A Different Kind of Spring – DHFS Projects Year 7 Physics Natural and Artificial

This certainly is a different kind of spring but learning never stops and we still take pride in what we produce! To make your learning at home more flexible we are moving away from you learning in a series of hour-long lessons to a series of projects that will be undertaken over several weeks. This will allow you to develop your independence, resilience, responsibility and reflection while focusing on a smaller number of large projects. It will be important that you can confidently discuss your learning with others in your home including parents or carers. This is a really exciting opportunity for you to be creative and really show your best.

Title of the project: Project completion deadline Natural and artificial satellites 2 weeks What does this project involve? You are a space scientist who’s job it is to teach the public about natural and artificial satellites.

You need to do some background reading about the natural satellites that some have and also about use of artificial satellites in space.

What does your project need to include to show Which part of the National Curriculum does this How would we like you to involve your your best? project link to? parents and carers in this project? You could demonstrate your understanding by: Year 7 - The Teach your parents and carers all you have • Writing an article for a science based magazine learned and then you could design a quiz to • Making a short documentary (film) test their understanding • Designing a lesson to teach others in your Involve parents and carers in making an home artificial and tracking the ISS and using telescopes or binoculars Include scientists names and nationalities who discovered the natural satellites and/or put What vocabulary (key terms) do we want you to What resources might help you as a starting forward theories of how these natural satellites confidently be using within your project? point (e.g. books, films, articles, etc.)? Include were formed. • NASA extra research to give yourself the edge. • See supporting slides If you have binoculars or a telescope you could • look at the , and search for the of • Telescope and . Take photos and make • Exoplanet sketches like Galileo did. # • • Moon Do not look at the under any circumstances. Success with Care Project Sections

Natural Satellites • What is a natural satellite? • Describe the different natural satellites in our solar system including our own moon • You could make fact cards about the different moons • You could make a top trumps game using the moons of the solar system • Brief description about the different theories of how the moon was formed

Artificial Satellites • When was the first artificial satellite made, by who and for what purpose? • What are the main uses of artificial satellites? • What is the Hubble telescope? What has it discovered? • What is the International ? How can we track and see this? • What happens to ? • Make your own artificial satellite! Discovery of Satellites • Describe the story of how Galileo discovered the • Find some pictures of Galileo’s drawing of the moon in the ‘Starry Messenger’ • Make a timeline of the major satellite discoveries Useful Information • https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/le ts-learn-about-satellites • https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/build-a-spacecraft/en/ • https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/tracking_map.cfm • https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/307/galileos- observations-of-the-moon-jupiter--and-the- sun/ • Nasa.gov • Science magazines • Space and the solar system books