Learning with Chapter Slices: Becoming an Astronaut

Did you know that we have chapter slices of all our full resources? These are great if you want just one chapter from a complete book. Available in easy-to-use .PDF eBook format that can be downloaded instantly whenever you need it. Our chapter slice format follows our established teaching pedagogy, but more streamlined:

  • A teacher section highlighting the resource, focusing on the specific chapter.
  • The chapter content with before you read, reading passage, after you read activities, and answer key.
  • Bonus extension activities from the full resource, with crossword, word search, comprehension quiz, and mini posters.

Choose from over 1200 chapters in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, and Spanish. These chapter slices are ideal for 2-to-5-day lessons, extension activities, introduction to a new topic, specific curriculum content, and are great for substitute teachers.

Check out our selection of Chapter Slices with a look at our chapter “Becoming an Astronaut” from our Space Travel & Technology full resource. Celebrate the anniversary of the first US spacewalk by learning what it takes to become an astronaut. On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White took the country’s first steps out into space, leaving the safety of his Gemini capsule. Protected only by his spacesuit, Ed White spent about 20 minutes circling the Earth while tethered to his spacecraft.

Learn what it takes to become an astronaut, from necessary education to peak physical and mental fitness. In the United States, NASA selects and trains American men and women who hope to one day go into space. These people have a background in Math and Science. Only 100 people are chosen for training every 2 years. Learn more about astronaut training from our Chapter Slice. To take an interactive spacewalk from the International Space Station, click here. To learn more about spacesuits and what astronauts wear, click here.

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