gather the crew and supplies he needs, overcome a number of obstacles, complete his mission, and return to Earth. How successful he will be depends largely on his knowledge of astronomy and the history of space exploration. The game contains 216 question cards; some are science-focused and some are focused on the history of space exploration. A blank template for adding your own questions to the game is also included. 26 total pages.