One small step for A puppet, one fun craft for student kind
By Jordie Marie Rippon - United states
Activity Duration: 1 hour
Recommended Age: 4-11+
During this activity, students will create a sock puppet astronaut who is in training and a friend with Neel Sockstrong. Students can create their puppet and design stories about their space adventures with Neel! In order to complete this activity, students will need to learn about the parts of an astronaut’s suit and why they are needed to protect a person in space.
Space suits, helmets and life support backpacks are all part of the equipment needed to make an astronaut safe in space, where there is no air to breathe or protection from the cold or the direct sun (outside of a space vehicle).
Click to learn more about space suits and to play with NASA's clickable space suit here
By creating a sock puppet, students get hands-on experience about what is needed to make a “human- or animal-like” puppet (head with face, body, and arms.) NOTE: The puppet does not need to be totally realistic!
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