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Your task as an astronomer is to model the solar system using technology.  You and your crew are just one group that have been asked by NASA to chart the solar system in order to create a simulation model for future astronauts. After you have accomplished this, you will present your model to the Director of NASA. They have given you several requirements for the simulation. Your simulation should include a map of the solar system that shows the appropriate distance, location, size and relation to the sun amongst the eight planets. You and your team can use a variety of options to complete your simulation. These include Google Suite tools (such as Google Slides, Google Docs, Jamboard, or any equivalent tool such as Microsoft Office), Coding resources (Scratch.edu, tynker.edu) or 3D printing software (Tinkercad) to present. Your map should also include a short descriptive paragraph for each planet explaining its distance, location, size, and at least 3 facts about the planet. If creating a video, you will still want to include descriptions for the planets as well as the three facts.  Presentation to “NASA Directors” must answer the question: how does this simulation/model help future scientists?
Subject:
Algorithms and Programming, Computing Systems, Data and Analysis, Science, Earth and Space Systems
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
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Date Added:
02/12/2022
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Format:
Text/HTML

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