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Topics to be covered in Quarter 4

Study guidequick quiz 4/29

Welcome Letter/Syllabus

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M 4/8 B Day
No Drill

Review Quarter 3 Test
Assign new Buddy Clock
Clean out binders ( keep all Q3 work at home for review at end of quarter)

Keep in binder:
1. Syllabus (Front of binder)
2. Q3 Goal Sheet (CW #1)
3. APA Quick Guide (CW #2)
4. eTools: information on demand (CW #3)
5. Safety Contract (L/P #1)
6. Buddy Clock Q4 (L/P #2)
7. Extreme weather instructions and graphic organizer (L/P #3)

HW: Finish Extreme weather assignment
DUE WEDNESDAY
No Drill

Review Quarter 3 Test
Assign new Buddy Clock

Clean out binders ( keep all Q3 work at home for review at end of quarter)

Keep in binder:
1. Syllabus (Front of binder)
2. Q3 Goal Sheet (CW #1)
3. APA Quick Guide (CW #2)
4. eTools: information on demand (CW #3)
5. Safety Contract (L/P #1)
6. Buddy Clock Q4 (L/P #2)
7. Extreme weather instructions and graphic organizer (L/P #3)

HW: Finish Extreme weather assignment Due April 10th
DUE WEDNESDAY
T 4/9 A Day
Drill #1: What is astronomy? Why study astronomy?

Q3 Goal Reflection(handed in) and Q4 Goal Sheet (CW #1)
What do we know about space: group activity (finish tomorrow)

HW: Chapter 26.1, compare and contrast ways to observe space
Drill #1: What is astronomy? Why study astronomy?

Q3 Goal Reflection (handed in ) and Q4 Goal Sheet (CW #1)
What do we know about space: group activity
- handed in 2 questions per topic

HW: Chapter 26.1, compare and contrast ways to observe space
W 4/10 B Day
No Drill

What do we know about space activity
-hand in 2 questions per topic

Extreme weather presentations

HW: Chapter 26.2; define all vocabulary that is in bold/italics
No Drill

Extreme weather presentations

HW: Chapter 26.2; define all vocabulary that is in bold/italics
Th 4/11 A Day
No Drill

Extreme weather presentations

HW: Chapter 26.2; define all vocabulary words in bold/italics
No Drill

Extreme weather presentations
What is the best way to observe the universe?

HW: Chapter 26.2; define all vocabulary words in bold/italics
F 4/12 B Day
Drill #2: What are the 2 largest problems with land based telescopes?

Finish presentations
H.O.T. questions on extreme weather (handed in)


HW: Chapter 26 review. Page 676-677 #1-25, 27-28, 30-34 (HW #3)
Drill #2:What are the 2 largest problems with land based telescopes?

H.O.T. questions on extreme weather (handed in)

Video Notes: 400 Years of Telescopes (available on Netflix)

HW: Chapter 26 review. Page 676-677 #1-25, 27-28, 30-34
M 4/15 A Day
Drill #3: Where does the sun rise? Where does the sun set?

Video Notes: 400 Years of Telescopes (available on Netflix)

Due(checked for credit): Chapter 26 Review. Please check the key

HW: Design a small scale experiment to support the hypothesis that the Earth is rotating (HW #4)
Drill #3: Where does the sun rise? Where does the sun set?

Finished Video Notes

Due (checked for credit): Chapter 26 Review. Please check the key

HW: Design a small scale experiment to support the hypothesis that the Earth is rotating
T 4/16 B Day
Drill #4: How are days and weeks connected to the movement of the Earth?

Finished video notes: 400 Years of Telescopes.

Design an experiment.
With your 1 o'clock partner design an experiment to test for the rotation of the Earth. Make sure to include: Question, Hypothesis, IV/DV, materials and detailed procedures. Bring necessary materials tomorrow. We will go out if it is sunny.

HW: pg. 682 mapping activity. (HW #5)
Drill #4: How are days and weeks connected to the movement of the Earth?
Design an experiment.
With your 1 o'clock partner design an experiment to test for the rotation of the Earth. Make sure to include: Question, Hypothesis, IV/DV, materials and detailed procedures. Bring necessary materials tomorrow. We will go out if it is sunny.

HW: pg. 682 mapping activity.
W 4/17 A Day
FLEX DAY
No Drill : Experiments Don

Design your own experiments....Data collection


HW: Draw a diagram that explains seasons on Earth. Use all pertinent vocabulary from chapter 26.2 (HW #6)
FLEX DAY
No Drill : Experiments Don

Design your own experiments....Data collection


HW: Draw a diagram that explains seasons on Earth. Use all pertinent vocabulary from chapter 26.2
Th 4/18 B Day
Drill #5: How did Ptolemy know that the planets and stars were moving in our night sky?

