Space Pop-Up Report

Lesson #12152

Feature the International Space Station and Re-entry Capsule for an out-of-this-world pop-up report!

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

The 50th anniversary of the first space walk on the Moon is coming up in 2019. Using the space die-cuts on the pop-up pages will add an interactive feature to their report.

Students can discuss and complete a pop-up report on the Moon landing, the vehicles used in returning to Earth and the developments in the International Space Station orbiting the Earth.

22615-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Globe #2 - Large 26850-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Space (4 Die Set) - Large A11168-Sizzix Bigz Die - Space, Re-entry Capsule A11169-Sizzix Bigz Die - Space, Re-entry Parachute A11167-Sizzix Bigz L Die - Space, International Space Station
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Lined paper, Scissors
Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Lined paper, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Fold a 9" x 12" sheet of construction paper in half.
  2. Cut two slits in the center of the fold 1" long and about 1" apart (Figure A) to make a tab.
  3. Fold the tab up, and crease (Figure B). Unfold the tab, and pop the tab from the back for a pop-up page (Figure C).
  4. Die-cut the International Space Station, Re-entry Capsule, Re-entry Parachute, Globe, astronaut and planets from assorted colors of cardstock or construction paper.
  5. Decorate each shape with crayons, markers, pens or paper layers as desired.
  6. Adhere the decorated astronaut to a tab (Figure D). Attach the decorated Globe to the page back. Adhere lined paper under the pop-up tab (Figure E).
  7. Attach the decorated Re-entry Capsule to a pop-up tab, and adhere the decorated Re-entry Parachutes to the page back (Figure F)
  8. Adhere the decorated International Space Station to a pop-up tab (Figure G).
  9. Attach the decorated planets to a pop-up tab and the back of a page (Figure H).
  10. Place adhesive on the back of the first pop-up page, and adhere to the front of the second page (Figure I).
  11. Continue attaching each page to the next page.
  12. Cut and attach a piece of color copy paper wide enough to cover the notches on the top of the pages. Add detail with patterned paper (Figure J).
  13. Print on a computer or hand print a title, and attach to the front of the report (Main Photo).

  • Figure J

  • Figure I

  • Figure E

  • Figure D

  • Figure F

  • Figure B

  • Figure G

  • Figure H

  • Figure C

  • Figure A

Language Arts-English
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills

  • Students adjust their use of spoken, written and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data

  • Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills

  • Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.


NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of

  • Properties of objects and materials
  • Position and motion of objects

NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
As a result of their activities in grade K–4, all students should develop an understanding of

  • Objects in the sky

NS.K-4.7 History of Nature and Science
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of

  • Science as a human endeavor


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