The 50th anniversary of the moon landing means a bunch of great new resources are available for teaching about space. This week we’ve gathered those for you—and topped them off with TWO great space-related prizes.
To enter our random drawing, take a look at our out-of-this-world space prize packs and submit a comment to this blog by Thursday, August 8, to let us know which you’d want to win. (Update: Congratulations to Lou and Heather, our lucky winners!)
Or do you prefer our Race-You-to-the-Moon Prize Pack #2? It includes:
Go for the Moon (Roaring Brook)
Moon! Earth’s Best Friend (Henry Holt)
The Race to Space (W&P)
Countdown (Peachtree uncorrected proof)
Real Lives: Explorers and Pioneers (B.E.S.)
Submit your comment, then check out the free teaching resources in 3… 2… 1… blast off!
Start with the official NASA poster and printables at nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/media.html and the free activities at spacestem.nasa.gov/k-5-classroom. Plus get the teacher’s guide at nasa.gov/stem-ed-resources/nasa-stem-forward-to-the-moon-educators-guide.html. You’ll also find out lots more info about events around the country, where to see moon rocks in your area, timelines, mission documents, and much more.
And finally, download teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe’s lost STEM lessons from the Challenger Center at challenger.org/challenger_lessons/christas-lost-lessons/.
Whew! That’s a whole galaxy of choices. Have a blast!
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