Title: Culminating Event Preparation
Students will visit the Rose Center website and take virtual tours of some of the exhibits they will see.
Students will generate a list of questions to be discovered on the field trip.
Computers with Internet access
Teacher will show students images from the gallery on Hubble website. Images such as this will be seen in the space show, Passport to the Universe , part of our field trip.
Teacher will engage the class in a more detailed discussion of the Rose Center and the Museum of Natural History. Talk about how important it is to properly plan and organize prior to a field trip where discovery will take place.
Discuss extension activity (brochure) and how they will be taking notes throughout the trip to assist them in the creation of a brochure to a favorite exhibit.
Teacher will assign groups of four and laptops numbers. Student monitors retrieve laptops. Put URLs on the board.
Groups point their browsers to http://amnh/rose/vtours.html . Here students will take a virtual tour of two exhibits they will view at the Rose Center.
Focus student attention on generating questions they have about the areas they will be visiting on the field trip. They will now point their browsers to http://amng.org/rose/universe.htm and write questions on Worksheet #4 about each area of the exhibit.
Finally, groups point their browser to http://amnh.org/rose/hope/ and repeat the process with the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth.
Regroup and discuss questions that students produced and any ideas groups came up with for their brochure.
- Students will be assessed based on research abilities observed while conducting their study of the websites.
- Students will be assessed based on individual and group conferencing taking place during group work.
- Students will be assessed based on the depth of questions generated during the activity.