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NASA: The Establishment and Purpose

This lesson plan aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the establishment of NASA and its purpose in conducting peaceful exploration of space for the benefit of all humanity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the history of NASA and its establishment
  • Understand the purpose of NASA in conducting peaceful exploration of space
  • Can explain the benefits of NASA's exploration of space


This lesson plan will utilize a combination of lecture, discussion, and multimedia resources to engage students in the topic.


  • Textbook: NASA: A History of the U.S. Civil Space Program
  • Online articles and videos about NASA's history and purpose
  • Images and diagrams of NASA's spacecraft and missions
  • Whiteboard and markers


  1. Introduction to NASA's history and establishment through lecture and discussion
  2. Group activity: Research and presentation on a specific NASA mission and its benefits to humanity
  3. Class discussion on the future of NASA and its role in space exploration
  4. Assessment: Short answer questions on NASA's history, purpose, and benefits

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This lesson plan complies with the standards set by the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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