Sequence: Lunar Habitats - 5E Instructional Model

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Sequence: Lunar Habitats - 5E Instructional Model
This lesson is about Lunar Habitats and is based on the 5E Instructional Model

The content of this lesson is based on NASA eClips - Home on the Moon

Lesson Overview:

Students first learn about the design of lunar habitats and then as teams explore the mathematical relationships between length, area, and volume. Students apply what they have discovered by manipulating the scale of one proposed design for a lunar habitat. Working as a team, students compare the size of the lunar habitat to the size of a one bedroom apartment. This lesson is developed using a 5E model of learning.

Educators & Students: Grades 9-12

Instructional Objectives:
Students will:

- gain an understanding of the inner and outer design requirements for a lunar habitat
- become proficient in calculating area and volume of various shapes
- recognize that for regularly shaped objects relationships occur between linear dimensions, surface area and volume
- use these ratio relationships to find unknown values and
- create a scale model of a lunar habitat.

Keywords: Moon, Lunar Habitats, Geometry,

Run time: 1 to 2 hours

Delivery Mode: Online

Resources: NASA videos included in the Lesson

See lesson overview for details

Outline of Activities:

1) Introduction & Q&A
2) Grouping based on Interior and Exterior Structure design
3) Branching splits the calls in two groups and send each group to Brainstorm on Interior and Exterior Structure design respectively
4) After they go back to whole class and share their brainstorm with the rest of the class
5) NASA video on factors to consider for Lunar Habitats (linear measurement, Area and Volume)
6) Compare brainstorming factors vs NASA consideration factors (as teams)
7) New Groups (3 students per group)
8) Students explore the relations of linear measurement, area and volume applied to Lunar Habitats
9) Now that the exploration of these context is clear, students use these to calculate the volume of a Lunar Habitat's main chamber. Students within each group work together in a response.
10) Students get presented with the exact calculation of the Chamber and are asked to compare their own calculations with NASA's and determine if the scale proposed can work in the Moon or not (based on the previous deciding factors).
11) Students get to view other groups responses, provide feedback and rate them accordingly.
12) Each student reflect on their own personal learning points for the lesson.

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Audience: High school College - University
Subjects: Education Mathematics
Language: English
LAMS Version: 4.0
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Authored By:   Chelsea Bullock
Date: 26 December 2020 02:34 AM
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