Activate fun & purposeful activities within full class, collaborative and small group learning environments.
FOCUS: ASTRONAUT, SPACE SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR
Navigate through our grade level resources to enhance your students' upcoming Spark Encounter experience. You'll find Career Briefs, Writing Prompts, Career Score Cards and a Resume Builder, along with a full lesson plan at your finger tips. These resources are customized for each Spark Encounter.
Teachers: Show your class this video of NASA Astronaut Mary Cleave in action during her space mission on the Atlantis and follow it up by the classroom activity of creating a comic strip ("A Day in the Life of an Astronaut"). Just click below...
Get your class prepared for their Live Spark Encounter by implementing this student-centered lesson plan with creative and interactive activities that meet learning standards in a fun and exciting way. Contents in this plan include:
- Essential Questions
- Learning Outcomes
- Standards Met
- Grade Level Resources and Activities
Feel free to implement this lesson plan or adapt your own by using the resources below.
Your choice. Your plan.DOWNLOAD
Career Briefs give students a snapshot of the career they are about to explore so they are equipped when participating in a Live or On-Demand Spark Encounters.
Much like a road map, Career Briefs help students navigate, giving a brief description of what the career is all about and the education, skills and training needed to succeed.
DRAWING & WRITING PROMPTS
These illustration & writing prompt worksheets help students express what they've learned and experienced by interacting with a real-life career professional.
CAREER SCORE CARD
Throughout the school year, help students narrow down and gauge their career aspirations and interests by filling out a Career Score Card.
Whether students are creating their very first resume or need help building a resume for their first job, this resource helps get them organized. This exercise also helps students identify their interests, focus on their skills and list activities they rock in!
Share this worksheet with your students to dig deeper into what they know and wonder about the career featured in the upcoming Spark Encounter. Later ask your students to express what they've learned after the Spark Encounter.
Students can use this worksheet to explore words used during the Spark Encounter. They can also choose words featured in the Career Brief specifically created for this Spark Encounter. Have fun exploring curious words with your Sparklers.
PRO TIPS FOR TEACHERS:
Create a Career Wall and title it "When I grow up, I want to be..." and let students write their responses on colorful post-its. Show off your amazing students and their awesome career aspirations!
At the end of the school year, to celebrate a year of Career Spark Encounters, host a Career Parade!
Ask students to dress up like their favorite career professional and let them strut their stuff!
Submit your classroom questions here and get ready because you might be picked to ask one question during the Live Spark Encounter Q&A.LEARN MORE
"Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it."
- George Lucas