The CASA
   Space
  Program
Planetary Expedition
    Team Report

   Introduction:
   It is the year 2050.
   Space travel...
made life on our planet
difficult for many.
CASA (Canadian
Aeronautics and Space
Administration)
researchers want
humans t...
You will need explain
    to the government of
    Canada why your
    expedition to the
    planets should be
    funded....
and contrasting the
    planets to determine
    which of them – if any
    – are suitable for
    human habitation
•   Ro...
Then click on the
information page for
the Role # you have
selected, find the
recording sheet there,
begin visiting the
su...
(PowerPoint or
           Keynote) to share your
           findings before the
           government officials.

        ...
OISE/UT, Summer 2009

   Introduction | Role 1: Spaceship Designer | Role 2: Planet
Researcher | Role 3: Space Habitat Des...
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The CASA Space Expedition WebQuest

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This is a webquest on the topic of space using the Ontario Curriculum. It is intended for students in Grade 6.

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The CASA Space Expedition WebQuest

  1. 1. The CASA Space Program Planetary Expedition Team Report Introduction: It is the year 2050. Space travel has become routine, but only to the moon and the space station there. However, environmental issues, drought and overpopulation have
  2. 2. made life on our planet difficult for many. CASA (Canadian Aeronautics and Space Administration) researchers want humans to go beyond the moon in order to find alternative places to live. You will be part of the CASA Planetary Expedition Team and your first job is to undertake research necessary before the expedition can take off. Tasks: The CASA team needs to make a case for space travel and extra- terrestrial habitation.
  3. 3. You will need explain to the government of Canada why your expedition to the planets should be funded. After conducting the research you will need to prepare a slideshow presentation (Keynote or PowerPoint) to present your findings. Roles: Different members of your team will be responsible for: • Role #1: Designing a spaceship that will travel to the outer planets • Role #2: Comparing
  4. 4. and contrasting the planets to determine which of them – if any – are suitable for human habitation • Role #3: Designing a long-term habitat in space where humans could survive and live • Role #4: Researching and presenting the benefits of space travel and how space travel and the research behind it contribute to science and human society. Process: You will need to decide which team member will be responsible for which aspect of the CASA presentation.
  5. 5. Then click on the information page for the Role # you have selected, find the recording sheet there, begin visiting the suggested websites and start making notes in answer to your objective. Then work with your partners to make a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation to share your findings with the government (the class and the teacher). When you have completed your research you will need to make a slide presentation
  6. 6. (PowerPoint or Keynote) to share your findings before the government officials. Assessment: The work of each CASA team member will be assessed using a rubric that you can find on the information sheet for each role. Conclusion: When you have finished your research, WebQuest designed for Grade 6, using the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum Created by Rick Budding, David Grandy and James Little,
  7. 7. OISE/UT, Summer 2009 Introduction | Role 1: Spaceship Designer | Role 2: Planet Researcher | Role 3: Space Habitat Designer | Role 4: Benefits of Space Researcher

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