Earth and Space Science
6 ) Obtain and evaluate information about Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton,
and Einstein to communicate how their findings challenged conventional thinking
and allowed for academic advancements and space exploration.
Insight Unpacked Content
During this activity, the students will be demonstrating the following Scientific and Engineering Practices:
- Asking questions and defining problems.
- Developing and using models.
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information.
During this activity, the students will be demonstrating the following Crosscutting Concepts:
- Systems and system models
During this activity, the student will be demonstrating knowledge at the following Blooms Levels:
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (depending on what part of the activity you are in)
During this activity, the students will be demonstrating knowledge at the following DOK Levels:
- 1, 3, 3, 4, 4 (depending on what part of the activity you are in)
During this activity, its pre-reading, and its extension, students will utilize the following Reading Standard:
- Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
During this activity, its pre-reading, and its extension, students will utilize the following Writing Standard(s):
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation provided (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).
Primary Learning Objective(s):
The students will be able to evaluate the information obtained on Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton and Einstein and communicate how their findings (breakthroughs in their time) are incorporated into rocketry (space exploration).
Additional Learning Objective(s):
The student will be able to obtain information from the Heavy Lifting Activity, evaluate the information, and communicate how the information they obtained could be modified and used to enhance future designs.