# Golf Game Review Lesson Plan by tyndale

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```									Debra Lee                                                            December 16, 2005
Rick Russell
Zach Schultz
Playing Through
The Golf Review Game
Lesson Plan
Overview
In this lesson students will play a PowerPoint Kiosk golf game consisting of multiple
choice questions to review for an astronomy unit test. As students progress through 9
holes of “golf”, they are asked several questions at each “hole”. Their score is
determined by the number of questions that they have to answer, with wrong answers
requiring the student to try again. As in golf where more strokes increase your score, in
this game, the more times you have to retry a question, the higher your score.

Objectives
Students will be able to:
Compare and contrast the heliocentric and geocentric models of the solar system.
Explain that gravitational force exists between all objects, is related to mass and
distance between objects, and causes (along with inertia) objects to orbit
Explain the cause of the phases of the moon.
Explain the reasons for the seasons.
Use PowerPoint Kiosk to navigate The Golf Review Game.

Standards
Content Standards
o Benchmarks for Science Literacy Grades 9-12: 10A1-3. Displacing the
Earth from the Center of the Universe.
1. People perceive that the earth is large and stationary and that all other
objects in the sky orbit around it. That perception was the basis for
theories of how the universe is organized that prevailed for over 2,000
years.
2. Ptolemy, an Egyptian astronomer living in the second century A.D.,
devised a powerful mathematical model of the universe based on constant
motion in perfect circles, and circles on circles. With the model, he was
able to predict the motions of the sun, moon, and stars, and even of the
irregular “wandering stars” now called planets.
3. In the 16th century, a Polish astronomer named Copernicus suggested that
all those same motions could be explained by imagining that the earth was
turning around once a day and orbiting around the sun once a year. This
explanation was rejected by nearly everyone because it violated common
sense and required the universe to be unbelievably large. Worse, it flew in
the face of the belief, universally held at the time, that the earth was at the
center of the universe.
o Benchmarks for Science Literacy Grades 9-12: 4G.1. Forces of Nature.
Gravitational force is an attraction between masses. The strength of the
force is proportional to the masses and weakens rapidly with increasing
distance between them.

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Debra Lee                                                            December 16, 2005
Rick Russell
Zach Schultz
o Benchmarks for Science Literacy Grades 6-8: 4B.4-5. The Physical Setting.
4. Because the earth turns daily on an axis that is tilted relative to the plane
of the earth’s yearly orbit around the sun, sunlight falls more intensely on
different parts of the earth during the year. The difference in heating of
the earth’s surface produces the planet’s seasons and weather patterns.
5. The moon’s orbit around the earth once in about 28 days changes what
part of the moon is lighted by the sun and how much of that part can be
seen from the earth (the phases of the moon).
o Benchmarks for Science Literacy Grades 6-8: 11B. 3. Common Themes.
Different models can be used to represent the same thing. What kind of a
model to use and how complex it should be depends on its purpose. The
usefulness of a model may be limited if it is too simple or if it is
needlessly complicated. Choosing a useful model is one of the instances
in which intuition and creativity cone into play in science, mathematics,
and engineering.
o Benchmarks for Science Literacy Grades 6-8: 12A.3. Habits of Mind.
Know that often different explanations can be given for the same
evidence, and it is not always possible to tell which one is correct.
Technology Standards
National Education Technology Standards for Students
o 3.1 Technology productivity tools
Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity,
and promote creativity.

Technology Tools
o One computer for every 2 students
o Playing Through: The Golf Review Game
o Projector and screen

Other Materials
o Scorecard drawn on the board or
o Individual scorecards (see page 3)

Instructional Activities
1. Teacher will demonstrate Playing Through using the projector.
2. Students will play the game in groups of two, putting their score on the scorecard
after every hole.
3. After students finish the game, the teacher can review any areas where the scores
high, which would indicate lower levels of understanding.

Assessment
Class work points will be given to all students who are on task and working on the
review. Formative assessment of knowledge of the content learning objectives is
accomplished by looking at the scores at each hole. This offers the teacher an
opportunity to review any areas where a weakness of understanding is observed and it
offers students the chance to see where more studying is needed. Formative assessment

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Debra Lee                                                         December 16, 2005
Rick Russell
Zach Schultz
of the technology goals is accomplished by the teacher walking around and observing
students’ ability to navigate through the game.

Students with disabilities who have difficulty using a computer could be paired with
temporarily able-bodied students. Students who are visually impaired could use a screen
reader or be paired with non-visually impaired students who could read the questions to
them.

Scorecard

Playing Through - The Golf Review Game

Hole            1     2     3     4     5     6     7       8     9    Total Date:______________________________
Championship   473   380   532   218   382   521   398     203   484   3591 Team:
Regular        434   352   485   196   317   490   378     172   465   3289    Player 1_________________________
Par             4     4     5     3     4     5     4       3     4     36
Player 2_________________________

Player 3_________________________

Par             4     4     5     3     4     5        4    3    4      36      Player 4_________________________

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