here to download the Class Activity in PDF format.
(The following should be read to
the class by one student.)
We must complete this assignment in two
science classes, using no more than 75 minutes. Solving this problem
demonstrates that we can follow instructions, organize our work,
and work together quickly and effectively.
Our assignment as a class is to create a single chart, called the
Space Station Systems Chart, with five columns of organized information.
At this time, look over the two sheets
with the five columns. Note parts one through four which are shaded
in grey, and the times associated with each.
Before we begin the assignment, someone must be assigned to keep
track of the time. The Time Keeper must keep everyone aware of how
much time we have left to complete each column. The suggested times
add up to 60 minutes. That leaves 15 minutes to spare for getting
organized in between each part. We should try to finish each part
quickly. At the end of 75 minutes we must stop all work.
If this is completed over two class periods, we can work on our
lists of ideas between classes. We do not require you to use outside
resources, but you may if you choose to. If anyone uses any outside
resources to find ideas, they should write them down. A list of
resources that anyone uses must be attached to our chart.
When we are finished, our teacher will write the total time we took
to finish this job at the top of our Chart and send it, with our
Personal Essays to the Mission Control staff at the Challenger Learning