LIVING ON A DIFFERENT PLANET

A WebQuest for bilingual learning 1st cycle of ESO (Science )

Designed by

Lola Aceituno, Cándida Gallardo and  Encarnación Gómez

IES Llanes. Seville. Spain

ingles-frances@iesllanes.net

 


 Introduction

   The planet Earth is too crowded. It is polluted and the climate is changing. The United Nations Organization is trying to solve this problem. They have decided to give a piece of land to anybody who would like to live on a different planet if the situation on Earth gets difficult.

   You and your friends have decided to accept this opportunity, but you would like to live on the same planet all together.  Study about the planets in our solar system to agree and make a final decision.



The Task

 

   Study the eight planets in our solar system and complete the chart with information about them. After that your group will have to decide which is the most  attractive  planet to live on and justify your decision.



The Process

1.    First of all, to help you with difficult vocabulary and grammar , you all should complete these exercises:

·        Comparatives

·        Superlatives

·        Vocabulary

 

2.    The second step is to learn the position of the planets in our solar system. You can do it with this exercise:     PLANETS POSITION

3.    The third step is to divide yourselves in three groups:

 

   ROLE A: Choose the planets Venus, Mercury and Mars and complete this

      Treasure Hunt. The information you get will help you to complete the quizzes about                     each planet which are the final task of your Treasure Hunt.

·        Mercury quiz

·        Venus quiz

·        Mars quiz

 

     ROLE B: Choose the planets Saturn and Jupiter and complete this Treasure Hunt.

     The information you get  will help you to complete the  quizzes about each planet which      are the final task of your Treasure Hunt:

·        Saturn quiz

·        Jupiter quiz

 

   ROLE C: Choose the planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and complete this

    Treasure Hunt. The information you get  will help you to complete the quizzes about each     planet which are the final task of your Treasure Hunt:

·        Uranus quiz

·        Neptune quiz

·        Pluto quiz

4.    Now individually try to find out how old you would be in each of the planets and how much would you weigh on each of them. Perhaps that will help you to choose the best planet to live on.

·       Age:

·       Weight:

 

5.    Finally the group has to complete THE PLANETS CHART and decide which planet is the most attractive to live on. Give at least four reasons.

RESOURCES

 

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

 

Evaluation

 

You will be evaluated for:

 

Group work:    That will be 50% of your evaluation.

 

·        How well you have agreed on a final decision

·        How well you have shared the information about the planets.

·        Final written production. Correction.

 

         Individual work: That will be 50% of your evaluation.

 

·        Reading Comprehension and how well you could scan the information

·        How well and quickly you did your Treasure Hunt and quizzes.


Conclusion

 

   Now that you have finished you are experts on planets. Perhaps you can finish your project colouring your favourite space objects.

In this web site you can choose what you like the most.