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Exploration: Then and Now - Human Needs Lesson

First page of the Human Needs Lesson of the Exploration: Then and Now educational module

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators
Grade Levels: 6-8
Publication Year: 2006
Product Number: EG-2006-09-25-LaRC
Subjects: General Science, Life Science

This lesson will help your students answer questions about how people adapt to and meet their needs in new environments.

In this lesson, students will
- Explore the effects of physical stress on muscle.
- Identify food properties and design tests to select suitable foods for travel during colonial times and for spaceflight.
- Create a food and activity plan for healthy eating, and then modify the plan for 17th-century travel and for 21st-century space travel.
- Compare and contrast challenges faced by 17th-century and 21st-century explorers.

Human Needs Lesson [204KB PDF file]

The educational module Exploration: Then and Now examines four themes and compares exploration of the past and present. The module focuses on the settlement of Jamestown, the first permanent English-speaking colony in the New World, and NASA's plans to return to the moon and reach for Mars. Each lesson consists of several student activities.

Also in this series:
Cover and Introduction
Follow the Water

All components of the modules are available from the Jamestown Journey website.

Page Last Updated: January 5th, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild