2020-2021 Astronomy: Activity Calendar/Homework/Documents/Links

*Please refer to this page regularly as there may be changes due to unforseen circumstances.*

All homework assignments are due the next day unless otherwise noted.

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Unit 1: Charting the Heavens: The Foundation of Astronomy

Unit 2: The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science

Unit 3: Radiation and Spectroscopy

Unit 3.5 Telescopes

Unit 4: The Solar System - The Sun and Planets

Unit 5: The Sun and Stars

Unit 6: The Milky Way and Galaxies

Unit 7: Cosmology

Unit 8: Life in the Universe and Exoplanets
 

 

Unit 1: Charting the Heavens: The Foundation of Astronomy

 

Week 1: August 31-September 4

Monday (August 31):

Seating

Who am I?

Distribute:

papers

texts

(other stuff for 1st class)

Go over Expectations and syllabus with ppt

Homework: Website worksheet 

Preview website: https://drbell.educatorpages.com/

Classroom features: recycling, pencil sharpeners, rulers, bathroom

 

Tuesday (September 1):

Knowledge Check: Dr. Bell's website information and random questions

Lecture: Topics covered this year and Video: Powers of Ten

Group Activity: Kahoot! introduction

Individual work: notes on homework pages, learn about two-column notes (TCN)

Homework: Read section 1.1 ,take notes.

 

Wednesday (September 2):

Knowledge Check: On previous nights assigned reading

Lecture: Scientific method, and Conceptual power point chapter 1, Chapter 1: Astronomy Today PPT

Group Activity: Math Review packet, vocab overview

Individual work:  Read ahead and take notes (if time)

Homework: Read sections 1.2 -1.3, take notes

 

Thursday (September 3):

Video: Crash Course video: Introduction to Astronomy

Group Activity: - Introduce 8-week project of sun position, and introduce measuring the height of building experiment for tomorrow.

Individual work: (TCN)

Homework: Read section 1.4, take notes

 

Friday (September 4):

Lab: Measuring a building through observations

Homework: No Homework!!! :D (finish lab if needed)

 

 

Syllabus

Grading Policies

Website Worksheet

Observation Project: Due 10/10/2019

Math Review

Measuring the height of a building Lab

Chapter 1 Notes

Chapter 1 Learning Goals

 

Week 2 September 7-11

Monday (September 7):

 

 

Tuesday (September 8):

Knowledge Check: None

Lecture: Section 1.5: Phases of the moon and Eclipses

exploding bubbles

watch eclipse video (crash course)

Group Activity: None

Individual work: None

Homework: Read section 1.5

 

Wednesday (September 9):

K.C.#3

Jig-Saw Kahoot! Create your own Kahoot and Test your partners. 10 questions long

Homework: Read section 1.6, take notes

 

Thursday (September 10):

Kahoot! Review for Unit 1 test

Hmwk: Study for test

 

 

Friday (September 11):

Unit 1 Test

Hmwk: Read Sections 2.1-2.2

 


Kahoot! Unit 1 Review: Introduction to Astronomy

 

Unit 2: The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science

 

Week 3: September 14-18

Monday (September 14):

K.C. #4

Review Unit 1 Test

Hand out Unit 2 Learning goals

Lecture: Chapter 2

Hmwk: None!!

 

Tuesday (September 15):

Review Unit 1 Test

Lecture: Finish Chapter 2 Lecture

Hmwk: Read sections 2.3-2.4, take notes

 

Wednesday (September 16):

K.C. #5

Kepler's Laws Video

Crash Course: Intro to the Solar System

Start Kepler's Laws Lab

Hmwk: Read Section 2.5, take notes

 

Thursday (September 17):

Continue working on Kepler lab - up to task 2

Hmwk: Read Section 2.6, take notes

 

Friday (September 18):

Work on Kepler Lab - up to task 3, start task 4 (print polar graph paper)

Hmwk: Read section 2.7, take notes

 

Retrograde motion video

Kepler's laws Lab

Polar Graph Paper

Kepler's laws video

Kepler's laws lab website link (may not work for chrome)

