Astronomy (Honors and D.E.)

Welcome to Dr. Bell's Astronomy class!

 

In this class we will cover a number topics including but not limited to; Astronomy and the Universe, Our Planetary System, Stars and Stellar Evolution, as well as Galaxies and Cosmology. A number of projects and viewing nights are also planned and may require students to be free during some evenings for observations. 

One of my favorite videos and speeches by Carl Sagan below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO5FwsblpT8 

 

*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.

Quick Links

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
 

 

Pine View School

1Python Path      •      Osprey, Florida 34229

(941) 486-2001   Fax:(941) 486-2042

https://www.sarasotak12.fl.us/pvs/

Stephen P. Covert, Ph.D., Principal                                             Melissa Abela, Assistant Principal

Tricia Allen, Assistant Principal of Curriculum                            Lana Marcott, Assistant Principal

         

Astronomy (Honors/DE)

Course Description & Expectations

Teacher:  Dr. Bell   Grade level: 10-12    Room:126

Textbook: Astronomy Today, 9th Edition (Pearson)

Introduction:

History of astronomy, astronomy as a physical science, properties of light, telescopes, structure and evolution of the Sun, planets, moons, other bodies in the Solar System, stars, the Milky Way galaxy, other galaxies, history of the Universe (Big Bang Theory and Cosmolog).

 

Supplies:

Please refer to the High School Supply List. Must always bring notebook paper, red and black pen, pencil, dry erase markers, tissues, wired headphones, refillable water bottle (save the planet and a trip to the water fountain). BRING WIFI ENABLED DEVICE THAT YOU CAN TYPE WITH AND HAS ACCESS TO BLACKBOARD (knowledge checks and worksheets will be completed digitally this year to limit paper usage and covid-19). Masks that follow CDC guidelines are optional and to be worn while in the classroom.

 

Grades:   Grades are based on the following:

1. Tests and quizzes (60%)

Tests are always announced at least a week in advance. Tests typically include about 10 vocabulary questions, at least 30 multiple-choice questions, and 2 essay questions. Quizzes are based on recent homework or video presentations and are often unannounced. An appointment to make up a test or quiz must be made immediately after returning from absence. Students will be given one day to make up missed work for each day absent (school policy).

 

2. Labs and Notebooks (20%)

Lab activity papers are generally due no sooner than 2 school days after the class work portion is completed but will incur a 10% penalty for each day it is late because lab equipment is often shared among teachers and the activities are coordinated to reinforce a sequential curriculum.

 

Students are required to keep 3 sections in a 3-ring notebook for science. Students must be organized and keep everything that is handed back because notebooks are checked several times during each marking period. The 3 sections in the notebook include:

            SECTION 1. Class notes (guided notes given in class and notes taken at home) 

SECTION 2. Homework, Knowledge checks and Class Work papers

SECTION 3. Lab reports (experiments requiring equipment to collect or analyze data)

 

3. Homework, Knowledge Checks and Employability (20%)

-Homework will be assigned about 4 times per week (reading assignments and/or worksheets). Worksheets will be graded as follows:

                        A - completed with reasonable effort shown             B - completed satisfactorily

                        C or D - incomplete or substandard                          F - not submitted

-Text book readings will be graded for comprehension with open-note Knowledge Checks at the beginning of many classes (5 questions). Homework must be done on time to be prepared for class activities. One-day late worksheets, therefore, will be worth 50% off per day.

-Participation in class, including answering questions and working well in group projects. Students are expected to arrive to class on-time. Tardiness results in a deduction of employability points and cuts into the student’s time for the Knowledge Checks given 4 times a week. Follow school rules and conduct.

 

Remote Learners (Quarantined and Contract Traced students):

Microsoft TEAMS will be used to video chat and participate in class. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class using the roster TEAMS creates. Please sign and upload your CE form to BB or email it to me.

Expectations

  1. Be Prepared: Students come with writing utensils, paper, and a device if possible, to take notes.
  2. Follow Directions: When a student is told to begin working on an assignment they do so, if they need to move to a group they do so.
  3. Pay Attention: When the teacher is speaking, video playing or presentation occurring the student is silent and paying close attention.
  4. Respect Everyone: Be polite and kind to the teacher and all other students.
  5. Be on Task: While doing an assignment continue doing it without distracting yourself and others around you.

