Astronomy

Unit Materials:            
Unit 1                       Semester Projects          
Unit 3                       EXAM REVIEW
WHEN ABSENT: Check agenda, gather copies from extra copy bin.  Turn in any due assignments. You are responsible...it is expected. :)


Warm ups:
RULES: 
Write datequestion short answer.
Absent? Make this up!
Accumulate for 2 weeks, then turn in.  
Every day is 1 point.
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Unit 1: Our Place in the Stars

MON 1/29
A: Who are you?  - Who is around you?  - PRIDE & Safety (DUE WED)- TEAM building  
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TUES 1/30
WU:  What direction does the Earth ROTATE (if looking down from space onto the North Pole)?
A:  More TEAM building (loaded questions) - Lunar eclipse discussion - CLAIM/EVIDENCE/REASONING  
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WED 1/31
WU: Why is kilometer as a unit of distance not appropriate for astronomy?
A: DUE: PRIDE & safety contract - Piece by piece 
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THUR 2/1
WU: Describe what you learned about science, the value of publishing, and the value of communication in the activity (puzzle) from Friday.
A:  Syllabus Kahoot!  - Fantastic Trip! - The Daytime Sky (notes & discussion)  
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FRI 2/2
WU:  TRUE or FALSE - the sun is straight above the equator always.  Explain.
A: The Daytime Sky (notes & discussion)  HW: Ask someone if it's possible to see the moon during the day.  Teach them how it is possible.  
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MON 2/5
WU:  Does angle of the light source play a role in the shadow cast by an object? Explain.
A: DUE: How did the teaching go? (reflection) & Your own answer with a sketch -Let's get the flashlights out!! (finish the post/shadow exercise) - daytime sky notes - Sun/Earth system modeling (discuss as you go)
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TUES 2/6 WU:  Name the 2 Earth motions and what time-frame they cause for us.
A: Sun-tracking investigation & Next week in astronomy project
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WED 2/7 WU: What season has the sun highest in the sky at noon in Portage, MI? Explain.
A: Sun/Earth system modeling (discuss as you go) 
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THUR 2/8  WU: As we approach winter, how do you predict the sun's position on the horizon at sunrise will change? (will it go more south or will it go more north?...explain)
A: Finish Sun/Earth modeling (TURN IN)...copy for notes for the group 
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FRI 2/9  (1/2 day)
DUE: WU: When is the rise of the sun directly EAST and the set directly WEST? 
A: Finish Sun/Earth modeling  
Discuss the sun position website (today's sun & 6 months from now)  http://suncalc.net/#/42.198,-85.557,12/2017.01.26/10:51  - 
Finish notes 
Ancient Astronomy in the Americas (pg 10-11) (add notes to your notes sheet...what did the ancients use the stars for?)  
Angular height & size activity 
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MON 2/12
 NEW: WU:  Where is the Tropic of Cancer and why is it astronomically significant? 
A: Angular height & size activity (turn in) - Draw the tropics and the arctic circle - sketch horizon (azimuth & zenith) -  **REMINDER: 1st sun-tracking image due tomorrow!
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TUES 2/13 WU: What is the difference between Azimuth and Zenith?
A: DUE: First sun-tracking image!  -  Discuss sun/earth modeling (graded) - Plotting the apparent motion of the Sun activity (plastic domes)...mark azimuth (N and E of N) and altitude (specifically zenith)...predict...then use data for today's rise, noon, set. http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/AltAz.php  
**QUIZ FRI SEG 1 Daytime Sky
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WED 2/14
WU: If the sun is at your zenith at noon and it's the fall equinox, where are you located on Earth?  Explain.
A: HAPPY FALL EQUINOX (4:02pm)!! -Finish plotting apparent motion of the sun activity (plastic domes) -  review Daytime Sky Segment - HW: Practice quiz **QUIZ FRI!  (Daytime Sky)
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THUR 2/15
WU:  Is the north star at our zenith in the night sky here in Portage, MI?  Explain.
A:  DUE: Practice Quiz (Stamp,grade) - Review game!  **QUIZ tomorrow!  
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FRI 2/16
WU: What role does altitude of the sun play in sun bathing?
A: NWIA () - TURN IN PRACTICE QUIZ (stamped/graded green) - QUIZ (Seg 1 Daytime Sky) - The Nighttime Sky (notes & discuss)
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MON 2/19
WU: What is your zodiac sign (constellation)?  **see sheet on front counter (this is when the sun was in front of this constellation when you were born) 
