Best practice for this interactive game is to display the game using an Interactive Whiteboard in the classroom, as a revision or refresher activity (depending on student's progress). Students take turns selecting a star and answering the associated question. The answers are shown on the hyperlinked slide.
Students love the interactive element of this game, designed on Microsoft PowerPoint. They respond positively to the content as it is interesting and engaging, and I have found that my students always ask to play at the end of our Science lessons, or at the end of the day.
To ensure content is covered in teaching experiences, a document is made available with the purchase detailing what specific content is covered in the game. Teachers may choose to use this document to plan their lessons, in order to use the game as a fun, interactive revision lesson. Teachers may also choose to play the game without touching on content previously, in order to engage in casual explorative conversation as a learning experience. The document is available for download here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Solar-System-Star-Pop-Planning-Support-Tool-1958971
The game is editable, so you can change the questions to suit your class' individual learning needs, focus areas or interests. I feel this is incredibly important in a modern classroom, as everyone learns differently and it is important to cater for these specific needs.
Slides come with fun facts or engagement questions, to promote explorative conversation to extend their initial/developing understanding of the concepts. It also provides students with a platform to ask questions, and engage with the interactive content.
Directly correlating with the Australian Curriculum:
Year 5- Science Understanding: Earth and Space Sciences
The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the Sun) (ACSSU078).
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