Space Race Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

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When did the Cold War begin?

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1. What started the Space Race between the United States and the USSR?

2. In the Space Race, how did the United States respond to the USSR successfully launching Sputnik 1 into space?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly check your knowledge of the Space Race with this quiz/worksheet combo. Among the things you will be quizzed on are how it began and when it ended.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When using this quiz/worksheet, you can expect to be asked questions about:

  • The Cold War
  • What started the Space Race
  • The US response to the USSR launching Sputnik I
  • The US program set up to further American space projects
  • When the Space Race ended

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand important information from the lesson, such as what started the Space Race and when it ended
  • Information recall - remember the program set up by the US to fund American space exploration
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the Cold War and how the US responded to the launching of the USSR's first satellite

Additional Learning

You can explore more information about this topic with a lesson called Space Race Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline. You will learn details such as:

  • What was onboard Sputnik 2
  • The name of the first satellite sent into orbit by the US
  • What President John F. Kennedy said in 1962
  • Who first set foot on the moon and the date of this event
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