Overview: This WebQuest concentrates on the Exploration of the Moon and
living/working in a Space Station on the Moon.
Major Curriculum Area: Science
Interrelated Curriculum Areas: Art, Language Arts, Technology, Math
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - 5th grade
Science, Grade 5.
(1) In Grade 5, the study of science includes planning and implementing
field and laboratory investigations using scientific methods, analyzing
information, making informed decisions, and using tools such as nets and
cameras to collect and record information. Students also use computers and
information technology tools to support scientific investigations.
(2) Scientific processes. The student uses scientific methods during field
and laboratory investigations. The student is expected to:
(A) plan and implement descriptive and simple experimental investigations
including asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses,
and selecting and using equipment and technology;
(B) collect information by observing and measuring;
(C) analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations
from direct and indirect evidence;
(D) communicate valid conclusions; and
(E) construct simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools including
computers to organize, examine, and evaluate information.
Language Arts, Grade 5.
(21) Writing/inquiry/research. The student uses writing as a tool for
learning and research. The student is expected to:
(A) frame questions to direct research (4-8);
(B) organize prior knowledge about a topic in a variety of ways such as by
producing a graphic organizer (4-8);
(C) take notes from relevant and authoritative sources such as guest
speakers, periodicals, or on-line searches (4-8);
(D) summarize and organize ideas gained from multiple sources in useful ways
such as outlines, conceptual maps, learning logs, and timelines (4-8);
(E) present information in various forms using available technology (4-8);
(F) evaluate his/her own research and raise new questions for further
investigation (4- 8).
(25) Viewing/representing/production. The student produces visual images,
messages, and meanings that communicate with others. The student is expected
(A) select, organize, or produce visuals to complement and extend meanings
(B) produce communications using technology or appropriate media such as
developing a class newspaper, multimedia reports, or video reports (4-8).
Math, Grade 5.
(4) Problem solving, language and communication, connections within and
outside mathematics, and formal and informal reasoning underlie all content
areas in mathematics. Throughout mathematics in Grades 3-5, students use
these processes together with technology
and other mathematical tools such as manipulative materials to develop
conceptual understanding and solve meaningful
(5.14) Underlying processes and mathematical tools. The student applies
Grade 5 mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and
activities in and outside of school. The student is expected to:
(A) identify the mathematics in everyday situations;
(B) solve problems that incorporate understanding the problem, making a
plan, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the solution for reasonableness;
(C) select or develop an appropriate problem-solving plan or strategy,
including drawing a picture, looking for a pattern, systematic guessing and
checking, acting it out, making a table, working a simpler problem, or
working backwards to solve a problem;
(D) use tools such as real objects, manipulatives, and technology to solve
Art, Grade 5.
(2) Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through
using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to:
(A) combine information from direct observation, experience, and imagination
to express ideas about self, family, and community;
(B) compare relationships between design and everyday life; and
(C) create original artworks and explore photographic imagery, using a
variety of art materials and media appropriately.