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A Long Way From Home - Day 1

Discovery Experience 2 – A Long Way From Home (Traveling to Mars Through the Solar System)The students will understand the relationship between Earth and Mars in the solar system by comparing and contrasting the two planets.

Time Allotment:  4 Days (Depending on activities chosen)

Day 1 - Exploring the Solar System

Resources

Materials:

  1. Film or video about solar system (check school resources and "Mars and Solar System Websites" in TR)
  2. Note Taking Resources (in Misc. Resources -TR)
  3. Roadmap to the Rescue (from Unit Inroduction)


Procedure:

  1. Review information about Mars from previous week
  2. Show student the Roadmap to the Rescue and highlight next step.
  3. State lesson objective.
  4. View film or video on the solar system – students take notes as they watch the film.  Stop the film/video at selected points to check understanding.  Click on the following link for some excellent suggestions for keeping students actively involved and checking understanding.
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  6. Break students into small study groups (3-4)
  7. Review the material from the film or video using “Numbered Heads Together” cooperative learning strategy

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