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Date

2nd Semester

In Class Activity
Homework
4/26/17

WPCP Chicken Hatch Cam 2017

Spring Constellation Quiz Practice; HR Diagrams - Practice

Look for spring constellations
4/24/17

WPCP Chicken Hatch Cam 2017

The Life and Death of Stars - study guide (pdf - word doc)

Finish flow chart on star life cycle (study guide)

Research on Stellar Life CyclesTextbook - Chp 10: Our Star the Sun; Chp 11: Stars-Distant Suns; Chp 12: How the Stars Shine-Cosmic Furnaces; Chp 13: The Death of Stars-Stellar Recycling; Chp 14: Black Holes-The End of Space and Time

4/18/17

WPCP Chicken Hatch Cam 2017

Stages of A Sta's' Life

Research stages of the life cycle of stars
4/10-14 Spring Break Enjoy Break
4/6/17

Eclipse Educational activities: 1. Post Implementation Form (pdf - word); 2. Reflection - consult project description

Spider - Episode 5 from HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon"

Look for Spring Constellations over break; Share information about the Eclipse (Eclipse video)Enjoy break
4/3/17 Review Eclipse Educational Activities; Go over Sun-Earth Survey results; Use data sets to determine correct answers; View/discuss "A Private Universe" Look for Spring Constellations
3/27/17 Eclipse Quiz - Sun Earth Survey - Spring Constellations (Ursa Major, Leo [drip to Leo], Bootes [arc to Arcturus], Coorna Borealis, Ursa Minor

Eclipse Experiences - Reflection

Look for spring constellations

3/23/17

Work Day Eclipse Projects;

Complete the Final Experience Description

Catch the Winter Circle in the sky. It is fading fast and will soon pass from visibility.

Eclipse working groups

Quiz on Monday about eclipse info

3/21/17 Report on working groups to whole class; Work Day Eclipse projects Eclipse working groups
3/17/17

Dr Johnson's last day wrap-up

Eclipse working groups work day

Eclipse working groups
3/14/17

Large Group Meeting (both 2nd and 3rd) - Work Day for Eclipse Education Project

Solar Week Info

Read through the Observer's Guide to Viewing the Eclipse
3/10/17

Creating an eclipse

Eclipse Research; Eclipse Links; Sign-up

Viewing the Sun - Eclipse glasses & solar projection

Read through the Observer's Guide to Viewing the Eclipse (2nd period)
3/7/17

Planetarium - Eclipses

The Great American Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 Project

Complete Community Application Form by 3:30 Thursday 3/9/17
3/6/17

Exoplanet and Doppler Test

Look for the Moon and the Winter Circle in the Sky - Venus is very bright
2/28/17

Exoplanet Poster Session

Redshift (Doppler) & exoplanet review/practice questions * Key

Redshift & Exoplanet Test Monday, 3/6/17
2/22/17

Look at TRES-3 data; Other Worlds Website;

Work Day for Extraordinary Exoplanets - Project Description

Examples & checklist of Scientific posters

Exoplanets - Project Description - Finished Poster due Friday at end of class

WOW - space.com * Nature.com Check out the news that 7 Earth like exoplanets have been found around the same star!!* Abstract of article in Nature - look at the light curve of 3 transiting planets!!!

2/17/17

Guest Speaker Dr David Johnson - ITER International Fusion Project

Extraordinary Exoplanets - Project Description

OtherWorlds Website; Explanation of Exoplanet names; Image Lab practice using TRES-3 and worksheet Data Anaysis

Finish the data analysis with TRES-3 by next class.
2/14/17

Discussion of 2nd semester final project, late work

How we detect exoplanets - video

OtherWorlds Modeling Lab worksheet - Website; Exoplanet Modeling quiz

Get ready for our guest speaker Friday

- International Fusion Experiment

- Why is this important? (PHD TV is the video we watched in class; Virtual Tokamak is a game where you try to generate electricity for a city using fusion - Ms Barge broke the machine her 1st time :(

- Go Inside the Machine Take a virtual tour of a fusion machine at MIT

Get ready for guest speaker - send questions to Dr Johnson

Request exoplanet image according to schedule of your exoplanet

2/10/17

Exoplanets - Physical Models, wobbling & transits;

OtherWorlds Modeling Lab worksheet - Website;

Sign up for OtherWorlds accounts

Request the image for either WASP-43 (Sat 2/11/17) or HATP-36 (Sun 2/12/17) from OtherWorlds Exoplanet website - You have to request the image the day of and not earlier.

