Fifty years ago this February;in a 9 1/2 by 6 ft. space capsule called Friendship 7; John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.In a space about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle;Glenn orbited the earth; three times; in 4 hours and 56 minutes. I developed a webquest on John Glenn's amazing accomplishment along with other historic space firsts which I thought you might find of value to use with your students. You can make a copy to use with your students: http://www.gailhennessey.com/index.shtml?JohnGlenn.html. Email me if you'd like the key.
John Glenn's Space Flight-50 Years ago 2012
Subject Science — Earth and Space Science
Grade Level Grades 3-5