A CLOSER LOOK AT THE UNIVERSE....
Warm UP: Picturing an Astronomer - It is the end of a long night at the observatory and the astronomer is closing up as the first rays of dawn are seen on the horizon. The astronomer is tired and ready for a good days sleep. Now focus on the astronomer as he is coming toward you on the road that comes from the observatory....
* Draw a picture of the mental image you see (gender, age, race, clothing, facial features, work environment, tools, etc) Include a minimum of 10 descriptive words to describe your astronomer
* Finish presentations "Letters to the School Board"
A Look at the Universe - Packet (Work on questions in class)
Begin reading packet as class- Break into groups to answer questions.
HW: Complete Astronomer Picture and be ready to share your astronomer picture tomorrow in class
Warm UP: What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
Share Astronomers - Discussion - Thursday..
Read packet... A closer look at the Universe pgs 3-6 Answer Questions 1-10 from packet.
HW: How does the electromagnetic spectrum help astronomers?
Warm Up: Describe some (4) of the major objects in the universe.
Introduce the Birth & Death of a Star /Brain Pop.. Notes on worksheet
Activity: Birth & Death of a Star- Act out scenario (music)
Handout: Birth & Death of a Star (Discuss the Star Cycles)
Inclass Activity: Finish packet questions 11- 27
Homework: What is a light year? What is another unit of measure we use to measure objects in our solar system?
Warm UP: Birth & Death of a Star / Brainpop... Take notes on Birth & Death of a Star Worksheet.
Science Vocabulary for Birth & Death of a star - Learn Pocket Guide words, practice with partner
Inclass Activity: Make a Pocket Guide to the Universe:
*Collect Questions - A Closer Look at the Universe
Homework: Upload the following to my dropbox: Astronomer picture (Or turn in your paper copy on Friday), Warm Up & Homework Questions for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Homework: If you have not already done so, upload the Spongbob questions and their answers to my dropbox by 8 pm. Checkout the Word Document with SpongeBob questions. If you decide to use this document, please copy and paste as google document before uploading it to my dropbox. Add Name and title to the top of the document. Have a great weekend!!
Activity: Measure side of building with 1 inch measuring tool. illustrate how far objects in space are from one another. Study the sun, Launch paper rocket to sun
Explain that the sun is nearly 25 trillion miles away from our nearest star and light travels about 6 trillion miles a year, With such vast space in our Universe, we use Light years. Take a look at size of objects in the Universe: Let's Talk Size Bill Nye the Science Guy in Space - • Season 1 Episode 19 Outer Space
Finish questions in packet... A Close Look at the Universe turn in before weekend.