A: Finish checking sun tracking pics!  DUE: friends/family discussion questions (discuss answers) - Constellation mythology research & drawings 
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TUES 2/20
WU: What does the Greek alphabet marking the stars in your constellations represent? 
A:   DUE: 2nd sun tracking photo - Constellation mythology research & drawings  (DUE Thursday)
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WED 2/21
WU: Do all of the stars (besides the north star) rise in the east and set in the west?  Explain. 
A:  continue constellation research & drawings
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THUR 2/22
DUE: WU: What celestial phenomenon occurred the day you were born and each birthday for you?
A: NWIA () -DUE: Constellation mythology research & drawings (small share) 
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FRI 2/23
NO SCHOOL
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MON 2/26
NO SCHOOL
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WU: How does the sun appear to be tracking in your research?
A:  Make your star finder! (learn 10 pm Oct 1 sky -QUIZ later)  
NEW: WU:  What does the outer edge of the window on your star wheel represent?
A: Review star finder (10 pm Oct 1 sky)...circumpolars - Seg 2 notes (page 1 & 2)
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TUES 2/27
WU:  What do we call the constellations that are close to Polaris and, therefore, do not rise and set?
A:  3rd sun tracking photo - The Universe episode...who doesn't LOVE these?! (The inner 2 planets)
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WED 2/28
WU:  How do you logically locate the North Star?
A:  Review fall constellations (circumpolars) - Seg 2 notes (how to REALLY find the North Star & Circumpolars) pg 2 & 3
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THUR 3/1
WU: Draw a model showing the North Star.  Include Earth, it's axis tilt and Polaris.  Can you include the sun too?
A: NWIA () - Review circumpolars and learn zodiacs! - 2 more slides to go!  **SEG 2 QUIZ MON!!
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FRI 3/2
WU: The ___________ constellations mark the path of the SUN throughout the YEAR. 
A:  NWIA () - Review fall constellations (circumpolars & zodiacs) -Group review seg 2 (game) - study! Seg 2 quiz MON
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MON 3/5
WU:  How are planets different from stars?
A: Review fall constellations - Seg 2 QUIZ -  Seg 3 Celestial Sphere Intro
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TUES 3/6
WU: What is the path of the sun on the celestial sphere called?
A: 4th sun tracking photo - Review fall constellations -  Zodiac & Celestial sphere coordinates -HW: friend/family questions from notes (DUE FRI)
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WED 3/7
 WU: Why is the ecliptic tilted from the celestial equator?
A:   Review fall constellations -HW: friend/family questions from notes (DUE FRI)
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THUR 3/8
 WU:  Name 2 strengths and 1 drawback of the celestial sphere model.
A: Review fall constellations  -  (stamp)Discuss friend/family questions from notes - Slide 32 - Introduce Celestial sphere maps
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FRI 3/9 (half day)
DUE:WU:  Which dates on the celestial sphere do you use if trying to figure out what will be high in the sky tonight?
A: NWIA () -A: Review fall constellations - start celestial sphere investigation
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MON 3/12
NEW:WU: Using the celestial sphere, how do you determine which constellation rises on the eastern horizon 2 hours after Gemini?
A: Finish celestial sphere investigation (just turn them into the turn-in tray when you are done)
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TUES 3/13
WU:  What does 0 G mean?
A: 5th (last sun tracking photo - whole project DUE next week) - Video highlights - Review spring constellations -  10 minutes to review celestial sphere map activity - Test run - Act out the Reason for the seasons 
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WED 3/14 WU: The reasons for the seasons are _________ & _________.
A:  Show this attached video clip - Complete the review diagram sheets (turn in)

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THUR 3/15
WU: How big is the Milky Way? 
A: Review spring constellations (QUIZ THUR) - Discuss diagram review sheet  -  kahoot review seg 3 -  QUIZ TOMORROW (SEG 3)
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FRI 3/16
WU:  What is a light year?
A: NWIA - review spring constellations - QUIZ (seg 3)  
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MON 3/19
WU:  Place these in order from smallest to largest:  local group, solar system, supercluster, galaxy, universe
A:  Segment 4 (Distance...units & how it is determined) - Analogies: Analogy Video (from powerpoint), 2-inch universe  -   REMINDER: don't forget sun tracking project is DUE tomorrow!!

