Saturday, May 7, 2016

Modern Galileos Travel to the Moon and Mars!

Students, pretending to be Galileo, simulated his experience looking at the Moon through his telescope by using modern technology--Google Earth--to travel to the Moon and Mars!  Students observed and sketched the surface of the Moon or Mars and shared their observations and drawings with the class, just as Galileo sketched the Moon and shared with the public during the Scientific Revolution era.  Then, students posted their findings and analysis on Edmodo to share their thoughts with the class, including how their observations connected to those of Galileo's, and they each wrote a hypothesis about the surface and structure of the Moon or Mars.  Enjoy the fun below!

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