SpaceShipOne contains great activities for elementary students to complete. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including airfoils, air pressure, gravity, thrust, drag, lift, forces, and aircraft design.
The SpaceShipOne Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains NGSS, CCSSM, and CCSSELA addressed; teacher and student instructions for math, science, and engineering activities; assessment questions; and student pages. This guide contains two guided inquiry lessons and a culminating engineering challenge for students to apply concepts learned in their inquiry lessons.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco SpaceShipOne Foamie Glider, scissors, rulers, paper, art supplies, paper clips, tape measure, balloons, tape, umbrellas, balls, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.