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Winter Break Extra Credit Opportunity!

posted Feb 10, 2019, 2:19 PM by Tiffany Floria

The Universe:  Gravity

 

WINTER BREAK EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!
This Grade will REPLACE your lowest Assessment Score for Term 2.

 

You are being asked to watch:

“The Universe S02 E17 – Gravity” - and then create a slides presentation that answers the questions below.


You can find the full length video for free here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1p90qs
Or you can also view on the History Channel with your cable login account:
https://www.history.com/shows/the-universe/season-2/episode-17

1.     What are some things that people use gravity for?

2.     What kinds of things produce gravity?

3.     What two measurements determine the force of gravity that exists between two objects?

4.     Explain why, “Zero-g,” is just an illusion.

5.     Explain how a cannon ball could be shot into orbit.

6.     Explain what would happen to you if you jumped into a tunnel that went through the earth.

7.     How long would your trip through the tunnel take?

8.     What effect does gravity have on space-time?

9.     Explain how space and time are related.

10.  What is escape velocity?

11.  What is the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy?

12.  How can potential energy be converted into kinetic energy?

13.  Explain how weightlessness can be simulated.

14.  Why might astronauts have difficulty controlling a vehicle after being without gravity for a long period of time?

15.  Explain how gravity could be artificially simulated in space?

16.  If a 100 pound person on Earth weighs 38 pounds on Mars, what percentage of Earth’s gravity does Mars have? How did you figure it out?

17.  How could the effect of global warming be reduced using gravity?

18.  What are gravitational waves and where do they come from?

REQUIREMENTS:

·       Your presentation MUST include a TITLE slide and a SUMMARY slide. (20 slides total!)

·       ALL questions need to be answered in order to receive credit. (Partial Extra Credit will NOT be awarded)

·       Each question should be answered on it’s own slide.

·       The question should either be on the slide, or the question should be restated in the answer provided.

·       Each slide should have one relevant graphic/image that relates to the answer.

·       Remember that your answers are based on the information discussed in the VIDEO –
DO NOT GOOGLE THESE QUESTIONS! You must watch the video to get the answers I am looking for.

·       Slide presentation should be professional looking –

o   Spelling

o   Font size & color

o   Background colors (do NOT use a graphic as a background!)

o   Appropriate graphics for topic of slide.


Rubric: (NOTE! All 18 questions MUST be attempted in order to receive ANY credit)

 

Category

4

3

2

1

Points

Organization

Presentation includes a title slide and a summary slide. Content is well organized using slide headings on each slide

Presentation includes a title slide and a summary slide. Content is well organized using slide headings on most slides.

Presentation includes a title slide and a summary slide. Content is well organized using slide headings on some slides.

There was no clear or logical organizational structure. Summary Slide may be missing.

 

Content &

Requirements

All information is accurate and follows all project requirements. Information is presented in a way that clearly shows reader what question is being answered. Student demonstrates strong understanding of content.

Most information is accurate and follows most project requirements. Information is presented in a way that clearly shows reader what question is being answered. Student demonstrates an understanding of content.

Some of the information is accurate and follows some of the project requirements. Most information is presented in a way that clearly shows reader what question is being answered. Student demonstrates some understanding of content
 

Information is not accurate and does not follow the project requirements. Information is not presented in a way that clearly shows reader what is being answered. Student struggles with understanding the content.

 

Mechanics

 

No misspellings or grammatical errors.

1-2  misspellings and/or mechanical errors.

3 misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

More than 3 errors in spelling or grammar.

 

Attractiveness

 

Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation.

Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance to presentation.

Makes use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. but occasionally these detract from the presentation content.

Use of font, color, graphics, effects etc. but these often distract from the presentation content.

 

 

TOTAL SCORE= _________ /4 = __________

The 4.0 scale will be converted into a letter grade using the grading scale shown below:

 

A:     3.75-4.00

B-:    2.75-2.99

D+:    1.50-1.74

A-:    3.50-3.74

C+:    2.50-2.74

D :    1.25-1.49

B+:    3.25-3.49

C :    2.00-2.49

D-:    1.00-1.24

B :    3.00-3.24

C-:    1.75-1.99

F :     0.00-0.99

 

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Tiffany Floria,
Feb 10, 2019, 2:19 PM
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