Space-Based Astronomy on the Internet

Young scientists compile everything they have learned into a report in the fifth and final lesson in a unit on the visible light spectrum. Access to photos from observatories, telescopes, and satellites allows learners to compare and analyze information.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have each class member offer three ideas they would like to research; assign topics so no one is covering the same concept
  • Create a grading rubric to give scholars before they start writing
Classroom Considerations

  • If pupils are to work on this during class, make sure each has access to the Internet
Pros

  • Serves as the summative assessment for the unit
  • Web resources are high quality, scientific research pages
Cons

  • Lesson does not include a grading rubric