From Sea Turtles to the Moon!

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 12/12/2009 5:00:00 PM

DSC01157 I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning about endangered sea turtles with the second graders. The sea turtles were an excellent vehicle for teaching several of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and our school-wide theme of CHANGE. Although I hate to leave our beloved sea turtles, I’m looking forward to starting our NASA Explorer School adventures. This week Mrs. Donovan’s class and Mrs. Vazquez class learned about the physical characteristics of the moon and moon exploration past, present, and future. We used books, a 3,2,1 Journal, and the computers to assist our learning. Some of our future lessons include a videoconference with Wall-E and Dr. Delaney at NASA Goddard and designing a moon base to withstand a “moon quake”. Check back next week for photos of the students in the classes of Ms. Bruce, Ms. Gomez, and Ms. Owsley.DSC01104 BrainPop Jr.http://www.brainpopjr.com/ BrainPophttp://www.brainpop.com Water on the Moon Music Videohttp://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/impactkit/downloads/2-Impact/marmie_song_720.mov Why do we only see one side of the moon?http://brainbites.nasa.gov/#/one-side-of-moon Can you catch big air on the moon?http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/brainbites/nonflash/bb_home_aerial.html Explore the Moon Virtually (NOVA)http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tothemoon/explore.html Google Moonhttp://www.google.com/moon/ Apollo to the Moonhttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/13/science/20090714-apollo11-interactive.html?th&emc=th

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