Possible Projects

During the second semester, students will follow one of four science based tracks – Space Science, Earth Science, UAVs, & Rockets. Students will design and execute a plan of their choice in each of the tracks. Below are possible projects within each track.

Space Science

  1. Make a minute physics style video
  2. Complete problem sets
  3. Do video reflections
  4. Build a model of space-time
  5. Do an experiment in a vacuum
  6. Take a picture of the moon
  7. Do a photo essay of the lunar cycle
  8. Complete a study of the sun
  9. Complete a model of the solar system
  10. Figure out a method for doing planetary imaging
  11. Take a picture of a planet
  12. Take a picture of a nebula
  13. Take a picture of a globular cluster
  14. Take a picture of an open cluster
  15. Take a picture of another galaxy
  16. Analyze the light for a star
  17. Find an exoplanet using the light analysis from a star

Earth Science

  1. Do a minute physics style video
  2. Complete Problem sets
  3. Do video reflections
  4. Build a model of an earth system
  5. Chemically analyze water
  6. Complete a model of life on earth
  7. Make a short film showing different earth ecosystems near San Diego
  8. Complete a model of the different epochs of earth history
  9. Do a microscopy study of life
  10. Do a microscopy study of rocks
  11. Use rocks/gems to make jewelry
  12. Use wood, plants, etc to make a scent
  13. Do aerial photography of an earth system
  14. Launch a weather balloon to the upper atmosphere
  15. Do an experiment on a weather balloon in the upper atmosphere
  16. Make a film with the video footage of the weather balloon launch
  17. Build a communications system for the balloon package

UAV

  1. Do a minute physics style video
  2. Complete problem sets
  3. Do a video reflection
  4. Build a UAV from a kit
  5. Become a certified UAV pilot
  6. Program the UAV with a flight path
  7. Make a movie with Aerial Photography
  8. Design a body for a UAV and have it manufactured
  9. Design a gimbal for a UAV
  10. Fly a UAV for other students who need video footage

 

Rocket

  1. Do a minute physics style video
  2. Complete problem sets
  3. Do a video reflection
  4. Build an air rocket as a study of the rocket body
  5. Build a rocket from a kit to understand the rocket system
  6. Scratch build a rocket, building the body, the chemical engine and launch it.
  7. Design a rocket that can go to space and pitch it to a team building a this type of rocket
  8. Make a movie of a rocket launch

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