As of today, groups in Humanities should be finished their ecosystem page, their plot diagram and the video log planning sheet. If you are not done any of this, you have homework for Wednesday. Or if you're not going on the ski trip, you'll have extra time to work tomorrow. Being behind at this point would be a bad call, if you need help, ASK!
Last week we started our cross-curricular Avatar project looking at the question "should humans actively search for other planets in order to colonize them". To start we watched the movie Avatar and used this note sheet to examine what happens in the movie:
On Monday we watched the videos in the last post to start thinking about where humans are currently at with space travel and what we're looking for.
Next, we started the L.A. portion of the assignment, which is to create a story through video logs about colonization on other planets. Students will also be creating an ecosystem and planet to explore.
On Wednesday, your job was to finish figuring out your ecosystem and create a plot diagram for your story.
Here is that assignment:
Station 1: Elon Musk: Elon Musk is the owner of Tesla and Space X. HE believes humans should be an interplanetary species. In this clip he is talking about how he will get to mars and build permanent settlements and eventually terraform it (terraform means to change the ecosystem to be more like earth)
Station 2- Mars One: Mars one is a project that wants to send humans on a one way ticket to Mars. They would go and never return back to earth and live on Mars. 5,000 people applied for a ticket.
Station 3- Mars TV Series: This is a trailer to National Geographic show that examines what the first manned mission to Mars might be like. This is fictional.
Station 4- Kepler Space Telescope: The Kepler Space Telescope hunts for exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets in other solar systems. part of the telescopes job is to try to find potential earth like planets capable of supporting life.
Station 5- What do other planets look like?: This women's job is to interpret scientific data and create artist renditions of planets for NASA. In science you will have to think about what an ecosystem on another planet would look like.
Station 6- Wanderers: A look at what motivates us to explore the solar system and beyond.
Station 7- What would a Martian colony look like?: This is an article about an architecture competition to see what a city/colony on Mars would like like. This is the winning design by MIT students.
Station 8- Extraterrestrial life: This article explores what Alien life might look like. Again this might help you in science class.
Station 9- Becoming multi planetary: This article is about Stephen Hawking (The really smart guy in the wheel chair that talks with a a computer) and how he thinks we will need to leave this planet if the human race is to survive.