Incentives

  1. Homework Passes:  Given when students go above and beyond within the classroom. Also given as rewards to Review games before exams dependent on performance.
  2. Free Time / Work on Homework early: If all assignments are done way ahead of other students one can work on homework. If this is also completed, they can work on homework they have in other classes. If this is completed free time can be given (this is rare)
  3. Toys / Candy: Given to as a reward for review games and answering hard questions throughout lectures.

Discipline

  1. Nonverbal reminder: Pointing to the rules or stopping class and giving the student a look letting them know they are off task.
  2. Verbal Reminder: Say the students name and state the rules that they may be breaking.
  3. Relocate Student seat: Call on the student to move to a more appropriate spot where they will be isolated and be more likely on task.
  4. Quick Conference Outside:  Have a brief discussion with the student outside away from the other students and express that if their behavior continues, they will be sent to the office.
  5. Send to office and referral: Send the student to the office and involve the administration and then contact the parent about what happened in class.

Parental Contact:

Parents will be contacted when a student’s grade falls below 70%, although day to day progress can be monitored online, and can be accessed through the county’s website. Conduct issues may also result in parental contact.

Academic Honor Code:

Students are expected to uphold the honor code and understand the consequences of choosing academic dishonesty.

Dr. Bell doesn’t take kindly to cheating, and violators will be treated accordingly.

 

Lab Donation:

A $15.00 donation is requested to help offset the cost of lab materials and equipment. Donations are not required but are greatly appreciated.

 

Teacher Contact and Office Hours:

Dr. Bell can be contacted by phone at school during the following office hours:

12:09 AM to 1:01 PM (period 6), and 1:06 PM to 1:58 PM (period 7).

Please allow 24 hours for calls that were not made during office hours to be returned.

tel. # (941) 486-2001 Email: Dylan.Bell@sarasotacountyschools.net

Webpage: drbell.educatorpages.com

Please sign below signifying you and your parent has read and understand the above material: 

 

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Student name (printed and signature)

 

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Parent name (printed and signature)

 

 

PLEASE READ AND SIGN! Lab Materials, Applications and Science Laboratory Safety Rules

We will be using everyday household items for our Science Labs in Earth and Space Science (vinegar, dish soap, yeast, baking soda & art supplies)

Digital Applications that will be used this year: Students will access digital applications to do online labs, watch content videos, and create projects.  The applications below may be used in class

  • Gizmos (https://gizmos.explorelearning.com/ - interactive virtual labs and simulations)
  • Phet (https://phet.colorado.edu/ - virtual interactive labs)
  • Gimkit
  • Nearpod
  • Office 365 (Teams, OneNote)
  • Brainpop
  • Safari Montage
  • Storyboard That
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Blooket/Kahoot
  • Quizlet
  • National Geographic
  • Starlab resources
  • We Share Solar resources
  • Classroom labs (all will be available to see on Blackboard)

Safety is very important in the Science laboratory.  Most accidents can be avoided by following the rules listed below.

Good Laboratory Safety depends on YOU!!!

  1. Horseplay causes accidents and is prohibited.
  2. Make sure you understand and follow all directions carefully.  If you don’t understand, ASK FOR HELP!
  3. Always follow the correct procedures when using and handling equipment.
  4. Never touch or handle any lab equipment or supplies without instructions from your teacher.
  5. Do not wear coats or loose clothing in the lab. 
  6. Never taste, touch or smell any chemical or substance unless told to do so by your teacher.
  7. If you break or spill something, quickly tell your teacher so that it can be cleaned up correctly.
  8. Never THROW anything.
  9. Keep your work area and all aisles clear of books, purses, clothing, etc. Chairs should be pushed in under the tables if not in use.

***FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE RULES MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL FROM THE CLASSROOM AND REVOCATION OF LAB PRIVILEGES.

