Who Was the First Person in Space?

$1.25

Development Level: Preschool/PreK

Learning Areas: Science

Overview: Who was the first person in space? Talk about who it was, where they were from, and connect to space travel today. Then, create your own bottle rockets and go outside to launch them!

Materials:

  • Printed or virtual materials about the first person in space, Yuri Gagarin
  • Printed or virtual materials about other famous space events/figures
  • Recycled water bottles (remove the caps)
  • Paper
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Toilet paper (1 roll)
  • 1 teaspoon
  • String (6 inch pieces)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Duct tape
  • Corks (1 per water bottle)
  • Decorating materials (e.g., pipe cleaners, markers, pom poms, etc.)
  • (Optional) Video: “How To Make Plastic Bottle Rockets

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