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Astronomy/Space Science
Curriculum Ideas for Grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12


Introduction


This Astronomy/Space Science curriculum is intended to help educators update their Space Science Curriculum. The materials presented for the various grade groups can be a stand-alone curriculum that will meet the State Academic Standards for Science. The material may also be integrated into an individual’s existing curriculum to update or enhance a Space Science presentation. The majority of the materials selected for this curriculum are from NASA publications that can be downloaded easily and are free. This NASA curriculum is rich in activities that lead to learning through doing and interpretation. This curriculum has limited textbook materials for student reading. Since the WSGC is funding this curriculum development idea, it wants students to receive the most current and up to date NASA materials. These NASA materials should excite and inspire the next generation of students into careers in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology.

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