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Space Science: Adventure Is Waiting Activity 6-8

This activity cover shows a house floating in space with two boys standing in the doorway looking out and roots hanging from underneath the house. The title at the top reads Space Science Adventure Is Waiting Classroom Activities and Take-Home Pages Grades 6-8. The words on the right side read Great Sweepstakes! Great Prizes! The words on the left read Activity #1: Comets, Meteors, and Meteoroids Activity #2: Web Quest: Gravity, Black Holes, and Robots. This is superimposed over an image of a planet with rings. There is a large gold colored rock on the bottom left side.

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Students
Grade Levels: 6-8
Publication Year: 2005
Subjects: Physical Science, Space Science


Welcome to a dynamic education program to build student skills in both science and language arts. This resource has an activity about Comets, Meteors and Meteoroids. To further explore the universe, check out the Web Quest to learn some amazing things related to the science of space: Gravity, Black Holes and Robots.

The accompanying poster contains easy-to-use, national standards-based lessons and reproducibles for the classroom. There are also inspiring images from the feature film "Zathura", an adventure film based on a children's book by renowned author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg.

Adventure Is Waiting Activity [606K PDF file]

Accompanying Resource:
Space Science: Adventure Is Waiting Poster

Illustrations from "Zathura" by Chris Van Allsburg. Illustrations© 2002 by Chris Van Allsburg. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Space Science: Adventure Is Waiting was developed in cooperation with NASA, Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Company.

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