Welcome to Blue Star Research - a space exploration and research company dedicated to finding and mapping new galaxies, planets, moons, and systems throughout the universe. As a new recruit, you have been assigned to the Hyperion Star System as part of its second research team*. Your first task is to study your assigned planets, model them creatively, and collect and convert given data to specific numbers and units that can be translated and understood throughout the universe.
This project is designed to teach students how to write numbers in scientific notation by converting them from standard notation, as well as translating between the different prefixes.
There are also components involving finding percentages of a number, artistic representation of planets (optional with additional resources), and an optional journal entry portion to increase writing performance in mathematics.