 

Week 4: September 21-25

Monday (September 21):

Finish Kepler Lab

Hmwk: Finish Kepler Lab if not already

 

Tuesday (September 22):

K.C #6

Lecture on the rest of Chapter 2 (Gravity)

Location on the Celestial Sphere PPT

Hmwk: Read Chapter 2 summary and class notes handout

 

Wednesday (September 23):

Gravity Video

Earth and Moon attraction

General relativity video

 

Thursday (September 24):

Kepler's Laws Lab Review

Review Chapter 2 before Test on Friday

 Hmwk: Study for Quiz Tomorrow

 

Friday (September 25):

Unit 2 Test

 

 

Crash Course Astronomy: Gravity

General Relativity Video

Kahoot!: Unit 2 Review: The Origin of Astronomy

Unit 3: Radiation and Spectroscopy

 

Week 5: September 28 - October 2

Monday (September 28):

Lecture: Chapter 3: Electromagnetic Radiation

Hmwk: Read section 3.1-3.2, take notes

 

Tuesday (September 29):

Lecture: Chapter 3: Electro Magnetic Radiation

Crash Course Astronomy: Light

 Hmwk: Read section 3.3-3.4, take notes

 

Wednesday (September 30):

K.C. #7

Lecture: Chapter 4: Spectroscopy

Hmwk: Read section 3.5, take notes

 

Thursday (October 1):

Lecture: Chapter 4: Spectroscopy

Kahoot!: Light/EMR/Spectroscopy

Hmwk: Read section 4.1, take notes

 

Friday (October 2):

Black Body and Wein's Law worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 4.2, take notes

 

Crash Course Astronomy: Light

Kahoot!: Nature of Light

Black Body and Wein's Law worksheet

 

 

Week 6: October 5-9

Monday (October 5):

Khan Academy: Light, Spectroscopy and the Bohr Atom video

Hmwk: Read Section 4.3, take notes

 

Tuesday (October 6):

K.C. #8 (Sections 4.1-4.3)

Demo of PHET (Neon lights & Other discharge lamps)

Spectral Lab

Hmwk: Read section 4.4-4.5, take notes

 

Wednesday (October 7):

K.C. #9 (Sections 4.4-4.5)

Spectral Lab (continued - if time)

Review for Chapter 3-4 Test: Kahoot!: Chapter 3-4 Review: EMR and Spectroscopy

Hmwk: Study for Test tomorrow

 

Thursday (October 8):

Chapter 3-4 Test

 

Friday (September October 9):

Thermite Demonstration

Spectral Lab (continued - if time)

Hmwk: Finish Spectral Lab

 

Khan Academy: Light, Spectroscopy and the Bohr Atom video

Specrtal Lab (NEW)

Atomic Spectra Lab (Old)

Kahoot!: Chapter 3-4 Review: Light and Spectroscopy

 

Unit 3.5 Telescopes

 

Week 7: October 12-16

Monday (October 12):

Professional Day (No School!)

 

Tuesday (October 13):

Review Chapter 3-4 Test

Video: Crash Course Astronomy: Telescopes

Telescopes: Crash Course Astronomy #6

Lecture: AoT Chapter 5: Telescopes

Hmwk: Read Sections 5.1-5.2, take notes

 

Wednesday (October 14):

PSAT DAY (Do K.C.#10 for homework beforeend of day Saturday)

K.C. #10 (Sections 5.1-5.2)

Lecture: AoT Chapter 5: Telescopes

Hmwk: Read sections 5.3-5.4, take notes

 

Thursday (October 15):

K.C. #11 (Sections 5.3-5.6)

Lab: Build a refracting telescope 

Hmwk: Read sections 5.5-5.6, take notes

 

Friday (October 16):

Nova- Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World: The Telescope video

Second video Link (if 1st doesnt work)

worksheet during video

Hmwk: Read sections 5.7-5.8, take notes

 

 

Crash Course Astronomy: Telescopes

Nova- Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World: The Telescope video

Nova- Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World: The Telescope video worksheet

Nova- hunting the edge of space

Shadows lab

 

Week 8: October 19-23

Monday (October 19):

Review for Chapter 5 Quiz: Telescopes with Kahoot!

