In this 6 week unit of study middle school students will explore the dynamic relationship with our Earth and Space. They will explore multiple planets, read thought provoking text, and interact with each other with technology based lesson plans. Using systems thinking the students will investigate the major components of space that affect the earth and understand it’s unified function as a system.

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Resources for Space

by Jackie Waldie

Here you can find handouts, rubrics, hot lists, and other resources to successfully teach this unit.
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Introduction

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Here you will find a brief overview of the unit and correlating national standards.
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The students will explore various websites learning about the system that is made up of the Earth, Sun, and the Moon.
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This includes lessons that help students explore our Solar System.
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Week 3: Gravity

by Jackie Waldie

The students will explore Gravity this week through experiements, online research, and video.
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The students will storyboard their ideas for their movie and research their facts. The students will also be introduced to recording audio into i-movie and audacity.
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Week 5: Movie Making

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The students will complete their movies this week piecing together digital images found on the internet as well as importing their voice overs.
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Week 6: Presentations

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Present final projects
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