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TUES 3/20
WU: Is our solar system bigger than a light year?
A: DUE: Sun Tracking Project (if google slides/doc...share it with me...otherwise turn it in) -Units of distance in astronomy - Parallax - Parallax Lab (turn in
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WED 3/21
 WU: Define parallax.
A:   2 notes slides (parallax) -  parallax lab (turn in) - 
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THUR 3/22
 WU: Name the 2 factors that impact parallax and explain their relationship to parallax.
A: QUIZ (fall constellations) - Finish parallax lab (turn in)
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FRI 3/23
DUE:WU: What do you think the difference is between apparent brightness and absolute brightness?
A: NWIA - Notes: Angular size reminder ...Apparent Brightness & Absolute Brightness ...and distance relationships (inverse square law)  
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MON 3/26
NEW:WU: If star A has an absolute mag of -1 and an apparent mag of 1, then it appears (brighter/dimmer) than it actually is.  **pick one of the underlined words to fit the statement.
A: Finish notes -Intro Inverse Square Law LAB -continue work on inverse square law lab **WARNING: Seg 4 quiz WED
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TUES 3/27
WU:  If we measure the distance to Star Beta and determine it's apparent brightness with a light sensor, what can we calculate for this star using the inverse square law?
A: Finish work on inverse square law lab (turn in) - Kahoot Seg 4 review!
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WED 3/28
WU: If star epsilon has an absolute magnitude of 2 and an apparent magnitude of -1, then we could say star epsilon APPEARS (brighter/dimmer) than it ACTUALLY is.
A:  QUIZ: Seg 4 - LAB: Absolute magnitude VS Apparent magnitude (get checked)
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THUR 3/29 (half day)
WU: If we want to determine the absolute brightness of a star, we first need to know....
A:  NWIA () - finish LAB & turn in!
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FRI 3/30 SPRING BREAK!!






Unit 2: STARS

TUES 11/14 
WU:  Name the types of electromagnetic radiation (as many as you can). 
A:  Electromagnetic radiation notes - Video clips (summaries) 

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WED 11/15
WU:  What do all of the EM spectrum types have in common?
A:  2 more video clips (EM spectrum) - What does our atmosphere do?  - Blackbody radiation (3 notes slides) - Blackbody Radiation notes sheet (together)
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THUR 11/16
WU: Give an example of how Earth's atmosphere absorbs most of the radiation coming in from space.
A: Finish sheet from yesterday - Blackbody radiation reading questions (notes) sheet 
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FRI 11/17
DUE WU:  How can scientists determine a star's surface temperature?
A: 10 min to finish, stamp & grade sheet from yesterday - Spectroscopy notes 
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MON 11/20
NEW: WU:  What is a continuous spectrum?
A: NWIA (Megan & Trinity) - Spectroscopy lab
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TUES 11/21
WU: How does an incandescent bulb produce light?  What kind of spectra does it emit?  What about a fluorescent bulb?   
A: NWIA (Collin & Nate) - Spectroscopy lab
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MON 11/27
WU:  What type of spectra is achieved by light energy moving through a cloud of thin gas?  Describe what it looks like.
A: Finish Spectroscopy lab - spectroscopy video

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Tues 11/28
WU:  Besides the elements making up the material, what else can be determined about space objects by analyzing light energy?
A: Finish spectroscopy video (from yesterday) - Kirchoff's laws video - Notes: Stellar classification (based on temp) - Nuclear fusion review notes

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WED 11/29
WU: What is the alphabetical order of stellar classification (from hottest to coolest)?
A:  continue nuclear fusion review notes - Modeling star life cycle to include fusion
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THUR 11/30
WU: NONE
A: Star Life Cycle Video below

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FRI 12/1
WU:  Write the star life cycle stages our sun has been through, is in and will go through in its "lifetime".  
A:NWIA (Derek & Derrick) - Star life cycle stages review - HR diagram notes 
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MON 12/4
WU: What stage is our sun in right now and what element is fusing?
A:HR diagram class activity & review  
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TUES 12/5
WU:  Where are the high mass main sequence stars found on the HR diagram? Explain.
A: HR diagram modeling - HR diagram LAB (make yours!) 
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WED 12/6
WU: What is the connection the HR diagram can make for us with regard to radius (volume) of the stars?
A: HR Diagram LAB (make one!)

