About This Chapter
3rd Grade Science: Space Exploration - Chapter Summary
Clarify details about space exploration by going over this chapter with your 3rd grader. Since there are many topics covered in this chapter, our instructors have separated the chapter into shorter lessons. You can see each of the lesson titles in the chapter menu. If your student only needs help in one area, the chapter menu can assist you and your student as you look for the most appropriate lessons. The lessons can be viewed in any order, and students can go back to the lessons as many times as they need to learn and memorize important information.
- Facts about telescopes
- The history of rockets
- Definition of satellites
- Information about NASA
- Details about the Apollo 11 mission
- Biography of Mae Jemison
- The International Space Station
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with science will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about space exploration.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding what scientists use to study the cosmos
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about historical and current space missions
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about space exploration
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the space exploration topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about space travel facts.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands the significance of various space missions by completing the 3rd Grade Science: Space Exploration chapter exam.
1. Telescopes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wished you could see the moon up close? A telescope could help you with that! Learn about different types of telescopes, their history and some of the most famous telescopes in the world.
2. Rockets Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
Rockets are awesome scientific inventions that capture the attention of many people and caused exciting scientific discoveries over hundreds of years. In this lesson, you will learn interesting rocket facts and the history of rockets.
3. Satellite Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
There are many satellites floating around in space. This lesson will teach you what a satellite is, some examples of natural satellites, the kinds of jobs man-made satellites do, and some other cool facts about these orbiting objects.
4. NASA Facts: Lesson for Kids
Studying and exploring the universe is the challenging, but interesting, job of people who work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In this lesson, you'll learn more about the history of NASA and the explorations it conducts.
5. Apollo 11 Facts: Lesson for Kids
3... 2... 1... Liftoff! Apollo 11 was the first manned space flight to the moon and back. Find out who went, what they did on the moon, who they talked to while there, and what they brought back.
6. Mae Jemison Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts
In this lesson, you will learn about Mae Jemison. Mae was the first African-American woman in space. You will learn about her background, how she became an astronaut, her first space mission, and the honors she has received.
7. International Space Station Lesson for Kids
This lesson will discuss the International Space Station. You'll learn about how the International Space Station was created, what happens in the International Space Station, and other interesting facts.
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- 3rd Grade Science: Nature of Matter
- 3rd Grade Science: Forms & Sources of Energy
- 3rd Grade Science: Force & Motion
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