Welcome to the Rendezvous with a Comet Teacher’s Guide. Here you will find curriculum and instructional materials for implementing a 4-6 week unit associated with the Challenger Learning Center mission by the same name. This unit provides for 3-4 weeks of pre-mission activities, and for several days of post-mission activities. Whole chapters of the Teacher’s Guide may be downloaded as PDF’s by clicking chapter titles; sections of each chapter may be downloaded individually by clicking section headings.

Chapter 1:

Introduction (contains all of the following individual sections in a single 8-page file)
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • PBL Benefits
  • PBL Methodology
  • Cooperative Learning
  • The Role of the Teacher in PBL
  • PBL Climate Setting
  • Setting Rules of Social Engagement
  • PBL Mentoring
  • PBL Assessment
  • Managing Rendezvous with a Comet
  • Pilot Project Teacher Comments
  • Acknowledgement
  • References

Chapter 2: Design a Space Alien

Chapter 3: Rendezvous with a Comet

Chapter 4: Whole Group Activities

Chapter 5: Team Training

COM/DATA
ISO
LS
DATA

MED

NAV

PROBE

REMOTE

PRESS

Chapter 6: Classroom Connections

LANGUAGE ARTS

MATH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

TECHNOLOGIES

Appendix

SCORING RUBRICS

Support for program number HST-ED-90285.01-A was provided by NASA through a grant from the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Incorporated, under NASA contract NAS5-26555.