Mission Mastermind
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Mission Mastermind Education Standards
Grade level: 5-8 — Target grade: 6
Learning Outcomes National Science Education Standards McREL Standards & Benchmarks ITEA Technology Standards
Students will be able to describe and justify the sequence of events associated with the 2002 Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 3B.  

Language Arts Standard 7.
Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts.
Level III (Grades 6-8) Benchmark 3:
Summarizes and paraphrases information in texts (e.g., arranges information in chronological, logical, or sequential order; conveys main ideas, critical details, and underlying meaning; uses own words or quoted materials; preserves author's perspective and voice).

Standard 2:
Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology.
Grades 6-8 Benchmark U:
Maintenance is the process of inspecting and servicing a product or system on a regular basis in order for it to continue functioning properly, to extend its life, or to upgrade its capability.

Students will learn how technology has provided access to outer space and other remote locations.

Content Standard E:
Science and Technology.

As a result of activities in grades five through eight, all students should develop understandings about science and technology.

  • Science and technology are reciprocal. Science helps drive technology, as it addresses questions that demand more sophisticated instruments and provides principles for better instrumentation and technique. Technology is essential to science, because it provides instruments and techniques that enable observations of objects and phenomena that are otherwise unobservable due to factors such as quantity, distance, location, size, and speed. Technology also provides tools for investigations, inquiry, and analysis.