Astronaut Assessment

Assessment Benchmarks
4.RI.7  Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
SL.4.2  Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats.

Directions: You will be reading text, viewing maps, looking at a timeline, watching video, viewing images, and re-reading text. Finally, you will answer some questions. Look again at any of the links in order to answer the questions.

Text, Images & Diagram

Questions:

  1. Why do astronauts need to wear Space Suits?
  2. Explain specific differences between the Mercury Space Suits and the Apollo Space Suits (NOT the way that they look).

Timeline & Images

The Evolution of Space Suits Interactive Timeline

Video

The Importance of Space Suits Video

Images

Mercury Space Suit

Apollo Space Suit

Multi-media, Animation, Video & Diagrams

Questions:

  1. Why do astronauts need to wear Space Suits?
  2. Explain specific differences between the Mercury Space Suits and the Apollo Space Suits (NOT the way that they look).