11/26/13

Tuesday, November 26th

We watched the DVD Constellation Myths  and students completed a DVD worksheet. Students also did their  Adopt-a-Constellation presentations.
Honor's Science – Student took a size and scale quiz to see what they have learned so far.  Student then finished the In a Galaxy Far Away assignment.


11/25/13

Monday, November 25th

Students finished making their Star Finder.  Using the Star Finder, students identified four constellations per season (Using a Star Finder).   
Students were assigned a constellation and they began the Adopt-a-Constellation assignment.
Honor's Science – Students completed a size and scale Worksheet - In a Galaxy Far Away.


11/22/13

Friday, November 22nd

Students made a star finder (template).  They will be using it upcoming constellation assignments.
Honors Science – Students watched Where is Our Place in Space and completed a worksheet.  We began watching Stars, Light Years, and the Milky Way.


11/21/13

Thursday, November 21st

Student finished the Constellation Confusion assignment.  They read a Native American myth, Coyote and the Stars  and completed a worksheet.  Student completed a Constellations Think Questions  worksheet.  This assignment helped student understand why we see different constellations each season.
Honor's Science – Students completed a size and scale of the Solar System activity - Solar System on a MapUsing a map, students marked where the planets would be if we traveled south from Brigham City.

11/19/13

Tuesday, November 19th

Students completed the About Constellations reading and finished the worksheet.
Began working on Constellation Confusion
Honor's Science - Finished watching How Big, How Far, How Fast and completed the worksheet.


11/18/13

MAVEN Headed to Mars

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Monday, November 18th

We began the constellations unit today.  Students watched two DVDs (History of Astronomy and Observing the Night Sky).  They completed a worksheet for both DVDs (History and Observing).  Students began reading About Constellations.
Honor's Science – We began the size and scale unit today.  Students watched Cosmic Voyage and completed a worksheet.  They began watching How Big, How Far, How Fast and worksheet.


11/13/13

Wednesday, November 13th

The universe is made up of over a hundred billion galaxies.  All galaxies fall into one of three categories – elliptical, irregular, and spiral.  Students made a galaxy layered-book identifying the characteristics of each and completed a Galaxy Venn Diagram.
Honor's Science – Students completed the Orbital Period - Time of Revolution  lab activity begun on Monday.  Students then began a worksheet, Gravity ExplorationsStudents determine how much they would weigh on other worlds.


11/7/13

Thursday, November 7th

Student made a scale model of the Solar System, Solar System Beads. Using 5 yards of string, students place a bead, representing a planet, at specific distances

Honor's Science - Students watch Bill Nye Gravity and completed a worksheet. They completed a gravity lab - Gravity on EarthStudent dropped three different sized rubber balls and timed how long it took to hit the floor.  This activity is similar to Galileo’s famous experiment showing all objects fall at the same rate regardless of their weight.

11/6/13

Wednesday, Nov 6th

Students watched an episode of The Universe dealing with the size and scale of the universe.  “This program gives viewers a tangible grasp of the enormity of the universe. Models and comparisons give a perspective on the relative sizes of the largest nearby stars, the scale of the solar system and just how fast the speed of light is.”  Student completed a worksheet while watching the video.
Honors Science – Students took the Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors Unit assessment.

11/5/13

Tuesday, November 5th

Students completed watching Cosmic Voyage and completed the video worksheet.
We did a size and scale activity - Solar System by HalvesStudents took a six-foot piece of adding machine tape.  They placed a Sun sticker on one end and a “Pluto/Kuiper Belt” sticker on the other.  They folded the tape in half and placed a Uranus sticker at the crease.  They then folded the “Pluto/Kuiper Belt” end in half (to Uranus) and placed a Neptune sticker on the fold.  They folded the Sun end to Uranus, folded it in half, and placed a Saturn sticker on the fold.  They continued the process (folding in half to the previous planet) and placing the appropriate planet sticker on each crease.  The finished product resembles the distance between the planets.
Honor's Science – The Autobiography of a Meteor & Comet assignment was due at the end of the hour.


11/4/13

Monday, November 4th

Student completed the Solar System unit today by taking the gravity unit final assessment. 
We began our size and scale of the universe unit today.  Students saw a video clip showing what the planets would look like if they were the same distance away from the Earth as the Moon.  We began watching Cosmic Voyage and student completed a video worksheet.
The Honors Science class continued working on the Autobiography of a Meteor & Comet assignment.


11/1/13

Friday, November 1st

Students finished the Gravity Explorations worksheet.  To complete Part B of the worksheet, students had to determine how far they could jump on other worlds. They measured how far they could jump five times and determined the average distance of their five jumps.  The used that data to determine how far they could jump.
Honors Science – Students continued working on the Autobiography of a Meteor & Comet assignment.