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  1. 1. 1. The Question <ul><li>After reviewing the experiments conducted by Galileo over 400 years ago, describe how Galileo’s findings are related to the space shuttle and the experience of free falling. </li></ul>1 2 3 6 5 4 Next
  2. 2. 2. Information Sources <ul><li>Use the following links to learn how Galileo’s discoveries relate to free fall. </li></ul>1 2 3 6 5 4 Next BrainPop's video on Galileo Make sure you take the quiz. Galileo Drops The Ball Galileo’s Experiments (After you read the first page, make sure you visit the “Galileo’s Experiments” site at the bottom of the first page of this article.) Make sure you play the game!
  3. 3. 3. The Student Activity <ul><li>Record your BrainPop quiz score. </li></ul><ul><li>_______ </li></ul><ul><li>Explain in your own words what the virtual demonstrations are showing you about the relationship of gravity to mass. </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________ </li></ul>1 2 3 6 5 4 Next
  4. 4. 4. The Assessment Activity <ul><li>Free Fall in Space </li></ul><ul><li>After reviewing the available information, determine if the space shuttle is actually involved in free fall when it is orbiting the earth. Based on your research, write one paragraph explaining what you believe is happening as the space shuttle orbits the earth, the moon, or another space craft. </li></ul>1 2 3 6 5 4 Next
  5. 5. 5. Enrichment Activities <ul><li>If you want to learn more, visit these websites: </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Links </li></ul><ul><li>Watch either: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Newton’s Embarrassing Secret” </li></ul><ul><li>or “A New Picture of Gravity” </li></ul><ul><li>BrainPop video on Gravity </li></ul>1 2 3 6 5 4 Next
  6. 6. 6. Teacher Support Materials <ul><li>Time Management: </li></ul><ul><li>One 40-50 minute period </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation Strategies: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide hard copies of online reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to work as partners </li></ul><ul><li>Provide extended time </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Preferences/Styles: </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul><ul><li>Global </li></ul>1 2 3 6 5 4 Science; Grade 9; COPS; Unit: Motion The student will demonstrate the ability to use scientific skills and processes (Core Learning Goal 1) to explain and predict the outcome of certain interactions which occur between matter and energy. Expectation 1. The student will know and apply the laws of mechanics to explain the behavior of the physical world. Indicator 2. The student will use algebraic and geometric concepts to qualitatively and quantitatively describe an object’s motion. Assessment limits: free fall MD Voluntary State Curriculum Standards for Science: Expectation 5.1 The student will know and apply the laws of mechanics to explain the behavior of the physical world. Standards for the 21st Century Learner (AASL) Learners use Skills, Resources, and Tools to: 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge 1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format 2: Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge National Educational Technology Standards for Students (ISTE) 1. Creativity and Innovation:  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. 3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Last updated 2009 Created by Hope Blackwell, LMS BCPS Research Module or Slam Dunk Model, Copyright 2006 Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, all rights reserved. The models may be used for educational, non-profit school use only. All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. This lesson is based on Dr. Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module available at .