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Monday, July 6

  1. page task2 edited ... INDIVIDUAL TASK | ROLES Each explorer must choose one of the following roles: ... You are …
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    INDIVIDUAL TASK | ROLES
    Each explorer must choose one of the following roles:
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    You are aan explorer especialisedspecializing in geography
    Moreover, we want you to investigate about the distance from the Sun to each planet. You will find information about the planets at the bottom of the page.
    http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/planets.html
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  2. page task edited ... {DSS2.png} Welcome to the Didactic Space Station (DSS). We are pleased to give you a very wa…
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    Welcome to the Didactic Space Station (DSS). We are pleased to give you a very warm welcome to our team of explorers. Firstly, you will carry out two activities in order to learn the way we want you to work in your final task 'The Solar System'.
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    are considered pre-taskspre-task since you
    Thank you so much for collaborating with DSS. Good Luck and have a nice journey through the Outer Space!
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    Name: Infinity2000
    Level: Beginner
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    must be preparedAprepared
    to carry out your final task.
    The crew of Infinity2000 must explore the moon.
    The Didactic Space Station (DSS) needs a report
    about the phases of the Moon.
    A
    crew of
    based on observation from the space rocket.
    The DSS will provide you with more information
    if you join our crew.
    Accept the challenge clicking the button!
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    Type: Proton Rocket
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    Level: Medium
    This is a training mission. You must be prepared
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    carry your the final task.
    DSS wants you to prepare a speech about Halley's
    Comet. For that reason, you will have to visit its
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  3. page task2 edited ... INDIVIDUAL TASK | ROLES Each explorer must choose one of the following roles: ... fact sur…
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    INDIVIDUAL TASK | ROLES
    Each explorer must choose one of the following roles:
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    fact surfing inon the following
    Moreover, we want you to investigate about the distance from the Sun to each planet. You will find information about the planets at the bottom of the page.
    http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/planets.html
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    1. Choose two planets. Each planet must belong to a different group (one from the first group and the other from the second one) according to what the explorer 1 has found out. There is one exception, you cannot choose the Earth. Debate and decide which planets you are going to promote.
    2. Create as many sections as you want. However, the brochure must include historical data (who and when the planets were discovered), curious facts (the origin of the Planet’s name…), and general information such as mass, size, temperature…
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    your brochure.
    4. Insert pictures. They must be colourful and attractive enough in order to promote your planets.
    5. Be original and have fun!
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    http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Neptune
    http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/neptune/neptune.html
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    TWO BROCHURES
    After investigating individually, you are going to work in a cooperative way in order to design two travel brochures for two different planets. Read the following instructions:
    1. Choose two planets. Each planet must belong to a different group (one from the first group and the other from the second one) according to what the explorer 1 has found out. There is one exception, you cannot choose the Earth. Debate and decide which planets you are going to promote.
    2. Create as many sections as you want. However, the brochure must include historical data (who and when the planets were discovered), curious facts (the origin of the Planet’s name…), and general information such as mass, size, temperature…
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    your brochure.
    4. Insert pictures. They must be colourful and attractive enough in order to promote your planets.
    5. Be original and have fun!
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  5. page evaluation edited EVALUATION ... account several criteria depending on the activity. 1. Activities in Word do…

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    account several criteria depending on the activity.
    1. Activities in Word document. Some tasks consist in answering questions about videos and links. The following elements will be taken into consideration.
    criteria:
    - The content.Contents. Students must answer what they have to.deal with the topic.
    - Grammatical accuracy.
    - Creativity and origininality. New approaches and ideas will be taken into account in a positive way.
    - Students must take an active role.

    - Organization of information.
    - Collaborative work.
    2. Power Point presentations.
    - Contents. The presentation must deal with the topic.
    - Grammatical accuracy.
    - Creativity and origininality. New approaches and ideas will be taken into account in a positive way.
    - Students must take an active interest. An active role will be appreciated.

    - Visual support.
    - Organization of information.
    - Collaborative work.
    3. Oral presentations.
    - Contents.
    - Accuracy and fluency.
    - Creativity and originality.
    - Active role.
    - Visual support. Meaningful resources in presentations: videos, realia...
    - Good organization of information.

