Students watched, The Universe - The Catastrophes that
Changed the Planets. While watching the episodes, This episode
explains how we have learned about major catastrophes on other worlds from
space probes we send to study them.
Honor's Science Class – Students continued their research on the Eyes in the Sky report.
After talking about satellites yesterday, we looked at what
it takes to get that satellite into orbit.
Students completed the activity Marbles in Space. Students set two grooved rulers on a
box. One ruler was raised three
different heights (1”, 2”, & 5”).
Three different sized marbles were run down the ramp and students
observed how far they travelled. After
completing Marbles in Space,
students completed Satellite
Subtraction. Using subtraction
problems, each alphabet letter was given a numerical value. Using the code, they were able to decode the
Honor's Science Class – Students began researching information about satellites for their Eyes in the Sky report.
The Clark Planetarium Astrovan visited ACYI today. The reason for the seasons was the 6th
grade science standard discussed. It was
a great presentation and the students got an excellent introduction to this
Having watched the video about the Moon landing, students
watched Mythbusters - NASA Moon Landing and completed a worksheet.
They looked at five myths.
Hoaxers claim that the picture below had to be taken with
two lights otherwise the shadows of the lunar module and rocks would be
parallel.They showed that with only the
Sun, and uneven terrain, the Sun could have produced the shadows we see.
Hoaxers claim the picture below was faked because the
astronaut is entirely in the shadow of the lunar module.They showed there was enough reflected light
to produce the picture with the astronaut bright.
Hoaxers claim that the footprints on the Moon could only be
made on moist soil.They showed that, in
a vacuum and in material similar to the lunar surface, the picture below could
have been made on the Moon.
Hoaxers claim that the only reason the flag moved was
because there had to be a wind.They
showed the flag would move the way the videos showed it did because of the
vacuum.It also only moved when touched
by the astronauts.
Hoaxers claim the videos showing astronauts walking on the
Moon were filmed at high speed so, when played back, it would look like the
astronauts were walking in lower gravity.They showed, through a number of tests, including flying on a Zero-G plane that created Moon gravity on
the plane.This showed slow motion was
not involved in making the movies.
Finally, they bounced a laser beam off the reflectors left
by the Apollo 15 astronauts.The only
way this could occur is if someone left a reflector at the exact site where the
Apollo 15 astronauts landed.
The Hoaxers claims were “busted.”
Honor's Science Class – Students began participating
in the EarthKAM mission. The EarthKAM is located on the International
Space Station. Students request
photographs of specific locations on the Earth be taken. They will be taken and made available to the
Today we began watching the series When We Left the Earth. This
series was broadcast on the Discovery channel.
There are six episodes describing important parts of the space
program. I think it’s important students
understand the accomplishments made by the astronauts and employees of NASA. We watched the first episode, Ordinary
Supermen. The subject was the
selection of the Original 7 astronauts and Project Mercury. Students completed a worksheet while watching the
Today was the last day to work on Kids Discover Telescope magazine worksheet.
It was due at the end of the hour.
For students who had completed the assignment, there was a crossword
puzzle/word search assignment about space exploration.
Honor's Science Class – I’ve wanted to do an assignment with a class where they read a science
fiction story and then determined what was accurate and what wasn’t. Today, students read an Arthur C.
Clarke short story, Summer on Icarus. The story is about a crew
working on the asteroid Icarus. Icarus is an asteroid that
approaches close to the Sun. It took
most of the class to read the story. We
will be discussing the story tomorrow.