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This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs.Force's PreK Class at Valdosta Community Child Care Center by Waltraud Williams, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an astronaut?  Would like to take a trip to the moon? Do you want to know what the other planets look like and gaze at the stars? Then what  are you waiting for? Let's pretend to get on our space suits and go on a journey into outer space. Ready? 3-2-1 Blast Off!

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1. Have you always wanted to be an astronaut? Do you wonder what it is like to be one? Then click here and ask an astronaut!
2. There are nine planets in the universe. There are outer and inner planets. This website will give you some great information on this.
3. Did you know that Saturn has a distinct ring system? There is a lot more to learn about Saturn. Let's find out from the encyclopedia.
4. How many stars are there in our universe? Did you know that you can be a star child? This site will show you how.

rocket 5. How do you launch a rocket ? Watch how a rocket takes off and learn more about space shuttles here.
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6. Exercise is important when it comes to being an astronaut. If you want to know what your body will be like in space click here!
7. Does this look like a cool car or what? To find out more about the "sojouner" and "pathfinder" check out this web site.
8. Meteorites are rocks from space that strike the earth. They are different from shooting stars because they come into the earth's atmosphere. Find out more at this web site.
9. Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It is the size of four earth's. Go to this fun site to learn more.
Do you like to play space games? To play games and learn even more click here!

Scenario Mission
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Pretend that you are an astronaut. You have just been to the moon and back. Now you want to tell your friends and family what you saw on your trip. You will want to tell them what is was like to walk on the moon and how many days it took to get there. You will want to tell them how many mirrors were left on the moon by the Apollo Astronauts and what other pieces of equipment that you found. You might want to tell them how hot or cold it was while you were there. You will be able to answer all their questions with this helpful website. After you've learned more about the moon think about what your space rocket would look like that you took your trip to the moon in and get busy drawing it so you can show it to your teacher and friends.

Mission Steps

1. Go to this website to learn more about the moon.
2. Look at my picture of a rocket.
3. Think about what your rocket will look like.
4. Draw your rocket on a piece of paper.
5. Give your paper to your teacher.
6. Ready, set, off you go!

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