Aliens Have Kidnapped Your Principal!
(A WebQuest About the Sun)
Websites current as of June 18, 2016
One of the most beloved members of the school staff has disappeared! After an exhaustive search, an amazing discovery has been made. Our principal has been abducted by an alien spaceship. You have been assigned to the rescue team to retrieve your principal safely.
Before your principal can be released, your team must be prepared to answer questions from the aliens. Next, your team will be asked to make a model to use during your presentation of your knowledge to the Inter-Galactic High Council. Remember your principal's release depends upon your success. Are you up for the challenge?
Steps to Winning the Release of your Principal:
Task, the First – Solar Facts
The aliens want basic information about the Sun. Your worksheet has a chart you must complete to get basic information.
Here are some websites to help you as you complete the first task.
Task, the Second – Solar Structure
Next, the aliens want to know the structure of the Sun. What makes up the Sun? What does it do?
Use the websites to study the Sun’s structure.
Task, the Third – Learning About the Sun
How do we study the Sun? They want to know how we learn about the Sun. They want examples of telescopes on Earth and space probes currently studying the Sun.
The websites below will help you complete task, the third!
Observatories and Telescopes
Task, the Fourth – Presentation
You have the information you need to answer the aliens’ questions. Your final task is to put it all together. Look at Step 2 under Process. Select a method for your presentation and work on it!
How will I be graded for this assignment?
Congratulations! You are ready to make your presentation to the Inter-Galactic High Council. Because of your hard work, we are sure you will secure the release of your principal. The principal will be forever in your debt. Thank you for a job well-done!!
Now repeat after me:
I am a solar monster!
This WebQuest covers the following State of Utah Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for 6th grade science:
1. Use Science Process and Thinking Skills