SPACE EXPLORATION

6th Grade Science

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Learning Target for the Week

6.E.1.3

  • I can summarize space exploration and the understandings gained from them.

What is due each day?

Check the section at the bottom of the page to see what is due each day.

Warm-Up Directions for the Week

NEWSELA

Each day, you will read the article posted, and complete a document with a summary about what you have read. You will turn this in to your teacher at the end of the week.



Use the following as a guideline if you need help writing a summary. You can copy and paste it in a Pages document:


In the article _________________________________

entitled (title) _______________________________________________________________

(author’s complete name) _______________________________________________________

(verb: explores, investigates, discusses) _________________________________________

(topic and main idea/thesis) _____________________________________________________

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First, (author’s last name) ________________________ (verb) _________________________

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The writer______________________ (verb) _________________________

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In addition, s/he points out that _________________________________________________

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Moreover, s/he emphasizes that __________________________________________________

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Finally, (author’s last name) _______________________ concludes that __________________

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DAY 1

Warm-Up Activity

Using the following link, read the article about space exploration. Complete a summary document about what you have read.


https://newsela.com/articles/nasa-ethics/id/3314/

Activity #1

Bill Nye - - - Space Exploration

Before watching the following video, download and use the K-W-L sheet by clicking on the link here.


(If you don't know how to download the chart or send it to your teacher, watch this video. Other how-to videos can be found here.)

Fill out the first two columns before watching the video.


As you watch the video, work on answering your questions in the middle column and write any new information you may have learned in the third.

Bill Nye the Science Guy episodes 82 Space Exploration

Activity #2

NASA has a remarkable history with moments that are monumental in America’s past.

1. What event occurred on July 20, 1969? http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/what_does_nasa_do.html

2. How did this event benefit America and the rest of the world?

3. If an event this big were to take place today, what do you think it would be?


(Answer these on a Pages document that you will use all week and turn in to your teacher on Thursday.)

Day 2

Warm-Up Activity

Using the following link, read the article about the International Space Station. Complete a summary document about what you have read.


https://newsela.com/articles/women-astronauts/id/6136/

Activity #1

How Do Astronauts Live in Space?

Answer the following questions on a Pages document, then turn it in to your teacher.


Food

  1. How has the food that astronauts eat changed over the last 50 years?
  2. What kinds of foods do astronauts eat in space today?
Web Resources
Top 10 Best Space Food

Top 10 Worst Space Food

Eating in Space


Space Suits

  1. Do astronauts have to wear the space suits all the time? Why or why not?
  2. What are some safety measures that are built into space suits?
Web Resources

Space Suit: How it Works

Space Suits

The Space Suit (history)


Extraterrestrial Experiments

  1. What are some examples of experiments that are conducted on the ISS?
Web Resources
Experiments on the space station


Sanitation in Space

  1. How do astronauts shower and use the bathroom in space?
  2. Do they have to wash dishes or laundry?
  3. How do they keep their living quarters clean?
  4. What special sanitation issues do astronauts face that those of us on Earth don’t worry about?
Web Resources
Sanitation


Sleep and Relaxation

  1. Do astronauts require more or less sleep than normal when they are in space?
  2. How do astronauts relax in space?
  3. How do astronauts sleep on the space station?
Web Resources
Recreation and Sleeping


More Information About Life on the Space Station

Use this link to find different videos and information to tell you about a day in the life aboard the International Space Station.

Activity #2

Before NASA was NASA it was NACA, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. In its time as NACA many things were achieved. Use this website: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/X-Press/stories/2005/032505_NACA_90th.html, in order to look at all of NACA’s achievements from its creation on March 3, 1915 until it’s transformation into NASA on Oct. 1, 1958.

1. For each decade, the twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties, create a chart and record one of NACA’s accomplishments.

2. In your opinion, in which decade did NACA make the progress? Why?

Day 3

Warm-Up Activity

Using the following link, read the article about space travel to Mars. Complete a summary document about what you have read.


https://newsela.com/articles/moveto-mars/id/4063/

Today you will start with Activity 2, then move on to Activity 1. Your activity 2 sheet is due today by the end of class.

Activity #2

NASA's aeronautics teams are focused on improved aircraft travel that is safer and cleaner. Look at this Web site http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/dawn/spacecraft/instruments.html and explore some of the spacecraft and instruments that NASA has designed.

1. If you could give one of NASA’s scientific instruments to a superhero which instrument would it be?

2. What could a superhero do with this scientific technology and how would it help to further save the world?

Activity #1

You are going to create an historical timeline of the history of human space exploration. You will create this as a Keynote Presentation.


Your timeline needs to include:


  1. A title slide
  2. At least 15 historical events (name them and describe them)
  3. Pictures that represent the event
  4. A reference slide (paste the websites you used at the end)
  5. A final slide that answers the question "What did you learn about space exploration this week?"



Here are some websites that can help get you started:




RUBRIC

Use the rubric pictured below to help you understand how you will be graded on this assignment.

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You will continue to work on this activity tomorrow. Take your time and be creative. This should take you almost 2 full class periods to finish if you follow the rubric.

Day 4

Timeline Activity

Continue working on your timeline activity which will be turned in by the end of the class today.

QUICK LOOK AT ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK

What was due each day?

FYI: If you don't know how to export your documents, watch the video located here for help


Day 1 (Tuesday):

To work on:

- Warm-Up Summary on a Pages document

- KWL chart

- Activity 2 questions on a Pages document

To turn in today:

- KWL chart


Day 2 (Wednesday):

To work on:

- Warm-Up Summary on a Pages document

- How Do Astronauts Live in Space questions (turn in as a PDF from a Pages Document)

- Activity 2 questions on a Pages document

To turn in today:

- How Do Astronauts Live in Space questions


Day 3 (Thursday):

To work on:

- Warm-Up Summary on a Pages document

- Timeline of Space Exploration History

- Activity 2 questions on a Pages document

To turn in today:

- Warm-Up Summary

- Activity 2 questions


Day 4 (Friday):

To work on:

- Timeline of Space Exploration History

To turn in today:

- Timeline of Space Exploration History

(you export and send this the same way you did the Pages document. Make it a PDF.)