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Unit 2: The Solar System


Mrs. Gilchrist will post our daily objectives and homework for this unit below.  This information will be updated on a weekly basis during Quarter 2. 


Picture Citation
NASA. (2012). Our Solar System [Image].  Retrieved from http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfm

Week 5: Dec 3 - 7

posted Dec 7, 2012, 12:36 PM by Monica Gilchrist   [ updated Dec 7, 2012, 12:36 PM ]

Week 5
Date Daily Objective Homework

Mon
Dec. 3
Create a scaled model of the Solar SystemNo Homework
Tues. & Wed.
Dec. 4 and Dec. 5
 Describe Kepler's 3 Laws of Planetary Motion Kepler's Laws worksheet
 Thurs. & Fri
Dec. 6  and Dec. 7
Define gravity and explore the factors that affect it. Formative 2 next class; study guide

Week 4: Nov. 26 - 30

posted Nov 26, 2012, 9:38 AM by Monica Gilchrist   [ updated Nov 26, 2012, 9:38 AM ]

Week 4
Date Daily Objective Homework

Mon. & Tues
Nov. 26 and Nov. 27
Compare, Model and Describe the motion of the planets in space.
Study guide for FA1 next class on planets
 
Wed. & Thur.
Nov. 28 and Nov. 29
 
 Ace Formative 1 and make calculations to create a scaled model of the Solar System. None
 
 Fri. & Mon.
Nov. 30 and Dec. 3 
Create a model of the solar system scaling the distance and size of the planets.
None

Week 3: Nov 19-23

posted Nov 17, 2012, 12:41 PM by Monica Gilchrist

Week 3

  Date  Daily Objective Homework

Mon. Nov. 19
Compare and Contrast the different types of Planets in our Solar System. 

None

 Tues. Nov. 20 Classify celestial objects inside our solar system.  None
 
 Wed. Nov 21
Early Release

Classify celestial objects inside our solar system. 
 
None
  Thurs./Fri. 
November 22 & 23

Happy Thanksgiving! No School!
 
None

Week 2 Nov 12-16

posted Nov 11, 2012, 10:11 AM by Monica Gilchrist   [ updated Nov 13, 2012, 7:50 PM ]

Week 2

  Date  Daily Objective Homework

Mon./ Tues. 
November 12 & 13

 Compare and Contrast Classical and Dwarf Planets
            *Pitty Poor Pluto Article
            *click for video

 
None
   Wed./Thurs. 
November 14 & 15
Research and Explain the characteristics of a Planet in our Solar System.
            *Planet compare teams

 
Draw a detailed picture of the solar system.
  Fri./Mon. 
November 16 & 19
Compare and Contrast the different types of Planets in our Solar System. 
            *Planet compare data table

 
None

*All attachments for worksheets can be found on the bottom of this page.

Week 1 Nov 5-9

posted Nov 11, 2012, 10:00 AM by Monica Gilchrist   [ updated Nov 13, 2012, 7:44 PM ]

Week 1
     
         Date  Daily Objective Homework
 Monday November 5 (No School- Hurricane Sandy) 

 None
  Tuesday November 6 (No School- Hurricane Sandy) 

 None
 Wednesday November 7  Design a toy with potential and kinetic energy. 
            *Toy Ball Machine

 None
 Thursday and Friday
November 8th and 9th
  Identify characteristics of asteroids 
               *click for video 

 None


*All attachments for worksheets can be found on the bottom of this page.

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