Planet Webquest


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The Introduction

 

You are an astronaut on a mission to another planet in our solar system.  You will join a crew to gather information about your destination.  When you become experts, you will voyage to this planet.  After exploring it, you will contact Mission Control by postcard to communicate your impressions and data.

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The Task

Your job is to collect data about your planet.  Your crew of astronauts will work as a team to collect this scientific information.

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Pre-flight requirements:

Data Collection: Answer these questions about your planet on the recording sheet.

Exploration and communication:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Process

  1. First Mission Control (your teacher) will assign you to a crew and give your crew its destination.

  2. Decide which crew member will be responsible for completing the data collection sheet with information about your planet destination.

  3. To do your research, click on the name of your planet destination listed below.  Then click on one of the links for your planet. Read the information and make your jot notes on your data collection sheet under the correct headings.

  4. When you have finished reading the first web site, view the other website link for your planet. Read the information and decide if there is any new information that needs to be added to your report.

  5. Now you are ready to create your postcard.

  6. Be sure to include facts about your planet.  Share some of your adventures too!

  7. Remember to write the postcard paragraphs in complete sentences.  Be sure to spell correctly, and use capital letters and punctuation where appropriate.

  8. Finally, your crew will share the information you've collected about your planet at a debriefing session back on Earth at Mission Control.  As a crew, first practice how you will present your data.  Use a clear, loud voice.  Make eye contact with your audience.  Hold your paper quietly and away from your face.

  9. Review the Crew Checklist from Mission Control to ensure you have completed all the steps of your task.

  10. Complete a self-evaluation sheet.

  11. Present your data and postcard at the debriefing session to crews from other missions.

  12. Hand in ALL your work for evaluation.

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The Planets

Enjoy your Mission!

 

 

 

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

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Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

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The Evaluation

Your data sheets, cyber postcard, and presentation about your planet will be evaluated.  There is a checklist to help you make sure that you have completed all the necessary steps of the Planet Webquest assignment.

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