I have read and understand the above Lab Materials, Applications and Science Laboratory Safety Rules

Student print name:________________________ Student signature:___________________

Parent print name:_________________________ Parent signature:____________________

 

REGISTRATION and ACCESS FOR ONLINE TEXTBOOK (Through PEARSON)

Course Name: Astronomy (Honors/DE) - Dr. Bell - AST2002/AST2004

Course ID: bell98548

 

Unit 1: Charting the Heavens: The Foundation of Astronomy

 

Week 1: August 9-13

Monday (August 9):

No School

 

Tuesday (August 10):

Seating / Who am I? / Distribute:papers,texts,(other stuff for 1st class)

Go over Expectations and syllabus with ppt

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

Classroom features: recycling, pencil sharpeners, rulers, bathroom

Homework: Website worksheet 

Syllabus

Grading Policies

Website Worksheet

Math Review

 

Wednesday (August 11):

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

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

Chapter 1 Notes

Chapter 1 Learning Goals

Group Activity: Kahoot! introduction

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

Homework: Read section 1.1 ,take notes.

 

Thursday (August 12):

K.C #2: 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

 

Friday (August 13):

Video: Crash Course video: Introduction to Astronomy

Crash Course Astronomy: Introduction to Astronomy video

Crash Course Astronomy: Naked Eye Observations video

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

Individual work: (TCN)

Observation Project: Due 10/10/2019

Homework: Read section 1.4, take notes

 

 

 

Week 2 August 16-20

Monday (August 16):

Lab: Measuring a building through observations

Measuring the height of a building Lab

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

 

Tuesday (August 17):

Lecture: Section 1.5: Phases of the moon and Eclipses

exploding bubbles

Crash Course Astronomy: Phases of the Moon video

Homework: Read section 1.5

 

Wednesday (August 18):

K.C.#3

Crash Course Astronomy: Eclipses video

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

Homework: Read section 1.6, take notes

 

Thursday (August 19):

Kahoot! Review for Unit 1 test

Kahoot! Unit 1 Review: Introduction to Astronomy

Hmwk: Study for test

 

Friday (August 20):

Unit 1 Test

Hmwk: Read Sections 2.1-2.2

 

 

 

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

 

Week 3: August 23-27

Monday (August 23):

K.C. #4

Review Unit 1 Test

Hand out Unit 2 Learning goals

Lecture: Chapter 2

Hmwk: None!!

 

Tuesday (August 24):

Review Unit 1 Test

Lecture: Finish Chapter 2 Lecture

Retrograde motion video

Hmwk: Read sections 2.3-2.4, take notes

 

Wednesday (August 25):

K.C. #5

Kepler's Laws Video

Kepler's laws video

Crash Course Astronomy: Introduction to the Solar System

Start Kepler's Laws Lab

Kepler's laws Lab

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

Polar Graph Paper

Hmwk: Read Section 2.5, take notes

 

Thursday (August 26):

Continue working on Kepler lab - up to task 2

Hmwk: Read Section 2.6, take notes

 

Friday (August 27):

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

Hmwk: Read section 2.7, take notes

 

 

Week 4: August 30 - September 3

Monday (August 30):

Finish Kepler Lab

Hmwk: Finish Kepler Lab if not already

 

Tuesday (August 31):

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 1):

Gravity Video

Earth and Moon attraction

Crash Course Astronomy: Gravity

General Relativity Video

General relativity video

Hmwk: None!

 

Thursday (September 2):

Kepler's Laws Lab Review

Review Chapter 2 before Test on Friday

Kahoot!: Unit 2 Review: The Origin of Astronomy

Observation Project Check in

Hmwk: Study for Test tomorrow

 

Friday (September 3):

Unit 2 Test

Hmwk: None!

 

 

 

Unit 3: Radiation and Spectroscopy

 

Week 5: September 6-10

Monday (September 6):

Labor Day (No School!!)

