How Are Latitude and Longitude Use to Locate Landing Sites? This Question Exploration explains mapping the prime meridian on the Moon or Mars by contrasting it with Earth.
Question Exploration Routine and Concept Comparisons are instructional methods that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the content enhancement routines earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2 pages for the Question Exploration, and 1 page for the Concept Comparison. This product includes the completed routines, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. I also included a lunar latitude and longitude exercise to plot the location of the six Apollo landing sites.
These Concept Enhancement Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science:
SC.8.E.5.10 Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.
SC.8.E.5.12 Summarize the effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.
SC.912.E.5.7 Relate the history of and explain the justification for future space exploration and continuing technology development.
SC.912.E.5.9 Analyze the broad effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.
SC.912.E.5.10 Describe and apply the coordinate system used to locate objects in the sky.