Friday 5/6/16
EQ: What is Astronomy?
Warm up: (on Notecard) What do you KNOW about astronomy (one side)? What do you WANT to know? (other side)
-Astronomy Unit Preview
Summary: Intro to solar system video clip
HW: Find a current event news article about astronomy and complete the article summary sheet (Due Monday)





Monday 5/9/16
EQ: What are rotation and revolution of planets and how does that affect seasons?
Warm up: Which planets are “terrestrial” (rocky) and which planets are “gas giants”? Where are they located and what separates them?
- Review solar system parts
- Earth in space read aloud
Summary: Earth in space review
HW: Season's Graphic organizer

Tuesday 5/10/16
EQ: What are rotation and revolution of planets and how does that affect seasons?
How did the moon form and what are its characteristics?
Warm up: Evolution of lunar landscape practice
- Review Rotation, revolution and seasons word splash
Summary: Review Earth’s Moon /lunar landscape
HW: Phases, eclipses, and tides worksheet



Wednesday 5/11/16
EQ: How did the moon form and what are its characteristics?
Warm up: What have you learned about the moon?
-Review warm up
-Review Phases, Eclipses, and Tides
-Quick lab- Phases of the moon
-Review lab- Why can you see the moon during the day?
Summary: Phase predictions- May Calendar
HW: Phases Calendar

Thursday 5/12/16
EQ: How did the moon form and what are its characteristics?
Warm up: What causes tides? When on the diagram on the board would tides be highest and lowest?
-Astronomy Article summary sharing (Turn in)
-Phases of the moon review
-Review warm up
-BrainPop Tides
Summary: “Understanding tides” packet
HW: Finish understanding tides packet if needed


Friday 5/13/16
EQ: What is the difference between a comet, asteroid, and meteoroid?
Warm up: What is the difference between a lunar and solar eclipse
- Review understanding tides answers
-Eclipse interactive
-http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys301/lectures/sunmoon/Eclipses_Nav.swf
- Comets, Asteroids, meteors reading in small groups
Summary: Review Comets, Asteroids, meteors
HW: Finish Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors worksheet


Monday 5/16/16
EQ: What are the characteristics of the sun?
What powers the burning of stars?
Warm up: Brain Pop Eclipse Review
- Sun Notes (my website or textbook)
-Solar Events

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmDZhQAIeXM

Summary: Sun Article
HW: Nuclear Fission vs Fusion





Tuesday 5/17/16
EQ: What is the stellar spectrum/ a spectrograph?
Warm up: Describe the process of nuclear fusion.
- Review Nuclear Fusion and Fission
-SpectographsNotes (textbook pg 99-100)
-Whole group review of stellar spectrum
-Review spectrum comparisons
Summary: Astronomy vocabulary Review
HW: Begin preparing for Astronomy Final!



Wednesday 5/18/16
EQ: What are the basic characteristics of stars?
Warm up: What can we learn about stars by studying their light?
-Review warm up
-How fast, How far?
-Characteristics of stars notes (textbook 103-109)
Summary: Begin HW
HW: Characteristics of Stars review worksheet
Astronomy study guide- ASTRONOMY TEST Tuesday & Wednesday next week!




Thursday 5/19/16
EQ: What is an HR diagram and how does it relate to the characteristics of stars?
Warm up: Stars are classified according to what 3 characteristics?
-Graphing stars- HR Diagrams
Summary: Interpret graphs & HR Diagrams
HW: Life cycle of stars worksheet
Astronomy study guide- ASTRONOMY TEST Tuesday & Wednesday next week!


Friday 5/20/16
EQ: What is the life cycle of a star?
Warm up: What does an HR diagram show you?- FINISH YOUR HR DIAGRAM from yesterday (colored pencils up front if you want to color code it.)
-Review warm up
-Finish making model of HR diagram (pg 109)
-BrainPop life cycle of stars
-Review Life cycle of stars HW
Summary: Life cycle graphic organizer (pg 115)
HW: Astronomy study guide- ASTRONOMY TEST Tuesday & Wednesday next week!


Monday 5/23/16
EQ: What have we learned about astronomy?
Warm up: Get out a laptop and log on. Sign in to study island.
-Pulsars and Black Holes video clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzk6YbP7QA
- Review HR Diagram, Life cycle GO, and pulsars, black holes
-Complete Astronomy assignment for study island
Summary: When finished work on Astronomy study guide (Due Monday)
HW: Astronomy study guide Due Monday


Tuesday 5/24/16
EQ: What are comets, meteoroids, asteroids?
Warm up: Review Mass of a supermassive black hole with a neighbor.
- Review mass of a supermassive blackhole
- Sci show why gravitational ways are a big deal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Azto2EVk8o
-Comets, Meteroids, Asteroids reading and review
Summary: Comets, Meteroids, Asteroids Review
HW: Finish Comets, Meteoroids, Asteroids


Wednesday 5/25/16
NO CLASS- Buckskin Olympics

Thursday 5/26/16
EQ: What have we learned about astronomy?
Warm up: Get out a laptop and log on. Sign in to study island.
Summary: Complete Astronomy Unit Practice Test on Study Island
When finished: Check answers on Astronomy Study guide (posted on website today)
HW: Study for Astronomy Unit Test Tomorrow and Wednesday!



Friday 5/27/16 OR Tuesday 5/31/16
Astronomy Final Exam