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 10th
 
QUIZ #1: Intro to Earth Science TODAY




#6

September 11th
 




#7
September 12th

Our Moon - Part II





 #8
September 13th





Our Moon - Online Simulations and Activities

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 #9
September 14th

Earth's revolution and Rotation

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#10
September 17th

SES in the News #1
Quiz #2: The Sun, Earth & Moon System 

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#11
September 18th

Models of Our Solar System - An Introduction

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 #12
September 19th


Introduction to Kepler's Laws


 
#13
September 20th

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



 #14
September 21st

"The Martian" - Scientific Film Analysis - Part I 

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




#15
September 24th


Earth and Space in the News #2

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#16
September 25th

TERRY FOX RUN TODAY


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#17
September 26th


"The Martian" - Part II 





 
#18
September 27th


Lab Activity #2: Models of Our Solar System 


                    
    


 #19
September 28th
 
                           
                                     
   PD DAY TODAY - NO CLASSES 
ENJOY!





 #20
October 1st

Guest Speaker: Brian Cheaney 
 (Cosmic Connections)



#21
October 2nd

 
SES in the News #3
QUIZ #3: Our Solar System TODAY 

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 #22
October 3rd


Our Solar System - Comparing the Planets

#23
October 4th

 Properties and Characteristics of Our Sun  
  



 #24
October 5th


SES in the News #4 

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#25
October 9th

 
Introduction to Summative Project in Astronomy and Planetary Science



 #26
October 10th


Work Period: Astronomy Summative Project

Quiz #4: Stars (Chapter 30)

 #27
October 11th


SES Lab Exercise #3: Lifecycle of Stars
 
#28
October 12th



Introduction to Stars and Stellar Evolution




#29
October 15th

 
Beyond Our Solar System

 
#30
October 16th

 
SES in the News #5

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#31
October 17th

Parent - Teacher Interviews today - all classes are shortened
 
              

Astronomy Summative Projects - Peer Review / Assessment

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

 
#32
October 18th



 
   

          
Astronomy Summative Projects - Peer Review / Assessment
                

                
 

#33
October 19th
 

                   
           Astronomy Summative Projects - Peer Review / Assessment


 

#34
October 22nd



 
Unit 1 & 2 Review

                       Online Crossword Puzzles (Great for Review and practice)
  


 



#35
October 23rd



 
   
                       Unit 1 & 2 Test: Astronomy and Planetary Science 

              (Including Introduction to Earth Science - first week of class)











   
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