How to use this SPARKlab Authoring Template ( PowerPoint 2007 for Windows). Save this file as a PowerPoint Presentation (. pptx ) with the name of the SPARKlab you intend to create: Office button > Save As > PowerPoint Presentation
How to use this SPARKlab Authoring Template (PowerPoint 2007 for Windows)
Save this file as a PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) with the name of the SPARKlab you intend to create:Office button > Save As > PowerPoint Presentation
If you don’t see one horizontal and three vertical guide lines, display the Drawing Guides:Home > Arrange > Align > Grid Settings > Display drawing guides on screen
If you wish, change the color theme for your SPARKlab:Design > Colors > choose color theme preview:
In the Slides panel to the left, click above this instructional slide to place the insertion point before this slide.
Insert a new slide for the first page of your SPARKlab, selecting the most appropriate layout for your planned content (refer to your storyboard):Home > New Slide button’s dropdown arrow > select layout
Add text and insert pictures and other static content as desired. You can modify or delete the provided placeholders, but be aware of the boundaries defined by the guide lines…
Leave white space where you intend to add interactive elements (data displays and text entry boxes) in the final SPARKlab.Tip: If you don’t have a storyboard, use the Notes field below the slide to describe the placement and content of the slide’s interactive elements.
Continue to add new slides and content. Place all content slides before this instructional slide to maintain slide numbering.
Save the completed file as a PowerPoint Presentation for potential future reference.
Export all of the slides as .png image files for use as Background images in SPARKvue:Office button > Save As > Other Formats > Save as type: PNG Portable Network Graphics format (*.png) > Save > Every Slide
Close PowerPoint and locate the folder of your exported PNG slide images (optionally deleting the image of this last instructional slide) for use constructing your SPARKlab in SPARKvue.
Purpose Question: Why do we have seasons?
Research: Write down some observations about your globe.
How long does the Earth take to move around the Sun?
How long does the Earth take to rotate on its’ axis?
Hypothesis:Why do you think we have different seasons?
Experiment: Part 1:Materials: Globe, flashlight, and yard stick.
First, place the North Pole of your globe 2 feet away from the flashlight.
Then, revolve the globe 90 degrees clockwise.
Repeat step 2, three more times. Each time observe where the North pole is located.
Write down your observations below.
Experiment Part 2:Materials: Globe, yardstick, flashlight, light sensor.
First, place the light sensor inside the globe so the sensor is sticking out the hole.
Next, place the North Pole of your globe 2 feet away from the flashlight.
Then follow the directions on the next page.
Wait 30 seconds.
Then press to stop the probe.
Analysis: Look at the data you collected. Which test had the most amount of light, which one had the least amount of light?
Conclusion: Using the information you collected and your observations. What does the amount of light have to do with having different seasons?
If the probe was in Australia instead of the United States, how would your results be different?