This project involves students choosing a news article and evaluating its connection to the importance of space exploration by creating a presentation of some kind (poster, powerpoint, Adobe Spark graphic or video or Flipgrid video.
Included is a pdf document to keep formatting. If you would prefer a word document, I'd be happy to send you that version.
Page 1 -2 - Step-by- step directions with links.
Pages 3 - 4 Project description and rubric
I used Google Classroom for this project in my class, but it is not required. It can easily fit in another LMS like Canvas or be mostly paper pencil.
I uploaded the directions as a material for students to look through, revisit as needed and click on links.
I printed out the rubrics to be able to send home with students when graded. If a students project was able to printed or was already a poster, I stapled it to the rubric. I would recommend including a link to any digital projects so parents are able to see their child's work.
I used this in a 5th grade classroom, but it can easily be used 5th - 9th at least, especially because students can choose the reading level of the article and their final presentation format.