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  1. 1. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Resources Teacher’s Page
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Now that you have learned about the moon’s relationship with Earth and humankind’s first trip to the moon, we are going to become astronauts for a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people know what an astronaut is, but most people have no idea how someone becomes an astronaut. There is a great deal of hard work involved in this process and this project will help you understand all that it requires. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction (continued) <ul><li>In this assignment you will investigate how an astronaut trains and lives in space and you will present the information in a slideshow for a younger class. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Task <ul><li>We have been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop an introduction to astronauts for a 2 nd Grade class. </li></ul><ul><li>You will work in groups of four to investigate the training an astronaut endures and what they experience in space, record this information in your journal, and create a PowerPoint slideshow for a 2 nd Grade class. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Process <ul><li>Some questions you should be able to answer in your slideshow: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What sort of training do astronauts go through? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What types of food can they eat in space? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is the Space Shuttle? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is living in zero gravity like? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Evaluation
  7. 7. Conclusion <ul><li>Congratulations! Your first mission with NASA has been a success. </li></ul><ul><li>During your study, you learned a great deal about what it takes to be an astronaut, how they survive in space and taught a younger class about the life of an astronaut. </li></ul><ul><li>NASA is always on the lookout for new astronauts, so keep studying and soon you could be up there looking down on us. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Here are some links to help you get started: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teacher’s Page <ul><li>For 4 th Grade: </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science & Technology 3.4.4.D: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the composition and structure of the universe and the earth’s place in it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize earth’s place in the solar system. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explain and illustrate the causes of seasonal changes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify planets in our solar system and their general characteristics. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the solar system motions and use them to explain time (e.g. days, seasons), major lunar phases and eclipses. </li></ul></ul></ul>