Re: Working w/o Internet in class, and misc

From: Ginny Dexter <>
Subject: Re: Working w/o Internet in class, and misc
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 14:04:08 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Marc, Here are the lessons you asked me to post to discuss-lfm. Hope 
they will be helpful. We have been having a lot of fun doing them in 
science and klanguage arts classes for 5/6 graders. Gin
Live From Mars
Internet Research - Technology Lab Sheet
Mrs. Dexter - Science
 Go to Live From Mars Home Page.
View at least 4 images.

Name the images you see and write two very descriptive sentences 
describing the Image.
1. Name of image: _______________________
    Description: __________________________
2. Name of image: _______________________
    Description: __________________________
3. Name of image: _______________________
    Description: __________________________
4. Name of image: _______________________
    Description: __________________________
Read about at least one Scientist involved in this project. Summarize 
his/her job in relationship to this project. Write atleast two very 
descriptive sentences describing your Scientist's job.
1. Name of Scientist: _____________________
2. Description: __________________________
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           PLANET  MARS  TOURS
              Mrs. Dexter - Science 

1. Describe your favorite summer vacation.

2. Where have you traveled?

3. What made your adventure special?

4. Where would you like to go if you could go anywhere in the world?

5. Where would you like to go if you could go anywhere in the Solar System?

Imagine it's not 1996, but far into the future. Tourist travel to the 
planets is just becoming possible and you are working for the first 
interplanetary travel agency, "Planet Mars Tours, Inc.". Your group is 
going to create a series of brochures or travel posters designed to 
attract the first space tourists.

Think and discuss in your group:
1. What wonders of Mars do you feel would be most appealing?

2. What adventures for the well-equipped adventurer-ballooning on Mars? 
Sulfur-surfing on Mars?

3. What creature comforts would be required to tame the chill of Mars?

4. What incredible sights on Mars?

5. Find and discuss the most exciting sites and sights offered by your 

6. What resort attractions might 21st century technology bring? Snow 
machines creating a long downhill ski run from a mighty Martian volcano?


Journey Through the Solar System

1. Poster/Brochure

You are an interplanetary travel agent. Your job is to publicize the 
Planet __________________ . You are trying to convince earthlings to 
visit and vacation there!
Be sure to include the following factual information: or drawings
..distance from sun or position from sun
..length of day (rotation)
..length of year (revolution)
..number of moons/rings
..composition (gas or solid)
..method of travel

Create a travel poster or brochure to publicize your planet.
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Ginny Dexter