Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 6-8
Publication Year: 2006
Product Number: EG-2006-09-25-LaRC
Subjects: General Science, Life Science, Space Science
This lesson will help your students answer the question:
What are the most essential items for the survival of settlers and explorers in new worlds?
In this lesson, students will
- Analyze and rank items based upon their importance for survival in a particular environment.
- Work as a team to come to a consensus about the importance of certain survival items.
- Compare team rankings to rankings developed by history and astronomy experts.
- Identify and compare human needs in two different exploration environments.
- Compare the differences in survival on Earth and the moon.
Survival! Lesson [2MB 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.