Review by making drawings of telescope diagrams

Review Knowledge Checks

Hmwk: Study for Quiz tomorrow

 

Tuesday (October 20):

Chapter 5 Quiz: Telescopes

 

Kahoot!: Chapter 5 Review: Telescopes

Kahoot!

 

Unit 4: The Solar System - The Sun and Planets

 

Wednesday (October 21):

Review Chapter 5 Quiz: Telescopes

Lecture: AT Chapter 6: The Solar System

Hmwk: Read sections 6.1-6.2

 

Thursday (October 22):

Nova: The Planets: Inner Worlds video

Hmwk: Read sections 6.3-6.4

 

Friday (October 23):

Grade K.C.#10 and K.C.#11

Lecture: AT Chapter 6: The Solar System

 

 

Crash Course Astronomy: Inro to the Solar System

Origin of the Solar System notes

Solar System Project

Nova: The Planets: Inner Worlds video

 

Week 9: October 26 -30

Monday (October 26):

Lecture: AT Chapter 7: Earth

Hmwk: Read Sections 6.5-6.6, take notes

 

Tuesday (October 27):

Lecture: AT Chapter 7: Earth

Hmwk: Read Sections 6.7-7.1, take notes

 

Wednesday (October 28):

Kahoot!

Hmwk: Read Sections 7.2-7.3, take notes

 

Thursday (October 29):

K.C. #12 (sections 6.1-6.7)

The Universe: The Outer Planets video

The Universe: The Outer Planets video worksheet

Hmwk: Read sections 7.4, take notes

 

Friday (October 30):

Sun Observation Project Due

K.C. #13 (sections 7.1-7.2)

Crash Course Astronomy: The Earth video

finish The Universe: The Outer Planets video if time

Hmwk: Read section 7.5, take notes

 

The Universe: The Outer Planets video

The Universe: The Outer Planets video worksheet

Nova: The Planets: Jupiter video

Crash Course Astronomy: The Earth video

 

Week 10: November 2-6

Monday (November 2):

Professional Day (No School)

 

Tuesday (November 3):

Lecture: The Earth PPT AoT

Discuss Sun Observation projects

Hand out Solar System Project

Hmwk: Read section 7.6, take notes

 

Wednesday (November 4):

PSAT and Senior Day

Discuss how to make a proper presentation.

Discuss Solar System Project (show examples)

Hmwk: Work Solar System Project

 

Thursday (November 5):

K.C. #14 (sections 7.3-7.6)

Work on Solar System Project

Hmwk: Work Solar System Project

 

Friday (November 6):

Work on Solar System Project

Hmwk: Work Solar System Project

 

Solar System Project

 

Week 11: November 9-13

 

Monday (November 9):

Work on Solar System Project

Hmwk: Get ready to present Thursday (Random order), Work Solar System Project

 

Tuesday (November 10):

Mental Health Day

Work on Solar System Project 

Hmwk: Get ready to present Thursday, work on Solar System Project

 

Wednesday (November 11):

Work on Solar System Project

Hmwk: Finish Project (Due by Midnight)

 

Thursday (November 12):

Planetarium

Work on Solar System Project

 

Friday (Novemeber 13):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

 

 

Presentation Grading Rubric

 

Week 12: November 16-20

Monday (November 16):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

 

Tuesday (November 17):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

Hmwk: Read Section 16.1

 

Wednesday (November 18):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

Hmwk: None! 

