Students explore the exciting and intriguing world of space. The first section includes lecture style content combined with interesting assignments and activities to build up an information base about galaxies, solar system, planets and gravity. The second section centers around fun activities devoted to space exploration, space menu, parachute making, egg splat competition and how a rocket works. Included is an extensive reproducible student Activity Handbook that contains related assignments that will guarantee that your students get a "blast" out of. This Earth Science lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search, exam, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.