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THUR 12/7
WU: Where specifically are the white dwarf stars located on the HR?  Why does this make sense?
A: HR Diagram LAB
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FRI 12/8
DUE: WU:  What spectral class is our sun? What is its color? What element is it fusing? 
A: NWIA (Manny & Zack) - Finish the HR diagram lab
I CAN: explain how stars move through their life cycle based on mass and fusion
I CAN: describe how the HR diagram is used and the information about stars it can show
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MON 12/11
NEW: WU:  Use your HR diagram.  Which star will spend the shortest amount of time in the main sequence area...Star #30, #9, or #21?  Explain.
A: DUE: HR diagram labExploraTour "A peek into the lives of the stars" **Killmer's chromebooks
I CAN: explain how stars move through their life cycle based on mass and fusion
I CAN: describe how the HR diagram is used and the information about stars it can show
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TUES 12/12
WU:  Why can't neutron stars and black holes be found on the HR diagram?
A: ExploraTour "A peek into the lives of the stars"...finish and TURN IN **Killmer's chromebooks
I CAN: explain how stars move through their life cycle based on mass and fusion
I CAN: describe how the HR diagram is used and the information about stars it can show
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WED 12/13
WU:  Where are stars "born"?  What happens exactly to have this happen?
A: Star life cycle/HR diagram video(s)

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I CAN: explain how stars move through their life cycle based on mass and fusion
I CAN: describe how the HR diagram is used and the information about stars it can show
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THUR 12/ 14
WU:The more mass a star has, the (MORE or LESS) energy it gives off.
A: Kahoot! - Unit review sheet...check your answers!  - Stars unit TEST tomorrow!
I CAN: name the different forms of electromagnetic radiation and describe how they are similar and different from each other.
I CAN: explain what blackbody radiation is and its importance in astronomy
I CAN: decipher between the 3 different spectra and describe what types of substances put out each.
I CAN: recite the spectral classes of stars and describe its connection to temperature
I CAN: explain how stars move through their life cycle based on mass and fusion
I CAN describe how the HR diagram is used and the information about stars it can show
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FRI 12/15
WU:  How does a star's mass contribute to its life cycle pathway?
A:  Stars Unit TEST
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Shortened Solar System Unit
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MON 12/18 
WU:  Name the planets in order, starting with closest to the sun.
A:  -NOTES: Solar system layout - Kepler's exoplanet discoveries - DEMO planet transit light drops - Kepler's exoplanet tutorial (Killmer's chromebooks)
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TUES 12/19
WU:  Contrast the asteroid belt, Kuiper belt & Oort cloud.
A: NWIA (Gabby & Erin) - Sign up for planet research! (Kozian's chromebooks...partner?)
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WED 12/20
WU:  NONE
A: Planet Travel Project work time (Kozian's chromebooks)
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THUR 12/21
WU:Which planets belong to the Jovian giant category?
A: WINTER SOLSTICE 11:28 am!!!  Planet Travel project work time (Kozian's chromebooks) DUE TUES following break
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FRI 12/22
DUE: WU:  What are some aspects that the Jovian planets have in common?
A: NWIA (Mekhi & Nick) - Planet travel project work time (Kozian's chromebooks) REMINDER: DUE TUES FOLLOWING BREAK
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WINTER BREAK
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MON 1/8
WU: Name the planets in order (again) but now without resources!  ...you can do it!
A: Planet travel project work time (Killmer's chromebooks)...DUE tomorrow!! **Must be shared with me by class time tomorrow!!
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TUES 1/9
WU: Between which two planets does the asteroid belt lie?
A: 20 minutes to finish up...SHARE WITH ME (dpoulsen@portageps.org) DUE: Planet Travel - Begin presentations!
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WED 1/10
WU:  How long is a day on Jupiter?
A: Planet travel presentations
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THUR 1/11
WU: Which planet, from those learned so far, has an opposing ROTATION direction to the others?  What direction do ALL planets seem to REVOLVE?
A: Planet travel presentations
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FRI 1/12
WU: NONE
A: Video: The Universe (Outer Planets)
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MON 1/15
WU: Which planet is Earth's twin in size, but has air pressure 90 times greater than Earth and a raging greenhouse effect?
A: LAST NWIA!! (Ella B & Cameron)  - Analyze results!!  Turn in - planet travel presentations
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TUES 1/16
WU:  How would you describe the magnetic field of the Jovians?
A:  Finish planet presentations (vote) - Review content ...rock/paper/scissors game
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WED 1/17
WU: What is unique about Uranus' tilt and rotation?
A:  Finish rock/paper/scissors game - Final Exam review work time
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THUR 1/18
WU:  Which planet has a similar day length to Earth? (and a similar tilt too)
A:  Final exam review work time
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FRI  1/19
DUE: WU: List the spectral class letters for the stars starting with the hottest.
A: Final exam review work time
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4th hour EXAM...see you next week TUES!








































