Postcards from Space

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Description

Using information from the My Place in Space lithograph, learners write and/or draw a postcard to friends and family as if they had gone beyond the interstellar boundary of our Solar System, into the Milky Way Galaxy. If you need an audio version of this material, the file is compatible with screen reading software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Quick Guide

  • Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes
  • Learning Time: 10 to 30 minutes
  • Estimated materials cost: 1 cent - $1 per student
  • Age Range: Ages 6 - 11
  • Language: English

Materials List (per student)

Subjects

Informal Category

  • Arts and Crafts

Subjects

  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Stars and Galaxies
      • Probes, Satellites and Spacecraft
      • Size and Scale
    • Solar System
      • The Sun
      • The Planets
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
  • Physical Sciences
    • States of Matter
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Impacts of Technology
Place and Time

Time

  • IBEX Mission Launch Date
  • Date: October 19, 2008
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
Other
Includes assessments for student learning:

By

IBEX, NASA

Rights

All Rights Reserved, NASA,

Funding sources

  • NASA

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