In this project you will use your phone or your iPod, or Mr. Fanning’s iPod to make a video about some concept from Math or Science. For example, you could choose to explain the Pythagorean Theorem, or explain how Photosynthesis work.
In your video you must use props to help you explain your concept, the same way that Lee LeFebre uses props in the CommonCraft videos. Watch his video on “What is a blog?”
Here is a video that Mr. Fanning made about a trick NASA scientists use when they send a space probe to a faraway planet. The trick is called a “gravity assist” or a “flyby”. The idea is to save fuel by using the gravity of a planet or a moon to propel the probe off into a different direction. Watch the “Gravity Assist” video now.
Here is another video made by Mr. Fanning. This one is about proving that the sum of the 3 angles in every triangle must add up to 180 degrees. It’s kind of long, but it is really exciting! Watch it now.
Now it is your turn. Make groups of 2 or 3 people to make your video. Decide what your concept will be. Get a camera. Make some props and write up a script. Decide who will do the talking (it can be one or two people) and who will operate the camera.
Once you have made your video, upload it to YouTube, and embed it in a new post on your web sites. All people in the group must have the video embedded in a post on their web site.
Each student will review the Video Essays of five other students and leave a courteous and helpful comment on the other student’s Video Essay blog post. The students that you will comment for are your “Comments Group” and are listed in the following Excel file.
Why is it important to use a blog to produce and publish writing and collaborate with others?
Does the fact that students can now publish their work on their blog to an audience that includes their peers, their teachers, and their families give them the opportunity to learn in a new and different way?
Build a lot parks near the residential and commercial zone and keep the industrial zone away from it, then build clinics and schools to educate sims and keep them healthy. Your land value should increase and rich people will move in.
TIPS: Industrial zone should be far far away from the high land value zone
TIPS: Make sure your residential and commercial zones have police coverage to lower crime rates.