 

Tuesday (September 7):

Lecture: Chapter 3: Electromagnetic Radiation

Hmwk: Read section 3.1-3.2, take notes

 

Wednesday (September 8):

Lecture: Chapter 3: Electromagnetic Radiation

Crash Course Astronomy: Light

Crash Course Astronomy: Light

Hmwk: Read section 3.3-3.4, take notes

 

Thursday (September 9):

K.C. #7

Lecture: Chapter 4: Spectroscopy

Hmwk: Read section 3.5, take notes

 

Friday (September 10):

Lecture: Chapter 4: Spectroscopy

Kahoot!: Light/EMR/Spectroscopy

Kahoot!: Nature of Light

Hmwk: Read section 4.1, take notes

 

 

Week 6: September 13-17

Monday (September 13):

Black Body and Wein's Law worksheet

Black Body and Wein's Law worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 4.2, take notes

 

Tuesday (September 14):

Khan Academy: Light, Spectroscopy and the Bohr Atom video

Khan Academy: Light, Spectroscopy and the Bohr Atom video

Hmwk: Read Section 4.3, take notes

 

Wednesday (September 15):

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

Demo of PHET (Neon lights & Other discharge lamps)

Spectral Lab

Specrtal Lab (NEW)

Atomic Spectra Lab (Old)

Hmwk: Read section 4.4-4.5, take notes

 

Thursday (September 16):

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

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

Hmwk: Finish Spectral Lab

 

Friday (September 17):

Thermite Demonstration

Spectral Lab (continued - if time)

Hmwk: Study for Test tomorrow

 

 

 

Unit 3.5 Telescopes

 

Week 7: September 20-24

Monday (September 20):

Chapter 3-4 Test

 

Tuesday (September 21):

Review Chapter 3-4 Test

Video: Crash Course Astronomy: Telescopes

Telescopes: Crash Course Astronomy #6

Lecture: Chapter 5: Telescopes

Hmwk: Read Sections 5.1-5.2, take notes

 

Wednesday (September 22):

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

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

Lecture: Chapter 5: Telescopes

Hmwk: Read sections 5.3-5.4, take notes

 

Thursday (September 23):

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

Lab: Build a refracting telescope 

Hmwk: Read sections 5.5-5.6, take notes

 

Friday (September 24):

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

Second video Link (if 1st doesnt work)

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

worksheet during video

Nova- hunting the edge of space

Shadows lab

Hmwk: Read sections 5.7-5.8, take notes

 

 

Week 8: September 27 - October 1

Monday (September 27):

Review for Chapter 5 Quiz: Telescopes with Kahoot!

Kahoot!: Chapter 5 Review: Telescopes

Kahoot!

Review by making drawings of telescope diagrams

Review Knowledge Checks

Hmwk: Study for Quiz tomorrow

 

Tuesday (September 28):

Chapter 5 Test: Telescopes

 

 

Unit 4: The Solar System - The Sun and Planets

 

Wednesday (September 29):

Review Chapter 5 Test: Telescopes

Origin of the Solar System notes

Lecture: Chapter 6: The Solar System

Hmwk: Read sections 6.1-6.2

 

Thursday (September 30):

Nova: The Planets: Inner Worlds video

Nova: The Planets: Inner Worlds video

Hmwk: Read sections 6.3-6.4

 

Friday (October 1):

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

Lecture: AT Chapter 6: The Solar System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9: October 4-8

Monday (October 4):

Lecture: AT Chapter 7: Earth

Hmwk: Read Sections 6.5-6.6, take notes

 

Tuesday (October 5):

Lecture: AT Chapter 7: Earth

Crash Course Astronomy: The Earth video

Hmwk: Read Sections 6.7-7.1, take notes

 

Wednesday (October 6):

Kahoot!

Crash Course Astronomy: The Earth video

Hmwk: Read Sections 7.2-7.3, take notes

 

Thursday (October 7):

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 8):

Sun Observation Project Due

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

finish The Universe: The Outer Planets video if time

Nova: The Planets: Jupiter video

Hmwk: Read section 7.5, take notes

 

 

 

Week 10: October 11-15

Monday (October 11):

Discuss Sun Observation projects

Hand out Solar System Project

Solar System Project

Presentation Grading Rubric

Hmwk: Read section 7.6, take notes

 

Tuesday (October 12):

Discuss how to make a proper presentation.

