Production of the lunar relief map project
Students will be able to:Finish off their lunar surface and three-dimensional models in detailMaterials:
Have fun working with their handsvariety of sizes of paint brushesIntroduction:
assorted tempera or acrylic paints
one quart of clear polycrylic protective coating
2 large 8’ multi-purpose tables
several copies of the topographical map of the area where the Eagle landed in 1969All the students will be working together during this session to paint their lunar surface. After looking at pictures of the lunar surface, groups will decide on colors and values to be painted.Activities:1. Groups will paint the surface.Closure/Evaluation:
2. The group who constructed the three-dimensional models will paint them in full detail.
3. While the paint is drying (acrylic will take 10-15 min. to dry enough to put something on top of it) groups who are waiting will clean-up most of the materials from the project. (this will save time at the end of the period when the protective coating will need to be applied)
4. Paint one coat of protective polycrylic coating over the entire surface.
5. Attach the Eagle and the flag.The lunar surface model will eventually be moved to an area of the school for display where the final lesson of the unit will take place. Each student will keep a journal of each day’s work. At the end of each period of time that they work on the project, the student will write a couple of sentences describing their contributions and progress on the project.