Item Number: SNR-MISSION

Technology Integration: Language Arts, Math, Science, Visual Arts

Technology Skill: Database, Graphics, Photo Editing

Program: Microsoft Office, Access, Paint

Includes: Introduction to Database Lesson Plans: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities

Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoMission Parent Letter, TechnoMission Certificate, Summary of Skills Checklist, Table Marking Sheet, Form Marking Sheet, Report Marking Sheet

Introduction to Microsoft Access Samples and Templates: Space Exploration Database (database includes 55 space missions), Mission Patch Sample, Mission Patches Presentation, Astronaut Space Suit Templates, Space Ship Template, Planets Database Sample, Food Groups Database Sample

STEM Integration Lessons: computer science with database technology skills

Assignment 1 Space Exploration

Preview a timeline about the history of space exploration.

Assignment 2 What is a Database?

Define the meaning of terminology (e.g. table, form, record, field).

Assignment 3 About Microsoft Access

Identify parts of a database window.

Assignment 4 Look at a Table and a Form in a Database

Compare viewing options in a database.

Assignment 5 Filter Records in a Database

Apply techniques to find information in a database.

Assignment 6 Take Digital Photos

Capture a portrait of a person using a digital camera.

Assignment 7 Suit Up

Superimpose a person’s head into a space suit image to make an astronaut.

Assignment 8 Add a Record into a Database

Use a form to add an astronaut.

Assignment 9 View Astronaut Records

Display records in a database to locate specific astronauts.

Assignment 10 Cyberspace Mission Planning Sheet

Select a topic. Plan the content of a database.

Assignment 11 Blast Off on a Cyberspace Mission

Research information about a topic.

Assignment 12 Build a Table

Construct a table in datasheet view. Set field properties.

Assignment 13 Create a Form

Build a data entry form. Use Design View to edit the appearance.

Assignment 14 Add Records using the Form

Organize research information into database fields.

Assignment 15 Create a Report

Generate a summary of the records in a database.

Introduction to Database Extension Activities

  • About Space Missions: Practice filtering records.
  • Sort and Find Records: Learn advanced skills.
  • Blast Off! Review photo editing skills.
  • Make a Mission Patch: Design your own patch.
  • The Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Try Internet searches.
  • My Family: Create a family database.

Terms of Use
Use TechnoMission with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Individual projects are downloadable. Order 5 or more projects or a set and receive a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.

Introduction to Database Lesson Plans
Filter and Read Database Records
Fun Photo Editing Activity
Generate an Access Report

Introduction to Database Project using Microsoft Access Lesson Plans

Integrate technology into a problem solving and data management unit. Or choose a topic related to a language arts, science, social studies, geography, or history for a cross-curricular project.

  • View, find, sort, filter, and add records in a database
  • Superimpose two images using digital tools
  • Plan and organize the topic of a database
  • Use search engines to research information
  • Build a new database
  • Create a table and set field properties to store data
  • Design a data entry form
  • Organize categorical data in a database form
  • Produce a report that groups and sorts records
  • Revise the content and layout of a database object

Customer Reviews

Microsoft Access introduction to database lesson plans integrate computers into curriculum. Students follow the detailed, illustrated instructions in TechnoMission to learn how to construct a simple database. They begin with by exploring a database about space exploration. Then they plan and construct a database on a topic of their choice. A table is created and field properties are adjusted. Next they design a form and finally they generate a simple report.

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My students loved this project. Teaching database concepts is always a challenge, but this program made it understandable to the students and they loved working at their own pace.

Linda Parsons, Orlando, Arbor Ridge K-8


I really enjoyed TechnoMission. The students really felt part of the curriculum being able to pick their own topic. Mission is great being that learning Access can be difficult. Some students said yesterday that they think Access is easier, maybe due to the fact we are using Mission space exploration to teach it!

Lisa Matarrese, Orlando, Southwest Middle


I loved Techno Mission and so did the kids. It was great.

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I absolutely LOVE IT! It is saving my life! The kids really enjoy the activities and I don't have to reinvent the wheel.

K. Hinman , MI, USA, Tawas Area High School

I absolutely LOVE IT! It is saving my life! The kids really enjoy the activities and I don't have to reinvent the wheel.

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