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Interplanetary Movement Passport WebQuest
Art, Computers & Internet, Language Arts
Title – Interplanetary Movement Passport WebQuest
By – Elspeth Campbell
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Secondary Subjects – Art, Language Arts
Grade Level – 2
- “You work for the Interplanetary Conservation Organization as a Chief Conservation Investigator on the planet Earth. Your assignment is to investigate the rumors surrounding an alleged thunder eruption on the planet Mars.”
- In preparation for your transfer to planet Mars, you must first apply for an Interplanetary Movement Passport (IMP) which will allow you to travel the Milky Way Galaxy. Your Passport will be in the form of a Microsoft PowerPoint that you must present to the Interplanetary Movement Office for processing. You are to use Microsoft Paint to create images of yourself and your family that can be copied and pasted into the Microsoft PowerPoint Passport. You will also type information into Microsoft Word which can then be copied and pasted into the Microsoft PowerPoint. Your passport will then be submitted to the Interplanetary Movement Office.
- As a class, we will watch the movie Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius to discover what cartoon alien activities are really like.
- You will play an internet game called Big Brains on a Little Chip! from the NASA Space Place games website. Click on the underlined words which form a hyperlink to the internet website where you will find the game. Your mission is to complete the first two levels, easy and medium. The aim of this game is to navigate a spacecraft through the maze.
- You will now play an internet game called Astronomy Memory Game For Kids, from the Kids Know It Network website. Click on the underlined words which form a hyperlink to the internet website where you will find the game. Your mission is to locate the matching pictures.
- You will now visit the Alphabet Soup website to view the layout for a booklet entitled, I Am Special Book. Click on the underlined words which form a hyperlink to the internet website. This webpage is one example of how you could design and decorate your Interplanetary Movement Passport.
- In your ICT Lesson Book, list the information that is required to be typed into Microsoft Word.
- Open a blank Microsoft Word document and save it as Your Name IMP document in your ICT Favorites folder. Type the sentences into the document, checking for spelling and grammar mistakes. Modify the font style, font color and font size to make it more visually interesting and appealing in order to ensure that you are granted an IMP. Save and close the IMP.
- Make up a poem about yourself that illustrates how great you are and write it in your ICT Lesson Book.
- Open a blank Microsoft Word document and save it as Poem Your Name IMP document in your ICT Favorites folder. Type your poem into the document then save and close.
- In your ICT Lesson Book, list the information that is required to be drawn into Microsoft Paint.
- Open a blank Microsoft Paint program and save it as Your Name IMP document. Draw a picture of yourself, saving it with the name, Me Your Name IMP, and close the drawing.
- Open another blank Microsoft Paint program and draw another picture from your list. Save it using the name of what it is in front of the Your Name IMP. Continue until all your pictures are completed and saved in your ICT Favorites folder.
- You are now to watch the video, How NOT to make a PowerPoint, and then discuss with the whole class things that should not be in a PowerPoint.
- You are to view a blog entry, Roblyers Top Ten Tips For Effective PowerPoints, then discuss as a whole class things that are necessary for a successful PowerPoint.
- Open the blank Microsoft PowerPoint that has been saved as Interplanetary Movement Passport and save it as Your Name IMP.
- Add a background color scheme and theme effects that suits you as a Chief Conservation Investigator. Save the PowerPoint.
- Open the Your Name IMP Microsoft Word document. Highlight and copy and paste the text about your name from the Word document into the PowerPoint on the second page.
- Open your ICT Favorites folder. Copy the Me Your Name IMP Paint drawing and paste into the PowerPoint on the second page. Change the size of the picture and move the drawing until it is where you want the picture to be, remembering that the words also have to fit onto the page. Continue until you are satisfied that the page is finished. Save the PowerPoint. Remember that you are constructing a Passport to travel the Milky Way Galaxy, and the Interplanetary Movement Office has very strict guidelines about the application and issuing of Movement Passports. Make sure that your Passport is able to demonstrate your suitability for travel and demonstrate your new knowledge of ICTs.
- Continue to copy and paste both the text and pictures into the PowerPoint. Remember to save each time you finish a page.
- Check that you have completed every page of your application.
- Place your completed IMP in the Passport Office mailslot located inside the classroom door.
- Each student will be assessed by their completed Interplanetary Movement Passport which will be in the form of a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation. The following rubric will explain what will be assessed.
- INTERPLANETARY MOVEMENT PASSPORT
- Application Assessment
|Typing||I know how to type using Microsoft Word.||I am able to use Microsoft Word to type sentences and paragraphs.||I know how to apply formatting to my writing so it looks attractive.||I can show others how to format their writing so it looks attractive.|
|Graphics||I can paint and draw using tools in Microsoft Paint||I can add Microsoft Paint pictures and words to a document.||I can make my own Microsoft Paint graphics and import them into a document.||I can show others how to create Microsoft Paint graphics and import them into a document.|
|Multimedia||I am able to make use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. but occasionally these detract from the PowerPoint content.||Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance to presentation.||I am able to make good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance to the PowerPoint content.||I can help others to make excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the PowerPoint.|
|Cut and Paste||I know that work can be cut and pasted from one document to another.||I am able to cut and paste from one document to another.||I know how to cut and paste from one document to another.||I can show others how to cut and paste from one document to another.|
|Saving work||I know that work can be saved to work on later.||I am able to save work to my folder.||I know how to access my folder and open up saved work.||I can show others how to access their folder and open up saved work.|
- Congratulations, you have now been granted an Interplanetary Movement Passport which will allow you to travel throughout the Milky Way Galaxy. You will be able to examine and report back to the Interplanetary Conservation Organization (your classmates) about all the interesting places and people you meet.
- If you have a good idea about how to make these lessons more interesting, please let Mrs. Campbell know.
- This WebQuest is based on the ECE activity of each student creating their own
ME – I Am Special
- booklet. The aim of the webquest is to create the same booklet, though this time using ICTs.
- I have aimed this WebQuest at students in Year 2, 1st term. It is intended that this activity will hook and connect students into other WebQuests and learning encounters about the Milky Way Galaxy in which they live.
Outer Space WebQuest samples:
- Space Aliens on Earth – Science
- Space a Voyage of Discovery through the Solar System – English, Science
Websites that contain information about the Milky Way Galaxy
Queensland Studies Authority Learning Standards:
Credits & References:
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How A-Maze-ingly Small Can a Spacecraft Be?
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