We were given the faculty Science, and from then, we chose to base our model on gravity. We have chosen to focus mainly on gravity and the history of gravity. Our model is based on gravity and represents its history. It shows the two different theories of gravity from two different people. When we first got given our faculty, we were all excited to get started and ideas were already flooding into our minds.
The Process of Creating Our Inquiry Questions
1. First we brainstormed our ideas. 2. Then we narrowed down the list by removing close questions and working together to figure out which ideas were more relevant to our subject. 3. We then chose our two questions each to begin researching. 4. After researching, we used the knowledge that we had gained to answer our inquiry questions.
The Process of Researching Our Inquiry Questions
When answering our inquiry questions, each person researched information to answer our questions. By using more than one website we made sure that the information we were getting was correct by checking a few websites had the same information. To answer our questions, we also used books on gravity that we borrowed from the library. When researching, we also watched some videos based on gravity. Using the information that we gained, we started to write our answers.
The Process of Ideating
First, we came up with 5 ideas. After coming up with our 5 ideas, we thought about how realistic the ideas would be. We also thought about what materials we would have to use and if we were able to get those materials. After we thought about all of this, we narrowed down our 5 ideas to 3. We then presented these 3 ideas to the class to see what they thought of our ideas. From here, we didn’t choose one out of the three ideas but combined all three of them to make one model.
How We Culled Our 5 Ideas Into Three
We culled our five ideas into three by thinking about which ones looked more realistic. We also thought about the materials we were going to need and if we were able to get them. The next thing we thought about was how hard the model was to make and if we were going to finish in time or not. But most importantly, how the model would show the revolutions in time in our particular subject.
Our 3 Ideas
In the end, these are our three ideas. Our first idea was to do a flying paint bucket that is pouring out paint painted like the galaxy with little planets on the paint. Our second idea was very similar to our first one. This one was a beaker pouring out paint with planets on the paint, but this time with a space continuum. Our final idea was simply a space continuum. Instead of choosing just one model out of the three, we decided to combine all of them to create one model.
Our Final Model
We combined all three of our ideas together. So our final model is two flying paint buckets, each representing two different scientists. Each paint bucket has paint flowing out of it into a combined puddle of paint. On each bucket, symbols are used to represent the scientist. At the bottom of the flowing paint, are two earths, one with a space continuum and the other one without one. This is our final model.
Our Final Model
The two flying paint buckets are used to represent two famous scientists, Newton and Einstein. The flowing paint coming out of the buckets represent their theories of gravity. The mixture of the two paints as a puddle is representing Newton and Einstein’s two theories coming together to explain Gravity.
The paint bucket is representing Newton. His theory of gravity came when he was sitting in his garden and an apple fell on his head. This is the reason why apples are coming down with the paint to earth. This is representing the gravitational force that is pulling it towards earth. His theory of gravity was that the gravitational force between two bodies depended on their mass and the distance that was between them. According to Newton, as the distance between two bodies increase, the gravitational force between the two bodies decreases.
The paint bucket is representing Einstein. Einstein’s theory of gravity is also called his theory of relativity. Einstein discovered that massive objects caused a distortion, in space-time. This is similar to a large body in the middle of a trampoline. This would make it to dimple. On the edge, if a marble was rolled, it would fall inwards towards the body in the centre. This is a similar way to when a rock is pulled in by gravity towards a planet.
Our Final Model
Our model represents the two theories of gravity coming from two famous scientists, Newton and Einstein. It shows the two different theories and how they came together to explain gravity. Newton’s theory of gravity was that the gravitational force between two bodies depended on their mass and the distance that was between them. As the distance between two bodies increase, the gravitational force between the two bodies decreases. On the other hand, Einstein’s theory of gravity was that massive objects created distortions in spacetime.
Our Answer to the Driving Question: How have revolutions progressed human knowledge in science? We believe that our design shows the thinking of two different scientists on the same topic (one from the 17th century and one from the 20th century). Their different opinions helped shape our view on how the world (gravity) works, without the input of one of these scientists our view would be incredibly distorted. We wanted to not only show our understanding of our subject but, to also show how important it is that everyone contributes to our understanding of the world. The knowledge that these people have brought into the world has opened up a gateway for progression in human knowledge. Because of these two people, we have been able to explore a vast majority of our galaxy. We now understand gravity, a major part of our world.