Item Number: SNR-MISSION
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE LESSON PLANS: Students use Microsoft Office Access to organize and construct a unique database. They filter records to find data. Then they build a table and adjust field properties, make a form, and generate a report, becoming confident database creators.
READYMADE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: Student Workbook in PDF format encourages independent progress and differentiated instruction. Learners can work at an individual pace. Pictures illustrate and model examples. Sample Space Exploration database of 55 missions allows students to compare viewing options, practice filtering techniques, and add a record of themselves in a space suit!
ADVOCATE STEM, CTE, AND ICT LEARNING: Promote essential technology skills for career readiness. Advance computer proficiencies to develop a groundwork in the technical skills future employers will be seeking.
FOSTER STRONG SOFT SKILLS: Cultivate vital interpersonal traits and behaviors – communication, initiative, creativity, responsibility, problem solving, logical thinking, and more. Planning sheets, checklists, and challenging extension activities advance these key life skills.
DOWNLOAD PROJECTS OR BUY A SET: Purchase one to four individual TechnoKids projects, pay with a credit card or school purchase order, and receive them as a digital download. Order a Senior set for high school or buy the complete collection for all grades and get a flash drive shipped with a binder and an overview.
Technology Integration: Language Arts, Math, Science, Visual Arts
Technology Skill: Database, Graphics, Photo Editing
Program: Microsoft Office, Access, Paint
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.
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