SCIS Science Relative Position and Motion Outline

The module is divided into six sections. Startingn with a review.

Section 1 Review from third grade

To use the terms object, property, interaction, system, and variable.
To identify variables that influence the outcome of a paper airplane flight contest.
To record data from the flight contest.
To display data in the form of a histogram.
Emphasis - Property, Object, Interaction, System, Variable

Section 2

To select and use reference objects in the immediate environment for describing the relative position of other objects.
To use Observer RK to develop the ability to see objects from a point of view other than a personal one.
To understand and use one, two, or three basic directions (above or below, right or left, front or back) when describing relative position.
To use qualitative (close, far) and measured (2 meters, 5 paces) descriptions of distances.
Emphasis - Position Reference Object Coordinate Systems

Section 3

To identify and describe motion or lack of motion relative to Observer RK.
To interpret a change of relative position as evidence of relative motion.
To identify the relative motion of objects in motion pictures or photographs.
To create an illusion of motion using flip hooks.
Emphasis - Reference Object, Relative Position, Relative Motion

Section 4

To locate objects and places using rectangular coordinates.
To relate rectangular coordinates to the use of coordinates on a map.
Emphasis - Relative Motion, Relative Position, Rectangular coordinates

Section 5

To describe directions, using degrees of angle.
To locate objects and places, using polar coordinates.
To measure the polar coordinates of objects in the environment.
To map the location of objects, using polar coordinates.
Emphasis - Relative Position, Degrees of Angle, Polar Coordinates

Section 6

To investigate the relative position and motion of the earth, moon and sun.
To examine the heliocentric concept of the universe.
To develop an understanding of night and day, the seasons, the phases of the moon, and eclipses by using a model to simulate them.
Emphasis - Relative Motion of Earth, The Seasons, Relative Size of the Moon, Relative Position of the Moon,Relative Motion of the Moon, Eclipses


Dr. Robert Sweetland's Notes ©