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  • Myriam Vachon

    Multi-Grade Matters: Ideas for a Split Class: A Simple Formative Assessment for Planets Unit

  • Purple Panda

    Rotate Revolve model

  • Sarah Ague

    Rotation and Revolution--genius science idea

  • Kim McMahon

    Science Matters: Solar System

  • Holley Kloosterman

    Here is a simple idea for an informative assessment: Rotate/Revolve Model Make this simple model to demonstrate the differences between rotation and revolution. Thread a practice golf ball onto a pipe cleaner. Twist the pipe cleaner closed, to make a loop. To show rotation: spin the ball. To show revolution: slide the ball around the pipe cleaner. The materials are so simple and inexpensive, you could make a classroom set of these and have students try it out themselves. You can make a larger scale model using a hula hoop and a wiffle ball. You will have to cut part of the ball open to get it around the hula hoop

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