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Space Science: Adventure Is Waiting
Space Science: Adventure Is Waiting is a dynamic education program to build student skills for grades 3-5 and 6-8 in both science and language arts.

Developed in cooperation with both NASA and Scholastic, Space Science: Adventure Is Waiting has been generously sponsored by Columbia Pictures. Look inside for easy-to-use national standards-based lessons and reproducibles, with inspiring images of the feature film Zathura. This adventure film is based on renowned author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg’s acclaimed children’s book, published by Houghton Mifflin.
Lesson Plans for Teachers  
• Lesson for teachers of grades 3-5: Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends
• Lesson for teachers of grades 6-8: Asteroid Resources:
The Stepping Stone to Beyond
Teacher Resources
Review these resources as you prepare for the lessons.
Assessment Rubric/Standards and Benchmarks Chart
• For Grades 3-5 (PDF) • For Grades 6-8 (PDF)

• Classroom Poster (PDF)
• Additional Space Science Resources:
• Additional teaching resource for the book Zathura:
Additional Activities
For Grades 3-5
• Activity 1: Comets, Meteors, and Meteoroids (PDF)
For Grades 6-8
• Activity 1: Comets, Meteors, and Meteoroids (PDF)

Take-Home Pages & Sweepstakes Entry Forms
For Grades 3-5
• Family Activity (PDF)

For Grades 6-8
• Family Activity (PDF)
Photo Credits: ZATHURA: The Movie © 2005 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
© 2005 Columbia Tristar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Student Sweepstakes! Great Prizes! Family Trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida! Classroom Plasma TV, DVD Player, Classroom Space Science Books & T-shirts. Teachers: Your students can win great prizes for themselves and your classroom. Distribute this entry form (PDF} to get started and for sweepstakes details. Students can send in their own entries or you can mail them in. Sweepstakes deadline: November 23, 2005. Official Rules (PDF)
Coming to theaters this November, ZATHURA. Visit the official movie website and click The Movie to arrange a class trip to experience the adventure of this new film.

This program has been generously sponsored by
 Columbia Pictures

Developed in cooperation with NASA

The children's book Zathura, by Chris Van Allsburg, is published by Houghton Mifflin