To help students learn more about what it takes to become
To become familiar with names of Apollo astronauts.
To use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information.
NETS Standards Categories
supported 3, 5, 6
Learn how to become an astronaut
Have students visit the NASA
Astronaut site which covers the selection
and training of astronauts and explains the basic requirements
for astronaut applicants, astronaut training and the various
types of specialists within the astronaut program.
See also - Careers
at NASA and in Aeronautics
Have students write about the job of an astronaut and what
it takes to become one.
If desired, students can use the online page Be
An Astronaut which includes links to resources noted
Research the Apollo Mission astronauts.
Have students research one of the Apollo astronauts and
create a presentation or report about them. See a sample
report for some ideas, guidelines for students, and
3. Now the questions
Challenge students to listen
to or read each other's reports and answer questions such
Who flew to the Moon more than once?
What were some things that astronauts
had in common as far as their education or training?
What are some things that someone
your age could start doing now to work towards becoming
Other Helpful Online Resources
information for links to each mission's overview and
its crew. Click on the small thumbnail of the crew to see
information about each astronaut.
or use http://www.seasky.org/spacexp/sky5c04.html
for detailed biographies of selected Apollo
crews from Missions 1 to 17