Topic outline

  • General Information for Teachers

    BULLETIN BOARD

    Project - "Moon Over Us: Phases and Faces" 

    (January-February 2022)

    Age Group: 08-12 years old


     The Internet Address for this project is:  
    https://spacedge.academy/course/view.php?id=267


    1. All members of this project, after you have created your Padlet.com account and made a Padlet exclusively for the project, please join the WhatsApp Group by clicking over the link: Moon Over Us Jan-Feb 2022, 08 -12 Years Age Group.
    2. Please review this video on how to create your padlet: 

        


    Kindly refer to the Activities tab on how to create your Padlet account & make a Padlet for our Moon Over Us Ages 8-12, 2022. There are currently 08 activities associated with the project. Participants are requested to go through the Activities Section which explains them in finer details.

  • This topic

    Introduction

    Welcome to "Moon Over Us: Phases and Faces" Shared Project!

    欢迎来到《我们上方的月


    Moons from Galileo's notebook

       Contributed by: Dinesh Sushanth Kasthala 

    Source: https://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/galileopalazzostrozzi/object/GalileoGalileiDrawingsOfTheMoon.html

    Welcome to the project "Moon Over Us". This project promotes the observations of the Moon by students on different continents. Students learn about the Moon, its distance from Earth, and how it changes its shape. Each evening they observe and sketch or take pictures of the Moon during from the first waxing crescent right after the New Moon to  Full Moon and then back to the New Moon.  As this is happening students add their images to the class Padlet.com webpages with their observations about the changes each day.

    In the project, students and teachers from around the world exchange results and analyze the differences of images of the Moon phases and discuss this information by commenting on each others Padlet.com pages.

    In addition, students research and share different faces of the Moon, history, beliefs, stories, legends, and poetry about the Moon. The result is an intercultural exchange of explanations about the differences and similarities of each country from the sky, the data gathering technology, and cultural traditions. This is considered a STEAM project.

    在“我们上方的月亮”里,学生可以学习更多关于月亮在空中运动的知识。在这里,来自世界各地的学生和教师分享关于月球的信息, 并且在每个人的网页上讨论这些信息。


  • Challenge 01: Take the Initial Survey (Pre-Project Survey)

    Challenge 01 is a Pre-Project Survey, to enroll on the project "Moon Over Us: Phases and Faces, Jan-Feb 2022" .

    • This is a mandatory pre-requisite to ensure the team participation making it eligible for the challenges. 
    • After the participants complete & submit the survey successfully, they are awarded a badge upon evaluation of their individual answers.

    Representative Image for Challenge 01 Badge

    (Representative Image for Challenge 01 Badge)



    • Challenge 02: First Day Videos

      Task 01: Visualize The Moon Upside Down from different hemispherical views


      Task 02: Learn about the Phases of the Moon from the Slide Show

      https://player.slideplayer.com/13/3874149/#

      Task 03: To learn whether the phase of the Moon is waxing or waning? 

      https://www.wikihow.com/Tell-Whether-the-Moon-Is-Waxing-or-Waning

      Task 04: Student Activity (Name the Moon Phase) 


      Complete the four tasks mentioned above and take the self-test and the quiz accurately and you earn this badge!

      Representative Badge for Challenge 02 Completion

      (Representative Image for Challenge 02 Badge)

      • Challenge 03: Creating and Sharing Images 2 or 3 Times A Week During the Active Period of the Project

        A) For teachers: 

        • View the following video on How to Create Your Own Padlet 


        Clink on the link below to reach our iSTEAM Moon Over Us International Padlet Project :

             Moon Over Us-Phases & Faces (Jan-Feb 2022): Global Observations

        A Few Sample Padlets active under the Fall Moon Over Us Project:        

        B) For Everyone:

        Take photographs, videos, and record audio (optional) of the Moon over your home each evening. Save the images in .jpg or .png format with the name, latitude and longitude and upload individual images to your classroom Padlet.

        Example:

        1. Your Student's Name : Bíbíshá Khátrí
        2. His/her Location : Ranipauwa_11, Pokhara 
        Don't Forget: 

        1. Time of Observation: Around 08 : 30am (Local Standard Time)
        2. Phase of the Moon Observed: Waning Gibbous

        Geographical Location of the Observer(s):Cresent Moon over Dubai
        1.   Longitude : 28.2199⁰N
        2.   Latitude : 83.9976⁰E


        Say something about the image

        When taking the photo, the Moon needs to be low enough in the sky so you can include the ground, trees, or buildings to ensure the picture is right side up.             

