Project 3: Blast Off With Kids on the Moon (Ongoing project at midlink)
Students are involved in preparing a Collaborative Moon Colony, called "Kids on the Moon".
Students from each participating school conduct a short survey, activity or experiment, each week. Summarys are posted on the web and detailed reports are emailed to each participating school. A sample of the type of activities include a survey on inherited abilities versus developed talent, near-zero gravity reflex test, nutrition sugar test, create a graphic design for a airborne vehicle, etc.
A portion of the science program at this level deals with the earth in space. These activities will help develop this unit in that it will help increase interest, assist students in distinguishing planets from stars, give evidence that the earth is a sphere, develop skills in scientific processes, etc.
Skills in all areas of Language Arts will be developed in student research, reading, completing surveys, interviews and writing reports, etc.