Discuss Solar System Project (show examples)

Hmwk: Work Solar System Project

 

Wednesday (October 13):

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

Work on Solar System Project

Hmwk: Work Solar System Project

 

Thursday October 14):

Work on Solar System Project

Hmwk: Work Solar System Project

 

Friday (October 15):

Professional Day (No School)

 

 

 

Week 11: October 18-22

 

Monday (October 18):

Work on Solar System Project

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

 

Tuesday (October 19):

Mental Health Day

Work on Solar System Project 

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

 

Wednesday (October 20):

Work on Solar System Project

Hmwk: Finish Project (Due by Midnight)

 

Thursday (October 21):

Planetarium

Work on Solar System Project

 

Friday (October 22):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

 

 

Week 12: October 25-29

Monday (October 25):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

 

Tuesday (October 26):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

Hmwk: Read Section 16.1

 

Wednesday (October 27):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

Hmwk: None! 

 

Thursday (October 28):

Presentations of Solar System Project (Take Notes)

Hmwk: Read Sections 16.2-16.3

 

Unit 5: The Sun and Stars

 

Friday (October 29):

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 1-5

Monday (November 1):

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

Lecture: Chapter 16: The Sun

Hmwk: Read Sections 16.6-16.7

 

Tuesday (November 2):

Nova: Secrets of the Sun video

Nova: Secrets of the Sun video worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 17.1-17.2

 

Wednesday (November 3):

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

Lecture

Hmwk: Read Sections 17.3-17.4

 

Thursday (November 4):

K.C. #17

Lecture

The Universe: The Secrets of the Sun

The Universe: The Secrets of the Sun Worksheet

Hmwk: Read Sections 17.5-17.6

 

Friday (November 5):

Video: The Universe: Life and Death of a Star

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star worksheet

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star

The Universe: Life and Death of a Star Worksheet

Hmwk: Read Sections 17.7-17.8

 

 

 

Week 14: November 8-12

Monday (November 8):

K.C. #18 (17.5-17.8)

Lecture: Chapter 17: The Stars

The Sun worksheet

The Sun worksheet

Hmwk: Do practice problems at end of chapter 17

 

Tuesday (November 9):

H-R Diagram Lab

H-R Diagram Lab

H-R Diagram Lab graph paper

Hmwk: Finish Lab

 

Wednesday (November 10):

Review for test: Kahoot!

Hmwk: Study for test tomorrow

 

Thursday (November 11):

Test: The Sun and Stars

Hmwk: None!

 

Friday (November 12):

Review Test

The Universe: S02E14 Nebula video

The Universe: S02E14 Nebula worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 18.1

 

 

Week 15: November 15-19

Monday (November 15):

Space Weather Project (2 lab grades)

Space Weather Project

Hmwk: Read Section 18.2-18.3, take notes

 

Tuesday (November 16):

Finish Space Weather Project (2 lab grades)

Hmwk: Read Chapter 18: Section 4, take notes

 

Wednesday (November 17):

Crash Course Astronomy video: Nebulae

Nebulae: Crash Course Astronomy #36

Crash Course Kahoot! review

Kahoot! Chapter 16-17 Review

Lecture: Chapter 18: The Interstellar medium

Hmwk: Read Chapter 18: Section 5, take notes

 

Thursday (November 18):

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

The Universe: S02E14: Nebula video

The Universe: S02E14: Nebula video worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 19.1, take notes

 

Friday (November 19):

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

Lecture: Chapter 18: The Interstellar medium

Hmwk: Read section 19.2, take notes

 

 

 

Week 16: November 22-26

Monday (November 22):

Thanksgiving Break (No School!!!)

Tuesday (November 23):

Thanksgiving Break (No School!!!)

Wednesday (November 24):

Thanksgiving Break (No School!!!)

Thursday (November 25):

Thanksgiving Break (No School!!!)

Friday (November 26):

Thanksgiving Break (No School!!!)

 

 

 

Week 17: November 29 - December 3

Monday (November 29):

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

Toothpick parallax lab

Toothpick Parallax Lab

Hmwk: Read section 19.3, take notes

 

Tuesday (November 30):

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

Khan Academy: How Were Stars Formed video

Creating a Crash Course Video Project (Stellar Evolution)

Lecture: Chapter 19

Hmwk: Read section 19.4, take notes

 

Wednesday (December 1):

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

See Lilly's project below for an example!!

