Moon Walk Webquest Designed by Melissa Pierce A Second Grade Webquest for Researching and Writing about the Moon. Click here to begin Click on the spaceship at the top left of each page to return to the Table of Contents. Table of Contents Title Page Table of Contents MS Curriculum Connection Team Member Responsibilities Introduction Task 1: Moon K-W-L Chart Task 2: Discover Earth's Moon Task 3: First Man on the Moon Task 4: Lunar Phases Task 5: Culminating Activity (Moon Report) Conclusion Internet Resources Training Certificate Moon Crater Demonstration Activity Moon Rock Treats (cooking activity) Teacher Resource Page (printable student journal pages & rubric) Team Member Responsibilities L eader Team Leader: Assists with other team member responsibilities Seeks teacher assistance when team needs help U niverse Universe Messenger: Responsible for team journals, pencils, and other Messenger materials needed for task activities N ote Taker Note Taker: Responsible for writing or typing team notes A rtist Artist: Responsible for team artwork Research Navigator: R esearch Responsible for navigating computer controls Navigator Introduction You have been chosen by the PES Second Grade Space Exploration Program to train for a future mission to the moon. Many people do not understand the moon and its lunar phases. Some have even said the moon has magical powers because it changes its appearance in the night sky. The future of space exploration needs your help to find out the truth about the moon. You will work in teams in order to find out everything you can about the moon. Then you will report what you’ve learned to the class. Click on the astronaut for a message from NASA. Task 1: Moon K-W-L Chart Click the spaceship to go to Moon K-W-L Chart 1. List statements that you already know about the moon (What I know) and questions that you have about the moon (What I want to find out) 2. Next, choose at least 2 questions to research using the links provided in Internet Resources. 3. Then, record What I Have Learned on your chart. Task 2: Discovering Earth’s Moon Process: 1. Click on the moon to read or listen to The Moon: Earth's Satellite. 2. Click the highlighted words in the story to go to the glossary page. Complete the Vocabulary page in your Moon Journal by writing the definition for each word. 3. Do the Moon Craters Investigation Activity and write about what you saw in your Moon Journal. Moon Craters Investigation journal page 4. Complete the Moon Illustration page in your Moon Journal. Use some new words from your Vocabulary page . Task 3: First Man on the Moon. Process: 1. Click on the photo to see the first man on the moon. 2. Click on the moon to complete a Moon Quiz Puzzle. 3. Create a Moon Sense Web in your moon journal. Task 4: Lunar Phases 1.Click on the moon to view a video of the 2. Visit StarDate Online and enter your birth moon’s orbit around earth. month and year to view the online moon phases calendar. 3. Illustrate the Birthday Moon Phase Calendar in your journal. 4. Label the Moon Phases Diagram in your 6. Create Oreo Moon Phases. Click on the Moon Journal. Oreo cookie for instructions. 5. Click on the moon to play Moonlight Madness. Task 5: Culminating Activity- Moon Report: Evaluation Rubric for Moon Report Moon Report: (Planning) 1. Review the information in your Moon Journal. 2. Complete the What I Have Learned column in the Moon K-W-L chart. 3. Highlight or make a list of interesting moon facts that you would like to write about. Moon Report: (Drafting ideas) 1. Describe the moon’s surface and atmosphere. 2. Explain the lunar phases. 3. Tell about your favorite activity during your Moon Walk. Moon Report: (Revising and Editing) 1. Do you have at least 5 sentences about the moon? Beginning (introductory/main idea sentence), Middle ( at least 3 detail sentences) End (conclusion sentence) 2. Does each sentence tell a complete thought. 3. Do you have capital letters and periods placed correctly in your writing? 4. Did you use a dictionary or glossary to find the correct spelling for new words? 5. Could you add describing words to make your writing sound more interesting? Moon Report: Publishing/Sharing 1. Type or recopy your revised draft using your best handwriting. 2. Read or tell about what you have learned in class. Conclusion Congratulations! You are ready to graduate the Moon Walk Astronaut Training (MWAT). Once you have completed your Moon Report and Class Presentation, you will receive your official MWAT Certificate. The PES Second Grade Space Exploration Program is honored to have you aboard their team of future Moon Walkers.
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