Space Exploration Unit Lesson Plan


Space Exploration Unit Lesson Plan Overview

This Space Exploration Unit Lesson Plan is part of our Learning Quest suite. These products are designed to allow young students to do complete research activities using guided independent activities about exploring space.

Space Exploration Unit Lesson Plan includes

  • Riddle focus activity
  • Informational texts with pre-recorded audio that can be read aloud to students
  • Note catchers for taking notes
  • Spacecraft matching activity with moveable pieces
  • Space exploration timeline infographic with moveable pieces timeline activity
  • Spacesuit infographic with “label the spacesuit” activity with moveable pieces
  • What belongs in space? sorting activity with moveable pieces
  • Links and QR code to a Space Station video clip (video linked to YouTube)
  • Writing responses
  • Exploring Space Quiz

How it works for students

The best part of our learning questions is that each resource can be completed as a class or individually. Students will complete an indendent activity such as listen to or read the texts, watch a video clip, then the student will be prompted to write in response to learning. At the end of each of the research projects students will be asked to digitally submit answers to a quiz about Space Exploration.

How it works for Teacher

We know you’re busy teachers. That’s why we include step-by-step instructions on how to assign the activities (SeeSaw/Google Slides).  When you download the resource, follow along to find the instructions that works best for you.

Additional information

grade level

1st grade, 2nd grade

Pre Recorded Audio

1- In case of districts blocking audio files, we include back-up mp3 files and instructions for manually inserting the audio into Google slides., 2 – The pre-recorded audio provided in the Seesaw platform does not have the same playback issues. Please take this into consideration before making your purchase.

Resource Type

Google Slides, Printable, SeeSaw


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