Design

Models for Movies

Synopsis:

Building miniature replicas with a full-scale imagination, Greg Jein reproduces every detail of the Star Trek space vessels. Featured: Greg Jein, model maker.
Running time 2:36 minutes

Subject: Science
Topics: The Nature of Science and Technology, Physics
Grades: 6 – 12
Concepts:
– Understands the concept “reflectivity”
Knowledge and Skills:
– Can create a chart for the collection of experimental results
– Can present experimental results clearly in written form
– Can design an experiment which compares behavior or characteristics of classes of objects or subjects
– Can measure light intensity

LESSON PLANS / ACTIVITIES:

MODELS FOR MOVIES (Math):

 

  • Requires students to use measurement skills, ratios, and geometry to find the volume of objects that are being made into models.
  • Several problems that vary widely in difficulty level, so this activity can be easily differentiated if necessary.
  • Problems could be cut up for math centers or to use as early finishers.
  • Option to collaborate with an art teacher as one section has students creating their own models

WIZARDS (Science):

 

  • Requires students to determine the best way to evaluate and compare the reflectivity of several materials (that you provide).
  • Students must create a hypothesis about the materials and develop of procedure for testing for reflectivity.
  • Students are asked to describe their findings in a report to the chairman of a committee that is looking for new types of special effects for an upcoming movie.
  • Good activity to fulfill argument writing requirement

COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS CORRELATIONS:

6.RP.1

6.RP.3d

6.EE.6

6.EE.7

6.G.1

7.G.1

7.G.6

HSN.Q.A.1

HSG.GMD.A.3

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