solar system project info sheet by c9t0f87l

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									Name: ________________________________                    Hour: _____




This project involves 5 separate phases (some will be done with a group of
classmates, and some individually) to help you and your classmates learn about
different parts of our solar system. The 5 phases are explained below and
ultimately lead up to a research presentation about the solar system.

Phase 1: Research (individual/group)            Due Date: ________________
This will be done using resources that include your textbook and several websites
that I have found for you. In addition, with parental or teacher permission you
may find other reliable information in books or on the internet as well to add to
your research. You will be given a fact sheet to guide you in collecting information
about your topic. The fact sheet will be turned in for an individual grade.
Phase 2: Developing Presentation (group) Due Date: ________________
   1) Presentation—Your group needs to plan out how you will present (teach) your
       topic to the class. You MUST BE CREATIVE!!! You could do a video, skit,
       song, rap, poem, demonstration, etc. You may NOT just stand up and read
       off of your paper or computer! Your presentation should be AT LEAST 5
       minutes and needs to include ALL group members.
   2) Visual Aide(s)—Your group needs to create at least 1 visual aide to help
       explain some aspects or concepts in your presentation. Examples include:
       prezi, powerpoint, movie, poster, diagram, model, handout, etc. Be creative
       and make sure that everything is IN YOUR OWN WORDS!
   3) Each group will create 3 test questions (and the answers) about their topic.
       These will be asked at the end of each presentation and may also be on the
       quiz that each individual student will take later.
Phase 3: Drawing/3D model (individual)          Due Date:________________
Everyone will create a colored drawing or 3-D model ON THEIR OWN.
Phase 4: Presenting to the class (group/ind.) Date: _______________
Each group will present their information to the class using their visuals. Each
individual will take notes during their classmates’ presentations to be used on the
quiz.
Phase 5: Solar System Quiz (individual)               Date: ______________
You may use your notes from the presentations on this in-class quiz.
Name: _______________________________________                                Hour:______
   Solar System Projects: 3-D Model Instructions (Individually)
For a grade UP TO a C:
*Your own drawing of the object you are researching/presenting about, showing accurate shape
and features. Drawing should be neatly, accurately colored on plain white computer paper.
For a grade UP TO a B:
*Colored model (3-D) OR colored drawings showing at least 3 different sides of the object you
are researching/presenting about, showing accurate shape and features.
*Label all important features on the drawing/model neatly (craters, storms, ice, volcanoes,
gas swirls, rings, etc.—anything relevant to your object!)
For a grade UP TO an A:
*Model of the object you are researching/presenting about, showing accurate shape and features.
*Label all important features on the model neatly (craters, storms, ice, volcanoes, gas
swirls, rings, etc.—anything relevant to your object!)
*Also add a model of a related object (moon(s) of a planet, larger/smaller asteroid or
meteor, or any other well-known object in the solar system). The 2 (or more!) objects
should be scaled accurately compared to one another.
***Help on how to scale your models (for the A project only!):
*PLAN AHEAD—this can get confusing! Ask for help if needed or follow the hints below…I do NOT
want you to just “guess” on the size!
*If you already know the size of the large model object you are using…1)Divide the ACTUAL diameter
of the smaller object by the ACTUAL diameter of the larger object. Use this number as your scale. 2)
Then, measure the diameter of the larger model object. 3) Take the # of cm across your model and
multiply times your scale. This should be the diameter of the smaller model that you create.
*If you don’t know the size of the object you are using…1) Divide the ACTUAL diameter of the smaller
object by the ACTUAL diameter of the larger object. Use this number as your scale. 2) Create your
larger model at any size you’d like, and multiply the diameter of that model times your scale. This should
be the diameter of your smaller model that you create.

                                    ***PLANNING FOR ALL PROJECTS:
Sketch the plan for your drawing/model(s) below. Label any important parts you will add to your model. Also
label the materials you will use for each part of your model below and the color you will make each part!




***For an A project, show your math calculations for creating the model to scale. Label the size of each object
in the sketches above. See me for help! ______________________________________________________________

								
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