Name: Scott Coletti
Date: 6-25-97 (Wed.)
Student Population: 6/7/8 graders (on and off grade level, +/- 3
Unit Goal-Students will name geological features of Warrego Vallis
on Mars, use digital image processing and analysis software in preparation
to play the Mars Mystery Spot (Array) Game.
Lesson Objective-Students will use NIH Image magnifying glass to
write step by step instructions and ratios as multiplication problems to
analyze a Viking Orbiter image of Warrego Vallis.
- Anticipatory Set-Students will:
- View 1 minute Mars briefing clip from videos titled "Live From Mars:
COUNTDOWN" OR "Live From Mars: CRUISING BETWEEN THE PLANETS" from the
Broadcast components of the Live From Mars project". Alternatively you
can use Mars clip embedded in The Planets" by BMG.
- Instruction Set-Teacher will:
- Show video and explain lesson activity/word bank (flatten for your
population) on white board.
- Randomly select 3 students to read student handout aloud.
- Select one student helper for Demonstration of steps 1b-2b on LCD
- Check for understanding by having students highlight Magnifying Glass
in NIH Image Toolbox
- Direct and help students to open the lessons image file.
- Facilitate student use of software tools, analysis and writing task.
- Turn on background music of Holtz "The Planets".
- Annotate individual student records as facilitation proceeds.
Student helper will be directed to go through steps 1b-2b. Students will
be helped and encouraged as teacher circulates through understanding
check and facilitation.
Students will be brought together as class. 10 students at a time will
be allowed to get up and "schmooz" with other students, asking questions
and listening to explanations. Teacher will call for the shut down of
the lab 3 minutes before passing bell rings.
Independent Practice- NONE
Materials & Equipment-
Access to Mac/s, Student Handout, NIH Image 1.60 or newer, Learner
records printed for annotation, Image file of Warrego Vallis on Mars,
Music and Video titled "Live From Mars: COUNTDOWN" OR "Live From Mars:
CRUISING BETWEEN THE PLANETS" or "The Planets"
by BMG", AV hardware.