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Using Biographies and Science to teach Space Travel

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Kaylin Lauger Kaylin Lauger 340 Points

Hello! I am a teacher candidate at Penn State, and am creating a lesson plan for my science methods class. I would like to do a lesson for third or fourth graders on space travel. While my dream would be to have an astronaut talk to my kiddos, I know that is difficult. Do you have recommendations for good trade books about astronauts that focus on travel? I’m thinking Sally Ride, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and a few others. Thank you for your recommendations!

Margaret Daniels Margaret Daniels 210 Points

Hi Kaylin:

Please click on this link to be connected to possibly some great resources to help you achieve this mission: 

NASA Educators

Hopefully, it will serve your purpose and passion for wanting to engage your students in Earth and Space. 

Thanks,

Margaret Daniels 

 James Johnson 20 Points

Hi Kaylin!  Here's a start https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/SOFIA/overview/index.html and https://www.nasa.gov/stem/about.html

Depending on where you teach, you will find many NASA connected educators or astronauts, or astronauts in training, who would be thrilled to talk to your class.  

Don't give up and best of luck!

 

James Johnson James Johnson 95308 Points

Hi Kaylin!  Here's a start https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/SOFIA/overview/index.html and https://www.nasa.gov/stem/about.html

Depending on where you teach, you will find many NASA connected educators or astronauts, or astronauts in training, who would be thrilled to talk to your class.  

Don't give up and best of luck!

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