Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Space Real Estate

I use the end of the year as an excuse to do fun units that do not necessarily go along with our regular curriculum. My kiddos had 1,000 questions about space and the planets so we did a unit on on the solar system. We learned about all the different planets and their characteristics.
Then I asked them to use the concept from Kaplan's Depth and Complexity called Language of the Disciplines. We were thinking like real estate agents. They were to sell land on one of the planets. We looked at brochures and I wanted their product to look more like a brochure but this is what we ended up with. They also recorded a commercial hawking their planet to buyers. With this activity I was truly able to see who was able to apply what they learned.

He chose Saturn because you can ride around the rings. 

He chose the moon because you can hide in the craters.

Jupiter because it's the biggest planet.

You can find special things on Saturn.

Neptune-it has rocks.

Makes you want to suit up and take some space travel, doesn't it?

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