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Creating a Mars Rover Skin

December9
Goal

I can design and create a skin for my Mars Rover that includes shape transformations that I can describe

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Look at this site:

https://www.skinit.com/create-your-own

Why would they be called ‘skins’? How could this be related to what we have just been learning in maths?

What was important to remember when making nets for 3D shapes from our lesson last week?

Application

Create a skin for your Edison/Mars Rover.

Make the net for it to be stuck onto your Edison robot later –you each need to make one- it can be a different design each or the same design on each

ALL STUDENTS IN EACH GROUP MUST MAKE THEIR OWN NET/SKIN, BUT CAN HELP EACH OTHER.

Skins should be created using paper and cut out- no need to put them on the Edisons permanently- this will be done in our final presentation session.

 

First, create the outline of the net for your Edison- how many faces will the net have? Where will the faces join?

Make sure you measure each side of each face precisely. Can you make the net just by measuring your Edison well or do you need to trace some parts of it? – make sure you check and measure where holes should go for the wheels and any sensors you are hoping your Mars rover will use (you can remove the wheels to measure)

 

Then decorate it with your pattern of repeating shapes. Describe the shape transformations in your maths book. You may want to trace around any of the 2D shapes on our maths table.

Create a design for your mars rover that involves any/ some/all of these of at least 1 shape:

Tessellation/rotation, reflection, translation, enlargement

You need to describe the maths of the changes you have made to the shapes in your maths book- direction, distance, how much larger/smaller

Once you have designed the pattern with your sharp grey led you may colour it in.

 

After this, you can cut out the skin. Try to fold it around

Teacher should collect all nets/skins for our presentation session next week

Goal Reflection

Give feedback to the other members of your team on how well they made their skin- the pattern & how well it fits the Edison

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