 

Thursday (November 19):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

Hmwk: Read Sections 16.2-16.3

 

Unit 5: The Sun and Stars

 

Friday (November 20):

Lecture: Chapter 16: The Sun

The Sun: Crash Course Astronomy #10

Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #26

Star Size Comparison 2

Hmwk: Read Sections 16.4-16.5

 

Week 13: November 23-27

Monday (November 23):

K.C. #15 (section 16.1-16.3)

Lecture: Chapter 16: The Sun

Hmwk: Read Sections 16.6-16.7

 

Tuesday (November 24):

Nova: Secrets of the Sun video

Nova: Secrets of the Sun video worsheet

Hmwk: Read Section 17.1-17.2

 

Wednesday (November 25):

No School! (Thanksgiving Break)

 

Thursday (November 26):

No School! (Thanksgiving Break)

 

Friday (November 27):

No School! (Thanksgiving Break)

 

Nova: Secrets of the Sun video

Nova: Secrets of the Sun video worsheet

The Universe: The Secrets of the Sun

The Universe: The Secrets of the Sun Worksheet

 

Week 14: November 30 - December 4

Monday (November 30):

K.C. #16 (section 16.4-16.7)

Lecture

Hmwk: Read Sections 17.3-17.4

 

Tuesday (December 1):

K.C. #17

Lecture

Hmwk: Read Sections 17.5-17.6

 

Wednesday (December 2):

Video: The Universe: Life and Death of a Star

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star worksheet

Hmwk: Read Sections 17.7-17.8

 

Thursday (December 3):

K.C. #18 (17.5-17.8)

Lecture: Chapter 17: The Stars

The Sun worksheet

Hmwk: Do practice problems at end of chapter 17

 

Friday (December 4):

H-R Diagram Lab

Hmwk: Finish Lab

 

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star Worksheet

The Sun worksheet

H-R Diagram Lab

H-R Diagram Lab graph paper

 

Week 15: December 7-11

Monday (December 7):

Review for test: Kahoot!

Hmwk: Study for test tomorrow

 

Tuesday (December 8):

Test

 

Wednesday (December 9):

Review Test

The Universe: S02E14 Nebula video

The Universe: S02E14 Nebula worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 18.1

 

Thursday (December 10):

Space Weather Project (2 lab grades)

Hmwk: Read Section 18.2-18.3, take notes

 

Friday (December 11):

Finish Space Weather Project (2 lab grades)

Hmwk: Read Chapter 18: Section 4, take notes

 

The Universe: S02E14: Nebula video

The Universe: S02E14: Nebula video worksheet

Kahoot! Chapter 16-17 Review

Space Weather Project

Toothpick Parallax Lab

Week 16: December 14-18

Monday (December 14):

Crash Course Astronomy video: Nebulae

Nebulae: Crash Course Astronomy #36

Crash Course Kahoot! review

Lecture: Chapter 18: The Interstellar medium

Hmwk: Read Chapter 18: Section 5, take notes

 

Tuesday (December 15):

Reading Day!!! Chapter 18 and 19, take notes and show them at end of class

The Universe: S01E10: The Life and Death of a Star video

The Universe: S01E10: The Life and Death of a Star video worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 19.1, take notes

 

Wednesday (December 16):

K.C. #19 (sections 18.1-18.2)

Lecture: Chapter 18: The Interstellar medium

Hmwk: Read section 19.2, take notes

 

Thursday (December 17):

K.C. #20 (sections 18.3-18.5)

Toothpick parallax lab

Hmwk: Read section 19.3, take notes

 

Friday (December 18):

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/big-history-project/stars-and-elements/how-were-stars-formed/v/bhp-how-were-stars-formed

Lecture: Chapter 19

Hmwk: Read section 19.4, take notes

 

 

 

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star video

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star video worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

Week 17: December 21-25

Monday (December 21):

No School Winter Break !!!

Tuesday (December 22):

No School Winter Break !!!

Wednesday (December 23):

No School Winter Break !!!

Thursday (December 24):

No School Winter Break !!!

Friday (December 25):

No School Winter Break !!!

 

Khan Academy: How Were Stars Formed video

Creating a Crash Course Video Project (Stellar Evolution)

 

 

Week 18: December 28 - January 1

Monday (December 28):

No School Winter Break !!!

Tuesday (December 29):

No School Winter Break !!!