Find out about nuclear fusion; Think of questions to ask the other Dr Johnson next Friday 2/17/17

2/8/17 Waves: amplitude vs wavelength; Doppler Effect & Redshift; Exoplanet Introduction - Exoplanet News Find out about nuclear fusion; Think of questions to ask the other Dr Johnson next Friday
2/6/17 EarthSky; Star Cards; Wanda Diaz Ted Talk; Doppler Shift-Redshift Subscribe to EarthSky; Look for the Winter Circle in the sky; Complete Doppler shift handout

 

Date

1st Semester

In Class Activity
Homework

1/30,31/17

2/1,2/17

Finals; Seminar None
1/27/17

Work Day

Answer Key SDSS Practice Key

Finals Study Guide - you need a pencil, calculator and can bring a 3x5 notecard
1/25/17

Harvard Computers Talk; Different objects' spectra using SDSS

SDSS Tools - Navigate; Search by object #; Plate Browser

SDSS Practice Worksheet

Look for the Winter Constellations outside

Finals Study Guide

1/21/17

Finish Types of Spectra Activities (Flame Tests & Gas Lamps); Analysis of Star Spectra (Types of Spectra Activity B)

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Talk

SDSS Website - Video #1 (Introduction) - Video #2 (A Night at SDSS)

SDSS Tools - Navigate; Search by object #; Plate Browser

Practice Winter Constellation Quiz (Quiz is next class)

Look for the Winter Constellations outside

Finals Study Guide

1/19/17

The Story of Spectra Talk

Types of Spectra Activities (Flame Tests & Gas Lamps); Analysis of Star Spectra (Types of Spectra Activity B)

Look for the Winter Constellations outside

Fill out Northwestern Permisson Slip

Extra Credit: Go watch the movie Hidden Figures - write a reflection: What impressed you? What suprised you? What bothered you? How much do you think thHow much do you think things have changed for women and minorities in science? Due Jan 30, 31 or Feb 1 (whenever your final is scheduled). You can turn it in earlier.

1/13/17

Continuous, Absorption and Emission Spectra

Types of Spectra wksht

Finish questions on Types of Spectra Wksht

Practice Winter Constellation Quiz

Find out about the person you were given to research - be ready to share with class

Fill out Northwestern Permisson Slip

1/11/17

Star Predicted to Explode

Relative sizes of stars

Blackbody Questions

Fill out Northwestern Permisson Slip

Quiz on Blackbodies - Friday 1/13/17

1/9/17

Blackbody Applet (Mac use Firefox or Chrome) Worksheet - Key

Blackbody Talk

 

Finish Blackbody Lab worksheet

Fill out Northwestern Permisson Slip

Extra Credit: Go watch the movie Hidden Figures - write a reflection: What impressed you? What suprised you? What bothered you? How much do you think thHow much do you think things have changed for women and minorities in science? Due Jan 30, 31 or Feb 1 (whenever your final is scheduled). You can turn it in earlier.

12/21/16 Multiwavelength Astronomy - Complete the lesson "Multiwavelength Astronomy" on our class Moodle page

Look in the night sky for the moon and for the winter circle constellations

Enjoy Winter Break

Extra Credit: Go watch the movie Hidden Figures - write a reflection: What impressed you? What suprised you? What bothered you? How much do you think thHow much do you think things have changed for women and minorities in science? Due Jan 30, 31 or Feb 1 (whenever your final is scheduled). You can turn it in earlier.

12/19/16 Converting sound into light; The Quiet Zone Video #1 - Video #2;

Electromagnetic Spectrum Telescopes - Each group has a type of light. Research your telescope: Period 2, Period 3

Look for the moon; Look for the winter circle constellations;

12/15/16 Infrared Light - VIdeo Infrared: More than your eyes can see; SOFIA - exploring how to "see" infrared light Look for the moon; Look for the winter circle constellations; Practice Winter Constellation Quiz
12/13/16 Planetarium - Winter Circle Constellations (Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Gemini, Auriga, Taurus); NG Mysteries of the Unseen World (video) Link to older version - The Inivisible World - It is worth watching!! Look for the moon; Look for the winter circle constellations; Practice Winter Constellation Quiz
12/9/16 Investigation of the Electromagnetic Spectrum; Speed of light Look for the moon. Read the article Beyond the Rainbow; Finish Speed of Light
12/6/16 Review of Freq, Wavelength, Energy problems; Comparision of emitters and detectors of light; Quiz on Frequency, Wavelength and Energy; Comparision of celestial objects viewed in different light Look for the moon.
12/2/16

Frequency, Wavelength and Energy of Light - Worksheet

Planck's Constant

Think about ideas in the problems from worksheeet; Quiz based on worksheet
11/28.16 James Webb Telescope Update; History of Light Notes; Talk None
11/21/16 Quiz - Moon Phases; Finish Apollo 13

No homework - Thanksgiving

The Great Listen - Interview your elders for StoryCorps

11/17/16 Review "The Cause of the Moon Phases" - Apollo 13

Apollo Missions Interview

Quiz on Moon Phases Monday 11/21/16

11/14/16

Parent Survey - Paper copy or Online

What causes Moon Phases? When does the moon rise and set?

Look for the Super Moon!!

