On this space mission, you will work in teams of four to "land" on each planet (well, to gather information from the internet!)

First of all, you will need to choose your job titles for your mission:

Crew Captain--will supervise the group and help make any final decisions.  Helps decide what jobs each person will do for each project.

Navigator--is responsible for navigating the internet--using the mouse, maneuvering around the websites, etc....

Data Recorder--records all data NEATLY on charts, paper, etc...

Project Engineer--Assists on any data recording and leads any projects that deal with drawing, performing, building, etc...


You will then be researching planets on the internet and  recording information on this  planet chart    that you will print out. You will record each planet's distance from the sun, size, temperature, rotation, revolution, and even your age and weight on each of the planets! (some info will be about the sun, but you'll have to record your data from afar, as it wouldn't be a good idea to actually "land" on the sun!)

You will also need to find out three interesting facts about each planet (make sure to include facts on the Earth and Sun, too) and present your information in one of three ways: a 3-D model of our solar system with facts labeled, an oral report with drawings of the planets, or by performing a play about the planets and sun.

You also will be researching the names of the planets and where they came from. You must provide information on all of the planet names, and then each group member will choose one to draw a picture of the god/goddess that the planet was named after, or read a story to the class about that god/goddess.

At the end of this WebQuest, there will be an evaluation for each group member to fill out about themselves and their group. The teacher will also be filling out an evaluation on the projects presented by the group and how well your group worked together.

Finally, there will be a few "fun" websites to play with that deal with the solar system. Enjoy  the rest of your mission. Hold on tight,  we are now exiting the earth's atmosphere...proceed to the next part of your trip...the "Process" part of your mission!

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