Wednesday (December 30):

No School Winter Break !!!

Thursday (December 31):

No School Winter Break !!!

Friday (January 1):

No School Winter Break !!!

 

Creating a Crash Course Video Project (Stellar Evolution)

 

Week 19: January 4-8

Monday (January 4):

K.C. #21 (Sections 19.1-19.3)

Lecture: Chapter 19

Hand out Project info

Hmwk: Read sections 19.5-19.6, Bring laptop or online capable device

 

Tuesday (January 5):

K.C. #21 (Sections 19.4-19.6)

Work on Project

Hmwk: work on project

 

Wednesday (January 6):

Work on Project

Hmwk: work on project

 

Thursday (January 7):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Friday (January 8):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

 

 

Week 20: January 11-15

Monday (January 11):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Tuesday (January 12):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Wednesday (January 13):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Thursday (January 14):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project (Due tomorrow)

 

Friday (January 15):

Show student Crash Course Videos

 

 

The Universe: Season 2 Episode 9: Supernova video

The Universe: Season 2 Episode 9: Supernova video worksheet

Nova - Season 45 Episode 01 - Pluto and Beyond video

 

Week 21: January 18-22

Monday (January 18):

MLK Day (No School)!!!

 

Tuesday (January 19):

Show student Crash Course Videos

 

Wednesday (January 20):

Show student Crash Course Videos

Lecture: Chapter 21 Stellar Explosions

Hmwk: Read sections 21.1-21.2

See Lilly's project below!!

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday (January 21):

Show student Crash Course Videos

Lecture: Chapter 21 Stellar Explosions

Hmwk: Read sections 21.1-21.2

Nova - Season 46 Episode 01 - Pluto and Beyond

https://www.thirteen.org/programs/nova/pluto-and-beyond-gwcrnv/

Hmwk: Read sections 21.3

 

 

Friday (January 22):

K.C. #22 (sections 21.2-21.2)

Nova - Black Hole Apocalypse

Nova - Black Hole Apocalypse video link #2

*did not work* Virtual Lab: Life Cycles of Stars

Hmwk: Read sections 21.4-21.5

 

 

 

The Universe S01 E12 - Most Dangerous Places video

The Universe S01 E12 - Most Dangerous Places video worksheet

Crash Course Astronomy: Neutron Star

Crash Course Astronomy: Black Holes

 

Week 22: January 25-29

Monday (January 25):

Professonal Day (No School !!!)

 

Tuesday (January 26):

K.C. #23 (sections 21.3-21.5)

Lecture Chapter 22: Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Hmwk: Read Section 22.1-22.2

 

Wednesday (January 27):

Grade Yesterdays Knowledge Check

Crash Course Astronomy: Black Holes

Kahoot! of Crash Course video

Lecture Chapter 22: Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Hmwk: Read Section 22.3-22.4

 

Thursday (January 28):

The Universe S01 E12 - Most Dangerous Places video

The Universe S01 E12 - Most Dangerous Places video worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 22.5

 

Friday (January 29):

Black Hole Article research (Due by Tuesday before class)

  • Minimum of 3 articles (referenced in bibliography and cited within text correctly, MLA)
  • 2 pages (double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, MLA)
  • How did the new "direct image" effect science? What did you learn from reading the articles?

Hmwk: Read Section 22.6

 

 

Kahoot! Chapter 21-22 review Stellar Remnants, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

 

Week 23: February 1 - 5

 

Monday (February 1):

Black Hole Article research 

  • Minimum of 3 articles (referenced in bibliography and cited within text correctly, MLA)
  • 2 pages (double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, MLA)
  • How did the new "direct image" effect science? What did you learn from reading the articles?

