Teacher Mission Control

 Welcome to the Earth & Space: The Solar System WebQuest!

This WebQuest has been designed for Stage 3 students to explore the Science content strand- Earth & Space. The WebQuest uses  narrative to encourage children to explore the topics of the Solar System and space travel. 

Students are required to work collaboratively with a peer; to self direct their own learning while developing and using technology skills in a fun way.

In this teacher's section is

Contact information

Stage 3 Syllabus Outcomes & Indicators relevant to this WebQuest

Resources

 

How to contact Me

     c3065438@uon.edu.au

Feel free to email me with your ideas, or comments about using the WebQuest. I would love to hear some feedback on how the WebQuest went in your classrooms!

 Australian Syllabus Outcomes & Indicators 

Science & Technology- Stage 3

Objectives:

Values and Attitudes

Students:

-develop interest and positive, informed values and attitudes towards science and technology.

-recognise the importance and relevance of science and technology in their lives now and for the future.


        • STA-1VA
        • A student shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities
        • ST3-2VA
        • A student demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national, and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures.
        • ST3-3VA
        • A student develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason.

        Skills

        Students:

        -develop knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the process of Working Scientifically.

        - develop knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the process of Working Technologically.


        ST3-4WS

        A student investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations,

        ST3-5WT

        -plans and implements a design process, selecting a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address the design criteria and identified constraints.


        Knowledge and Understanding

        Students;

        -Develop knowledge of the Physical World, Earth and Space, Living World and Chemical World, and understanding about the nature, development, use and influence of science.

        -Develop knowledge of the Natural Environment through understanding of the Physical World, Earth and Space, and Living World.

        -Develop knowledge and understanding of the Natural Environment and Made Environment through the Material World.

        -Develop knowledge and understanding of the Made Environment through Built Environments, Information and Products


        ST3-8ES

        Earth and Space

        Describes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system.

        ST3-9ES

        Explains rapid change at the earth's surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding.

        Living World

        ST3-11LW

        describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things

        Material World

        ST3-13MW

        Describes how the properties of materials determine their use for specific purposes




         Resources for teachers

        Log Book 

        Glossary

        Teacher Resource-this is a link for planet posters for teachers to use in the classroom- with facts and pictures about planets.

        Aboriginal Astronomy

        http://www.questacon.edu.au/starlab/aboriginal_astronomy.html

         NASA missions and years

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Solar_System_exploration

        clickable spacesuit  http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/spacesuits/home/clickable_suit.html

        space suit information and lessons

        http://www2.semo.edu/mast/mlc/designer%20space%20suits.pdf

        life in space website- Jaxa Space site for kids.

        http://iss.jaxa.jp/kids/en/life/index.html

         NASA space shuttle information.

         http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/basics/

        spaceshuttle clickable map. 

        http://seds.org/~ssa/docs/Space.Shuttle/

        NASA interactive spaceshuttle http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/basics/fleet/shuttle_fleet.htm

        Interactive Shuttle Flight path plan & stages of mission

        http://static.howstuffworks.com/flash/space-shuttle-flightpath.swf

        NASA space food information.

         http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/living_eating.asp

        Lunch in Outer Space. Shuttle Food List

        http://thesolarsystemwebquest.yolasite.com/resources/FoodListPDF.pdf

        NASA space wear information

        http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/living/spacewear/index.html

        NASA Solar System Exploration

        http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Sun

        NASA Asteroid Belt

        http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Asteroids

        Nine Planets Asteroid Belt

        http://kids.nineplanets.org/asteroid.htm

        NASA Comet

        http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Comets

        Universe Today- why is Pluto Not a Planet any more?

        http://www.universetoday.com/2008/04/10/why-pluto-is-no-longer-a-planet/

        Fact Monster- Pluto Demoted!

        http://www.factmonster.com/spot/pluto-demoted.html

        Nine Planets

        http://kids.nineplanets.org/title.htm

        Fact Monster

        http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0909527.html

        HotChalk

        http://www.lessonplanspage.com/more/205mer.html


        From budding Astronomers....

        Astronomy Basics Guide

        This is a contribution by Elliot who is working hard on a space project. Thanks Elliot...and good-luck!

        https://homeadvisor.com/r/home-science-backyard-astronomy/


         

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