"In this project you are part of a team of space scientists. You will use the Internet and other resources to search for information about some aspect of our solar system. (i.e. Jupiter's moons, solar flares) Choose a team of fellow students (2-4 people or you make work independently) to gather and organize information about the solar system and NASA missions. After your group has made its decision, plans must now be developed for a space trip. Included in these plans must be a design of a spacecraft to accomplish this mission."
Included are the steps to complete this project, website suggestions, as well as assessments for the individual and group.
This unit will address several standards in reading (informational texts), writing (informative/explanatory), as well as research and gathering relevant information from multiple digital sources.
My students love this project! At the end of the year, I have several students tell me that this was their favorite activity!