(Notebook pages 86-87)
Purpose: Identify a moon and conduct research to aid in your 3-D Model Project. Get to know your moon!
Step 1: Set up your notebook. Add the title, date, focus question.
- skip a line and add
"Evidence: 3-D Moon Project Notes"
Step 2: Pick a Moon to investigate. Use some resources below to help identify a moon along with gathering information about your chosen moon.
Resources: Use your 3D Solar System Simulator App, NASA (Moons in our Solar System), or other respectable Astronomy sources. Be sure to note your resources so you can revisit them later.
Step 3: Divide page 87 into 4 equal boxes. You will record your findings in each box based on each label. Use the description below to guide your specific research. Use the visual to set up your notebook correctly.
Box 1: Location (provide details about the planet it belongs to, distance from the planet, other moons orbiting with it, etc...)
Box 2: Measurements (provide details about the moon's size, orbit, rotation and revolution, gravity, density, speed, temperature, etc...)
Box 3: Composition (provide details about what it is made of in regards to its core, mantle, surface, and atmosphere)
Box 4: Interesting Facts/Details (Provide at least 3-5 unique or interesting facts about the moon. May be based on information stated already, but stands out as unique compared to what we are used to)
Box 1: Possibilities of Life already or potential colonization by humans? - (provide details about what may exist currently or the potential of humans living on it)
Box 2: Comparison to our Moon (Luna). - (Provide a basis of comparison of your chosen moon to our moon, Luna. This will allow you and others to create a comparative understanding of your moon. Maybe compare size, structure, orbit, and other notable features compared to Luna).
Box 3: Colored model/drawing of the Moon. (If you see different images of your moon, choose the more frequent/popular visual to model).
Box 4: Interesting Surface Features. (Provide surface details such as craters, mountains, volcanoes, cracks, water, canyons, weather, etc... )
Your last task would be to write your essay about the possibility of life existing currently on your moon based on the moons composition,temp, atmosphere, etc...Also, could humans use the moon as a destination to colonize for life, research, supply station, etc... Think about all of the things that are necessary to sustain life on Earth and identify how you could overcome meet those needs on your moon. Does the moon provide resources or would we have to create or bring our own? Use research, evidence, and logic to back up your claims.