|Our first stop was SPACE COMMAND where the students matched plastic panels of constellations to star patterns projected on the wall. This reinforced our unit of study about the solar system.
|The students worked with different materials to construct
their own version of a lunar module. They used different wheels, axels, and frames, to make their rover suitable for the terrain of the
|After completing their structure, the students raced
each other on a model featuring lunar terrain. The students timed
each other to see whose vehicle completed the course the fastest, and whose
vehicle flipped over, or could not complete the course.
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||After constructing their own lunar vehicles, the students
visited other stations in the SPACE COMMAND. These included exhibits
about how astronauts live and work in space, like this one pictured here.
Students had to complete a task without touching the metal wire.
Generous founding support for the Harcourt
Teacher Leadership Center and the Harcourt Learning Labs was provided by
the Harcourt General Charitable Foundation on behalf of Harcourt, Inc.