Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Homework:  Study for the Rotation Quiz that will be givin on Thursday.  The Efferdent Lab is due this Friday.

Today in Science Class:
1.  Work on "Rotation".  More information is found below.
2.  Work on Edmentum Power Standard 2
     Directions to find the "Earth's Motions" Power Standard 2 materials:
     Log into Edmentum Plato.
     Click on "Flex Assignments"
     Go to "Power Standard 2
     Complete the lesson, applicatation and as many of the 8 practice tests as you can.

Concept One:  Rotation.
Tasks:  
Define rotation.
Describe the rotation of the Earth.
Describe the rotation of the Moon.
Describe the rotation of the planets in our solar system.
Describe the relationship between the rotating earth and sun.
Describe the relationship between the rotating moon and earth.
Describe the relationship between the rotating earth and moon.
Describe the relationship between the rotating earth and the rotation of other planets in our solar system. Example: Compare the rotational times of Earth to the other planets.

Directions:  In your paper notebook, complete the tasks listed above.  You may draw diagrams and write paragraphs to help you describe your understanding of the concepts listed. 

How to know that you've mastered the concept:
1. Can you pick out the correct response from a set of multiple choice answers?
2. Can you explain it in a written response?
3. Can you demonstrate the concept using a model or diagram?
4. Can you teach it to someone that is having trouble understanding it?



Monday, November 21, 2016

Homework:  Complete the Efferdent Lab.  The lab due date is Friday December 2nd, but there will be no more time given during class to work on it.

Today in Science Class:
1.  Complete your Efferdent Lab procedure.
2.  Work on the Edmentum weather power standard.
3.  Begin working on the space power standard.

Absent Students:  Work on number 2 and 3 from the list above.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Homework:  Complete concept one, rotation.

Today in Science Class:
1.  Complete your lab procedure and get it approved.  You may not begin tomorrow's lab until your procedure is approved.
2.  Work on "Rotation".

Concept One:  Rotation.
Tasks:  
Define rotation.
Describe rotation as it pertains to the earth sun relationship.
Describe the rotation of the moon and it’s relationship to the earth.
Describe the rotation of the different planets in our solar system

Directions:  In your paper notebook, complete the tasks listed above.  You may draw diagrams and write paragraphs to help you describe your understanding of the concepts listed. 

How to know that you've mastered the concept:
1. Can you pick out the correct response from a set of multiple choice answers?
2. Can you explain it in a written response?
3. Can you demonstrate the concept using a model or diagram?
4. Can you teach it to someone that is having trouble understanding it?



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Homework:  Complete concept one, rotation, by Friday.

Today in Science Class:
1.  Take Edmentum Benchmark 2 Test.
2.  Work on "Rotation".

Concept One:  Rotation.
Tasks:  
Define rotation.
Describe rotation as it pertains to the earth sun relationship.
Describe the rotation of the moon and it’s relationship to the earth.
Describe the rotation of the different planets in our solar system

Directions:  In your paper notebook, complete the tasks listed above.  You may draw diagrams and write paragraphs to help you describe your understanding of the concepts listed. 

How to know that you've mastered the concept:
1. Can you pick out the correct response from a set of multiple choice answers?
2. Can you explain it in a written response?
3. Can you demonstrate the concept using a model or diagram?
4. Can you teach it to someone that is having trouble understanding it?



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Homework:  Complete concept one, rotation, by Friday.

Today in Science Class:
1.  Take Space Unit Pretest  Pretest Answer Document
2.  Begin work on "Rotation"  Pick up the handout located on my front table.

Concept One:  Rotation.
Tasks:  
Define rotation.
Describe rotation as it pertains to the earth sun relationship.
Describe the rotation of the moon and it’s relationship to the earth.
Describe the rotation of the different planets in our solar system

Directions:  In your paper notebook, complete the tasks listed above.  You may draw diagrams and write paragraphs to help you describe your understanding of the concepts listed. 

How to know that you've mastered the concept:
1. Can you pick out the correct response from a set of multiple choice answers?
2. Can you explain it in a written response?
3. Can you demonstrate the concept using a model or diagram?
4. Can you teach it to someone that is having trouble understanding it?


Monday, November 14, 2016

Homework: Written lab procedure due Friday

Today in School:
1.  Welcome to Astronomy!!
2.  Introduction
3.  What do you believe?
4.  Today's video link 1
*After viewing link 1 and before leaving class today, you must turn in a position  response explaining whether or not you believe in aliens and whether or not you believe that they have visited Earth.
5.  Today's bonus video link

Absent Students:
Watch the video and be prepared to discuss it during tomorrow's lesson.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Homework: Webquest is due tomorrow

Today in School:
1.  Climate Test
2.  Begin tomorrow's lab work.
Lab Link

Absent Students:
Arrange for a time to take the test.