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
 
February 10th
 
QUIZ #1: Intro to Earth Science TODAY




#6

February 13th
 




#7
February 14th

Our Moon - Part II





 #8
February 15th
(PLC DAY)




Our Moon - Online Simulations and Activities

Image result for the moon phases
 #9
February 16th

Earth's revolution and Rotation

Image result for earth revolution diagram

 
 
#10
February 17th

Models of Our Solar System - An Introduction
Lab Activity #1: Models of Our Solar System - OMIT Spring 2017
Image result for history of astronomy 
 
#11
February 21st

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

Image result for earth in the news
 

 #12
February 22nd


Introduction to Kepler's Laws


 
#13
February 23rd

"The Martian" - Scientific Film Analysis - Part I 
 

4. The Scale of Our Universe (amazing link)

5. Chrome Experiments: Another Great link to show the immense size of our Universe.

6. Video: The Scale of the Large - Khan Academy (11 min.) (student worksheet)
 

 #14
February 24th


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



#15
February 27th

Introduction to Our Solar System 

Lab Activity #2: Models of Our Solar System  - OMIT Spring 2017

 #16
February 28th

SES in the News #2

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#17
March 1st

Guest Speaker: Brian Cheaney
(Cosmic Connections)




 
 
#18
March 2nd

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



 #19
March 3rd
 
                           
                             
Introduction to Summative Project in                              Astronomy and Planetary Science

                 



 #20
March 6th


SES Lab Exercise #2: Lifecycle of Stars



#21
March 7th


 
 Properties and Characteristics of Our Sun    
 SES in the News #3 - OMIT Spring 2017
     


 #22
March 8th



Work Period: Astronomy Summative Project
Solar System Explorer Gizmo DUE TODAY




#23
March 9th


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


 #24
March 10th


ISP PERIOD TODAY (Mr. Durk is in Portugal and Spain)
HAVE A SAFE AND RELAXING MARCH BREAK!

 

#25
March 20th

 
Introduction to Stars and Stellar Evolution


 #26
March 21st


SES in the News #4
Understanding the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram



 #27
March 22nd


Beyond Our Solar System

 
#28
March 23rd
(shortened period due to Parent-Teacher Interviews)


Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Part I
 




#29
March 24th

 
 Journey to the Edge of the Universe
 
#30
March 27th


 

Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Part II

Unit 1 & 2 Test Format

Part A: Multiple Choice (30 marks)
Part B: Fill-in-the-Blanks (10 marks) - from lecture notes / powerpoint slideshows presented in class.
Part C: Matching (20 marks) - based on Unit 1 terms only
Part D: True / False (20 marks)
Part E: Long Answer Questions (20 marks)

TOTAL : 100 marks

 
#31
March 28th


 
              
   
Earth and Space in the News - Alex

Unit 1 & 2 Review

 Online Crossword Puzzles (Great for Review and practice)

FIELD TRIP: University of Waterloo - Earth Science Museum (Postponed until late Spring)


 
#32
March 29th



 
     
                  
    Unit 1 & 2 Test: Astronomy and Planetary Science 
                                (Incl. Introduction to Earth Science)

                


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