NASA Climate Project

Introduction

The Earth that YOU live on is a complex system of many parts that work together that make life possible. With human population skyrocketing, carbon emissions on the rise, and climate change the future of our planet is uncertain. We need YOUR help to solve these science problems. In this web quest, you will research a topic of your choice and discover the answers to a big question. At the end , you will present your findings to the class, so we can get one step closer to saving the world.

International Space Station in orbit

Task

As a scientist you are tasked with researching a big question related to Earth's Climate. You must then create google slide presentation and present your findings to the class so we can better understand the problem of climate change of Planet Earth. 

Process

Day 1

1) Go to https://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/big-questions/

2) Explore the big questions on the website

3) Choose a Big Question to research

Day 2

4) Go to Google Classroom and create a Google Slide Presentation

5) Your presentation have the following:

- 2-3 slides

- The Big Question

- A picture

- Bullets notes

- Font that is big enough to see

- A simple background that is not distracting

- Animations (optional)

Day 3-4

6) Give an oral presentation to the class (1-2 minutes)

7) Listen to presentations and give feedback to your peers

Evaluation
Presentation Skills Emerging (1 pt)  Developing (3 pts) Mastered (5 pts)

Content

 

- Chose a Big Question to research

- Did not answer question

- Chose a Big Question to research

- Answers the question, but does not use own words

- Chose a Big Question to research

- Bullets notes that answer the big question using their own words.

 

Organization

 

- Font is too small to see

- A distracting background

- Font is big enough to see

- A distracting background

- No picture

- Font that is big enough to see

- A simple background that is not distracting

- A picture

Oral Presentation

 

- Barely makes any eye contact

- Speaks in a inaudible voice

- Makes some good eye contact

- Speaks in a inaudible voice

- Makes good eye contact

- Speaks in an audible voice

 

Conclusion

Make sure to be brave and confident. Remember you are the expert on your question! You got this!