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The projects and activities listed in this category are recommended for ages 13 - 16. 

This is an overview of what Educational Continuum Organization @ iSTEAM Cosmic Academy offers the students in the Project Moon Over Us: Phases and Faces (Senior Category)

  • Principal Investigators: Bonnie B. Thurber, Amritanshu Vajpayee
  • Co-Investigators: Dr. Shivalika Sarkar, Dr. Suresh Iyer

Title: Moon Over Us: Phases and Faces

Authors: Bonnie Thurber, Hongfeng Guo

Grade Levels/Ages: grades 5-8, Middle School

Subject Areas: Science, Astronomy, Space Science, Language Arts, Art


Short Description:  In this project, students become cultural astronomers. They take a survey about the moon; draw images or take digital pictures of the moon once a week or more at approximately the same time each evening for one month to get the full cycle. After posting their images with time, date, latitude, and longitude, students research and compare each others' images of the moon; create more web pages that include poetry, history, beliefs, stories, and research. Students use dialogue, comments, and discussion to share their valuable insights. The project ends with a final survey and sharing reflections. Students receive iCollaboratory/Kidlink/SpacEdge Web Badges and certificates for completing each of the four sections of the project. Students also receive a certificate for completing all four sections of the project.