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Planets Video Slideshow

posted Feb 12, 2013, 11:35 AM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 9:18 AM ]

Day 1: Researching

In this project, you will research a planet and create a video report on it.  You will work in groups of 4, and each person will find different information:
  • Teammate 1: What is your planet's mass and distance from the sun?
  • Teammate 2: What is your planet made of?
  • Teammate 3: What are 3 interesting facts about your planet?
  • Teammate 4: What satellites (moons or rings) does your planet have?
    • Mercury and Venus have no satellites.  Instead, tell us how they got their names.
At the end of the period, Teammate 1 will copy all your answers onto 1 sheet.

Day 2: Collecting Images & Script Writing

  1. Split your group in half (2 people each)
    1. Team A: In Solar Walk, take screen shots of your planet and its satellites.
    2. Team B: Using your research, write a script for your video.  Write full sentences and write who will say what.

Day 3: Making your Video

  1. Make a new iMove project with the name of your planet
  2. Insert your pictures in the order you want them to show
  3. Record your voiceovers with your planet facts.
  4. Change the duration of your images to match the sentences in your script.

Day 4: Publishing

  1. Go to the main screen in iMovie
  2. Tap the Share button and pick Youtube
  3. Use the following setting to share your video:
    • Title: The Planet _______
    • Description: Facts about the planet ________
    • Category: Science & Technology
    • Tags: [your planet's name], planet, planets, space, or any other words you think are related to this project
    • Size: Large
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Michael Dreyfus-Pai,
Feb 12, 2013, 2:01 PM
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