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The Space Race: Then & Now


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1. Do you think it is important to explore space? Why or why not?

2. Why do you think NASA and SpaceX are on a quest to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024?

3. Space settlement (humans living in space) went from a fantasy to a legitimate goal. If you had the opportunity , would you choose to live in space? Why or why not?


Students will be able to prove with evidence the big idea, “systems work in patterns” by examining the Earth-sun-moon system to describe cyclical patterns (shadows, day and night, and seasonal appearance of stars) using multimedia sources to create a presentation.

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