Exploring space

Exploring Space

Space is considered the last great frontier. Since the beginning of time, humans have looked up with wonder at the stars, moon, sun, and vastness of the heavens. This reading set covers some of the "firsts" in space exploration and some passages to encourage your student to wonder about other worlds.

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(6) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/6 Passages in this Set

John F. Kennedy: Why the Moon?

President John F. Kennedy set an ambitious goal in 1961 that America would land on the moon before the end of the decade. In th...

683 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea
2/6 Passages in this Set

Project Mercury: The First Americans in Space

Students will read a passage about Project Mercury and learn about the Space Race and America’s first human spaceflight program...

519 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary
3/6 Passages in this Set

The Mercury 13: Paving the Way for Women in Space

Students will read a passage about the Mercury 13 and learn about the women who dreamed of being America’s first female astrona...

453 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary
4/6 Passages in this Set

The Argument

by Elizabeth Trach

Blip and Dit-dit are best friends, but that doesn't ...

418 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Story Elements, Summary, Theme
5/6 Passages in this Set

First American Woman in Space: Sally Ride

by RV Staff Writer A.A.

Although the U.S. manned space program began in 1959...

283 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary
6/6 Passages in this Set

Dining in Space

Besides the obvious aeronautical engineering problems to work out, scientists who worked with manned space exploration also had...

496 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Summary