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Homework

Astronomy (Period 4)

Instructor
Mrs. Denise Greenberg
Term
Fall 2013
Department
Science
Description

Astronomy - Physical Lab Science

Upcoming Assignments

No upcoming assignments.

Past Assignments

Due:

Here is the finals study guide.  You may hand-write notes on both sides of the printed page and bring it to use during your final.  No typewritten notes.

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Here is the PowerPoint/pdf for today's lesson on temperature conversion.
 
Your worksheets of temperature conversion are due tomorrow.  

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HOLIDAY BREAK HOMEWORK:
 
Read Chapter 2 in your textbook; answer all Questions for Review at the end of the chapter.

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Here is the INBook Table of Contents that I am checking this week.

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You have a test on Thursday!
Topics covered:  
Prehistoric Astronomers
Greek Astronomers
Ptolemy and retrograde
Copernicus and the heliocentric theory
Tycho Brahe
Kepler and his Laws of Planetary Motion

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Here is the link to our next lecture:  History of Astronomy V:  The Debate Continues
 

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Historical Astronomers Timeline:  Five Greeks and a Roman
 
Begun in class:
Using the data from the chart you created before Thanksgiving break of these astronomers, create a timeline either with the materials you were given in class, or with equivalent materials already have.
 
Astronomers:
Aristotle
Pythagorus
Eudoxus
Aristarchus
Eratosthenes
Ptolemy
 
For each astronomer, include the following:
- A picture of him (use the internet for a likeness) or a representation of his contribution.
-His name
-Dates of Birth and Death
-Birthplace
-Summary of major contributions.
 
If you use the example of Ptolemy we did together in class - exactly and no more - for all astronomers, you will receive no better than a B.  For an A, add more details, more facts; make your timeline well organized and pretty.  (40/40 project points)
 
We will have tomorrow's period to work on these timelines in class.  Anything you haven't completed must be completed at home and is due on Wednesday.
 
You will find a brief description of these astronomers on pages 40-47 of your textbooks.  Remember that most of you are keeping them in room 97, so make sure to take them home with you on Tuesday if you don't finish the timeline in class.

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What’s Your Sign?

An exercise in real astronomy.

 

Write the directions on your paper.

Directions:

 

Read pp 32-34 in your text:  “The planets and the Zodiac.”

Use your phone or your computer to research the following...

 

What’s your sign?

What does this question actually mean?

Check spaceplace.nasa.gov/starfinder3/en

 

(How many zodiac constellations are there, really?)

What constellation was behind the Sun on the date of your birthday?

 

Check spaceplace.nasa.gov/starfinder3/en

 

Mini-Report:  What is the story behind your constellation?

 

Use this webpage: 

www.space.com/15722-constellations.html

 

What important stars does it contain?

When do we see it in the night sky?

What is the mythology behind its character?

What does it look like?

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Remember to bring your textbook tomorrow!

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READ Chapter 1 - History of Astronomy, pp 20-32.
ANSWER page 57, #1-7.
DEFINE all bolded key terms/vocabulary in this reading section (10 total key terms)
 
To be entered into page 9 of your INBook, LH side (output)
 
You do not have to write the questions.  You do, however, need to write the answers in full sentences.

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This long weekend you will completing your first Astronomy Log.  You will be locating the Moon (waxing crescent) and Taurid meteor shower in your astronomy INBook.  The master INB shows the log to be on page 11, LH side.
 
The Taurid meteor shower will occur directly above the constellation Taurus, and you may be able to see 5-10 meteors per hour.
 
You will be using the astrolabe and star wheel you created in class last week.

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Here are the PowerPoints we are using in class this and last week.  Remember your homework ALWAYS after taking notes is to convert your class notes to Cornell Note format with:
- title
- date
- at least 4 questions or clues per page on the LH side
- summary

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Here is the video we have been watching in class Thursday and Friday:
Prehistoric Astronomers

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Here is the template for our vocabulary exercise we started today in class.

Instructions:
- Cut out the vocabulary terms and paste them onto the next empty LH page (in the Master INBook it's page 7) into groups that show how the terms are related.  The relationships should make sense to YOU.

Examples are 
~antonyms
~synonyms
~processes
~map guides
~similar purposes.

DO NOT JUST PASTE THESE TERMS INTO ALPHABETICAL ORDER.
This will earn you a zero for this project.


