Exploring Space Project Menu – Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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Exploring Space Choice Board – This culminating project can be used with any study of the Space. This is an easy and effective way to differentiate to meet the needs for ALL students in your class. (especially gifted and talented learners).

Students are asked to choose one out of eight possible project choices about Space. Each project requires students to do research using online and print sources, take notes using the provided graphic organizers, and create a well-made project. Students even have the choice of designing their own projects with the approval of their teachers by completing the project proposal.

In the end, students will present their completed projects to the class to show their understanding of this amazing period of US history. This project is a great opportunity to meet Common Core Standards across multiple content areas.

This packet includes
• Student Cover Sheet
• Learning Menu
• Project Proposal
• Graphic Organizers (one for each project – 9 in total)
• Presentation Scoring Rubric
• Project Scoring Rubric

• Students will show a deeper understanding and knowledge of outter space and space exploration.
• Students will continue to develop research skills.
• Students will use note taking and information gathering skills to collect important information from a non-fiction source.
• Students will produce a well-made informative project and present their finished product to the class.

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15 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.


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