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PROJECT MOON COLONY

posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:46 AM by James Falletti

Today we further discussed your Project Moon Colony assignment. Moon Colony is a project-based learning program where students in Middle School  imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future, but not here on our home planet Earth, but on the Moon. Here are the facts about the project:

  • Project is tentatively DUE April 30, 2018

  • Students have been broken up into three (3) groups

  • One (1) student has been selected  as a project manager

    • Each Group Leader MUST create a digital folder to share with each person in his/her group, as-well-as with myself at jfalletti@corpuschristischool.net

  • One (1) Binder is needed: 1.5”

  • Students will research a specific section of the moon where they would want to build their colony. Remember that once a section has been selected by one of the 6 teams (7A and 7B) that area will be closed.

  • Websites to use, but not limited to just these websites DO NOT USE WIKI

  • Research the following information, ideas, and questions:

    • Facts about the moon

    • History of the moon

    • Terrain (Coastal, Mountains, Desert, etc…)

    • Climate

    • Natural Resources

    • Gravity

    • How many missions were made to the moon from earth

    • How many humans made it to the moon

    • When was the last moon landing

    • Temperature

    • Why are there so many craters

    • Can the moon sustain life

  • What is the challenge you will try to solve?

  • What Solutions have they tried?

    • What has been tried?

    • Success/Failure

    • Reasons

  • What will you try to do? Why?

  • Each group will create a persuasive trifold Brochure on why people should move to the moon (more information will be provided)

  • Each group will create a presentation on Google Slide or a Video about their Moon Colony and how it has changed with your ideas and innovations

  • Each group will present a graphic rendition of their Moon Colony

  • Each group will build a portion of their Moon Colony, so follow these instructions:

    • Your group has a cap of $100.00 for their project. Your team must keep a detailed list of everything spent on building this project. NO TEAM MAY EXCEED $100.00.

    • Teams should look for recycled materials to keep the cost down.

    • Each group MUST build their Moon Colony on a piece of Plywood. Talk to each team to split the difference.

    • Communicate with each other and each team

    • Their needs to be at least two (2) moving features

      • Electric

      • Mechanical

      • Hydraulics

      • Other

    • Include Energy Sources

      • Wind

      • Solar

      • Water

      • Nuclear

      • Renewable or Non-Renewable Resources

      • Other

    • Teams may use the following materials and objects to make their projects meet the creativity or ART aspect of STEAM by using:

      • Lights

      • Model Material (trees, bushes, animals, people, etc…)

      • Paint

      • Wiring

      • Cars

      • Other

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