Thursday, May 30, 2019

June 3-6 How to prepare for the test.

The test will be 100 multiple-choice questions. Honors students will also have two essay questions (see #5 and #6 below). All of the questions on the study guide are very closely related to questions on the test.

Monday
Regular Monday schedule. We will do a Kahoot review to refresh your memory.

Tuesday
Zero period final from 8:20-9:40
First period final exam from 9:55-11:15
Second period final from 11:50-1:10

Wednesday
Third period final from 8:20-9:40
Fourth period final from 9:55-11:15
Fifth period final from 11:50-1:10

Thursday
Sixth period final from 9:55-11:15
Seventh period final from 9:55-11:15

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 . . . Make sure you understand it.

3. There will be several questions to check your understanding of Moon phases. Look at the diagrams in your text (look up "moon phases" in the index to find the page number).

4. 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.

5. Honors students will have an essay question about the contribution of Henrietta Leavitt to modern astronomy. This short video will provide a good review.

6. Honors students will also have to explain "sea-floor spreading" (including the evidence for it). Text pages 209-210 and 214-216 will help.

7. Watch this 3.5 minute video to understand the scale of the universe.

8. CLICK HERE to access the Kahoot that we used to review.

9. Meghan's Quizlet.

Have a groovy summer!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 20-24 . . . the last full week of school.

Monday
Periods 1-4-5 will watch a video about the history of the telescope. Periods 3 and 6 (honors) will do an activity called "The Shape of Planetary Orbits". Honors students, if you were gone be sure to go to this website and spend some time trying all of the features.

Tuesday
Periods 1-4-5 will take notes as Benson explains several general astronomy topics. Periods 3 and 6 will watch a video about the history of the telescope. If you were gone, be sure to check out this interactive visual, which was created by two 14-year old boys in 2012, and watch this 3-minute video.

Wednesday
Periods 1-4-5 will start a star classification activity. Periods 3 and 6 will take notes as Benson explains several general astronomy topics.

Thursday
Periods 1-4-5 will finish the star classification activity. Periods 3 and 6 will go over Kepler's Laws and then begin the star classification activity.

Friday
Periods 1-4-5 will begin watching the movie "Contact". Periods 3 and 6 will finish the star classification activity.

Monday, May 13, 2019

May 13-17

Attention Honors Students
There is no MESPOW this week.

Monday
Students will take notes as Benson explains "Small Solar System Bodies". If you are gone, read text pages 659-665 (honors 655-660).

Tuesday
We finish learning about small solar system bodies and then students will make solar system bracelets.

Wednesday
Wrap-up, review. Kahoot. Here are some links that may help you prepare for the test.

1. Solar System Visualizer

2. Moon Phase Animation

3. Another Moon Phase Animation.

Thursday
We will watch this 10-minute video and then take the test.

Friday
TBA

Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6-10

Attention Honors Students
There is no MESPOW this week.

Monday
We will compare the physical conditions on Mars with those on Earth and then begin viewing "The Martian".

Tuesday
We will go over the recent Solar System assignment and scale model assignment, then continue watching the movie.

Wednesday
We will finish the movie.

Thursday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains comets, asteroids, etc.

Friday
Students will take the ACT Aspire Test during class.

Monday, April 29, 2019

April 29 - May 5

Attention Honors Students
There is no MESPOW this week.

Monday
Students will take notes as Benson explains solar activity.

Tuesday
We will go over the scale model activity and then students will do a WS.

Wednesday
We will watch a video (NOVA: Asteroid).

Thursday
TBA

Friday
No school due to Vigilante Parade.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April 22-26

Attention Honors Students
MESPOW this week is #48.

Monday
Students will do a WS.

Tuesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains Earth-Moon phenomena.

Wednesday
We will finish the notes and then do this Online Moon Phase Exercise.

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains several aspects of the Sun.

Friday
Students will do a scale model activity (Solar System).

Monday, April 15, 2019

April 15-19

Attention Honors Students
MESPOWs this week are #108 and #130.

Monday
We will finish the video (Failure is Not an Option). If you were gone, get the handout and watch the first 65 minutes.

Tuesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains NASA through the years.

Wednesday
We will have a guest speaker here to talk about the Missouri Breaks National Monument.

Thursday
We will watch a video: Birth of the Earth.

Friday
Weather-permitting, we will launch rockets.