How do scientists communicate very complex information in ways that make it easy for others to understand? Students create infographics of their research on the universe, using design elements to convey meaning.
How is the brightness of a star measured? Students sort data to discover patterns between magnitude and distance of various stars from Earth, and use Data Analysis Cards to interpret and communicate their data.
Students are given mini-scenarios with erroneous information that prompt them to make a claim and engage in an argument from evidence, in order to review what they have learned for the unit assessment.