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Build the Station Simulation -- Educator Guide
International Space Station paper model

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-8

Just as five space agencies cooperated to build the International Space Station, students can work together to build a paper model of the world's largest orbiting laboratory. Teams take on the roles of international partners as they learn about and assemble portions of the model. During a mock summit, each team briefs the group about their section of the model. The teams then assemble the entire model to complete the space station.

The guide includes student sheets, parts of the model, instructions for holding a summit, and facts about the station.

Build the Station Simulation [3MB PDF file]