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  6. page process edited PROCESS ... 1. You do not necessarily have to start with the first task pre-task since t…

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    1. You do not necessarily have to start with the first taskpre-task since the
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    tasks are not dependent to each other. However, itIt is highly
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    difficult one. Therefore, the first two are considered 'Pre-tasks' and the last is the most important task. We advice
    2. Read carefully the instructions given in the different tasks. Comment with the rest of your partners on the activities. Focus your attention on what you are supposed to do. Share out your work with your partners depending on your preferences and likes. You must acquire a collaborative role since your final mark will depend on the whole group work.
    3. Do not skip activities in a task. They are designed so that you do them gradually. To follow an order is strictly necessary.
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  7. page task edited ... TASK | DIDACTIC SPACE STATION {DSS2.png} ... of explorers. Firstly, you will carry out t…
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    TASK | DIDACTIC SPACE STATION
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    of explorers. Firstly, you will carry out two activities in order to learn the way we want you to work in your final task 'The Solar System'.
    Currently, we
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    of specialization. 'Lunar Phases' and 'The Mystery of Halley's Comet' are considered pre-tasks since you must be prepared in order to be successful in your final task 'The Solar System'. Feel free
    Thank you so much for collaborating with DSS. Good Luck and have a nice journey through the Outer Space!
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    Name: Infinity2000
    Level: Beginner
    The crew of Infinity2000 must explore the moon.
    The Didactic Space Station (DSS) needs
    This is a report
    about the phases of the Moon.
    A
    training mission. You must be preparedA crew of
    based on observation from the space rocket.
    The DSS will provide you with more information
    if you join our crew.
    Accept the challenge clicking the button!
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    Type: Proton Rocket
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    Name: BiG-13
    Level: Medium
    This is a training mission. You must be prepared
    to carry your the final task.

    DSS wants you to prepare a speech about Halley's
    Comet. For that reason, you will have to visit its
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    Popi-83ACF will be launched again in order to find
    out about the eight planets. The Didactic Space
    Station needs a complete report aboutwants you to design travel brochures
    about
    them.
    This mission is long and hard. Therefore you
    need to share out your work with your partners
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    it successfully. You will have to
    work individually and in a group.

    The DSS will provide you with more information
    if you join our crew.
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  8. page task2 edited ... - To start with, you need to make up a group of 4 explorers. All of you will have a given func…
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    - To start with, you need to make up a group of 4 explorers. All of you will have a given function and none will have advantages over the rest of the group.The four passengers of Popi-83ACF will be granted with the same power and status. As we have mentioned before, Popi-83ACF will be the navy which will enable your team to reach the most amazing and spectacular planets.
    - Your journey has already started. You are flying in our cosmic neighbourhood. You are about to enjoy and discover the eight planets in our Solar System. Your crew must be relaxed, the journey is long but enriching at the same time. Just enjoy:
    INDIVIDUAL TASK | ROLES
    Each explorer must choose one of the following roles:
    Explorer 1. You are a explorer especialised in geography and astronomy. As you probably know, there are eight planets in our Solar System. However, they are usually classified in two groups depending on their position in our Solar System. Investigate about this fact surfing in the following webs and find out the name of both groups and the planets which are included in each of them. What are the main differences between both groups?
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    http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Neptune
    http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/neptune/neptune.html
    WHOLE GROUP TASK | DESIGN TWO BROCHURES
    After investigating individually, you are going to work in a cooperative way in order to design two travel brochures for two different planets. Read the following instructions:
    1. Choose two planets. Each planet must belong to a different group (one from the first group and the other from the second one) according to what the explorer 1 has found out. There is one exception, you cannot choose the Earth. Debate and decide which planets you are going to promote.
    2. Create as many sections as you want. However, the brochure must include historical data (who and when the planets were discovered), curious facts (the origin of the Planet’s name…), and general information such as mass, size, temperature…
    3. Make up a motto or slogan in order to attract visitors to your planets. One example could be ‘Blue is the colour of Life. Visit the Earth’. Include it in your brochure.
    4. Insert pictures. They must be colourful and attractive enough in order to promote your planets.
    5. Be original and have fun!
    Here you are an example: EARTH

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