International Space Station


In our International Space Station lesson plan, students learn the history of the International Space Station and what it is used for today. Students learn about the scientists, countries, and astronauts who made the International Space Station possible and what work is currently being done on the ISS.


Our International Space Station lesson plan introduces students to the International Space Station. During this lesson, students are asked to utilize their creativity and work with a partner to design their own space station, which they will color in and label; they will then create a 3D model of it and share it with the class, enhancing their presentation skills. Students are also asked to match important numbers (dates, etc) to their matching event in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson information.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and define the International Space Station, describe some of its structure, and explain what life may be like on the station.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7

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