Go over homework #5
Homework #6 collected for credit
Directions for design-a-lab write up
Build an astrolabe
astrolabe drawing

HW: 1. Find your latitude using the astrolabe and Polaris (Due Friday)

2. Write up your design-a-lab (Due Wednesday)
Drill #5: How did Ptolemy know that the planets and stars were moving in our night sky?

Go over homework #5
Homework #6 collected for credit
Directions for design-a-lab write up
Build an astrolabe
astrolabe drawing

HW: 1. Find your latitude using the astrolabe and Polaris (Due Friday)

2. Write up your design-a-lab (Due Wednesday)
F 4/19 A Day
Drill #6: describe a method to find the distance to objects that are very far from your location.

Parallax activity

HW: 1. Finish parallax activity questions

2. Write up your design-a-lab (Due Wednesday)
Drill #6: describe a method to find the distance to objects that are very far from your location.

Parallax activity

HW: 1. Finish parallax activity questions

2. Write up your design-a-lab (Due Wednesday)
M 4/22 B Day
Drill #7: List all the words used by astrophysicists to describe the orbit of planets

Kepler's laws of planetary motion (overview / notes)
Ellipse activity

HW: Finish write up for design-a-lab (Due Wednesday)
Drill #7:List all the words used by astrophysicists to describe the orbit of planets

Kepler's laws of planetary motion (overview / notes)
Ellipse activity


HW: Finish write up for design-a-lab (Due Wednesday)
T 4/23 A Day
Drill #8: What is Kepler's 1st law in your own words?

Finish Ellipse activity
Kepler's second law activity

HW: Textbook read chapter 27.2 and answer questions p. 694 #1-6
Write up for design-a-lab due TOMORROW
Drill #8

Finish Ellipse activity
Kepler's second law activity

HW: Textbook read chapter 27.2 and answer questions p. 694 #1-6
Write up for design-a-lab due TOMORROW
W 4/24 B Day
NO FLEX
Drill #9: What are the 3 units used to describe the distance to astronomical objects?

Kepler's 3rd Law
Finish all Kepler's law activities (Hand in for credit)

HW: Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE Wednesday)
NO FLEX

Drill #9: What are the 3 units used to describe the distance to astronomical objects?

Kepler's 3rd Law
Finish all Kepler's law activities (Hand in for credit)

HW: Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE MONDAY)
Th 4/25
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
F 4/26 A Day
Drill #10: What does Kepler's 2nd law tell us?

Kepler's 3rd Law Finish
Wrap up on Kepler's laws
- write a story or comic strip that would explain Kepler's law to an elementary school student

HW: Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE Wednesday)
Quick quiz Parallax, Kepler's Laws, Telescopes on Tuesday
(10 multiple choice questions)

Study guide
Drill #10: What does Kepler's 2nd law tell us?

Kepler's 3rd Law Finish
Wrap up on Kepler's laws
- write a story or comic strip that would explain Kepler's law to an elementary school student

HW: Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE MONDAY)
Quick quiz Parallax, Kepler's Laws, Telescopes on Tuesday
(10 multiple choice questions)

Study guide
M 4/29 B Day
Drill #11: summarize Kepler's 3 Laws

Draw a comic strip or write a story that would explain Kepler's 3 laws to elementary students

HW:
Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE Wednesday)
Planetary comparison chart (DUE Wednesday)
Quick quiz tomorrow
Drill #11: summarize Kepler's 3 Laws


Draw a comic strip or write a story that would explain Kepler's 3 laws to elementary students

HW:
Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE Wednesday)
Planetary comparison chart (DUE Wednesday)
Quick quiz tomorrow
T 4/30 A Day
No Drill

Quick Quiz (10 multiple choice questions)
The origin of the Universe - Big Bang Video and Notes

HW:
Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE Wednesday)
Planetary comparison chart (DUE Thursday)
No Drill

Quick quiz (10 multiple choice questions)
The origin of the Universe - Big Bang Video and Notes

HW:
Chapter 27,1, 27.3, 27.4 Review pg. 710-711 #1-25, 35-37 (DUE Wednesday)
Planetary comparison chart (DUE Thursday)
W 5/1 B Day
No Drill

Media Center for TRAILS post test

HW: Planetary comparison chart
No Drill

Media Center for TRAILS post test

HW:Planetary comparison chart
Th 5/2 A Day
Substitute
Drill #12: What planet is most like Earth? Explain.

