Imagine you are one of the 6 people taking part in NASA’s isolation experiment. Write journal entries describing your first week in the tiny bubble.
• Explain why you have been chosen to be a part of the isolation experiment. Describe what knowledge you would need to be able to go on a Mars mission. What is your professional background?
• What can you see? What can you eat? What does the food taste like? What can you smell? How do things feel? What can you hear?
• What are some of the challenges?
• What are your daily activities (for example, research, entertainment, eating, sleeping)?
• What is exciting about being part of the experiment?
• How will this experiment help scientists?
After watching the video you have two choices; write a book review or write your own story:
Choose a character from one of your favourite books
• Imagine the character’s life events.
• Describe the character, including personality traits, motivations, feelings and actions.
• Put the character in a new situation that you have imagined.
• Write a short story detailing the events.
• Tell the story in an adventurous and humorous way.
• Include illustrations to match your story.
• Alternatively, write a prequel or sequel which includes a character from one of your favourite books.
Choose a book that you have read this year then write your own book review.
• What are the themes in the book?
• What did you like or dislike about the book Why?
• Would you recommend the book to other kids your age? Why or why not?
• Include an illustration with your review. It could be a sketch of the front cover or one of the characters from the story. Tip: Think about the audience you are trying to reach. Use effective vocabulary and accurate and persuasive language.
What a fantastic unit of work! The students have been working hard to create explanation texts, timelines and visual displays to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular disaster. I am looking forward to seeing the students share their learning with their families tonight and the school community tomorrow at our showcase.
6K can you tell me some interesting things that you have learnt about disasters this term?
Do you still have any questions that need answering?