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Internet Themes Book 2

A collection of highly motivating Internet based research topics

Internet Themes Book 2 by Jane Bourke
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The Internet Themes for 9-12 year olds book is designed to make use of the enormous amount of information that is available through the Internet.

This blackline masters book is produced to allow children to complete the activity pages through their own research. In doing so, they will achieve the following Standards related to Information Technology Curriculum requirements:

o Using basic research skills to respond to focus questions.

o Using basic research skills to extrapolate information from Internet references.

o Using selected World Wide Web addresses to extend understanding on the theme.

o Using a variety of online libraries to expand on the information available.

o Using the links provided at addresses to broaden the scope of their investigations.

The Structure of this Book

The activities in this book are designed to give Internet beginners structured experiences on a variety of themes. Note that in providing these activity pages there is an assumption that users have an understanding of what the World Wide Web is and a basic ability to navigate their way around the Internet. The intention is to provide focus activities that direct users to specific sites which have been carefully selected.

Activity pages in this book are of a literal nature and require only basic comprehension and interpretation skills on the part of the young user. Completion of these activities will provide students with a basic understanding of the concept being investigated.

Using the Ready-Ed website in conjunction with the print material avoids the laborious task of having children key in exact URLs which are often lengthy and confusing. It also means that sites can be regularly updated, should they disappear further down the track.

Using the Pages

Children need to read all instructions on the screen. These will usually say where to click, otherwise they should follow the instructions in this book. Remember that sometimes web page layouts change, however, the content usually remains the same.

Children can click on anything that has a little hand on it when they move the mouse over it. Many small images can be enlarged this way. Any text that is highlighted and changes the arrow to a pointing hand can be clicked on.

It is possible that some sites may contain computer jargon at the beginning, explaining how best to view the site. Children can ignore this although they should be advised to ask a teacher or parent about anything they are not sure of.

Ready-Ed Publications; January 2001
40 pages; ISBN 9781863974387
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Title: Internet Themes Book 2
Author: Jane Bourke; Rod Jefferson

The Moon

Click on page 8, then Site 1.

The moon is the only other place in the solar system that has been visited by
humans and is the Earth?s nearest neighbor in space. Although it is the brightest
object in the night sky, it gives off no light of its own. It travels around the Earth once approximately every 27 1/3 days and a rocket journey from Earth to the moon takes about six days.

Explore the Star Child site at Site 1 to read about the moon. Answer these questions.

1. Do we always see the same side of the moon?

2. What is the "Dark Side" of the moon?

3. Who was the first man on the moon?

4. Who accompanied him onto the moon?s surface and what words were spoken?

The Moon?s Origins

5. What is one of the explanations for the formation of the moon?

6. List some substances that have been found on the moon. Draw a sketch of the moon?s surface.

7. What is thought to have caused the large craters that appear in the moon?s surface?

Moon Walker

Travel to Site 2 and find out everything you can about man?s visits to the moon. You may like to explore some of the online references to help you with your research. Don?t forget to keep track of any cool websites by bookmarking them.