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    Due dates are given to students and posted as soon as they become available.
     
     
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    Topic 3:  Earth in the Universe

    Topic Outline: 

    Origin of the Universe

         -Proof of the Big Bang Theory

              *spectral line observations/Hubble’s Law

              *background microwave radiation

          -age of the universe

     

    Structure of the Universe

         - What is a galaxy?

         - Stars

              HR Diagram (ESRT p.15)

              life cycle

     

    Our Solar System

              - age of our solar system

              - ESRT p.15 (Solar System Data)

              - Celestial Objects: Planets, comets,

                   and meteors

             

    Kelplar’s Contribution

       -3 Laws

      -Ellipse and Eccentricity (ESRT p. 1)         

     

                          

    Review Book Homework:

    HW#8- Big Bang & Stars     Due : ___________

    read p. 38-44

    Do p. 40, #1-6 and p.44-45 #7-23

                         

    HW#9- Solar System             Due : __________

    read p.45-47

    Do p.47 #24-29

     

    HW#10- Planets & Eccentricity    Due: __________

    read p. 48-50

    Do p. 51-52, #30-50

     



    Online Homework:

     

    Universe Scale and Structure  w/worksheet

                                           Due: 10/16

     

    How Do We Study the Stars? w/worksheet

                                           Due: 10/18

     

     

    Class Assignments/Labs:

     Labs:

       Doppler Shift of Galaxies

       Classification of Galaxies

       Star Classification

       8-3 Ellipses

          

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Quizzes: 

    Origin of the Universe

                                   Date:  _______________

     

     Lab Quiz: Star Classification

                                   Date:  _______________

    Test: 

     Topic 3- Earth in the Universe

                                          Date: ___________

     

                   

     

     

    Topic 2: Measuring Earth

    Topic Outline:

    Earth's Shape and Evidence

    Spheres of the Earth 

       - Atmosphere (ESRT p. 14),      Hydrosphere, Lithosphere (ESRT p.1)

       - Composition of Spheres (ESRT p. 1)

     Earth’s Coordinate System

      (Latitude & Longitude/Time Zones)

     Field Maps

        - Drawing and Reading isolines

        - Gradient (ESRT p. 1)

     Contour Maps

       - reading a contour map

       - drawing a profile

       - Gradient (ESRT p. 1)

     

    Homework:

     

    HW#5-Spheres of Earth & Shape  Due: 9/28            RB p. 18-20 Do #1-17 p.20-21

     

    HW#6-Coordinate System   Due: 10/4

    RB p.22-24 Do #18-30 p. 24-25

     

    HW #7- Fields & Mapping   Due: 10/12

       RB p.26-30 Do #31-34 p.27 and

                              #35-48 p.31

     


    Online Homework:

    Shape of the Earth Video w/worksheet Due: 9/25 

     

    Class Assignments/Labs:

    Labs:

       1-2: Earth’s Shape

       1-4: Constructing a Field Map

       Topo Maps Lab

      

     

     

     

     

    Quizzes:

     Lab Quiz 1-2 Earth’s Shape: Fri., 9/29

     

     Lat/Long/Time Quiz: Thurs.,10/5

     

     Lab Quiz 1-4 Field Maps: _________                             

    Test:

    ESRT Test #1 Wed., 9/27

    Topics 1 & 2: Fri., 10/13

     

     
    Topic 1: Introduction 

    Topic Outline:

    Observations and Inferences

     Percent Deviation (% Error)

     Measurement Review

     Density

        -equation

        -Relative Density

        -temperature and pressure changes

        -size and shape changes

     

    Rate of Change

        -formula (ESRT p. 1)

        -graphing:

          Cyclic, Static, Direct, Inverse

     

    Homework:

    HW#1- Classroom Policies & Safety Contract  Due 9/8                                                       

    HW#2- Observation/% Deviation/Density Due 9/13

    Read Review Book p: 2-4

     Do #1- 9 on p. 4-5    and Read  p. 5-6

    Do # 10-18  on p. 7             

     

    HW#3 - Rate of Change   Due 9/19

    Read RB p. 7-9   Do # 19-28 p. 10-11

                                    

    HW #4 – Human Interaction   Due: _____

    Read RB p. 11-12     Do # 29-39 p. 12

                                 


    Online Homework:

    Density w/worksheet       Due 9/11  

           Go to teacher website, on left side click "Online HW" tab, click on the title of the video assigned. Watch video and fill in worksheet as you watch. You should pause and re-watch when necessary to make sure you fully understand the information.

     

    Beginners  Guide to Graphing  Due: _____

         w/worksheet   completed as classwork

     

     

    Class Assignments/Labs:

    P-1:Density

    P-3: Graph Analysis

     

     

    Quizzes 

    Measurement/Observation/Inference   

    Lab Quiz P-1: Density   Friday, 9/15

    Lab Quiz P-3: Graph Analysis Wed, 9/20

     

    Test:

     ESRT Test #1 Wed., 9/27