Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Sl Initial Assignment
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Sl Initial Assignment


Published on

Professor O'Connor: …

Professor O'Connor:

This presentation is for Module 1: Initial SL Assignment.

Thank you,
George Lombardo

Published in: Education, Technology, Business

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. SL Initial Assignment September 3, 2009 George Lombardo
  • 2. Snapshot of RockSaw at MAT Science Center Below, RockSaw admires some exhibits at the MAT Science Center.
  • 3. Photograph of RockSaw visiting the Star Trek Museum of Science as a black hole pulls in surrounding matter.
  • 4. How could the Star Trek Museum of Science be useful in inquiry-based instruction?
    • The Star Trek Museum is a wonderful way to get students excited about science. As an inquiry-based activity, I would have my students go to the planetarium and make observations of the apparent motion of stars. Once they made their observations, I would then have each student draw the apparent paths of the stars on a blank copy of a celestial sphere. This would lead into a discussion about what causes the “motion” of stars and other celestial objects in our solar system.
  • 5. RockSaw proudly reads the Teachers in Space poster at the NASA museum.
  • 6. How could NASA be useful in inquiry-based instruction?
    • As a teacher for ten years, I usually do not find myself with a lot of extra time to study the planets in detail. However, I would dedicate one period of instruction to having each student “take a ride through our solar system” and observing the different properties of our planets. As an inquiry-based activity, I could have students create a chart of various properties of the inner and outer planets, focusing on such characteristics as composition, mean annual temperatures and distances from the Sun, number of moons, etc.
    RockSaw observing the planets and Sun.
  • 7. How could the Exploratorium be useful in inquiry-based instruction?
    • The Exploratorium could be used for an excellent exercise in understanding the differences between a solar and lunar eclipse. As an inquiry-based activity, students could be asked to sketch the differences between them, and to see the relationship between the umbra and penumbra.
    RockSaw observes the difference between an umbra and penumbra.
  • 8. Snapshot of RockSaw talking The headset and speaker were on, but the “green sound waves” would not print.