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Enrichment Lesson Plan

By: Amanda Hawley & Krystal Williams


Lesson: Space Shuttles
Length:
45 minutes
Grade Intended: K-5 Date: 04/29/14

Description:
Dreamers will be using different materials to create their own space shuttles
Objectives:
Dreamers will learn that space shuttles are used to collect information in space by taking pictures
and measurements of different objects.

Materials:
Space shuttle- cardstock paper, colored pencils, crayons, markers, cardboard, plastic bottles,
tape, glue

Teacher Preparation:
Get materials
Activity:
4:30pm
Introduction
(Adult script) today we will be leaning about spaceships. Who knows what a spaceship is? A
spaceship is a machine that is used to fly to outer space. A spaceship climbs 50,000 feet in the air
before it fires 3,000 miles into space. 50,000 feet is about the size of a football field. Who
usually rides in a spaceship? Astronauts are people who work for NASA and travel into space.
What do astronauts see when they are in space? They see the moon, our solar system that
includes the planets, and the galaxy. Spaceships are designed to take pictures and measurements
of different objects in space and astronauts are able to collect information on the stars, planets,
comets, and any other objects in space. What else do you think spaceships are used for? Today
we will be making our own spaceships.
4:35pm
Adult will first pass out the pre drawn triangles, cardstock for cone shaped nose, and scissors.
Adult Script:
The nose of the space shuttle it placed at the top and is used to help the spaceship travel into to
space better and faster by cutting through the air. The triangles will be used to represent the fins
that are usually found on the side of space shuttles.

4:37
Dreamers will cut out the triangles and a circle cone shaped nose
Adult will help any dreamer that needs help
4:42
Adult script:
We are going to decorate the body of the spaceship, the nose of the space shuttle and the fins.
Dreamers decorate their cardstock for the cone shaped nose, body of the space shuttle and fins.
4:
Pass out materials for the rocket boosters.
Adult Script:
Also found on the side of the space shuttle are rocket boosters.
Space shuttles use rocket boosters, not engines to be blasted into space. Rocket boosters do not
need air to run, which is why they work so well in space, where there is no air.
Teacher will show the dreamers how to make the rocket boosters.
4:45
Dreamers will make rocket boosters.
4:55
Adult script:
We are going to decorate the body of the spaceship, the nose of the space shuttle and the fins.
Dreamers decorate their cardstock for the cone shaped nose, body of the space shuttle and fins.
5:05
Adult will demonstrate to dreamers how to attach cardstock to make the body of the space shuttle
and to attach the fins to the body of the space shuttle
Adult will assist dreamers who need help
5:10
Demonstrate how to make cone shaped nose and attach it to the top of the space shuttle
Dreamers will attach nose
5:15
Demonstrate how to attach the rocket boosters behind the fins
Dreamers will attach rocket booster
5:10pm
Clean Up
5:20pm
Reflection

What did we learn today? What is a space shuttle used for? What are rocket boosters?
Who flies in a space shuttle? What is something fun that you did today?
5:25
Game