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Weeks 1 and 2

 

 
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animated welcomeWeeks 1 and 2..

Thursday 8/23

opening Opening Activity:

Look at this interview with astronaut Christina Koch.

 

classworkClasswork:

If you have finished and discussed the research, please show me your notes from the research, for a grade

You may then go to your Google Doc and start brainstorming about what astronauts do in space.

Remember the brainstorming rules:

brainstorming

Ask me to see your completed document before you go on to the next step.

flag Closing activity:

 

There is a FIRST LEGO League Kickoff at Kennedy Space center on September 8th.

Look at the flyer. It is quite expensive - $30 per student, plus more for accompanying parents.
I don't have time to arrange a formal field trip. I will email parents about it. If they want to take you,
let me know, and I will sign your team up. After that, individual students may make their own arrangments.

Shut your computers down, and come to the front.

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Tuesday 8/21

opening Opening Activity:

A wet washcloth in space

 

classworkClasswork:

We need to start doing some research about various aspects of life in space.

Here are some resources for you.

Divide the resources between team members. Take notes, then have a team meeting to share information.

Keep the notes in a team folder for your binder.

 

flag Closing activity:

Sleeping in space

Shut your computers down, and come to the front.

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Monday 8/20

opening Opening Activity:

 

Watch the video we didn't finish on Friday, about another team's robot.

 

classworkClasswork:

We need to start doing some research about various aspects of life in space.

Here are some resources for you.

Divide the resources between team members. Take notes, then have a team meeting to share information.

Keep the notes in a team folder for your binder.

 

flag Closing activity:

 

Shut your computers down, and come to the front.

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Thursday 8/16

opening Opening Activity:

 

 

classworkClasswork:

Come to the front of the room. I will show you the teams I am suggesting, and I will let you
have some time to see if you want changes.

You will then sit in your teams, and discuss ideas for team names. Next lesson, you will sit in teams.

Once I have set your teams up on Google Drive you will come to the front for a discussion.

Divide the Challenge Document between you. Each person should read his/her section, take notes,
and then share the most important points with the team.

 

flag Closing activity:

 

Shut your computers down, and come to the front.

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Tuesday 8/14

opening Opening Activity:

Watch "Peanut Butter and Jelly in Space"

 

classworkClasswork:

Come to the front of the room. We will do some more Core Values exercises.


We will then do an inside-outside circle to get to know each other. Each person needs to get an index card, and write two questions on it.
We will have returning students in the inside circle, and the new students on the outside circle. (We have two more new students than
returning students, so sometimes we will have two new to one returning.)

 

When that's over, come to the front.

Let's look at some answers that astronauts gave to student questions:

Astronauts answer student questions

Life aboard the Space Station

Long voyages

 

Now let's look at some interesting robot builds.

DroidBot

Cor3

Enterprise

flag Closing activity:

Come to the front to watch this video together.

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Monday 8/13

Learning Goal: Understand what is expected in the Classroom

Daily Objective: Get to know one another

opening Opening Activity:

 

Answer these questions.

Please join the eCampus class page by clicking here.

Now you can get to this page from your eCampus page.

 

classworkClasswork:

Go to The Portal, and click on the Google Drive tile.

Log in with your school log-in; when it opens, click on "Shared with Me".

Click on the link to 'Welcome and Link", and follow instructions to enroll in my eCampus page.

My class will then be a tile on your Dashboard.

We will do some Core Values activities.

flag Closing activity:

Your Closing Activity will vary each day. Please do not do it before the appropriate time. It is designed to have everyone in their seats for the last few minutes of the period.

Watch these videos:

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Welcome Into Orbit!

Let's get to know each other!

 

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