Solar System Simulator
(provided) Actual Planet/Sun/moon textures, Blitz programming software
revolution, rotation, astronomical unit, moon phases, retrograde, parallax
Prepare to gain a deeper understanding regarding the dynamics of our solar system by creating a fly through simulator!
* Using Google, collect and JOURNAL relative size, distance, and revolution info on Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
(nice site here!)
* Lesson3 : Pivots, Parents, Revolutions [HERE]
* Use pivots and parenting and timed motion updating for revolution action previously researched
* Add "docking" hot keys to observe moon phases and retrograde motion
* Use Anim8or , a FREE & EASY 3D modeling tool to build your space vessel
* Attach to the camera then create your own planet
* Record a sketch of your space vessel in your JOURNAL
* Demonstrate your simulator to the instructor (70/100 pts)
* Turn in your JOURNAL for remainder of grade
|I : Desired results|
|Next Generation Science Standards
HS-ESS1-4. Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.
MP.2 , MP.4 , HSN-Q.A.1 , HSN-Q.A.2 , HSN-Q.A.3
Disciplinary Core Ideas
* Algebraic thinking is used to examine scientific data and predict the effect of a change in one variable on another
* Science and engineering complement each other in the cycle known as research and development (R&D). Many R&D projects may involve scientists, engineers, and others with wide ranges of expertise.
Essential Questions :
|Students will know/be able to...
|II : Acceptable evidence for assessment
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