|Federation of Galaxy Explorers Schedule for Third Class Galaxy Explorers (Fifth Grade)
||What is the Content?
||Great Space Luminaries
||Map Making, Geography
||Learning about light
||Great telescopes of the world
||What will the Mission Teams learn about?
||What is a robot? What are the diffreent parts of a robot? How are Robots designed and built?
||How would a spacecraft be constructed? How would it function?
||How does a rocket fly? What are design considerations nose cones, fins, etc? What do we use rockets for?
||Build model basic rocketry basic. Learn National Association of Rocketry safety standards.
||How have different countries worked together in Space related projects. An investigation into the I.S.S, and other cooperative projects.
||A look at the biographies of the great leaders in space. How did they impact the world?
||Understand basic geography. Learn about basic maps and how to use them. Identify geographical features.
||Basic gelogical forces - volcanism, tectonism, graduation and cratering. How do these forces impact on the makeup of our world? A simple view of how the Earth has changed over time.
||The electromagnetic spectrum
||Great telescopes in space Hubble, Chandra, NGTF, etc.
||How will Mission Teams Take Action?
||Train partners to act a robots
||Design and build conceptual Spacecraft.
||Demonstrate effect of nose designs. Build test wind tunnel
||Design, build, and fly a basic working rocket. - Rocketry safety standards
||Simulated diplomatic negotiation between several countries to develop a cooperative space effort
||See and write about yourself as a great space luminary. What would you be like? What would you have achieved?
||Make a globe map to illustrate mapping
||Build a simple working volcano. Earthquake simulation activity.
||Use a mirror in a pan of water or prism to produce a spectrum. Use pan of water to illustrate wave motion. Use radio to hear Jupiter. List devices that use wave lengths. Make a microphone using cardboard paper tubes
||NASA Space Telescope hands-on activity
|Program Field Trips/Special Projects
||Model Rocket Launch and competition
||Look up Hubble, Chandra, web sites at home. Start a file of future telescope concepts