Objective: Students will demonstrate correct use of mathematical scale to draw and graph a representation of our solar system.
There is always an artist in every group of students, sometimes sitting at the back of the classroom waiting to be discovered, and perhaps wondering how his or her talent will be used in our study of the Milky Way. Integrating art and humanities into the mathematics curriculum will involve the artists in the group and will include the following activities:
· First draw our galaxy, placing the solar system in scale, as one sees it.
· Then develop a mathematically scaled representation, using 1"= x amount of light-years.
· Finally, create a graph to represent distances and relative positions.