Ch 12: 3rd Grade Science: Space Exploration

About This Chapter

Get your 3rd grader excited to learn about space exploration with this chapter. These lessons make it easier for students to study about science, because each lesson focuses on a different topic, addressing all of the important names, definitions, vocabulary words, and concepts.

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.

Chapter Topics

  • 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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: 3rd Grade Science: Space Exploration
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Telescopes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

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.

Rockets Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

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.

Satellite Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

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.

NASA Facts: Lesson for Kids

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.

Apollo 11 Facts: Lesson for Kids

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.

Mae Jemison Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

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.

International Space Station Lesson for Kids

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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