Unit 2 - Astronomy and Planetary Science


Lesson # and Approx. Date
FALL 2016 - NEW CURRICULUM
 Lesson Plan & Main Concepts
(Click on the link below to access the lesson plan / details)



#5
 
September 11th
 
QUIZ #1: Intro to Earth Science TODAY




#6

September 12th
 




#7
September 13th

Our Moon - Part II





 #8
September 14th





Our Moon - Online Simulations and Activities

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 #9
September 15th

Earth's revolution and Rotation

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#10
September 18th

Models of Our Solar System - An Introduction
Quiz #2: The Sun, Earth & Moon System 

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#11
September 19th

SES in the News #1

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 #12
September 20th


Introduction to Kepler's Laws


 
#13
September 21st

Lab Activity #1: Understanding the Earth's Seasons
(Ecliptic, Equinoxes and Solstices)



 #14
September 22nd

"The Martian" - Scientific Film Analysis - Part I 

"The Martian" - Film and Scientific Analysis - Part II




#15
September 25th


Earth and Space in the News #2

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 #16
September 26th

Introduction to Our Solar System 




#17
September 27th


Our Solar System
QUIZ #3: Our Solar System TODAY 
Our Solar System - Comparing the Planets  

 
#18
September 28th


Lab Activity #2: Models of Our Solar System 



             NOTE: PD DAY ON SEPTEMBER 29th - NO CLASS            
    


 #19
October 2nd
 
                           
                                     
Guest Speaker: Brian Cheaney 
                                          (Cosmic Connections)



 #20
October 3rd

SES in the News #3

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#21
October 4th

 
 Properties and Characteristics of Our Sun  
  
    


 #22
October 5th


Introduction to Summative Project in Astronomy and Planetary Science



#23
October 6th


Work Period: Astronomy Summative Project
Quiz #4: Stars (Chapter 30)


 #24
October 10th


SES in the News #4 

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#25
October 11th

 
Introduction to Stars and Stellar Evolution



 #26
October 12th


SES Lab Exercise #3: Lifecycle of Stars

 #27
October 13th


Beyond Our Solar System
ISP PERIOD TODAY, be sure to open and follow lesson plan for today.
Have a great weekend!

 
#28
October 16th



SES in the News #5

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#29
October 17th

 
Astronomy Summative Projects - Peer Review / Assessment



 
#30
October 18th
Parent - Teacher Interviews today - all classes are shortened
 

Astronomy Summative Projects - Peer Review / Assessment


 
#31
October 19th


 
              

Unit 1 & 2 Review

 Online Crossword Puzzles (Great for Review and practice)

FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITY: University of Waterloo - 
Earth Science Museum - November 15th


 
#32
October 20th



 
     
                  
    Unit 1 & 2 Test: Astronomy and Planetary Science 
                  (Incl. Introduction to Earth Science - first week of class)

                


http://astro.unl.edu/animationsLinks.html