Viking 1 approaches Mars - Viking 1 captured several images of a global Mars as it approached for its orbit insertion in 1976. This view includes Valles Marineris at center and the Argyre basin in the south. Credit: NASA / JPL / color composite by Emily Lakdawalla
Kids will have fun looking for the words in this Viking word search. It would make a good activity or game to reinforce vocabulary and ideas while studying a unit on the Vikings. Puzzlers must look in all directions to find the 20 hidden words and words do overlap.
https://flic.kr/p/8wyS4T | Viking 1 Launch | Full Description: Viking 1 was launched by a Titan/Centaur rocket from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:22 p.m. EDT to begin a half-billion mile, 11-month journey through space to explore Mars. The 4-ton spacecraft went into orbit around the red planet in mid-1976. UID: SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-00 0644
The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.