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.