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Online Textbook "Astronomy"

Date

1st Semester

In Class Activity
Homework
9/18/17 Work day for constellation project; Class talk about parallax and the parsec; Planetarium - 3rd: Spring, 4th: Summer; Fall constellation practice; constellation project research; magnitude worksheet; Parallax and parsec worksheet

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

Practice fall constellations for quiz next class

9/14/17

Work day for Constellation Project;

Magnitude practice

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

Practice fall constellations for quiz - Thursday 9/ 21/17

9/12/17 Cassini's Grand Finale; Magnitude; Work Day Constellation Project

Finish Magnitude practice wksht

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

9/8/17

Planetarium - Identifying contellations & stars - Summer Triangle (Lyra & Vega; Cygnus & Deneb; Aquila & Altair); Ursa Major; Ursa Minor; Cassiopeia; Pegasus; Andromeda

Constellation Project - Description; Rubric - Responsibility List; Resource Links; Planetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

Work on Constellation Planetarium Project - Due Oct 4, 6 & 11. Reflection due class after presentation.

Read article "A Quick Spin Around the Big Dipper" (To see the article, you might need this login name: walterpayton@nautil.us)

9/6/17

Intro

Scavenger Hunt; Student Survey; Map; Black Box; Book (A Walk Through the Heavens); Starchart (holder, only stars, constellations)

Solar Storm may give us Northern Lights tonight

Finish Survey; Have a completed starchart for next class

9/5/2017

Intro

Introduction; Expectations; Planetarium

Student Survey (you have to be logged into Google with your CPS email);

Horizon Picture - Choose your best view of the sky; Draw what you see in the sky; Make note of the direction, time of day, sky condition, and landmarks

     

 

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Picture of the  Sun Pictue of the night sky from a backyard Picture of a galaxy