Objective: Space exploration. This entire book is based on a journey in space by humans, even though in 1961 when this book was written, humans had not even walked on the moon. This lesson will look at space exploration and what students think are the possibilities and what they wish were the possibilities.
1. Group work. Divide into groups. Have each group list at least ten reasons why space travel is impossible. Have them list ten pros and ten cons to space travel.
2. Class discussion. Have each group read its first list out loud. Write it on the board. Finish all groups. See how many different reasons were found. Discuss which are realistic and which aren't. Have the groups read the second lists. Discuss the pros and cons to space travel.
3. Homework. Have the students write a short essay on what they wish was possible now as far as...
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