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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: "Ask an Astrophysicist"
Submitted by: Javier Ruiz on Jul 23, 2008
Date Last Modified: Jul 24, 2008
Title: The big Question is..?
Description: How to find answers about the universe using NASA resources
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supervised
Time Required 20 minutes x 2 = 40 minutes + 15 minutes review
Topics: Universe Misteries How does this work?
Course: Science 1
Audience: Grade School, High School, Middle School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Basic knowledge of the Solar System, planets and physics
Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson students will learn to use Internet resources provided by NASA and be able to enhance their relative knowledge of Astrophysics by electronically contacting NASA experts
Technical Notes: Internet access is needed
Text of Learning Exercise: Read materials related to the solar system and basic astrophysics concepts; create a question and create at least one hypothesis answer baased on prior knowledge.
Additional Information URL: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/ask_an_astronomer.html
Assessment: This lesson will be assed in two steps 1.Question development and research based student answer hypothesis. 2. Quality of question posted on "Ask the Atrophysicist" and a final comparison between hypothesis answer and the answer given by the experts at NASA
Assessment URL: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/ask_an_astronomer.html
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