Hmwk: Finish Black Hole Article Response (submit to BlackBoard where it was assigned on Friday last week)

 

Tuesday (Febraury 2):

The Universe S02 E09 - Supernovas video

The Universe Season 2 Episode 9 Supernovas video worksheet

 

Wednesday (February 3):

K.C. #24 (section 22.1-22.4)

Quizlet review

Website review

 

Thursday (February 4):

Kahoot! Review for chapter 21 and 22 test

 

Friday (February 5):

Test Chapter 21&22 Stellar explosions and Remnants

 

 

Unit 6: The Milky Way and Galaxies

 

Week 24: February 8-12

 

Monday (February 8):

Review Test Chapter 21&22 Stellar explosions and Remnants

Lecture: Chapter 23: The Milky Way

Hmwk: Read section 23.1, take notes

 

Tuesday (February 9):

The Universe: The Milky Way video

The Universe: The Milky Way video worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 23.2, take notes

 

Wednesday (February 10):

K.C.#25 (sections 23.1-23.2)

Lecture: Chapter 23: The Milky Way

Hmwk: Read sections 23.3-23.4, take notes

 

Thursday (February 11):

Crash Course Astronomy: The Milky Way

K.C. #26 (sections 23.3-23.7)

Lecture: Chapter 24: Galaxies

Hmwk: Read sections 23.5-23.6, take notes

 

Friday (February 12):

Assigned problems / DEAR (drop everything and read)

Hmwk: Read section 23.7-24.1, take notes

 

The Universe: S02E04: The Milky Way video

The Universe: S02E04: The Milky Way video worksheet

Crash Course Astronomy: The Milky Way

Galaxy Zoo webquest Lab

The Universe: S01E09: Alien Galaxies video

The Universe: S01E09: Alien Galaxies video worksheet

Crash Course Astronomy: Galaxies part 1 video

Crash Course Astronomy: Galaxies part 2 video

 

Week 25: February 15-19

Monday (February 15):

Presidents Day (No School!!!)

 

Tuesday (February 16):

Galaxy zoo webquest Lab (Zooniverse)

Hmwk: Read Section 24.2-24.3, take notes

 

Wednesday (February 17):

Finish Galaxy Zoo lab

Lecture: Chapter 24: Galaxies

Hmwk: Read Section 24.4, take notes

 

Thursday (February 18):

GIZMO - Big Bang and Hubble's Law

The Universe: S01E09: Alien Galaxies video

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rv22f

The Universe: S01E09: Alien Galaxies video worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 24.5, take notes 

 

Friday (February 19):

K.C. #27 (sections 24.1-24.3)

GIZMO - Big Bang and Hubble's Law

Hmwk: Finish Gizmo Lab

 

 

Kahoot! The Milky Way and Galaxies Test Review

Finding the Center of the Milky Way Lab

 

Week 26: February 22-26

Monday (February 22):

K.C. #28 (sections 24.4-24.5)

Crash Course Astronomy: Galaxies part 1 video

Galaxies, part 1: Crash Course Astronomy #38

Crash Course Astronomy: Galaxies part 2 video

Galaxies, part 2: Crash Course Astronomy #39

Lecture: Chapter 24: Galaxies

 

Tuesday (February 23):

Kahoot! Review for The Milky Way and Galaxies Test (Chapters 23&24)

 

Wednesday (February 24):

The Milky Way and Galaxies Test (Chapters 23&24)

 

Thursday (February 25):

Finding the center of the Milky Way Lab

Hmwk: Read Section 25.1, take notes

 

Friday (February 26):

Finding the center of the Milky Way Lab

Hmwk: Read Section 25.2-25.3, take notes

 

 

Perimeter Institute Dark Matter video game

Perimeter Institute Dark Matter video game worksheet

McGraw-Hill Dark Matter interactive map and exercise

Dark Matter - Nova documentary video (first 20 min)

Crash Course Astronomy - Dark Matter

 

Unit 7: Cosmology

 

Week 27: March 1-5

Monday (March 1):

DARK MATTER - NOVA SCIENCE NOW - Discovery/Space/Universe (documentary)

(first 20 min)

Dark Matter: Crash Course Astronomy #41

Dark Matter video game: Perimeter Institute and McGraw-Hill

Hmwk: Read Section 25.4, take notes

 

Tuesday (March 2):

