Monday, 18 August 2014

Year 9 Astronomy Research



Research an area of Astronomy that interests you. Ideas include (but are not limited to):
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Phases of the Moon
  • The Hubble Telescope
  • Matariki
  • Navigation
  • Solar Eclipses
  • Lunar Eclipses
  • Space Travel
  • Black Holes
  • Ancient Religions
You will be given a grade based upon:
  1. The presentation of the project.
  2. The clarity of the information.
  3. The relevance of your topic to everyday life (or to the future of the Human Race).
You may present your findings in any way that can be shown to other people. Ideas include (but are not limited to):
  • A3 (or larger) Poster
  • Model
  • Website


Using your research from the Project (Task One) and/or other visual aids (PowerPoint, YouTube, handouts etc), summarise your research. The presentation to the class should be no shorter than one minute and no longer than five minutes.

Ideas for your presentation include (but are not limited to): 
  • Speech
  • Video
  • Narrated PowerPoint

You will be given a grade based upon:
  1. The clarity of your explanation(s) of your research.
  2. How well you answer questions from your peers.


Using the same topic as your Project, produce a one page (A4) summary of your research. Labelled diagrams and/or images should be included.
You will be given a grade based upon the same criteria as the Project (Task One).


Your final grade will be the lower of your best two grades.

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