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Grade Level: K-4
Science Education Standards: As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop:
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (Science as Inquiry) and understandings about scientific inquiry (students plan and conduct a simple investigation).
- Abilities of technological design (Science and Technology), and understandings about science and technology (students communicate a problem, design and solution).
Short Description: Using the information learned in lessons 6, 7 & 8 -- and their own creativity and problem solving skills -- students design and test a parachuting probe that will withstand a fall from a high point and land intact, be able to float in a liquid, descend slowly, and cost the least to launch into space. This series introduces science into a reading and writing curriculum.
Source: Cassini Solstice Mission