It’s Not JUST Rocket Science - Lesson Plan

Grades 4-7 | 3-4 (45 min) Classes

Topics Covered

Researching Aerospace Careers

Essential Question

What are various careers in Aerospace?

Overview

In this lesson, students will learn about careers available in the aerospace industry and create posters about those careers to present to the class. They will also build and launch the Star Hopper rocket.

Materials

Each Student Needs:

  • Student Design Portfolio
  • Poster paper, markers, pencils, etc.

Each Classroom Needs:

Standards

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NGSS Standards are not available for this lesson.
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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.5

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

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Vocabulary

AEROSPACE

The Field of study involving the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space

ENGINEER

A person who uses math and science to invent, design, and build items that solve problems

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