World Space Week 2017 October 2 - October 6
THEME: Exploring New Worlds in Space
The theme for 2017 is exploration - with an eye to finding new places for humans to live
as well as new resources to support life on earth and beyond!
The Space Week website includes additional activities and information.
Week of October 2-6
Grade levels will partner to work on a hands on activity in the cafeteria throughout the week. Grades 5 and 1 will create a rotating model of the sun, earth and moon to learn about orbits and rotation around the sun.
Grades 6 and 2 and Grades 7 and 3 will use design thinking and problem solving to create a vehicle to land a vehicle to explore a planet or outer space. Grade 8 and 4 will practice some team building skills for working together in outer space.
Online Resources for the activities
World Space Week suggested activities
Lunar Lander Challenge Activity
The NASA version of our challenge activity to design a lander which we used in previous years. Some grades will design a different space exploration vehicle this year!
Earth Moon and Sun Model
There are many versions of this activity but this explanation is clear. All materials will be provided and Grade 5 students will help each younger Grade 1 student make his own model.
Additional Resources for Space topics