 

 

 

Thursday (December 2):

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

Work on Project

Hmwk: work on project

 

Friday (December 3):

Work on Project

Hmwk: work on project

 

 

 

Week 18: December 6-10

Monday (December 6):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Tuesday (December 7):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Wednesday (December 8):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Thursday (December 9):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Friday (December 10):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

Hmwk: work on Crash Course Video Project

 

Week 19: December 13-17

Monday (December 13):

Work on Crash Course Video Project

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

 

Tuesday (December 14):

Show student Crash Course Videos

 

Wednesday (December 15):

Show student Crash Course Videos

 

Thursday (December 16):

Show student Crash Course Videos

Lecture: Chapter 21 Stellar Explosions

Hmwk: Read sections 21.1-21.2

 

Friday (December 17):

Lecture: Chapter 21 Stellar Explosions

Hmwk: Read sections 21.1-21.2

 

 

Week 20: December 20-24

Monday (December 20):

The Universe: Season 2 Episode 9: Supernova video

The Universe: Season 2 Episode 9: Supernova video worksheet

Hmwk: None!

 

 

Tuesday (December 21):

Nova - Season 45 Episode 01 - Pluto and Beyond video

Hmwk: Read sections 21.3

 

Wednesday (December 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

 

Thursday (December 23):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

Friday (December 24):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

 

 

Week 21: December 27-31

Monday (December 27):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

Tuesday (December 28):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

Wednesday (December 29):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

Thursday (December 30):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

Friday (December 31):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

 

 

Week 22: January 3-7

Monday (January 3):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

Tuesday (January 4):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

 

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 5):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

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 6):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

The Universe S01 E12 - Most Dangerous Places video

The Universe S01 E12 - Most Dangerous Places video worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 22.5

 

Friday (January 7):

Winter Break (No School!!!)

 

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

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 23: January 10-14

 

Monday (January 10):

Professional Day (No School!!!)

 

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 (January 11):

The Universe S02 E09 - Supernovas video

The Universe Season 2 Episode 9 Supernovas video worksheet

 

Wednesday (January 12):

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

Quizlet review

Website review

 

Thursday (January 13):

Kahoot! Review for chapter 21 and 22 test

 

Friday (January 14):

Test Chapter 21&22 Stellar explosions and Remnants

 

 

Unit 6: The Milky Way and Galaxies

 

Week 24: January 17-21

 

Monday (January 17):

Review Test Chapter 21&22 Stellar explosions and Remnants

Lecture: Chapter 23: The Milky Way

Hmwk: Read section 23.1, take notes

 

Tuesday (January 18):

The Universe: The Milky Way video

The Universe: The Milky Way video worksheet

Hmwk: Read section 23.2, take notes

 

Wednesday (January 19):

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

Lecture: Chapter 23: The Milky Way

Hmwk: Read sections 23.3-23.4, take notes

 

Thursday (January 20):

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 (January 21):

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: January 24-28

Monday (January 24):

Presidents Day (No School!!!)

 

Tuesday (January 25):

Galaxy zoo webquest Lab (Zooniverse)

Hmwk: Read Section 24.2-24.3, take notes

 

Wednesday (January 26):

Finish Galaxy Zoo lab

Lecture: Chapter 24: Galaxies

Hmwk: Read Section 24.4, take notes

 

Thursday (January 27):

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 (January 28):

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: January 1- February 4

Monday (January 31):

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 1):

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

 

Wednesday (February 2):

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

 

Thursday (February 3):

Finding the center of the Milky Way Lab

Hmwk: Read Section 25.1, take notes

 

Friday (February 4):

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: February 7-11

Monday (February 7):

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 (February 8):

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

Lecture: Galaxies and Dark Matter (Chapter 25)

Hmwk: Read Section 25.5, take notes

 

Wednesday (February 9):

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

Lecture: Galaxies and Dark Matter (Chapter 25)

 

Thursday (February 10):

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 (February 11):

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: February 14-18

Monday (February 14):

Lecture: Cosmology

Hmwk: Read Section 26.3, take notes

 

Tuesday (February 15):

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 (February 16):

Big Bang Article Response (1-page)

Hmwk: Read Section 26.5

 

Thursday (February 17):

Big Bang Article Response (1-page)

Hmwk: Read Section  26.6, take notes

 

Friday (February 18):

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: February 21-25

Monday (February 21):

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

Tuesday (February 22):

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

Wednesday (February 23):

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

Thursday (February 24):

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

Friday (February 25):

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

 

Expaning Universe Project

 

Week 30: February 28 - March 4

Monday (February 28):

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 1):

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

Galaxy redshift Lab

 

Wednesday (March 2):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Read Section 27.2, take notes

 

Thursday (March 3):

Lecture: Chapter 27: Early Universe

Scale of the Universe

http://htwins.net/scale2/?