Finish the questions on the handout "The Cause of the Moon Phases"

11/3/16

Finish all handouts; Be ready to discuss: F box - light and lenses - handout; movement of light through telescope; f/ratios; magnification;

Read Chp 3 - check reading guide for sections to read - Due Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it - Put your observations on our class calendar

11/2-3/16 CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!! ** Interesting tweets during the game

Join the celebration of the most unexpected event

Extra Credit: A photo of you at any world series game, or at the parade for the World Series Champion Cubs, or at Wrigley Field and its sign, or at the rally, or with a Cub player, or any other interesting picture connecting you and the World Champion Cubs. Due 11/29/16

10/31/16 F box - light and lenses - handout; movement of light through telescope; f/ratios; magnification; learning to use telescopes - Borrowing telescopes

Read Chp 3 - check reading guide for sections to read - Due Thursday Nov 3, 2016

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it - Put your observations on our class calendar

10/27/16

Telescopes

Fall Constellation Quiz; F box - light and lenses - handout; movement of light through telescope; f/ratios; magnification; learning to use telescopes - Borrowing telescopes

Read Chp 3 - check reading guide for sections to read - Due Thursday Nov 3, 2016

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it - Put your observations on our class calendar

10/25/16

Telescopes

History of the Telescope Talk; Planetarium video "Two Small Pieces of Glass"

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it - Put your observations on our class calendar

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for Fall Constellation Quiz (quiz will be Oct 27) Practice Quiz

10/21/16

Telescopes

2nd & 3rd: Record Moon sightings; Research names given to your table regarding the history of the telescope; See where the closest 2 million stars in our galaxy to Earth are located - The Sun is in the center; Can you find the MilkyWay? Read about Ms. Barge's award

3rd: Astronomy Survey Test

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it - Put your observations on our class calendar

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for Fall Constellation Quiz (quiz will be Oct 27) Practice Quiz

10/18/16

Telescopes

2nd Period: Astronomy Survey; Light Boxes - How does light behave with a mirror and a lens

3rd Period: Constellation Projects; Light Boxes - How does light behave with a mirror and a lens

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it - Put your observations on our class calendar

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for Fall Constellation Quiz (quiz will be Oct 27) Practice Quiz

10/14/16

Telescopes

Telescopes - Introduction (looking at our telescopes); Telescope Quiz; Astronomy CCD Picture

Finish coloring the ccd picture and return it to Ms. Barge

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it - Put your observations on our class calendar

10/12/16

Constellations

Constellation Presentations

Constellation Project Reflection - upload to Moodle

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for Fall Constellation Quiz (quiz will be Oct 27) Practice Quiz

10/7/16

Constellations

Constellation Presentations

Constellation Project Reflection - upload to Moodle

Look for the Moon - Record when you see it, what it looks like, where in the sky you see it

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for Fall Constellation Quiz (quiz will be Oct 27) Practice Quiz

10/4/16

Constellations

Constellation Presentations

Constellation Project Reflection - upload to Moodle

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for Fall Constellation Quiz (quiz will be Oct 27) Practice Quiz

9/30/16

Constellations; Image Processing

Magnitude Quiz Retake

Constellation Project Work Day - Description; Rubric - Responsibilty List; Resource LinksPlanetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

ImageJ Practice (Images for practice are under Software link above) - Hints;

Stellarium - Use Assignment #0 to get familiar with the program;

MicroObservatory - request an image to be taken (Use Remote Telescopes link above)

ESA Rosetta Mission Ends
Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for Fall Constellation Quiz (quiz will be Oct 27)

9/28/16

Constellations; Magnitude; Parallax

Constellation Project Work Day - Description; Rubric - Responsibilty List; Resource LinksPlanetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

Parallax & Parsec Problems;

ImageJ Practice (Images for practice are under Software link above) - Hints; Stellarium

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for quiz (quiz will be Oct 27)

Makeup magnitude/parallax quiz Friday 9/30

9/26/16

Constellations; Magnitude; Parallax

Constellation Project Work Day - Description; Rubric - Responsibilty List; Resource LinksPlanetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

Parallax and Magnitude Practice

Image J Practice (Images for practice are under Software link above) - Hints

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and practice with star chart for quiz

Schedule retake of magnitude quiz

9/22/16

Constellations

Magnitude Quiz; Fall Equinox

Constellation Project Work Day - Description; Rubric - Responsibilty List; Resource Links; Planetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

Look for the fall constellations in the sky

9/19/16

Constellations; Magnitude

Constellation Project Work Day - Description; Rubric - Responsibilty List; Resource Links; Planetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

Magnitude Textbook 2nd edition pg 63-67; 3rd ed pg 76-80

Magnitude Quiz Thurs 9/22/16

9/15/16

Constellations

Constellation Project Work Day - Description; Rubric - Responsibilty List; Resource Links;Planetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

Magnitude - Apparent & Absolute

Magnitude questions

9/13/16

Constellations

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

Constellation Project - Due 10/4, 7, 12/2016

Look for the fall constellations - practice finding on blank quiz

Subscribe to Spaceweather.com

9/9/16

Constellations

The Sky

Star Charts - holder, only stars, constellations, coordinates

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

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

9/7/2016

Intro

Constellations

Textbooks; Student Survey; Learning Survey #1 (Description - at bottom of survey page); Learning Survey #2 (Description)

Scavenger hunt; Enroll in Moodle;

 

Read through the Introduction and Part 1 of Walk Through the Heavens Due 9/14/15

Extra Credit for the month of September - bring in a roll of paper towels & a box of kleenex

9/6/2016

Intro

Introduction; Expectations; Planetarium

Horizon Picture Due 9/10/16

     

 

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