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Should We Explore Space? Perspective Activities | Sky Science | Astronomy | Paper

Should We Explore Space? Perspective Activities | Sky Science | Astronomy | Paper

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Teach your students about listening to and investigating the viewpoints or points of view of others through this set of activities that focus on whether or not people should be travelling to or exploring space. This activity will teach students how to form an opinion based on facts and then how to express their opinions respectfully.

This engaging resource includes:

  • lesson plans with options to modify for your students.
  • activities to learn about how different viewpoints are formed.
  • activities to address facts and opinions, bias, pro/con arguments, and finding quotes in support of viewpoint.
  • activities to learn to form an opinion based on information.
  • student pages.
  • photographs of student examples.
  • 40 quote cards on various viewpoints about space exploration and space tourism.
  • persuasive writing activity.
  • graphic organizers.
  • student examples.
  • Canadian/British spellings.
  • ideas for how to use this resource in the classroom, online, or a mix.
  • a digital version of all the student pages that use Google Slides. You must download the PDF file and use the access link in the file to get your digital copy.
  • an alignment guide for Alberta Outcomes.

These lessons align with:

  • the Alberta Program of Studies for Grade 6 Sky Science (old outcomes)
  • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 5 (new outcomes)

These lessons support:

  • any astronomy or space unit.
  • general outcomes for all Social Studies programs: multiple perspectives and current events.
  • any lesson about current events, space tourism, or space exploration.
  • global issues, media, and personalities.

This resource can be found in our Astronomy Unit Bundle (not recommended for Alberta Teachers).

Do you teach science in Alberta? We have science units for you!

                                                              Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file.

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