Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 29 - June 1

NOTE: The monthly optional "replacement assignment" for period 1, 4, 7 is questions 1-25 on page 669 The replacement assignment for periods 3 and 6 is 1-8 page 661-662. Your score on this will replace your lowest non-test score so far. Get it in by the end of the day on May 31 (Thursday).

Monday
No school.

Tuesday
Benson has jury duty, so students will answer questions as they watch a video called "Invisible Universe Revealed". If you were gone watch it HERE.

Wednesday
We will finish the video and then students will be given time to work on their review sheets for the semester test.

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains the life cycles of stars. Gone? Read pages 707-714 (honors 693-699).

Friday
Benson will tell students about the test and then we will play a KaHoot Review Game. For other review resources, check out the links below. Good luck on finals!

Below: Links to IMPORTANT Review Resources

1. It is important that you understand the Rock Cycle (several questions). To review read pages 67-69 (honors pages 52-54) and take a look at this animation.

2. This graph will be on the test - CLICK HERE

3. There will be several questions to check your understanding of Moon phases.

4. Make sure you understand the motion, varying speed, and tail of a comet. Watch this animation

5. This diagram will be on the test. The same diagram can be found on page 339 of your text (honors text page 328). You should be able to use principles of superposition and cross-cutting to determine relative ages as you did on the WS: Principles of Geology last winter.

Question of the Week
What can we see (Hubble Space Telescope) that indicates there is a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy?

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14-18

Monday
We will review Moon and Sun phenomena, and then begin watching "The Martian". If you were gone, take a look at these : Moon phase animation and Moon phases this month and Tides Animation

Tuesday
We will continue watching "The Martian".

Wednesday
We will go over solar system topics, including Keppler's Laws. If you were gone, check theses out: Best Ever Scale Model of the Solar System (7-minute video) and take a look at this: Kepler's Laws Animations.

Thursday
Students will do a lab. Honors students who miss the lab should do 1-12 on pages 631-632. Period 1-4-7 students who miss the lab should do 1-25 on page 669.

Friday
Students will continue watching "The Martian". Check this out: Nine things the movie got right or wrong.

Interesting Links

Moon phase animation

Another Moon phase animation

Moon phases this month

Online Moon Phase Exercise (very good)

Lunar Eclipse Animation

Lunar Eclipse Explained

Tides Animation

D-Day Moon

Tides - select "Launch Interactive"

Spring and Neap Tides

Eclipse Animations

Various Moon Animations

Space Weather

Solar Max of 2013

Northern Lights Explained

Spaceweather.com

Northern Lights Explained

Northern Lights over Iceland

Question of the Week
Why is Pluto no longer considered to be a planet?

Video of the week:

Monday, May 7, 2018

May 7-11

Monday
We will look at a couple current events and then go over a recent WS (Earth Motions)..

Tuesday
Students will take the ACT Aspire Test and then do this Online Moon Phase Exercise (very good). UPDATE 5/9/18 - Many of you are reporting that the online activity isn't working. When I get back to school Thursday, I will tell you what to do.

Wednesday
Benson will be gone. Students will do a WS.

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains several concepts related to the Earth-Moon relationship, including tides, phases, and eclipses.

Friday
Students will watch a video "Eclipse Over America" and then take notes as Benson explains "solar cycles".

Interesting Links

Moon phase animation

Another Moon phase animation

Moon phases this month

Online Moon Phase Exercise (very good)

Lunar Eclipse Animation

Lunar Eclipse Explained

Tides Animation

D-Day Moon

Tides - select "Launch Interactive"

Spring and Neap Tides

Eclipse Animations

Various Moon Animations

Space Weather

Solar Max of 2013

Northern Lights Explained

Spaceweather.com

Northern Lights Explained

Northern Lights over Iceland

Question of the Week
Why is Pluto no longer considered to be a planet?

Video of the week:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 23-27

The optional assignment for periods 1-4-7 is 1-20 page 243. For periods 3-6 it is 1-11 pages 252-253 (due on the last day of the month).

Monday
Students will be constructing rockets. Rockets are due by the end of the day on Friday.

Tuesday
Students will be constructing rockets. Rockets are due by the end of the day on Friday - Hopefully we will launch them next week.

Wednesday
Students will begin watching a video about the "Space Race" and then be given time to put finishing touches on their rockets. If you miss this class, print out this worksheet and watch the first 65 minutes of the video below.

Thursday
We will finish watching the video and then Benson will explain the Apollo missions. If you were gone, watch the video below.

Friday
Benson will have a sub, so students will do a worksheet.

Interesting Links

NASA's YouTube Channel

Brief History of Animals in Space

Video of the week:

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 16-20

Attention Honors students - To review for the two essay questions, you should watch this short video: The Earthquake/Tsunami of 1700, and read this page Radiocarbon Dating (does not open on mobile devices).

The optional assignment for periods 1-4-7 is 1-20 page 243. For periods 3-6 it is 1-11 pages 252-253 (due on the last day of the month).

Monday
We will review for the test. CLICK HERE to access the Kahoot that we played in class today.

Tuesday
Students will take the test and then start watching a movie called "October Sky".

Wednesday
Benson will explain the historical context of the movie and then we will continue watching it.

Thursday
We will finish the movie.

Friday
Students will begin making rockets (to be continued next week).