Challenger Disaster and Holocaust Web Quest

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Challenger Disaster and Holocaust Web Quest

DIRECTIONS: You must write the questions on a separate piece of paper. Your answers must be in complete sentences. Finally, you must provide the website where you received your information. Wikipedia is not allowed.

Challenger Disaster

  1. Why was the Challenger Disaster different from other missions?

  2. Who was the teacher on the shuttle? How was she selected?

  3. What was the date of the Challenger Disaster? Was this the original launch date? Why or why not?

  4. What was the cause of the disaster?

  5. Who was president during this time? What did he immediately establish to determine what went wrong with Challenger?

  6. Who was in charge of the investigation?

  7. Was NASA aware of problems with the shuttle prior to the launch?

  8. When did the grounded Space Shuttle Fleet start flying again?

  9. What was the name of the Space Shuttle which replaced the Challenger?

  10. In your opinion, could the Challenger Disaster have been avoided? Why or why not?


  1. What was the Holocaust? When did it take place?

  2. Who is Elie Wiesel? What happened to him during the Holocaust?

  3. What is a concentration camp?

  4. Describe the life of a person that was contained in one of the concentration camps.

  5. Many Jews escaped Germany during this time. What countries accepted the most Jewish refugees?

  6. How many Jews were murdered during the Holocaust?

  7. How many non-Jewish civilians were murdered during World War II in Europe?

  8. If you were going to teach others about the importance of studying the Holocaust, what would you include? Why?

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