Help kids discover the history of astronomy and space exploration with this Space Exploration Activity Pack Bundle of 8 engaging resources. They can learn about the Apollo missions, famous astronauts, the timeline of astronomy and space exploration, some of the vehicles used, and more through notebooking, copywork, guided drawing, and writing prompts. See a preview of each title at the links below.
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Apollo Missions Notebooking Journal: With the Apollo Missions Notebooking Journal, students have the opportunity to investigate 16 Apollo-related missions. Space is given for students to record the crew members (if it was manned), dates, primary mission, secondary mission, objectives reached, and major events of each. 19 pages total.
Famous Astronauts Notebooking Journal: With the Famous Astronauts Notebooking Journal, students have the opportunity to investigate 85 men and women from around the world who traveled in space. Room is given for students to record the date and place of birth, date and place of death (if deceased), interesting facts about the individual, and the missions he or she was a part of. A list of additional astronauts and cosmonauts to consider learning more about and a blank page is also included. 90 pages total.
Draw and Explore Science: Space Exploration: The Draw and Explore Science series is a great way to combine art and science. A short description of ten different satellites, ships, and other objects related to space exploration is given. Each is followed by a related image on a grid. Next, students can do one or all of the assignments that follow. They can draw half of the image in a grid that shows the left half of the picture, half of the image in a grid that shows the right half of the picture, or the entire image on an empty grid. This makes the unit completely flexible for both left-handed and right-handed students. Ten review questions and an answer key are also included. Sputnik, Vostok, Friendship 7, Gemini 4, Soyuz, Apollo 11 lunar command module, Salyut, Skylab, Columbia, and Mir are studied. 31 pages total.
Timeline of Space Exploration Chronological Copywork: With the Timeline of Space Exploration Chronological Copywork, students have the chance to learn about 38 events that were part of the history of space exploration from 1926 through 2020. A list of the information at the beginning of the unit is followed by each date/event on a separate page with room to copy the information. It’s a fun way to get the big picture of what was going on in space exploration while sharpening handwriting skills. 44 pages total. Available in print or cursive handwriting versions.
Timeline of the History of Astronomy Chronological Copywork: With the Timeline of the History of Astronomy Chronological Copywork, students have the chance to learn about 29 events that were part of the history of astronomy from 1543 and Nicolaus Copernicus through black holes and 2019. A list of the information at the beginning of the unit is followed by each date/event on a separate page with room to copy the information. It’s a fun way to get the big picture of what was going on in the modern history of astronomy while sharpening handwriting skills. 34 pages total. Available in print or cursive handwriting versions.
Writing Prompts About Space: Spark a story in your child’s imagination today! This writing prompt pack has 10 space-themed writing prompts, taking kids through discovering new planets, conducting experiments, and getting lost in space. Themed notebooking pages are included to capture your child’s story. 23 pages total.
The United States in Space Copywork Volume 1: Walk through the history of the space program in the United States with copywork excerpts from President Eisenhower, the National Aeronautics and Space Act, a special message to the Congress from President John F. Kennedy, and President Kennedy’s address at Rice University in 1962. Traceable, text to copy, and blank lines are all included. Available in print and cursive handwriting versions in this bundle. Volume 1 includes:
- Statement by President Dwight D. Eisenhower March 26, 1958
- National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
- Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961
- Address at Rice University in the Space Effort by President John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1962
The United States in Space Copywork Volume 2: Walk through the history of the space program in the United States with copywork excerpts from Presidents Johnson and Nixon, excerpts from President Reagan and President Bush’s addresses following the shuttle disasters, and Psalm 8:3-6 KJV. Traceable, text to copy, and blank lines are all included. Available in print and cursive handwriting versions in this bundle. Volume 2 includes:
- Remarks at the Signing of the Treaty on Outer Space on January 27, 1967, by President Lyndon B. Johnson
- Excerpt of President Richard M. Nixon’s Telephone Conversation with the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the Moon on July 20, 1969
- Announcement on the Space Shuttle on January 5, 1972, by President Richard M. Nixon
- President Ronald W. Reagan’s Address to the Nation following the Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion, January 28, 1986
- President George W. Bush’s Remarks on the Loss of Space Shuttle Columbia, February 1, 2003
- Psalms 8:3-6 KJV