Build an ACE Satellite with your Science Students!

Lesson Plan Components:

  1. Objectives
  2. Syllabus
  3. Materials Needed
  4. Special Instructions
  5. Assessment Suggestions -- scoring rubric coming soon!


Students will:


Day One:

Day Two:

Day Three:

Day Four (and optionally, Five):

Materials Needed :

Special Instructions:

Setting Up and Getting Prepared:

Assigning Groups:

We suggest assigning groups for this project.
The model parts sheets are all labeled as to which parts and/or instruments are represented on each page.
The sheets are also labeled with suggested groupings, based on a mixed-ability classroom with about 24 students. If you have more or fewer students, you will need to modify the groupings appropriately; this may also be the case if your classes are tracked by academic abilities.
These groupings are based on the amount of physical dexterity required to assemble each instrument or part, and the estimated time it will take each group to reseach and understand the function of the instrument.

Rationale for the groupings is as follows:

Assessment Suggestions: