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Lesson Plans (5) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Interactives/Games (3) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (2) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Learning Assets (3)


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Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Should man explore space?
Description: This lesson will bring students through a series of activities so that they will be able to make an informed decision as to whether man should explore space.


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Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: 3,2,1…Spinoff
Description: As part of the study of Space, the students will do research on and create a podcast/vodcast about spinoffs developed from space exploration.  In groups, students will use various websites to acquire information about technological advancements that have been made over time. Groups will then write scripts and compose a podcast/vodcast to be shared on the school’s website.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Men and Women of Space Exploration
Description: As part of the study of Space, the students will choose an astronaut to do research on and write a report. A list of possible astronauts will be provided including many females who a have traveled to space and work on the International Space Station. The students will use a variety of resources including books, reference materials, and the Internet to find the required information. This will be done mostly outside of class; however one or two days will be set aside to take the students to the computer lab and to the library to get information.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Lost in Space – A Solar System Study
Description: During this technology based lesson, students navigate the Internet to learn interesting information about the solar system. They use the information to complete a worksheet and to create a puzzle or challenge for their classmates.


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Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: The History of Space Exploration
Description: In this lesson students develop a time line of important events in relation to space exploration.


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Title: Fly Me to the Moon- A Virtual Field Trip
Digital Tool: Video Tour of the Moon
Digital Tool Description: Provided by Nasa, this tool will show the students the different surfaces of the moon. The video views all sides of the moon and the interesting surfaces one would encounter on a trip to the moon.


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Title: Explore the Solar System
Digital Tool: NASA Space Interactives
Digital Tool Description: Students use this interactive to discover information about each of the planets as well as asteroids, comets, and  satellites. If NASA has a mission there you can click on it to learn more. This interactive will allow you to play games as you learn about different items in the Solar System.


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Title: What Can Satellites Do?
Digital Tool: Wonderopolis Videos
Digital Tool Description: This Wonder of the Day will help you learn more about some things that it would be hard to imagine living without…but that we can’t see! Have you ever wondered… What can satellites do? How many satellites orbit the Earth? When was the first satellite launched into orbit? Did you know?Without these things, our daily lives would look much different. Some of us couldn’t watch television. Some of us couldn’t figure out how to navigate from one place to another when traveling. Some of us could be endangered by bad weather that we didn’t know was coming. What are we talking about? Satellites, of course!


ALEX Podcasts


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Rockets!
Overview:
This podcast documents a field trip to view a rocket launch.  A video explains how rockets work, and there is a great video of an actual rocket launch.


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Phases of the Moon
http://teachers.henr...
Moon Phases is an interactive site for students to learn different phases of the moon.

Interactives/Games


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Space Quizzer
https://itunes.apple...
This is an app for both Android and Apple devices. It helps improve students' knowledge of the Solar System and manned space flight in fun quiz game. Activities help to improve students knowledge of the universe, and learn more about people behind mankind’s exploration of space.

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Science Games for Kids
http://www.scienceki...
This site contains fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. This site is free to use.

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Phases of the Moon
http://teachers.henr...
Moon Phases is an interactive site for students to learn different phases of the moon.

Learning Activities


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Science Games for Kids
http://www.scienceki...
This site contains fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. This site is free to use.

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Phases of the Moon
http://teachers.henr...
Moon Phases is an interactive site for students to learn different phases of the moon.

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