Federation of Galaxy Explorers Schedule for Third Class Galaxy Explorers (Fifth Grade)
Program Engineering Rocketry Space Citizenship Earth Science Space Science
Months   September October November December January February March April May June
Content Module What is the Content? Basic robotics Spacecraft Rocket Flight Model Rocketry International Cooperation Great Space Luminaries Map Making, Geography                              Basic Geology Learning about light Great telescopes of the world
Concept Module 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.
Activity Module 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