Life on the Blue Moon – Learning Scenario

This lesson plan deals with the critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills of Learning and Innovation Skills. Students get together and plan a Moonbase where they will build new and safe living spaces to live on the Moon. For this, they will watch the video of the best place to live on the Moon. Later, while building our house on the Moon, it should have more than a place to eat and sleep, it is the only building this month, discover its place, customize it, and watch whatever materials are needed, they will build their own home.

Subject Mathematics, Science, stem and science
Topic My learning scenario
– Mathematics – Geometric shapes and length measurements
– Science – Moon structure, properties of the Moon
– Science – Designing three-dimensional houses
Age range of students 7-8 age
Preparation time 90’
Teaching time Mathematics 30’
– Science 30’
– Science and design 30’
Online teaching material Canva: https://canva.com/
– Genially: https://www.genial.ly/
– Padlet: https://it.padlet.com/
– Thinglink: https://www.thinglink.com
– Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/?hl=it&gl=IT
Offline teaching material Interactive whiteboard
Computer and Video Tracker software (http://physlets.org/tracker/ )

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space resources used:

Integration into the curriculum:

A completely new landscape awaits you to live on the Moon. Gains knowledge of the surface of the Moon. Our Science course is associated with the subject of the features of the Moon. Habitats on Earth are examined. It has similar and different aspects to life on the Moon. It is associated with the subject of living spaces of our Life Science lesson. In our mathematics lesson, the subject of geometric objects and their properties is related to the shapes of the houses on the Moon. By measuring the lengths of living spaces, the subject of length measurements is introduced.

Aim of the lesson / Learning Objectives

The objectives that this learning scenario will address through the selected topics and activities are:

  • With the lunar base camp project for our students, to explore the difficulties of establishing a base camp, what we can do on the Moon, and explore the difficulties and easy aspects of living there.
  • To know more about the month.
  • To develop critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, basic skills in the use of ICT tools, teamwork.
  • To recognize the materials to be used and to improve their design skills.

Results of the lesson

Students will be enabled to:
The house far from Earth should have more than a place to eat and sleep. Imagine that this is the only structure on the Moon and how and where do you build? What materials do you use? Customize your location, name it, expand and build. Ask yourself, let’s see if this house you are building meets all your needs.

The pictures are the author’s own – (Attribution CC-BY)

Trends

Inquiry-based Learning
Project-based Learning

21st-century skills and Creativity / Design Thinking / Inquiry-Based Science Education

Opening Lesson

What do they know about the moon? Creating a mind map to measure their prior
knowledge.

Introduction

Moon plateau and vector. How can we build lives on the Moon?

– – The pictures are the author’s own – (Attribution CC-BY)

Students divide into groups for the new living base on the Moon from the videos they
watch and design their Moon bases. They create it by discussing which geometric
shape it looks like and its properties. They indicate similar and different aspects of
their habitats with those on Earth.

Video

Students watch the videos and design and build their own moon bases in three
dimensions. Groups tell each other about Moon bases and their features

Evaluation

They end the lesson with self-assessment and peer assessment.

Student feedback

Self-evaluation of students to submit achieved targets
Individual feedback and peer review
Giving feedback during assessment

Teacher’s remarks

Science obtains information about the Moon and collects information about habitats to establish a Moon base and understands the importance of scientific work. Recognizes mathematical length measures and geometric objects and tells the properties of edge, corner and surface. Social Studies communicate with each other effectively. Beginner students assess their progress in the process.

About the author: Nurhan Boyacıoglu graduated from Atatürk University Faculty of Education, Teaching German and works as a classroom teacher. Scientix Ambassador and STEM applicator.

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