K.C. #29 (Sections 25.1-25.3)

Lecture: Galaxies and Dark Matter (Chapter 25)

Hmwk: Read Section 25.5, take notes

 

Wednesday (March 3):

K.C. #30 (Sections 25.4-25.5)

Lecture: Galaxies and Dark Matter (Chapter 25)

 

Thursday (March 4):

The Universe S01 E14 - Beyond the Big Bang

The Universe S01E14: The Big Bang Part 1&2 video

The Universe S01E14: The Big Bang Part 1&2 video worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 26.1, take notes

 

Friday (March 5):

The Universe S01 E14 - Beyond the Big Bang

The Universe S01E14: The Big Bang Part 1&2 video

The Universe S01E14: The Big Bang Part 1&2 video worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 26.2, take notes

 

 

The Universe: S01E14 - Beyond the Big Bang video (part 1 and 2)

The Universe: S01E14 - Beyond the Big Bang video (part 1 and 2) worksheet

 

Week 28: March 8-12

Monday (March 8):

Lecture: Cosmology

Hmwk: Read Section 26.3, take notes

 

Tuesday (March 9):

K.C. #31 (Sections 26.1-26.3)

Lecture: Cosmology

Crash Course Astronomy: The Big Bang video

Hmwk: Read Section 26.4, take notes

 

Wednesday (March 10):

Big Bang Article Response (1-page)

Hmwk: Read Section 26.5

 

Thursday (March 11):

Big Bang Article Response (1-page)

Hmwk: Read Section  26.6, take notes

 

Friday (March 12):

Khan Academy: The Big Bang (2 videos)

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/big-history-project/big-bang

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/big-history-project/big-bang/modal/v/bhp-what-emerged-from-the-big-bang

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/big-history-project/big-bang/modal/v/bhp-threshold-1-big-bang

Hmwk: Read Section 26.7, take notes

 

 

 

Khan Academy - The Big Bang video

Khan Academy - The Big Bang - Thershold 1 video

Crash Course Astronomy: The Big Bang video

Crash Course Astronomy: Dark Energy video

Scale of the Universe website

Galaxy Redshift Lab procedures

Galaxy Redshift Lab worksheets

 

Week 29: March 15-19

Monday (March 15):

No School!!! (Spring Break!!!!)

Tuesday (March 16):

No School!!! (Spring Break!!!!)

Wednesday (March 17):

No School!!! (Spring Break!!!!)

Thursday (March 18):

No School!!! (Spring Break!!!!)

Friday (March 19):

No School!!! (Spring Break!!!!)

 

Expaning Universe Project

 

Week 30: March 22-26

Monday (March 22):

Crash Course Astronomy: The Big Bang

Crash Course Astronomy: Dark Energy

Lecture: Chapter 27: Early Universe

Hmwk: Read Section 27.1, take notes

 

Tuesday (March 23):

K.C. #32 (Sections 26.4-26.7)

Galaxy redshift Lab

 

Wednesday (March 24):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Read Section 27.2, take notes

 

Thursday (March 25):

Lecture: Chapter 27: Early Universe

Scale of the Universe

http://htwins.net/scale2/?

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Friday (March 26):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Week 31: March 29 - April 2

Monday (March 29):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Tuesday (March 30):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Wednesday (March 31):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Thursday (April 1):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Friday (April 2):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Expanding Universe Project

 

 

Week 32: April 5-9

Monday (April 5):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Tuesday (April 6):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Wednesday (April 7):

Expanding Universe Project: Presentations

 

Thursday (April 8):

Professional Day (No School!)

 

Friday (April 9):

Professional Day (No School!)

 

 

Unit 8: Exoplanets and Life in the Universe

 

Week 33: April 12-16

Monday (April 12):

DIY Planet Search

-Make a free MicroObservatory account with school email.

