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NASA RESOURCE DRIVEN INSTRUCTION: MORE OF THE LUNAR CYCLE

NASA RESOURCE DRIVEN INSTRUCTION: MORE OF THE LUNAR CYCLE

Title: The Moon Cycle (Simulator) Grade: Third Objectives: 1. Students will know that the moon changes appearances during the lunar cycle. 2. Students will create a single paragraph. 3. Students will write legibly in joined italic. CDE Science: Earth Sciences: 4b. Students know the way in which the Moon's appearance changes during the four-week lunar cycle. CDE Language Arts: Writing Strategies: Organization and Focus: 1.1 Create a single paragraph: 1a. Develop a topic sentence. 1b. Include simple supporting facts and details. Primary Website: http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/ Anticipatory Set: http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/simple.htm Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. This is a group activity. 2. Coordinate help from parents. 3. It is a writing activity. 4. The building of the satellite is for enrichment. 5. Teacher must successfully navigate the websites. 6. Teacher will facilitate the instruction and discussion. 7. This is a 3-5 day activity. 8. Teacher will provide materials or send materials list home. Critical Student Tasks: 1. Students will collaborate. 2. Students will work as peer helpers. 3. Students will read Internet text and view the pictures. 4. Students will use graphic organizers to organize their thoughts. 5. Students will ask questions and record data from observations. 6. Students will work hard and effectively. 7. Students will refer to the E/A rubric for expectations. 8. Students will orally share their writings and project with the class. Assessment: Informally through teacher observation. Formally per the effort and achievement rubric. COPYRIGHT 2004 TROY TENHET JR

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Dr. Troy Tenhet
Dr. Troy Tenhet (Faculty)
13 years ago
More of a simulator than anything else...