Astronomy Lesson 4: Research – How to paraphrase

You will be learning an important lesson in research, how to put things into your own words, so you are not copying the words of others. This is important, because just copying is something called plagiarism, and can get you in a lot of trouble at school, and in life. Here is what you will do:

  1. You will go to one of the resources you get from these links, and
  2. Find a paragraph to summarize or paraphrase (that means to put it in your own words and shorten it).
  3. You will copy (CTRL-C) and paste (CTRL-V) the paragraph in the comment box below, then BELOW the paragraph, you will put what it says in your own words.
  4. You will also copy the URL (the link at the top) from the page you go to and paste that in your comment.

Astronomy Lesson 3b: Research Topics

Now is the time when you get to pick a topic to research in Astronomy. Send me a note with two choices of topics you would like to look into and write about.

Possible topics:

  1. A planet (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus)
  2. Dwarf planets (like Pluto or Eris), comets and asteroids, or the Kuiper Belt
  3. The sun
  4. Unmanned spacecraft and explorers (like Voyager)
  5. Manned spacecraft and missions (like the Space Shuttle, and Apollo Moon missions)
  6. Stars and galaxies