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Friday (March 4):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Week 31: March 7-11

Monday (March 7):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Tuesday (March 8):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Wednesday (March 9):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Thursday (March 10):

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: March 14-18

Monday (March 14):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Tuesday (March 15):

Expanding Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on Expanding Universe Project

 

Wednesday (March 16):

Expanding Universe Project: Presentations

 

Thursday (March 17):

Professional Day (No School!)

 

Friday (March 18):

Professional Day (No School!)

 

 

Unit 8: Exoplanets and Life in the Universe

 

Week 33: March 21-25

Monday (March 21):

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 (March 22):

Movie: Interstellar

Hmwk: Read Section 15.2, take notes

 

Wednesday (March 23):

Movie: Interstellar

Hmwk: Read Section 15.3, take notes

 

Thursday (March 24):

Movie: Interstellar

Hmwk: Read Section 15.4, take notes

 

Friday (March 25):

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: March 28 - April 1

Monday (March 28):

Lecture Chapter 15: (sections 15.5-15.7)

Hmwk: Read Section 15.6, take notes

 

Tuesday (March 29):

Lecture Chapter 28: Life in the Universe: Drake Equation

Drake Equation Worksheet

Hmwk: Read Section 15.7, take notes

 

Wednesday (March 30):

Galaxy Zoo Lab: Exoplanets

Hmwk: Read Section 28.1, take notes

 

Thursday (March 31):

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 1):

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 4-8

Monday (April 4):

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 5):

Kahoot!: Review for Life in the Universe Test

Hmwk: Study for Test tomorrow

 

Wednesday (April 6):

Life in the Universe Test

 

Kahoot! Review for Exoplanets and Life in the Universe Test

 

Thursday (April 7):

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 8):

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: April 11-15

Monday (April 11):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Tuesday (April 12):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Wednesday (April 13):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Thursday (April 14):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Work on the Life in the Universe Project

 

Friday (April 15):

Life in the Universe Project

Hmwk: Finish Life in the Universe Project

 

 

 

 

Week 37: April 18-22

Monday (April 18):

Present Life in the Universe Project

 

Tuesday (April 19):

Present Life in the Universe Project

 

Wednesday (April 20):

Exploring Kepler Equations with Exoplanets worksheet

 

Thursday April 21):

DIY Planet Search

 

Friday (April 22):

DIY Planet Search

 

 

Week 38: April 25-29

Monday (April 25):

DIY Planet Search

 

Tuesday (April 26):

DIY Planet Search Present and turn in Results

 

Wednesday (April 27):

Movie: The Martian

 

Thursday (April 28):

Movie: The Martian

 

Friday (April 29):

Movie: The Martian

 

Week 39: May 2-6

Monday (May 2):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Tuesday (May 3):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Wednesday (May 4):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Thursday (May 5):

3 page: Article response about realism in the Martian film

 

Friday (May 6):

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

 

Week 40: May 9-13

Monday (May 9):

Memorial Day (No School!!)

 

Tuesday (May 10):

Movie: Contact

 

Wednesday (May 11):

Movie: Contact

 

Thursday (May 12):

Movie: Contact

 

Friday (May 13):

Free Day!

 

Week 41: May 16-20

Monday (May 16):

 

 

Tuesday (May 17):

 

 

Wednesday (May 18):

 

 

Thursday (May 19):

 

 

Friday (May 20):

 

 

Week 42: May 23-27

Monday (May 23):

 

 

Tuesday (May 24):

 

 

Wednesday (May 25):

 

 

Thursday (May 26):

 

 

Friday (May 27):

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL !!!