Time: Mission Control to ISS

Australian curriculum number (ACMMG139)

Students manage scheduling problems and problems involving elapsed time. They construct a 24-hour program and a time line, when given a number of tasks and constraints.

This is a sequence of lessons that require students to use logical thought to solve problems involving time lines and timetables. The sequence is for students who:

  • have an appreciation of the relationship between hours and minutes.
  • know how to record using 24-hour time.
  • have a high level of literacy skills.


Lesson 1: An Astronaut’s Day

Students construct a daily schedule for three astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) when given a series of activities and duties they must undertake.

Lesson 2: Monday Morning at Mission Control

Students are presented with a scenario and must carefully and logically order events and add and subtract times, with the use of a time line.


Last updated June 20 2020.