A unit about understanding lunar landscape is in our curriculum. While reading about it is a great thing, being in it is SUPREME. So I sent my students to a mission to the moon to exprole and collect moon rocks with MOON WORLD.
My students made a solar system model in Second Life. It was an interesting class because the 4th, 5th and 6th graders learned at the same time. I assigned three different notecards in three different levels and I sent them to three different sandboxes. My grade 4 students made a static model of a solar system. They resized the planets to visualize the relative sizes of the planets and they sequenced them. THe 5th graders did a more difficult challange. They added clickable information in each planet and make the planets revolve around the sun. The 6th graders improvised the solar system by rotating the planets as well as revolving them.
Energy island is a great place to explore about alternative renewable energy sources. We started the class by taking a cart ride around the island. Too bad the cart could only bring two people. My students started arguing about who should have a ride with me. There they were again...speaking the word of JUSTICE. They stopped arguing when I decided to take them one by one. Peuw....I don't even remember how many times I took the ride.
Vehicle: Apollo 11
Destination: Earth's Moon
Mission : Exploring moon's craters and rocks
Are those cotton candies? No, they are US, the astronauts, research partners of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. Beginilah akibatnya kalau pergi ke bulan menggunakan baju astronot gratisan. Kita tidak mirip Buzz maupun Neil. Next time we go there, we will surely buy 1000 L$ worth of space suit and try the high performing HUD that will let us feel the moon gravity.