Evaluating: Space Race!
It is important to evaluate all types of texts, including websites. Before you use a website, ask yourself these questions. Does it have the information you need? Is the information current? Why was the website created? These questions will help you evaluate websites!
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Astro Nova




Astro Nester




Crane


Astro Nova
is in the lead!
Astro Nester
is in the lead!


Evaluating: Space Race!

The race is on! Be the first to build your rocket and blast off into space! Two other players will be competing against you, so be sure to evaluate your sources and choose the best one for your job.
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Books and websites are a lot alike. Just like books, websites have different purposes.
Image of an open book and a sample web page.
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Just like a book, you can evaluate a website by asking yourself:
WHAT does the information teach you?
Is the information CURRENT?
WHY was the information written?

Start Building Your Rocket
There are four jobs you need to do to build your rocket. For each job, you will see four websites that might help you. Choose the website that will help you the most. Then type in your reason for choosing that website.
If you ever need help, click on the purple arrows. Pay attention because there will not be any arrows to help you on Job 4!

Try to be the first one to build your rocket! Good luck!
Prepare for Blastoff!

Evaluating: Space Race!
Build Your Own Rocket! Page

NASA: Top Engine Rankings Page

NASA: Current Rocket Engines Page

NASA: Rocket Window Rankings Page


Next Job: Pick Your Space Suit



Evaluating: Space Race!
ESA: Space For Europe Page

NASA: Space Suits of the New Millenium Page

The Milwaukee Sun Page

Your History: The History of Space Suits Page


Next Job: Pick Your Wings



Evaluating: Space Race!
MyBook: Winged Rockets Page

Upedia, the Free Encyclopedia: Rocket Wings Page

Wings Galore!: Big Sales and Cheap Deals! Sale Page

NASA: Technical Comparisons of Three Wing Types Page


Next Job: Pick Your Space Food



Evaluating: Space Race!
Your! Answers: What is the Best Space Food in the Universe? Page

Marz Foods: Space Food Store Page

The Milwaukee Sun Page

You Movie: Rocket Cookies Page


Blast Off!

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BLAST OFF!



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