Create your own instrument panels for an imaginary spacecraft and explore the ways scientists collect data about the universe.
Explore resources to discover methods space scientists use to investigate mysteries of the universe. Search newspapers, news magazines, and Web sites for current information on NASA missions and programs. Share information with the group.
Create an imaginary space shuttle or mission control instrument panel with a recycled cereal box. Use Crayola® Scissors to cut down the sides of one flat face of the box so it is open to the inside.
Cover the inside and outside of the box with construction paper. Attach with a Crayola Glue Stick.
Use Crayola Metallic FX Crayons to draw a view finder with an image of space on the upright side. Add controls and dials made from assorted craft materials such as buttons, chenille sticks, craft sticks, and aluminum foil. Be creative. Invent new tools for collecting data in your space shuttle, or try to make it realistic. Add glittering buttons and lights with Crayola Glitter Glue.
Work with a partner to decide on what your space mission will investigate. Sit across from each other behind your control panels and simulate a real data-gathering mission, talking back and forth about the expedition.
Send a postcard from space to show what you know about the other planets.
Remember the compliments you’ve heard from others—and get to know your friends better—with this 3-D self-portrait.
How do you use water, every day or for fun? With your classmates, create a book about why water is important to each of
What could you do when you were 6 months old? When did you first walk? Make this pop-up record of your growing-up milest
Pigs are big in children’s literature! Choose a favorite porker, maybe from <em>Charlotte’s Web</em>, and make a colorfu
What does your face look like when you taste something sour? Or smell something delicious? Create an expressive, decorat
Use Crayola® Gel Markers to add a colorful diagram to a report on the natural cycles of the solar system.
Use alliteration in fantasy animal poetry then create a drawing using letters to form patterns and textures.
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