Science Update: Is Space Exploration Worth the Costs

Dear Parents,

Just a quick update on what’s happening in science class: We’re spending a few days following up from our field trip to learn more about the Hubble Telescope by having a conversation about whether or not the money that America spends on space exploration is worthwhile.

While working, we’re practicing several critical thinking skills. Students are being asked to look at several different perspectives on the value of space exploration and then to make up their minds about whether the value that we get is worth the money that we spend.

You can see the instructional materials embedded below.

Hope this helps,
Bill Ferriter

Handout_AnalyzeHowAmericaSpendsTaxDollars.docx

Handout_SpaceSpinoffBenefitTable.docx

Handout_SpendingMoneyonSpaceExploration.docx