Plan a Space Trip PBL Math Project


This math PBL project will have your students practicing real-world math applications while having a BLAST! This project-based learning task is a great extension and enrichment activity for your early finishers. This project has students plan their trip to outer space! They must complete several training tasks and complete missions while in space, practicing several common core math standards along the way. Students will love getting to select their space crew and meet aliens in new solar systems, and YOU will love the enriched math practice they get along the way.


This pack would be great for enriching second graders, perfect for third graders, and even a great review for upper grades! This is perfect for an end-of-the-year cumulative or spiral math project! This product is DIFFERENTIATED for you and your students, and includes U.S., Australian, and Canadian versions!! It also includes both Printable & Digital Google Slides versions.



•Selecting a Crew: Students use addition/subtraction to stay within budget while hiring a crew for their space trip.

•Astronaut Training: Students practice elapsed time by selecting the training courses they want to take. They must make a schedule for themselves based on how long each class is.

•Packing for Space: Students help other astronauts count their money and make decisions about what they can and can't afford as they pack for space. Students practice counting, adding, and subtracting money.

•Measuring Distances: Students must use an inch ruler to measure the distance between planets and answer measurement questions.

•Alien Invasion: Students discover new planets and meet aliens. They use multiplication and repeated addition to find out how many aliens live on the planet.

•Space Exploration: Students gather and examine data about a new solar system. They create a bar graph and answer questions about the data.