The Rockwell Adventures – Solar System Expedition
Join the Rockwell family on their Top Secret mission to colonize a new planet. This fun-filled educational tour of the Solar System teaches students basic facts about each of the planets, and challenges them to design a base that is appropriate for the planet they choose to colonize.
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Finding The Right Version
Several variations of the Rockwell Adventures – Solar System Expedition workbook have been produced to meet the diverse needs of the tens of thousands of students that use this book, across numerous grade levels and international boundaries. With versions designed for Elementary and Middle School students, using both US Customary and Metric units, use the table below to find the version that’s right for you.
Optional Lesson Expansion Packs
These optional lesson expansion packs add additional educational resources teachers can use to enhance the lesson contained in the Rockwell Adventures – Solar System Expedition.
About the Workbook
The Rockwell Adventures – Solar System Expedition is the first book in the Rockwell Adventures Series. Designed for both home and classroom use, it takes students on a hands-on tour of the Solar System. State and national curriculum aligned STEM-focused student activities include:
- Measuring Each Planet: Using the FREE Zappar Augmented Reality app for iOS and Android, students are able to scan selected pages of the book to view, interact with, and measure photo-realistic 3D models of each planet. Measurements student record include documenting each planet’s temperature, diameter, and length of day.
- Exploring Each Planet: The adventure doesn’t end there. Using the Zappar Augmented Reality app, students are enabled to send virtual probes to each planet’s surface to better understand conditions there. Additional measurements performed on the surface include determining the surface type (solid, liquid, or gas), and measuring each planet’s gravity relative to Earth’s.
- Designing a Suitable Base: Based on what the students record in their notes after visiting and measuring each planet, they are asked to both choose a planet where they would build a base, and produce a sketch of this base. Students are encouraged to design a base that will be able to accommodate the conditions they previously recorded on the planet they chose.
This exciting new workbook is available in both print and digital versions. Regardless of the format, the purchaser of this book is granted the right to make copies of these pages for single classroom use. Here are the available formats: