Space Research and Multimedia Presentation is intended for 5th grade students.
This lesson is anchored in fifth grade science and involves math to a lesser extent, history, researching and analytical skills, presentation skills, and technology, The lesson could easily be extended to additional grades and subjects.
learner will need to know how to put a Power Point presentation together,
how to do an advanced search for specified topics of research, how to
properly give credit and cite pictures or words that are used in the presentation,
and how to analyze various material.
They will work cooperatively in small groups to improve their communication and creative problem solving skills. Team work is encouraged and they will be graded on how well they cooperate and give input into the group presentation. This lesson encourages higher level thinking by analyzing different space suits of the past and present. Also creating a space suit that would meet future challenges. They will observe the components of travel in the future of space to design a competent space suit for future endeavors. Creative expression is also a big part of this unit.
space unit will take several class periods and possibly a week or two
in order to complete. It will include students working in small groups.
Students will learn how
My lessons could be used as an introductory
lesson in the fifth grade Space Unit that will span over several weeks.
The unit will excite the students about the world of space and encourage
their research and presentation skills, as well as, including their creative
input. In the lessons, students will compare /contrast space suits of
past and present. The students will work in groups to design a space suit
that would be effective in space exploration in the future. The groups
will find the medical benefits of space travel, and analyze the life of
a famous astronaut. The group will meet and discuss their preferences
and then work together to create their own, Power Point presentation which
will be presented to the class for a major grade.