Unit 2 Moon -Earth's natural satellite

THUR 4/20
WU:The Earth's natural satellite is called the ____________.
A: 
Life in zero G videos
Water in zero G  (video)
Apollo story 
 

YouTube Video

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FRI 4/21
WU: How many successful trips were made to the moon via the Apollo missions?
A:  NWIA (Sherica) - pg 1 & 2 book notes   

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MON 4/24
WU: What are the dark areas of the moon called?  ...light areas?
A: 10 min to finish pg 1 & 2 - review page 1 & 2 notes  
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TUES 4/25
WU:  Write what you know about the moon's atmosphere.
A: DUE: 1st sun tracking photo -  Astronomy Day - Continue discussion page 1 & 2 notes
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WED 4/26
WU:Which is a better time for viewing moon features ...full moon or crescent?  Explain.
A:  Finish discussing reading/notes pg 1 & 2 
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THUR 4/27
WU:  Are the near side and far sides of the moon the same as the dark and the light sides?  Explain.
A: Moon rotation = moon revolution (video) - (laptops) Windows to the Universe: The Moon...partners  http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/moons_and_rings.html

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FRI 4/28
DUE: WU:  Describe 2 differences between maria and highlands.
A: NWIA (Genese & Abby O) - DUE: Windows to the Universe: The moon -  
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MON 5/1
NEW: WU:  How does the moon compare to the Earth with regard to gravity as well as size (radius)?
A: Kahoot review! - Crash course: The Moon (video)   - Rock,paper, scissors! -buddy study (Quiz tomorrow)

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TUES 5/2 
WU: What is the moon interior like?
A:  DUE: 2nd moon photo (need to see both!) - QUIZ (notes page 1-2) - notes through section 8.7 Internal moon (books) 
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WED 5/3
WU: Why doesn't the moon have much of a magnetic field?
A: Discuss Interiors notes section (briefly) - origins cartoons (groups)   
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THUR 5/4 
WU:  Describe in words the moon origin theory you learned about.
A: NWIA (Rachael & Alaina) - Present moon origins cartoons... - Fill in notes section 8.8 Origin of the Moon 
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FRI 5/5  (1/2 day PM classes only)
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MON 5/8
WU:What do you think is the CAUSE of the moon phases?   ...think ingredients...what needs to occur...
A: (groups) Phases inquiry packet "Causes of the moon phases"   
LET's recap this... 

