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Merge Cubes

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Space: 
inside
Subject: 
English
Math
Science
Grades: 
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th
Key Terms: 
Earth
Mars
Sun
Solar System
one one millionth
size
Materials: 
Merge Cube
Merge Cube Galactic Explorer App
Standards: 
1.OA.B.3

Lesson Overview

Teacher Overview:

You can use the Merge Cube Screen Recorder to record different videos on the Merge Cube and have students explain what they are learning through this technology.  The CrossBraining App gives the teacher a tool to assign 4 different task that they want the student to accomplish, have them capture video of each task and the CrossBraining app will splice it all together into one story.

Student Summary: 

Research and explain what a Merge Cube is. Then use the free solar system download and use your Merge Cube to research Earth and Mars and the Sun and other planets. In phase 1, explain what a Merge Cube is. In Phase 2 record Earth and read the information about the Earth and record a fact. In Phase 3 record Mars and read a fact about the Mars and record yourself reading the information.In Phase 4 record the Sun and read a fact about the Sun and record yourself reading the information.

Lesson Phases

What is a Merge Cube?

What is a Merge Cube?
The Merge Cube is a holographic toy that allows users to physically hold and interact with 3D objects using augmented reality (AR) technology.
Description: 
Describe what a Merge Cube is.

The Sun

Name two facts about the Sun
Our class is studying the Earth, Moon and Sun. The Earth is 1/1,000,000 the size of the Sun
Description: 
Explain the ratio between the Sun and Earth.

Planets

Name two facts about one of the planets you explored.
What is the ratio of the planet you learned about to the Earth?
This Merge cube allows us to learn about all of planets. Let's learn about Mars.
Description: 
Find and record a planet that you are interested in and state a fact.

Earth

Name two facts about the Earth.
Earth is the 5th largest planet in our solar system. I look forward to exploring more planets.
Description: 
Students look up Earth and explain its relative size to the rest of the planets in our solar system.

Student Video

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