From: Teacher <email@example.com>
Subject: Simulation, Rockets, and some more
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 12:32:22 -0500
0Hello to all LFM classrooms, We've been so busy I haven't had time to share our classroom activities. We have several going at the same time. [This solves the problem of limited space and 30 students per class.] That way each 8th grade student is actively involved and challenged. All the students will finish the M.O.L.A. simulation by Wednesday. What a challenge working to make the plaster of paris Marscape. Two teams are always busy finishing the second rocket science activity that involves payloads. There has been something flying in this room for a long time. In the corner, another group is working on the P.E.T. proposal. We'll be discussing, challenging, and compromising [hopefully] on Wednesday and Thursday. With any luck our final proposals will be online by Friday. Finally, each student is assigned to a research team to investigate life support systems for the colonization of Mars [remember the Marsville activity?]. If anyone is doing something similar, we'd like to share online. A great site to visit is http://augusta.msfc.nasa.gov/ed61/papers/rp1324/rp1324.html There's a lot of activity and classroom management is a little loose, but the kids are actively involved and happy. Thanks PTK/LFM. When my students are out reading material on related, but not assigned topics because it is "interesting and there are connections to our projects", I couldn't be happier. The students only complaint is that they want more challenge questions. For some reason, it struck a chord. Happy Holidays to all, Susan Hurstcalderone Blessed Sacrament School Washington, D.C.