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If you need more information go to our public Moon Over Us Facebook Group
Project Shared with Kidlink Association by Bonnie Thurber, USA, iSTEAM.Academy
Project managers: Bonnie Thurber
Technical support: Bonnie Thurber
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In this project, students become cultural astronomers. They take a survey about the Moon the week of September 1. They draw pictures or take digital images of the moon during the month of September. September 10 is the date of the Full Moon for the Harvest. After posting their images with time, date, latitude, and longitude on a Padlet, students research and compare each others’ Moon images. They include poetry, history, beliefs, stories, and research. They also talk about the kids of food they eat during the Harvest Celebration. 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 Web Badges and a certificate for completing the project.
Suggested ages for this project are 8-18 years old
Participants research and share stories, legends, foods, and poetry about the Harvest Moon. The result is an intercultural exchange of explanations about the differences of each country from the sky, the data gathering technology, and cultural traditions. Students have discussions about their images and the similarities and differences of the Moon in different hemispheres.
Student work example
Registration Deadline: August 20, 2022
- By August 20, 2022, Send to the project manager a student list with: username, password, firstname, lastname, email, and school name. hard return (should be your class list, one name on each line, to email@example.com
- By September 1, 2022, the Coordinator/Manager will send back a list of student usernames and passwords. Please test them for each student and give them out.
- Present your school and students
by creating a School Introduction. Go to the Harvest Moon Over Us Padlet.com page and add your school name with an Harvest Moon image and information that includes: the School name for the title and write a two line description of your school.
- By September 7, School Introductions must be shared on the Harvest Moon Over Us 2022 Padlet page.
The project will run in Kidlink.org/moodle. Once teachers are approved for the project they can view all the activities.
This year we will be using https://padlet.com/icollaboratory/moonoverus2021 for all posts.
Join the project group in WhatsApp to get in touch with the managers of the project and the teachers collaborating in the project.