EXPLORE THE SUN

Netka
Age range: 
Before 6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Language: 
English
Level of difficulty: 
Medium
Level of interaction: 
High
Access rights: 
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
Description: 

In this Inquiry Learning Space, the students will have the chance to explore the Sun's activity through the measuring of the size and counting of the number of Its Sun spots.

Inquiry Learning Phases: 
Orientation (Orientation)
Apps in use: 

The Concept Mapper tool lets learners create concept maps, to get an overview of the key concepts and their relations in a scientific domain. They can define their own concepts and relations or choose from a list of predefined terms.

As a...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

Add a social discussion in your class! SpeakUp allows you to create a chat room, which can be anonymous. Once inside, users can interact in it by writing and rating messages. It is also possible to create multiple-choice questions to poll the...Read more

Category: 
Collaboration apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Conceptualisation (Conceptualisation)
Apps in use: 

In the conclusion tool the learners can check whether the results of experiments in the form of data graphs and/or observations support their hypotheses from the hypothesis scratchpad or are relevant for the questions posed in the question...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Investigation (Investigation)
Labs in use: 

Sun 4 all is a set of experiences using the repository of Solar Images taken by the Observatory of Coimbra since 1926. There are 30 000 spectroheliograms. The primary aims of the lab are: Sun 4 all is a set of experiences using the repository of...Read more

Lab owner: 
João Fernandes
Language: 
English, Portuguese
Age range: 
Before 6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Apps in use: 

The observation tool allows students to record observations made while preparing, conducting and analyzing experiments. Observations, together with data analyses, can later be retrieved in the conclusion tool as a basis for drawing conclusions....Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

In the conclusion tool the learners can check whether the results of experiments in the form of data graphs and/or observations support their hypotheses from the hypothesis scratchpad or are relevant for the questions posed in the question...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget

The table tool lets learners fill text or numbers in a table. You as the teacher, define the rows and columns of the table.Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Conclusion (Conclusion)
Apps in use: 

In the conclusion tool the learners can check whether the results of experiments in the form of data graphs and/or observations support their hypotheses from the hypothesis scratchpad or are relevant for the questions posed in the question...Read more

Category: 
Go-Lab inquiry apps
App type: 
OpenSocial gadget
Discussion (Discussion)
Cognitive objectives: types of knowledge: 
Factual: Knowledge of basic elements, e.g. terminology, symbols, specific details, etc
Conceptual: Knowledge of interrelationships among the basic elements within a larger structure,
e.g. classifications, principles, theories, etc
Procedural: Knowledge on how-to-do, methods, techniques, subject-specific skills and algorithms, etc
Processes: 
To think critically and creatively: To help the learner think on causes, predict, make judgments,
create new ideas
Students' prior knowledge: 
The students should possess the basic knowledge about the Sun (its main parts and Its role in the Earth's life).
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