         Image Courtesy: Adithya Venkatesh

        Dubai (25.2620° N, 55.3987° E), October 10, 2021

        Padlet link: National Astronomy Challenge - Moon Over Us 

        Sometimes the Moon is visible in morning or evening or night (or even afternoon as well).  Take an image as per the visibility of the Moon and make sure your label says the correct time and date for the image.

        If the sky is too overcast, please draw a picture of what the Moon should look like and upload the same to the Padlet.Fred Sun's Gibbious, Beijing, China

        从2月1日至7日,每晚拍摄你家上方的夜空以及月亮。你需要拍照片,或者录像录音(非必需)。



        C) For Students: 

        1. Record the exact time, date and the place, the image was taken.  记录你拍照的确切时间和地点。
        2. Save the image(s) in .jpg or .png format with your name, the image type, time, date, latitude and longitude. 
        3. Upload individual image(s) to your Classroom Padlet.  
        4. Example of student images and recording data in a classroom Padlet from our previous edition of Project Moon Over Us:       

               https://padlet.com/sandeeplamsal/il46zm282y2vjuwv 


        This is an activity that needs to be completed 2-3 times a week during the entire Project.


        When you have images of the eight phases of the moon, please create a collage or other art work that includes the 8 phases. (New Moon may be blank). 

        活动3:拍摄你的社区

        Representative Image for Challenge 03 Badge

        (Representative Image for Challenge 03 Badge)


        • Challenge 04: Adding Comments to Padlet School Pages

          活动4:网上讨论《我们上方的月亮》

          • Log in to your Class/School/Team/Club Padlet from the given link: https://padlet.com/
          • Please select at least one gallery from your Class/School/Team/Club Padlet and at least two galleries from other Padlets. 
          • Read the information and comment on the Padlet post(s).

          如果你在中国,请选择一页中国学生的网页和两页美国学生的网页,阅读上面的信息然后写下你的评论。请优先选择还没有人评论的网页。

          The comment may contain complete sentences with the answers to these questions: 

          • What did you find on the page that caught your eye? 
          • What information is accurate on the page? 
          • What do you like about the page? 
          • After comment, if possible, ask a question as well so the creator may reply.

          你的评论需要由完整的句子组成,并回答以下问题:你在网页上发现了什么东西非常吸引你的眼睛? 网页上的什么信息非常的详细?你喜欢这个网页的什么地方?

          Representative Image for Challenge 04 Badge

          (Representative Image for Challenge 04 Badge)


          • Challenge 05: Creating The Representation of The Observed Images of The Moon


            Collage of Moon Phases

            Collage Courtesy: Ira Jain

            Padlet link: Team Citistars


            •  When you have all your images uploaded to Padlet, create a collage, video or other piece of art work. 保存你的图像为Jpg格式,并且稍后上传到网站。


            • Video or audio recordings can be 30 seconds or shorter and can be recorded with a laptop computer when you take a picture.
                  录像或者录音可以是在你拍照时的少于30秒的笔记本电脑录音。


            • You will use these media items later in this project.

                  你会需要在活动中用到这些媒体设备。

            Representative Image for Challenge 05 Badge

            • Challenge 06: History and Beliefs About The Moon

              Choose from:

              1. Poetry or story;

              2. Moon photography;

              3 Drawing or sketching. 

              This is a special activity to bring out the creativity of the students on a Classroom Padlet.

              Please have your students post the beliefs about the Moon on your Classroom Padlet as per the local traditions. You may include the information about any (or all) of the following topics:

              • What do you know about the Moon, any mythological reference or anecdotes ? (Intercultural dialogue)
              • Has the Moon been closer to the Earth than it is now?
              • Do some research, what is your favourite fact about the Moon ?
              • Do some research, what is your favourite idea of how the Moon changes its shape (phase)?
              • Can you tell a story, or write a poem,or illustrate something you love or know about the Moon?

              Representative Image for Challenge 06 Badge Representative Image for Challenge 06 Badge Representative Image for Challenge 06 Badge

              (Representative Images for Challenge 06 Activities Badges)




              • Challenge 07: Taking The Images of The Moon with NASA's MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network

                Taking A Simple Image of The Moon with 
                NASA's MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network.


                Fun Activity: To Create Impact Craters

                Fun Activity - Impact Craters

                (Image Source: Padlet-Moontastic month! from Moon Over Us: Phases & Faces, Oct-Nov 2021)


                Representative Image for Challenge 07 Badge

                (Representative Image for Challenge 07 Badge)


              • Add-On Cybrary Resources for the Project