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This WebQuest was designed for approximately grades 3-5. It is a lesson that probably would take about one-two weeks to complete. It was created for a continuing education class about using technology in the classroom.

PA Standards that this lesson covers are:

Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening:

1.1.3., 1.1.5.A-H Learning to Read Independently

1.2.3, 1.2.5.A-C  Reading Critically in all Content Areas

1.4.3, 1.4.5.A & B Types of Writing (Narrative and Informational)

1.5.3, 1.5.5.A-G Quality of Writing

1.6.3, 1.6.5.A-F Speaking and Listening

1.8.3, 1.8.5.A-C Research

Science & Technology:

3.1.4.B, D Know models as useful simplifications of objects or processes & using scale

3.4.4.D Describe the composition and structure of the universe and the earth's place in it.

3.7.4.C-E Technological Devices (computer literacy)

Arts & Humanities:

9.1. 3, 9.1.5.A Production, Performance and Exhibition of Theatre and Visual Arts


2.6.3, 2.6.5.A  Gather, organize, and display data using a chart




NASA Websites:

Pictures:  http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery.cfm?&Page=23

Games: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/games/index.html


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