-Run through tutorial videos on how to collect and analyze data

-Pick a day between tomorrow and a week from now to schedule and capture some data of an exoplanet for your account

-We will be creating ligh curves later in the quarter

Hmwk: Read Section 15.1, take notes

 

 

Tuesday (April 13):

Movie: Interstellar

Hmwk: Read Section 15.2, take notes

 

Wednesday (April 14):

Movie: Interstellar

Hmwk: Read Section 15.3, take notes

 

Thursday (April 15):

Movie: Interstellar

Hmwk: Read Section 15.4, take notes

 

Friday (April 16):

Crash Course Astronomy: Exoplanets video

Crash Course Astronomy: Kahoot! review

Lecture Chapter 15: (sections 15.5-15.7)

Hmwk: Read Section 15.5, take notes

 

Crash Course Astronomy: Exoplanets video

Crash Course Astronomy: Exoplanets video Kahoot! review

Drake Equation: Worksheet

Drake Equation: Introduction

 

Week 34: April 19-23

Monday (April 19):

Lecture Chapter 15: (sections 15.5-15.7)

Hmwk: Read Section 15.6, take notes

 

Tuesday (April 20):

Lecture Chapter 28: Life in the Universe: Drake Equation

Drake Equation Worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 15.7, take notes

 

Wednesday (April 21):

Galaxy Zoo Lab: Exoplanets

Hmwk: Read Section 28.1, take notes

 

Thursday (April 22):

Nova: Finding Life Beyond Earth: S39E13

https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-finding-life-beyond-earth/

 

Hmwk: Read Section 28.2, take notes

 

Friday (April 23):

https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-finding-life-beyond-earth/

Hmwk: Read Section 28.3, take notes

 

 

 

Nova: S39E13: Finding Life Beyond Earth video

 

Week 35: April 26-30

Monday (April 26):

K.C. #33 (Sections 15.5-15.7, 28.1-28.4)

Galaxy Zoo Lab: Exoplanets

Hmwk: Read Section 28.4, take notes

 

Tuesday (April 27):

Kahoot!: Review for Life in the Universe Test

Hmwk: Study for Test tomorrow

 

Wednesday (April 28):

Life in the Universe Test

 

Kahoot! Review for Exoplanets and Life in the Universe Test

 

Thursday (April 29):

Life in the Universe Project

EXAMPLE OF A PROJECT THAT GOT A 100%:

https://userfiles-secure.educatorpages.com/userfiles/DrBell/2018_2019_Astronomy_Files/Alien civilization.pptx

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Friday (April 30):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

 

https://userfiles-secure.educatorpages.com/userfiles/DrBell/2018_2019_Astronomy_Files/Alien civilization.pptx

 

 

Week 36: May 3-7

Monday (May 3):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Tuesday (May 4):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Wednesday (May 5):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

Thursday (May 6):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Friday (May 7):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Finish Life in the Universe Project

 

 

 

 

Week 37: May 10-14

Monday (May 10):

Present Life in the Universe Project

 

Tuesday (May 11):

Present Life in the Universe Project

 

Wednesday (May 12):

Exploring Kepler Equations with Exoplanets worksheet

 

Thursday (May 13):

DIY Planet Search

 

Friday (May 14):

DIY Planet Search

 

Week 38: May 17-21

Monday (May 17):

DIY Planet Search

 

Tuesday (May 18):

DIY Planet Search Present and turn in Results

 

Wednesday (May 19):

Movie: The Martian

 

Thursday (May 20):

Movie: The Martian

 

Friday (May 21):

Movie: The Martian

 

Week 39: May 24-28

Monday (May 24):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Tuesday (May 25):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Wednesday (May 26):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Thursday (May 27):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Friday (May 28):

Due 3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Week 40: May 31 - June 4

Monday (May 31):

Memorial Day (No School!!)

 

Tuesday (June 1):

Movie: Contact

 

Wednesday (June 2):

Movie: Contact

 

Thursday (June 3):

Movie: Contact

 

Friday (June 4):

Free Day!

 

Week 41: June 7-11

Monday (June 7):

 

 

Tuesday (June 8):

 

 

Wednesday (June 9):

 

 

Thursday (June 10):

 

 

Friday (June 11):