SCIENCE: Space Milestones

Here’s a cool lesson plan involving space, science, and American history.

Best for grades 6-8, but suitable for high school students, too.

Source: Discovery Education

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Students will learn about major events in the history of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA).

Students will create a visual timeline of the goals, heroes, and outcomes of select missions.



– Newsprint

– Paper and markers (for each group)

– Internet access

– Print resources about NASA’s history and its various programs, from Mercury to the

International Space Station


How to get it: View the online version at Discovery Education, or get the printable version right here.

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