Learning Materials:

Please make sure you use the content check sheets to double check if you have all the information that you need to include in your wiki page. Please open any of these for (printer friendly version) help in completing your task. All of these are exact copies of what you received in class.

*And remember the best 3 advertisements from each class will be put on the school website and put on the daily announcements for everyone to view. Good Luck!*



Information Checklist

Area 1: Essential data check list:
_ Planet name
_ Number of moons (name major ones)
_ Atmosphere present, yes/no
_ Order from the Sun (first, second, third)
_ Distance from the Sun (minimum and maximum in kilometers)
_ Revolution period (how long it takes to revolve around the Sun, length of year)
_ Rotation period (how long it takes to spin on its axis on complete rotation, length of a day)

Area 2: History check list:
_ Who discovered it?
_ When was it discovered?
_ Was it named after someone?
_ Meaning of the name (person it was named after)?
_ Planet symbol

Area 3: Physical properties check list:
_ Mass
_ Diameter
_ Average temperature
_ Average density
_ Escape velocity
_ Planets layers and surface
_ Atmosphere composition (list components in %)
_ Unique features

Area 4: Planet Exploration check list:
_ Name the probes or satellites that have explored the planet
_ Years of mission
_ The results of mission
_ Any new findings?

Area 5: Interesting Facts check list:
_ How much would an average person weighing 110 and 170 pounds weigh on the planet?
_ When would your next birthday be on the planet your researching about?
_ How large would your planet be if we built a model of our solar system and the sun was 615 millimeters in diameter?
For a printable version, the information checklist is here on a word document. information checklist.doc



Summary Item

You must include one of the following summary items to include in your wiki page. Ask for help if you need to.

Item 1: Make a comic strip involving some of the information from Areas 1-5 above. The funnier it is the better. Remember all of you like funny comics. Use this link for a free trial to the software http://plasq.com/comiclife-win or use the software available on the classroom mobile computer labs.

Item 2: Make a Voice Thread at http://voicethread.com/#home, which is an online media album. There needs to be a minimum of 10 pictures of your planet and features, or its moons. Then record your voice describing your planet involving some of the information from Areas 1-5 above. See this example; I made involving Rock climbing called Rock Climbing 101: The Basics.

Item 3: Write a song (any kind: pop, rock, country, and even rap) involving some of the information from Areas 1-5 above. See these examples: “Our Solar System” or “Solar System” on the Astronomy Pathfinder Audio/Visual page. Use the Garage Band software available on the classroom mobile computer labs. Sample music. (To listen to this link, students must use Garage Band from the mobile computer labs)

For a printable version, of the summary item checklist is here on a word document. **Summary Item checklist.doc**



Evaluation __

Your final project will be evaluated based on the GKB Astronomy Wikipedia Rubric. It includes all the information listed above on the checklists as well as creativity. You want this to look "good." Which mean it is easily read, and interesting to those reading it.

GKB Planet Wikipedia Rubric




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Score
Earned




Information from Areas 1-5



In depth research wiki containing all required fields of information.



A detailed research wiki missing 1-3 required fields of information.



A basic research wiki missing 4-6 required fields of information.



A minimal research wiki missing 7 or more required fields of information.








Accuracy of Content



All facts are accurate within the wiki page.



1-3 facts are inaccurate within the wiki page.



4-6 facts are inaccurate within the wiki page.



7 or more facts are inaccurate within the wiki page.








Summary item

Very creative and used 5 or more pieces of information.



Creative and used 4 pieces of information.



Somewhat creative and used 3 pieces of information.



Minimal creativity shown with two pieces of information.









Concept Map




Organized, clear connections between information



Organization and connections are somewhat clear between information



Not well organized, with few connections between information



Little organization, with few connections between information








Conventions


Students used the correct grammar, capitals, spelling, and punctuation.



Paper contains 1-3 errors in grammar, capitals, spelling, and punctuation.



Paper contains 4-6 errors in grammar, capitals, spelling, and punctuation.



Paper contains 7 or more errors in grammar, capitals, spelling, and punctuation.








Presentation



Students can accurately answer all questions related to facts in the presentation.



Students can accurately answer all but 2 questions related to facts in the presentation.



Students can accurately answer all but 4 questions related to facts in the presentation.



Students can accurately answer all but 5 or more questions related to facts in the presentation.







Bibliography (Works Cited)



Incomplete list of sources



Sources listed, but does not follow MLA guidelines



Sources listed with minor errors in formatting of citations



Sources listed with complete and accurate citations in MLA format









GKB Solar System Wikipedia Rubric.doc
The GKB Astronomy Wikipedia Rubric, a printer friendly version is here for you to use. Please look at how you will be graded for this project. I will not accept the "I didn't know" response as why you did not get full credit under each area. If you have questions make sure you ask me.

Chapter15 notes[1].doc
citation practice worksheet.doc
GKB Planet Advertisement Wikipedia Rubric.doc
Group Evaluation.doc
MLA Works Cited Example Page.doc
planet info checklist.doc
Portfolio Narative.doc
Self Evaluation.doc
student notes Chapter 15.doc
Summary Item checklist.doc
Works Cited Page Basic Format.doc
Works Cited Page Books.doc
Works Cited Page Electronic Sources.doc