Life Away

In this lesson plan, it is aimed to provide students with an interdisciplinary perspective, 21st century skills, creating solutions to daily problems by using STEM fields (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with an interdisciplinary perspective, and gain analytical and design-oriented thinking skills. The plan has been prepared according to the 5E model. Research, solution generation and critical thinking processes were added to the plan.

Andy Weir’s novel “MARSLI” has been read. Based on the novel; In order to solve the problem that will arise with the depletion of resources in the world, the scenario of “building a living space on a planet with new resources” is given.

Age of students: 15-17 age

Subject

LITERATURE- Novel

Learning Outcomes:

• Writes by paying attention to the features that should be included in a good narration.
• Determines the theme and subject of the text. Identifies the conflicts in the text.
• Determines the plot of the text. The person in the text determines the characteristics of the staff.
• Determines the properties of time and space in the text. Determines the function of the narrator and point of view in the text. Determine the functions of the expressions and techniques in the text.

PHYSICS – Electricity and magnetism

Learning Outcomes:

• Explain the results of the earth’s magnetic field.
• Analyzes the variables affecting the magnetic field created by a flat conductor wire with the current passing through it.
• Discovers the earth’s magnetic field.

MATHEMATICS – Data, counting and probability learning area

Calculates the number of occurrences of events using addition and multiplication methods.

• Explain the concepts of sample space, experiment, output, complement of an event, definite event, impossible event, discrete event and non-discrete event.

• Solves problems by explaining the configurations (permutations) of a finite number of repetitive objects.

TECHNOLOGY – 3D drawing

They will work in teams to design and build a settlement for the planet, taking into account the Martian environment and basic human needs.

ENGINEERING-

Building a living space

Real- life questions:

Students will examine the environment of Mars and determine what is required to live on the planet:

Natural resources, the species that live where these resources are located, and we, that is, humans, are interdependent. The web of life created by biological diversity enables us to reach safe food, clean water and a healthy life. However, today we consume 50% more natural resources than nature provides us with our lifestyle and consumption habits. Biodiversity has decreased by 30% in the last 40 years. Climate change, on the other hand, exerts a great pressure on species, also with the effect of human activities. We need the balancing power of protected areas to combat climate change. For healthy ecosystems, the existence of species. That’s why we protect our country’s precious natural areas, wetlands, forests, seas and species. But thinking that this is not enough, countries have begun to find other planets. Finding a new planet and new resources will make our lives easier. The task given to you:

A planet that is very similar and closer to the planet Mars has been discovered and we need a habitat to be able to live here and gather the necessary resources. What kind of living spaces should be built? “

Initial assessment

Students will take a quiz with some simple questions about the novel genre.

Its main effects on literature. Google forms, an exam builder, will be used. (Provides the opportunity to view statistics for each question.)

Formative evaluation

In Padlet, students will write down their thoughts. “What does it mean to them to work in this role?”

Final assessment

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I am a Turkish Language and Literature teacher. "One thing from everything, everything from one thing" is the sentence I take as an example. I believe that the literature course is of great benefit to the STEM approach.