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Are there problems with the impact theory?...scientists discovered new evidence to account for it

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TUES 5/9
WU: Would moon phases be seen by an observer above the sun/Earth/moon system?  Explain
A:  DUE: 3rd sun tracking photo - Continue Causes for moon phases inquiry questions - Moon phases notes (drawings) - 
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WED 5/10
WU: Which moon phase will we see 1/2 of near side lit up (on the right side)?
A: Modeling moon phases - Moon phases ppt practice - Video of moon phases for 2016 - Lunar sorting task #1 #2 #3 -   

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Lunar sorting task #1 
http://astro.unl.edu/interactives/lunar/Lunar1_ST.html
                                    Phase order http://astro.unl.edu/interactives/lunar/PhaseOrder.html
                                                        Phase order http://astro.unl.edu/interactives/lunar/PhaseOrder_GeometricView.html
                                              phase order multiple views http://astro.unl.edu/interactives/lunar/PhaseOrder_MultipleViews.html
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THUR 5/11
WU:  About how long does it take for the moon to revolve the Earth?
A: 3 min phases (video) -  Sorting tasks (together)
(PARTNERS)Lunar Phase Simulator (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/lps/animations/lps.html)  Moon phases & the Horizon diagram simulator (http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/lunarcycles/positionsdemonstrator.html)  Moon phases QUIZ WED

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FRI 5/12
DUE: WU:   Can you SEE a full moon at noon? Explain.
A:NWIA (Sy & Olivia) - CONTINUE WORK: Lunar Phase Simulator (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/lps/animations/lps.html)  Moon phases & the Horizon diagram simulator (http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/lunarcycles/positionsdemonstrator.html) 
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MON 5/15
NEW: WU: NONE 
A:  CONTINUE WORK: Lunar Phase Simulator (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/lps/animations/lps.html)  Moon phases & the Horizon diagram simulator (http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/lunarcycles/positionsdemonstrator.html) -  
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TUES 5/16
NEW: WU:  Which phase is highest in the sky at 6 pm?  Write the arrangement of objects for that phase (SME -sun/moon/earth).
A: Erase the front white board -  review phases (teacher-students, partner study with white boards) - HW: study (quiz tomorrow!)
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WED 5/17
WU: Write the arrangement of objects for a 3rd quarter moon.  Also draw this moon phase.
A: Review phases & times - QUIZ: Moon phases - Sidereal vs synodic month notes and eclipses (finish reading/notes)
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THUR 5/18
WU:  How long does it take for new moon to return to a new moon?
A:  Finish eclipses notes - take sun photo 
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FRI 5/19
WU: Name 2 differences between a solar and a lunar eclipse.
A:  Come see the Earth Science FAIR! (15 minutes) -  work through unit review sheet -get substitute's initials when complete and access key - HW: study!!
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MON 5/22
WU: Order the objects (SME style) for a lunar eclipse. 
A:NWIA (Liz, Megan & Charlie... LAST ONE!!)...TURN IN - MOON TEST - Exam review  **REMEMBER - sun tracking project is DUE tomorrow!!  If google doc...share it with me :)
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TUES 5/23
WU: How did the sun track along the horizon over the past 5 weeks?  Why?
A: DUE: Suntracking Project! (photos, dates/times, conclusion questions) -  Exam review
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WED 5/24
WU: NONE
A: senior exam (all?)
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THUR 5/25
A:  Discuss plan - Plant ISS tomato plants
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TUE 5/30
A: Apollo 13
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WED 5/31
A: Water plants - Apollo 13
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THUR 6/1
A: Water plants - Apollo 13
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FRI 6/2
A: check Plants - Apollo 13 - check out the real people & story
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MON 6/5
A: check plants - Planet Walk
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TUES 6/6
A: check plants - Elements in the stars talk & lab
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WED 6/7
A: check plants - Lab continued
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THUR 6/8
A: check plants - finish lab (turn in) - relax <3
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FRI 6/9
A: enter plant data - finish video - relax <3



















