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  1. 1. SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECT 60% GRADEPLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING. PARENTS, PLEASE SIGN BESIDETHE PROJECT THAT YOUR CHILD CHOOSES.1. STAR (Space Technology And Research) Project: Choose a “spinoff product” (something originally created for the space program but became useful to people on Earth.) Suggestions of products include: - tv satellite dish - medical imaging - vision screening system - ear thermometer - fire fighter equipment - smoke detector - some cordless tools - thermal gloves and boots - space pens - sun tiger glasses - shock absorbing helmets - ski boots - failsafe flashlight - invisible braces - edible toothpaste - joystick controllers - Hasbro Aero Nerf Gliders - golf clubs with special metal alloys - blanket insulation kits - Boeing 777 (lightweight materials, glass cockpit, and aircraft control system) Research the product. Answer these questions: - How was this product originally used in space? - Was this product originally used for a mission? Which one? - How is this product now used on Earth? - Did the design, form, or function of this product change when it was adapted for use on Earth? How? - Give other interesting information about this product. Make a STAR poster. (I have a pattern – you furnish the poster board) - Answer each question on one of the five “points” of the star poster. - Write the name in the middle and display a picture(s) of the product. - Decorate the STAR poster so that it looks nice for your presentation. Create a Model - Make a model of the product OR - bring in the actual product OR - Save pictures from the internet on a CD or flash drive and show during your presentation so the class can see how it is used on Earth and/or in space Present your productMy child will do this project: _________________________________________
  2. 2. 2. Terrestrial Planet Surface Model Choose Mercury, Venus, or Mars and research the surface features of that planet. Make a model of the planet’s surface with major features labeled. This model can be a hanging spherical model or a stand-alone flat model showing one portion of the planet’s surface. Correct colors should be used. You choose the materials to make the surface!! Make a model of one spacecraft (orbiter, probe, rover) and place above or on the surface Write a 5 paragraph paper (each paragraph at least 5 sentences) including: - description of the atmosphere - description of the surface - all explorations of this planet and what was discovered - Compare to Earth (how like Earth) - Contrast to Earth (how different from Earth) Presentation (neatness and knowledgeable of the information)My child will do this project: ______________________________________________3. Scale of the Solar System Construct a 3-D stand-alone solar system using the AU scale (no toilet paper) for distance AND a scale showing the correct size of each planet and the Sun. (include Pluto) The color of each planet should be correct as viewed through telescopes/discussed in class Write a 5 paragraph paper including: - what an astronomical unit is and some examples (like our toilet paper model) - describe your scale in AU’s (use your math) - describe how you scaled the planets (use your math) - explain why each planet appears to be that specific color (this can be two paragraphs – terrestrial in one paragraph and gaseous planets in the 5th paragraph) Presentation (neatness and knowledgeable of the information)My child will do this project: _______________________________________________
  3. 3. Rubric for STAR Project: Each question answered correctly: (12 points each) How was this product originally used in space? _____ Was this product originally proposed for a mission? Which one? _____ How is this product now used on Earth? _____ Did the design, form, or function change when it was adapted for use on Earth? How? _____ Give other interesting information about this product. _____ Star shaped poster board used (5 points) _____ Labeled with picture in the middle (10 points) _____ Model, product, or pictures shared with the class (15 points) _____ Presentation – knowledgeable of all information, star poster looks nice, neat, and decorated (10 points) _____ Grade: _____Rubric for Terrestrial Planet Surface Project: All major surfaces features shown and labeled (40 points) _____ Correct color(s) used (5 points) _____ Correct spacecraft included and labeled ( 10 points) _____ 5 paragraph paper including: - description of the atmosphere (7 points) _____ - description of the surface (7 points) _____ - description of all missions and what was discovered (7 points) _____ - comparison to Earth (how that planet is like Earth) (7 points) _____ - contrast to Earth (how that planet is different from Earth) (7 points) _____ Presentation – knowledgeable, everything neat (10 points) _____ Grade: _____Rubric for Scale of the Solar System: Stand along 3-D model of the solar system (Sun and planets) (5 points) _____ Correct distance scale in astronomical units (AU’s) (20 points) _____ Correct size scale of the planets (20 points) _____ Correct colors of the Sun and planets (10 points) _____ 5 paragraph paper includes: (7 points each) - explanation of Astronomical Units and examples _____ - explanation of your AU scale including your math _____ - explanation of your size scale including your math _____ - explanation of terrestrial planets’ colors _____ - explanation of gaseous planets’ colors _____ Presentation – knowledgeable, everything is neat (10 points) _____ Grade: _____

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