Please note that this excel spreadsheet has two identical block of terms; just use one block of 24 terms for your project.


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Read:  "Essay One - Backyard Astronomy, subsections "Learning the Constellations" and "Star Lore," pp 63 - 67.

Take Cornell Notes on these two subsections in your Interactive Notebook on the Right Hand side.  Remember to include a date, title, summary and at least 4 questions per page on the left-hand side of your notes page.  Remember - your student peers will be evaluating your notes tomorrow, so make them pretty!

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Please make at least one observation/record of the moon this weekend.

The waning moon will be observable between 11:30 at night through 2 pm the next afternoon.  IF you are able to see it- given cloud cover and all - please use your astrolabe to site its altitude.  If you have a compass, use it to record its direction.

Your observation should look like this:

Moon Observation Date and Time Altitude (degrees) Direction

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Here is a PDF for your interactive notebook (INB) Table of Contents. Please do not worry if your work is not identical to the posted table - this is a work in progress, and it will tighten up as the year progresses. If you have lost the worksheets listed on the Table after I gave them back to you with a grade, please leave me a note in its place to let me know this and I will not subtract points from your final score.

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Worksheet - NASA Scientific Notation review

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Test on Tuesday
NOTE - This list of what will be covered has been edited!
You will be taking a short, multiple choice and short answer test on Tuesday. Read the textbook preview section (pp 2-13) and review your notes. All PowerPoints and prezis are listed in the homework assignments previous to this one...

Covered:

Measurements (AU, Light years)
Organizing the universe's objects according to size
Types of astronomy fields
Order of the planets, including inner and outer planets
Scientific notation - you will need to be able to calculate scientific notation into real numbers and vice versa
The four universal forces and what they effect:  gravity, electromagnetism, strong force and weak force.



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NOTE:  This description has been edited!  

Read and create Cornell Notes from the attached article: "Words Ya Gotta Know." Instructions are at the end of the article!

You must pick up the article from me in the classroom.  

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Using the research you did and the directions on the attached worksheets, create a presentation on some aspect of the effects of space debris OR the challenges of living in space.  Attached are pdfs of your worksheet and a google doc of instructions.

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Make sure that your Reading Chunks for Preview pp 2-8 is completed before you walk into the classroom tomorrow.

Also, bring your textbooks to class tomorrow!

Attached is the link to the Prezi we took notes from earlier this week, Preview:  The Cosmic Landscape.

Link 2 is the Prezi for The Scientific Method.

Due:

If you missed any of the notes - here is our latest presentation, "The Scientific Method," on a cloud-based website called prezi.com.

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Please bring your text book tomorrow.

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Worksheet: "The Scientific Method," critical reading exercise and practice of the steps and purposes of the Scientific Method. When completed and checked, this will be taped or glued into your notebook and used for a deep reading exercise.

The worksheet is not available online - please get one from the classroom if you missed it being handed out this afternoon. (9/30)

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Here are files for our Astronomy Graphing Exercise we began in the tech center today. Please follow the directions carefully. I've changed my mind since I wrote this instruction sheet up - so yes, you may email me your excel spreadsheet to denisegreenberg@ccusd.org.

The sample excel spreadsheet contains only data for the first chart you're to make, and is there as an example of what to do.

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Here is the chart we are using currently to calculate the distances of the planets from the Sun, using light seconds... It is formatted in "Presentation," the Google version of PowerPoint.

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Bring your book to class on Thursday, aka tomorrow!

(Or you will receive the Detention of the Missing Textbook.)

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Here is the "Big Numbers" pdf that we are working on this week. You will be expected to understand the difference between AUs (astronomical units) and LYs (light years) by the time we are finished with this topic. (You will also be expected to be able to do simple calculations using scientific notation.)

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Here is the foldable template for Types of Astronomy. The directions are printed on the LH side of the template. It is to be pasted into the first empty LH page of your Interactive Notebook (INB). If you were absent during this exercise, you can complete it at home and show me in class.

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Here is the PowerPoint we have been working on in class this week entitled "What is Astronomy." Your homework is to review your notes and turn them into Cornell Notes, complete with a summary! These notes should be on the Right Hand (input) side of your INB (Interactive Notebook).

Due:

Using the two glossaries of Science root words given to you in class, complete the worksheet on Deciphering Terms.


NOTE: Only one of the glossaries is available as a download; the other is hard copy only.