Today we kicked off Space Week 2019 by looking back at the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon. This is the one that didn't quite make it but was still a huge success for NASA. We also watched some videos of the enormous Saturn V Rocket taking off as well as looking at how the weight of objects is affected in space.
The children were also given their assignment for the week. At home I am asking them to design and build a habitat for living on Mars. Today also happened to be World Habitat Day (a nice coincidence). They can make the habitat with any materials they choose. Some have even said they might create it digitally using things like Minecraft. All that I ask is that they think about their habitat and what it needs for astronauts to survive. It won't be enough to come back with a box with windows in it. They can spend as long as they like on this project but if they can get them done by Friday it would be great as we will have visitors from other classes coming to see what we have been up to during the week.
I've attached some links below for the children to look at during the week. The main thing I want from this week is to be curious. There are no set learning targets but I would love the children to try and learn something about the Moon during the week that they can share with the class. If you happen to have a telescope or binoculars at home let them have a look at the moon some evening. I have lots of other activities planned for them during the week so keep an eye on this page for all our adventures.
NASA Moon Page
NASA Paper Models
Main NASA Page
The Lunar Lander
Remember-Look Up. :)