Plan a Trip to Space Writing PBL – 2nd – 5th Grade – Print & Digital


Plan a Trip to Space Writing PBL – 2nd – 5th Grade

⭐ Plan a trip to space is a project based learning writing unit based all around preparing for a trip to another planet. This resource contains a standards-based unit in both printable PDF and Google Slides versions – so it’s the perfect activity to increase engagement and interest in the classroom or distance learning. Students follow instructions to conduct research, write a letter to friends and family convincing them to come to space, design a ship, keep a diary of events, and create a brochure describing their trip.


⭐ This project-based learning task involves using various writing skills to help them navigate their way through their journey to space such as conducting research, persuasive writing, expository writing, and more!


Key Features:

✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key writing skills. Students are required to write a convincing letter to their friends and family, conduct informational research about a planet of their choice, compose a list of materials for a spaceship, keep a travel diary, and create a brochure for their chosen planet.


✏️ Differentiation – This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:

  • 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
  • 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.

What’s Included?

  • Learn about the other 7 planets in our solar system.
  • Choose a planet you want to visit.
  • Research facts about that planet.
  • Write a letter to your friends and family inviting and convincing them to come on the trip with you.
  • Design your spaceship.
  • Write a diary describing your trip and what you saw.
  • Create a brochure about your planet.


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