Astrophysics - Unit Detail

Total duration

16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 8.1 – The next space mission should be… – Your elevator pitch

Learning outcomes

In this lesson students will explore:

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Learning Sequence

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  1. Welcome students to this lesson and encourage several of the students new to this unit to introduce themselves to each other and the class.
  2. Discussion – Teacher outlines how the Elevator Pitch session will be conducted. Teams will have approximately 2mins to describe their proposal and justify its cost on the potential for new scientific knowledge. NB: The panel members need not be present in the studio but could join the class remotely.
  3. Students are introduced to a panel of 2 guests who will act as judges with one of the teachers to assess each of the proposals.
  4. Students are again detailed on the criteria that the judges will use to evaluate the mission proposals.
  5. Discussion – Students are sequenced and commence their proposals with the addition of extra time for up to two brief questions from the audience.
  6. Reflection – At the conclusion of the presentation the panel provides some feedback to the students as time permits. The final result will be communicated in the remaining lesson.

Home Learning

  1. Students to complete any outstanding tasks.