Big Bang Video and Notes

HW: H.O.T. Big Bang Questions
Substitute
No Drill

Small part of Big Bang Video

HW: H.O.T. Big Bang Questions
F 5/3 B Day
Drill #13: What zone separates the inner planets from the outer planets of our solar system? What characteristic separates the inner planets from the outer planets.

Went over Big bang video notes
Reviewed quick quiz

HW: moon observation (Due Monday)
Planet vocabulary "Key Words" from Ch. 27 (Due Monday)
Moon vocabulary handout (Due Tuesday)
Drill #13: What planet is most like Earth? Explain.
What zone separates the inner planets from the outer planets of our solar system? What characteristic separates the inner planets from the outer planets.

Big Bang video and notes

HW: moon observation (Due Monday)
Planet vocabulary "Key words" from Ch. 27 (Due Monday)
Moon Vocabulary handout (Due Tuesday)
M 5/6 A Day
Drill #14: Planet orbits are ( )_,so they have an ( ), a point when the planet is farthest from the sun, and a ( ) , a point when the planet is nearest to the sun.

Planet comparison chart discussion (will be used on argument writing)


HW: Moon vocabulary Due tomorrow.
Drill #14: Planet orbits are ( )_,so they have an ( ), a point when the planet is farthest from the sun, and a ( ) , a point when the planet is nearest to the sun.


Planet comparison chart discussion (will be used on argument writing)
Reviewed quick quiz


HW: Moon vocabulary Due tomorrow
T 5/7 B Day
Drill #15: What does the Big Bang Model explain? What theory explains the formation of stars and planets.

Introduction to the moon - Notes
Introduction to the moon ppt

HW: Moon Vocabulary Quiz Thursday (Study)
Drill #15: What does the Big Bang Model explain? What theory explains the formation of stars and planets.

Introduction to the moon - Notes
Introduction to the moon ppt


HW: Moon Vocabulary Quiz Thursday (Study)
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W 5/8 A Day
Drill #16: Explain why the near side of the moon is the only side that is ever visible from Earth

Moon phases activity

HW: Study for moon vocabulary quiz tomorrow
Moon phase follow up activity Due Friday
Drill #16: Explain why the near side of the moon is the only side that is ever visible from Earth


Moon phases activity


HW: Study for moon vocabulary quiz tomorrow
Moon phase follow up activity
Due Friday
Th 5/9 B Day
Drill #17: 1. What is 1 limitation of the model we used yesterday? 2. What are the 2 moon phases where eclipses are possible?

Finish introduction to the moon Notes
Moon vocabulary Quiz

HW: Moon phase follow up activity Due Tomorrow
Synodic Moon Phase Diagrams
Drill #17: 1. What is 1 limitation of the model we used yesterday? 2. What are the 2 moon phases where eclipses are possible?

Finish introduction to the moon Notes
Moon vocabulary Quiz

HW: Moon phase follow up activity Due Tomorrow
Synodic Moon Phase Diagrams
F 5/10 A Day
Drill #18: What evidence supports the hypothesis that the earth's moon was formed by an earth - planetesamal collision

Moons of the solar system video - notes

HW: Synodic Moon Phase Due Monday
Drill #18: What evidence supports the hypothesis that the earth's moon was formed by an earth - planetesamal collision


Moons of the solar system video - notes

HW: Synodic Moon Phase Due Monday
M 5/13 B Day
Drill #19: Name these phases of the moon.

Finish moons of the solar system video

HW: Study for moon quiz Thursday
Study guide
Drill #19
Name these phases of the moon

Finish moons of the solar system video

HW: Study for moon quiz Thursday
Study guide
T 5/14 A Day
Drill #20: What is the relationship between the lunar orbit and the: calendar month, sidereal month, synodic month?

Phases of the moon activity II

HW: Finish phases of the moon activity II
redo and resubmit phases of the moon activity follow up if necessary
Study for quiz.
Drill #20: What is the relationship between the lunar orbit and the: calendar month, sidereal month, synodic month?

Phases of the moon activity II

HW: Finish phases of the moon activity II
redo and resubmit phases of the moon activity follow up if necessary
Study for quiz.
W 5/15 B Day
Drill #21: Draw a diagram of the sun/moon/earth system during a lunar eclipse

Space Exploration argument writing class day

HW: Study for quiz tomorrow
Rough draft of argument due Monday
Drill #21: Draw a diagram of the sun/moon/earth system during a lunar eclipse

Space Exploration argument writing class day

HW: Study for quiz tomorrow
Rough draft of argument due Monday
Th 5/16 A Day
Drill #22: Draw a diagram of the sun/moon/earth system that would cause the least change in tides.

