These spreadsheets list the activities teachers create for the specific missions for both individual crew members and whole crew. The General button here is where we enter general activity topics for each of the crew members in that it may help you come up with ideas for mission specific and whole class activities. To add new activies, click on the buttons below.
GENERAL ACTIVITy TOPICS FOR CREW MEMBERS
CREW MEMBERS SPECIFIC MISSION ACTIVITIES
WHOLE CLASS MISSION ACTIVITIES
On the spreadsheets, be sure to include the standards your acivities will cover.
These standards are universal for all missions in the Simulator:
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
Here are the Standards for Career readiness that are easily experienced in the Simulator.
These are in the speaking and listening skills for grade 5 (but the other grades are very similar)
Examples of some nice writing units teachers have made at other schools include: the kids have to fill out job applications, write each other letters of recommendation, fan fiction, "Dream Weaver Challenge" (they write out ideas for potential missions, write newspaper/press release articles about their mission and write ships log entries.
VIEW MISSIONS BY GRADE LEVEL
VIEW MISSION TOPICS AND ADD YOUR OWN ADDITIONAL HIGHER ORDER THINKING QUESTIONS