Changes In Our World


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Changes In Our World

  1. 1. Changes in Our World CHANGE —what an interesting word. How many different ways do we use the word change everyday? We change our clothes. We find change in the sofa. Mom changes baby sister’s diaper. No matter where you look or what you do, change is there. Change is also all around the world in which we live. As you explore this WebQuest, you will see how change is studied by different scientists. A WebQuest Created By: Amy Gough Robbin Lewis Jacqueline Thompson-Smalls Robin Yommer
  2. 2. TASK <ul><li>Your task will be to research change as studied by various scientists. By doing this you will learn how change affects different aspects of the world around you. You will read articles and view videos that will explain different ways change is found is science. Finally, you will present your research in a Foldables© format. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Choose Your Scientist Entomologist Meteorologist Geologist Astronomer
  4. 4. Entomology: the study of insects <ul><li>Process </li></ul>Return to main menu
  5. 5. Meteorology: the study of weather <ul><li>Process </li></ul>Return to main menu
  6. 6. Geology: the study of rocks <ul><li>Process </li></ul>Return to main menu
  7. 7. Astronomy: the study of space <ul><li>If you watch the moon every night, you see its shape appear to change. Does the moon really change shape? Of course not, but its  appearance from Earth certainly changes. How does this work? The answer lies within the part of the moon that receives sunlight, and the part of the moon that does not receive sunlight. </li></ul>Return to main menu
  8. 8. <ul><li>KWL Time! Print the KWL chart and fill it in before you begin </li></ul><ul><li>View the resources on the next few pages to help you learn about the phases of the moon. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Day and Night <ul><li>Sunlight will shine on the side of the Earth (or moon) that faces the sun. We call this day on the side of the Earth that faces (looks) at the sun, and night on the side of the Earth that does not face the sun. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How does the moon shine? <ul><li>Well, the moon &quot;shines&quot; by reflected sunlight. As the moon orbits (travels around) Earth, sunlight &quot;shines&quot; on different parts of the moon on the side of the moon that we can see. </li></ul><ul><li>We always see the same side of the moon. (Why? Because the moon only spins once per lunar month on its own axis as it orbits the Earth, so we always see the same side.) </li></ul><ul><li>The key to understanding moon phases is: although the sun always shines on the same side of the moon, the moon is not always in the same place while orbiting Earth with respect to the sun. That sounds confusing, so let's work through a little diagram so you can visually see this and figure it out. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moon Phase Diagram Notice that the sunlight stays on the same side and the Earth never changes places. It is the moon that moves around the Earth.
  12. 12. Moon Phases <ul><ul><li>Print this worksheet and use the previous diagram to help complete it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the camera to view a video on the phases of the moon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the other pictures for more information on the moon </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Foldables© Time! <ul><li>Create a 4-door shutter </li></ul><ul><li>Inside your project, explain 4 things you learned about the phases of the moon </li></ul><ul><li>Decorate the front of your foldable to represent things you learned in your research </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to put your name on your project! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion
  15. 15. Foldables © Evaluation Tool
  16. 16. Resources