Working in a group students will design and build a Space Box. They will become experts on a method of space exploration or a phenomenon in space. Each group will be choosing a topic, researching it, and creating a display box with miniature models about the method/phenomena they choose. Students will present the information orally and visually to the younger grades in a Space Fair. An example of a story that can be created is, “An alien is looking for a new home, so he visits all the planets to see which would be the best place for him to live.” Students give important facts and research about the planets while telling the story of the alien’s adventures.
Students will first present their Space Box orally to their class and then a primary class of students in the form of a story. Each group member will tell part of the story.