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FRI 12/2
DUE: WU:Name the planets in order from the sun!  (who can do it??)
A:  NWIA (Delilah, Isabelle, Alex)  -  - planet pics - 
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MON 12/5
NEW: WU:  How do we determine the orbital and rotational periods of the planets?
A:Unit 3 Intro http://janus.astro.umd.edu/SolarSystems/ -NOTES: Planetary Properties   
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TUES 12/6
WU:How do scientists know the cores of the terrestrial planets have iron and nickel?
A:Review Planetary Properties (how do we know??) -  (laptops) Determining Planetary Properties...TURN IN   - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3KRRBb5bPo (exoplanets 12 min)   
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WED 12/7
WU: How can we detect planets orbiting other stars?
A: Finish exoplanet video  -  Kepler's laws video clip (1.5 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7vc4e8efus Kepler's Lab: Transit Tracks (laptops) 
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THUR 12/8
WU:  What can be determined by the "dip" in light energy coming from an exoplanet system?
A:  (laptops) Finish Kepler's Lab: Transit Tracks  http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/QuickGuide/howKeplerFindsPlanets/ ...TURN IN  
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FRI 12/9
WU: Can we calculate the distance that the exoplanet is from its parent star?
A: NWIA (Cole & Hasher) -  (laptops) The Planetary tour http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system
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MON 12/12
WU:
A: Snow day!
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TUES 12/13
WU: Name the terrestrial planets.
A:(laptops) The planetary Tour http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system ...TURN IN  -  Sign up for planet (partners)
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WED 12/14
WU:Which planet looks more like a moon than any other?
A: (laptops) Planet project ...DUE MON -MUST share with Mrs. Poulsen 
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THUR 12/15  SNOW DAY
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FRI 12/16
DUE: WU: Between which planets can the asteroid belt be found?
A:  (laptops) planet project  ...DUE TUES -MUST share with Mrs. Poulsen 
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MON 12/19
WU:  Name the Jovian planets.
A:  NWIA...e.c.Hasher & Cameron - (laptops) Planet presentations
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TUES 12/20
WU: Which are closer together in space...the terrestrials or the Jovians?
A: DUE: slides (planet project) - Present!!
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WED 12/21
WU: Name the 2 most abundant gases found in Jupiter (and the other Jovians).
A: WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!!!  (5:44 am)  -  Planet Presentations
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THUR 12/22
DUE: WU: What are the 2 main gases found in Venus' atmosphere?
A: Planet Presentations
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MON 1/9
NEW: WU:  Name the 2 planets that rotate clockwise.
A: Recap - Planet Presentations    
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TUES 1/10
WU:  Name the 2 planets that don't have moons.
A:  Planet presentations - fill in and fix up planet notes chart
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WED 1/11
WU: Name all of the planets that have rings.
A: Last presentation - VOTE!  - planet review game!!   
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THUR 1/12
WU: Name the 2 probes that visited all of the terrestrial planets.  Name the 1 probe that visited all of the Jovians.
A: check planet notes completion - Finish planet review game!!  - Notes: Planetary motions
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FRI 1/13
WU: Name the planets in order starting with the one closest to the sun.
A: LAST NWIA (Analysis)...turn in journals & analysis      
**Test has been moved to be included in the exam!
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MON 1/16
WU: Write 2 differences between the Jovians & Terrestrials
A: 5 min to finish journal trends - Notes: Terrestrial vs Jovian      
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TUE 1/17
WU: What causes the glow for a comet?  ...for a meteor?
A:comets & meteors article/questions (groups- go over answers) -  
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WED 1/18
WU: What causes the tail on a comet and when does a comet have a tail?
A:  Notes:  nebular theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhy1fucSRQI - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/why-is-the-solar-system-flat-video_n_4576051.html  - sketches & description paragraph (groups) - How high can you jump?
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THUR 1/19
WU: Describe the nebular theory in words (without using your notes).
A: Finish "How high can you jump?"...TURN INUnit Review work time 
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FRI 1/20
DUE: WU: You observed the sunset position from fall to winter.  Explain what you observed...include direction of movement and why this occurred.
A: Exam prep time
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A:  Internet invest 
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THUR 1/21
WU: Describe 3 types of information that can be gained about a star by using the HR diagram.
A:  Internet invest (turn in)
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FRI 1/22
DUE: WU: What moon phase comes after a 3rd quarter?
A: Exam review!!
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WED 11/30
WU:What exactly went wrong with Apollo 13?  
A: Apollo 13
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THUR 12/1
WU: What did the astronauts have to do to fix the CO2 issue?
A: Apollo 13





































Video Clips & discussion
Spectroscopy (2 min) ...zoom to 7:20 Kirchoff's laws
3 types of spectra (2 min)...only the first couple of minutes
Inverse-square law (4 1/2 min)
















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Daniall Poulsen,
Sep 12, 2017, 4:55 AM
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