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  • Westleah
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    • February 19, 2011, 08:49:25 pm
    • Gyeongbuk, South Korea
The Universe (+ Fictional Planets)
« on: May 07, 2012, 08:38:52 am »
This is a lesson on our universe. I got inspiration here on Waygook.com from Zerobigideas' space lesson (http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,34696.msg235343.html#msg235343). The first part of the powerpoint and the worksheet teach (or review) vocabulary about the universe and, maybe more specifically, our solar system. The rest of the powerpoint is about the fictional planets, Pandora and Tatooine, which is mainly to inspire the students and get them to be a little more creative. The powerpoint is a highly edited version of the, more elaborate, original, which is too large to attach. I may upload it somewhere else so that it can be downloaded.

The lesson works in parts: the first lesson focuses on vocabulary (slides 1 to 14 + 36); the second, on the astronomy and geology of the fictional planets, Pandora and Tatooine (slides 15 to 17 + 30 to 31) - which students use to create their own planets; and the third, on the fauna and flora of the fictional planets (slides 15 to 16, 18 to 29 + 30, 32 to 35) - after which, students create the animals and intelligent life of their planets.

I have embedded videos, which I've edited to go with the different sections of the lesson; however, I have not included the clips in the powerpoint here as it would be too large to attach (these slides have also been removed in the edited powerpoint). Here are the links to the videos that I used:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un5SEJ8MyPc&feature=related (A Space Journey)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBGDmin_38E (Pandora Discovered)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYY_tp8xKxc (Avatar Pandora)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8KkHBqO4kk (Kepler-16b discovered; planet with two suns...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hcuLVOF__I (Star Wars Binary Sunset)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI83jAQC6vk (Luke (Star Wars) Remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v30A5gyji0  (Obi Wan Kenobi Krayt Dragon Call)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS4Ucqby5PQ (Star Wars Lost Music: The Jawas)

This can be done either as group work or individually (the worksheets should be done individually). I've attached an example of how the planets should be drawn, but it doesn't have to be followed exactly.

I have yet to use the lesson (I will begin the lesson this week), but I thought I'd post it up before. Any feedback is welcome.


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Re: The Universe (+ Fictional Planets)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 03:26:52 pm »
How did this lesson go? It looks massive!  :o
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