On February 1, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated over Texas. Created by Beth Hammett Visit My Store
Done in engaging, comic book format, this packet includes 45 pages of informational facts and blank comic handouts for writing activities.
Introduction by Governor Rick Perry
Definition of NASA
Crew Members of Columbia space shuttle
Let's Meet...biographies on each of the 7 crew members
Reporter stating basic shuttle facts
NASA Control Center and problem reported
Television reporter stating options for problem
Re-entry to earth's atmosphere
Flight Path of Re-Entry
Timeline of Re-Entry
Timeline of shuttle disintegration
Scientific experiment discovered in debris
Timeline of Events
Dedication by President George W. Bush
Uses critical thinking and writing skills along with research to learn about the Columbia space shuttle disaster. Use with History and Social Studies, and/or across-curriculum for introduction, reinforcement, or assessment. Meets Texas TEKS and CCSS.
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I imagine most people glaze over this information/event in history. This resource connects you with the humans that were involved and will allow students to feel a personal loss.
Having items for the students to color as well as follow along and take notes keeps students engaged in the activity. This resource is well done, fact based and allows for great discussion!
I love that you can download the PDF or the PPT. I also love how easy it is for my students to read and follow along!
I used the PowerPoint as a lesson for my students and they had the fill-in booklet to write their notes as they learned all the different aspects of this Space Flight!
Lots of detailed information on the astronauts who lost their lives in the Columbia Shuttle Disaster. Presented in a kid-friendly format.
Man. This is intense for such a "simple" resource. Very detailed for the space given (no pun intended). The PDF and the PowerPoint are both super resources on their own, but used together, they are dynamic. Thank you.
This lesson is jam packed with fun facts and interesting tidbits! The PowerPoint can easily be projected for the class to follow along with or sent out for them to view the digital version.
Our class recently went on a field trip to Johnson Space Center. This is an excellent companion product.