IMPORTANT: WE WILL COMPLETE THE BULK OF OUR RESEARCH AND ALL OF OUR WRITING IN CLASS.HOWEVER, STUDENTS MAY FIND IMAGES AT HOME AND BRING THEM TO GT. WE WILL MAKE MODELS FOR OUR RESEARCH IN CLASS, BUT STUDENTS MAY BRING MATERIALS FROM HOME AS NEEDED. Thanks!
First Grade: We learn HOW to research a topic and write a paper with illustrations. We will research together all the planets. Build models and mobiles. Hang mobiles from ceiling.
Second Grade: We will research the planets but we will also include moons for each planet (that has one). We will also use the computer lab for research purposes. The final product will be in the form of a booklet or a poster.
MENU 1~ OPEN TO SECOND GRADE:
PICK A PLANET, MOON, OR OTHER BODY
Research all of the basic facts about this object, missions to this object, and possible future colonization of this object. Make a 3-D model of the object or design a diorama of the colonization of this place.
5.Satellites Around Earth
7.The Asteroid Belt
12.Pluto and Dwarf Planets
14.Meteoroids and Meteorites
15.The Four Main Moons of Jupiter
17. What are Galaxies?
18. All About NASA
19. Visiting the Moon
20. Visiting Mars
21. How does a Space Suit Operate?
22. How do you become an Astronaut
23. The Different Types of Rockets
Select a manned or unmanned NASA mission to a planet or other destination. They will answer the following questions:
When? When did this mission occur?
Where? What was the destination? How long did it take? Is it still in progress?
Who? Was it a manned or unmanned mission?
Why? What was the purpose of the mission?
What? What happened? Was it a success or a failure?
The Future? Will we return to this place with future missions?
Design? What did the spacecraft look like? What rocket was used to leave Earth's atmosphere?
Design? What did the mission patch look like?
Results? What new information did we learn?
Product. Find photos, make drawings, make 3-D models to go along with your presentation.