As we zoom in to look at finer and finer detail, how complex is what we are still looking at? We are going to zoom in to three different objects: a car, a tree, and a human, and see what is happening inside. Take a look at each of these objects. How much can you tell about what is happening chemically inside?
This will be a two week project.
You have been tasked with creating a Zoom book based on one of the three sections described above. As a class, we will break down the zoom into eight sections. You will each have a role within your team of three.
The artist: Responsible for creating representations of the appropriate zoom level
The scientist: Responsible for describing the chemistry at that level of zoom
The editor: Responsible for designing the layout and ensuring clarity and organization
1. Each team will create two pages for your portion of the book. You must consult with the team above and below you in complexity to ensure you do not overlap too much. Your first page will be an illustration representing your level of zoom (for instance, a part of the atomic nucleus). Your second page will be a description of that object, along with a scientific model or actual picture of the object. including a list of elements involved in making that level of object, or a description of that element or part of an atom, as appropriate. This must include a relevant source for the materials if applicable (for instance, include how and where aluminum is mined from).
2. You must make your section of the zoom book look attractive and be cohesive with the rest of the groups. Materials will include markers, paper, glue, scissors, colored pencils, etc. Entirely digital versions are certainly possible, and should be discussed with Miss Lyman.
Atomic structure, elements, subatomic particles, molecules, photosynthesis, combustion, human biochemistry
Principles of HOHAM Utilized
Cooperation, Evidence, Refinement, Perseverance.
Final Products (this is a group project)
Each team member will be graded individually based on their portion of the project: The scientist will be graded on the completeness and accuracy of their information. The artist will be graded on the completeness and interpretability of their illustration. The editor will be graded on their layout and final product organization.
This will be a 25 point project. Grades will be based on:
1. Accuracy of information or
2. Appearance of zoom art or
3. Accuracy of edit and layout
Discuss any of these options with Miss Lyman before beginning so we can work on an appropriate direction together.
There are challenge options available for both artistic and scientific points:
Project Timeline and Checkpoints
Timeline may change based on student work and flexibility of schedule.
Sept 3/4. Day 1: Element/Atom Talk. Intro to Zoom. Silent organization activity. Group role assessment.
Sept 4/5. Day 2: Zoom section determined. Begin research to inform art draft. Begin layout.
Sept 6. Day 3: Begin art draft. Continue research and filling in layout.
Sept 9. Day 4: First round of critique on art draft. Continue research and placement of science content into layout.
Sept 10/11. Day 5: Begin second round on art piece. First round of science/layout critique.
Sept 11/12. Day 6: Continue work on final pieces. Designate a group speaker and practice talks for class.
Sept 13. Day 7: Present final art products to the class. Scan projects or submit digital versions. Submit science pages. PROJECTS DUE.
Sept 16. Day 8: Present final science products to class. Upload all materials for book submission.
When the book is published, we will take a trip to the elementary school and present our books!