This project can be used for a class learning about space or the Space Shuttle and their astronauts. Students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to work creating a drawing of the space shuttle. This will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines.
This activity can be a class project or something to be worked on independently when time allows. It also works as an extra credit assignment or when there is a substitute teacher. Looks great on a bulletin board, too.
This project is for the beginning coordinate graphing student. The graph consists of points in the first quadrant using ordered pairs with whole numbers and six coordinates using the fraction 1/2 for detail. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
This lesson includes coordinate graph paper for plotting, a coordinate list, a full sized answer key and a sample of the completed project in color.
If you like this project, please let us know. There are over 50 projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, and Science). Lessons begin at 4th grade and are appropriate for the Middle School and some for High School students. These projects have been used successfully at both the Elementary and Middle School levels.
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Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.
• describe location and movement using common language and
• make and use coordinate systems to specify locations and to