Moon Quiz
P. 804 mapping activity (hand in for credit)

HW: Rough draft of argument due Monday
Drill #22: Draw a diagram of the sun/moon/earth system that would cause the least change in tides.

Moon quiz
p. 804 mapping activity (hand in for credit)

HW: Rough draft of argument due Monday
F 5/17
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
M 5/20 B Day
Drill #23: What is "the universe" and "the solar system"

Galaxies - Notes
Universe PPT

HW: Cornell Notes of Chapter 30.3, add to notes taken in class
Drill #23: What is "the universe" and "the solar system"

Galaxies - Notes
Universe PPT


HW: Cornell Notes of Chapter 30.3, add to notes taken in class



T 5/21 A Day
Drill #24: What is a galaxy? How are galaxies classified?

Go over Cornell Notes
Identifying Galaxies - Lab

HW: Finish Identifying Galaxies Lab
Drill #24: What is a galaxy? How are galaxies classified?


Go over Cornell Notes
Identifying Galaxies - Lab

HW: Finish Identifying Galaxies Lab



W 5/22 B Day
Drill #25: Do Galaxies change over time?

Spectroscopy - Lab
- Notes on Galaxy Notes above

HW: None
Drill Quiz next Wednesday
Drill #25

Spectroscopy - Lab
- Notes on Galaxy Notes above

HW: None
Drill Quiz Next Wednesday
Th 5/23 A Day
Drill #26: How is the color of light measured quantitatively? What units are used for this measure

Finish Spectroscopy Lab

HW: Analysis questions for spec. lab
Chapter 30.1 review p. 780 #1-9
Drill #26: How is the color of light measured quantitatively? What units are used for this measure


Finish Spectroscopy Lab


HW: Analysis questions for spec. lab
Chapter 30.1 review p. 780 #1-9
F 5/24 B Day
GRADUATION DAY - ONLY PERIODS 1, 5, 6
GRADUATION DAY - ONLY PERIODS 1, 5, 6
M 5/27
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOl



T 5/28 A Day
No Drill -
IN ROOM 237

Star life cycle tutorial

HW: Finish life cycle packet
No Drill -
IN ROOM 237

Star life cycle tutorial

HW: finish life cycle packet
W 5/29 B Day
Drill #27- Our star is classified as being in what spectral class?

Drill Quiz
discussion Star Life Cycle
Reading HR diagrams


HW: Reading HR Diagrams Packet
Drill #27 - Our star is classified as being in what spectral class?

Drill Quiz
discussion Star Life Cycle

Reading HR diagrams


HW: Reading HR Diagrams Packet
Th 5/30 A Day
Drill #28:
Habitable Zone Activity


HW: Finish Habitable Zone Activity
Drill #28
Habitable Zone Activity
Sun's structure diagram and chart

HW: Finish Habitable Zone Activity
Page 1 (front and back) of Sun's activity packet
F 5/31 B Day
No Drill

Sun's structure diagram and chart

HW: Page 1 (front and back) of Sun's activity packet
No Drill


Sun's structure diagram and chart

HW: Page 1 (front and back) of Sun's activity packet
M 6/3 A Day
Drill #29: What is a sun spot? Why do we car about sun spot activities?

Plotting solar activity Page 2 Sun's activity cycle


HW: "Forecasting solar storms reading & questions" last page of sun's activity packet
Drill #29: What is a sun spot? Why do we car about sun spot activities?


Plotting solar activity Page 2 Sun's activity cycle


HW: "Forecasting solar storms reading & questions" last page of sun's activity packet
T 6/4 B Day
Drill #30:

Solar activity packet wrap up.

HW: Anything not finished
Drill #30:

Solar activity packet wrap up.

HW: Anything not finished
W 6/5 A Day
Review Packet
Review Packet
Th 6/6 B Day
Review
Group's defined SR questions
Review
Group defined SR questions
F 6/7 A Day
Review - Quizlet?
Review - Quizlet
M 6/10 B Day
Review
Stations
Review
Stations
T 6/11 A Day
Review
Review
W 6/12 B Day
EXAMS
EXAMS
Th 6/13 A Day
EXAMS
EXAMS
F 6/14 B Day
EXAMS
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
EXAMS
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL



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