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The Top Ten Reasons for Going Into Space

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Subjects

  • Science
  • Ed. Technology

Grades

  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Brief Description

Students read ten reasons for exploring space and attempt to prove or disprove their validity.

Objectives

Students practice evaluating the validity and reliability of online information.

Keywords

Web literacy, space, media literacy

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Online or print version of Top Ten Reasons for Going Into Space; additional online or print resources about space

Lesson Plan

  • Organize students into small groups and have each group read the Top Ten Reasons for Going Into Space.
  • Ask students in each group to explore other print and/or online resources to find one fact that proves or disproves each reason listed.
  • Invite a volunteer from each group to report the findings to the class.
  • Encourage students to compile a list titled Top Ten Reasons for Learning About Space.'

Assessment

Evaluate students on their ability to accurately prove or disprove the validity of the online statements.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Science:
NS.5-8.1
NS.9-12.1
NS.9-12.6

Language Arts :
NL-ENG.K-12.3
NL-ENG.K-12.7
NL-ENG.K-12.8


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