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Day
Topic
Handouts
Homework
Links
1
Tomatosphere
Tomatosphere Information

Tomatosphere Predictions

Tomatosphere Project - Daily Log Sheet

Tomatosphere ISU to be handed in
Read the excerpt from "Packing for Mars" by Mary Roach.
Tomatosphere
2
Guest Speaker - Steve Lang
Touring the Night Sky Assignment
Complete the Touring the Night Sky Assignment, including reading the excerpt from "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" by Chris Hadfield and answering questions.

3
Guest Speaker - Steve Lang
Touring the Night Sky Assignment
Complete the Touring the Night Sky Assignment, including reading the excerpt from "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" by Chris Hadfield and answering questions.

4
Our Cosmic Address
How Much Do You Already Know About SPACE?

Know-Wonder-Learn Chart for "Standing Up in the Milky Way"
Read the first 4 pages of "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan and add new information that you've learned to the KWL chart from class.

5
Distances in Space
Distances in Space Powerpoint

Distances in Space Handout
Page 267 #2 - 5, 8 - 11
Significant Digits

example 1 from class

example 2 from class

example similar to Question 6

Distances in Space Videos
Video 1: Introduction and Scientific Calculators

Video 2: kilometres to astronomical unit example

Video 3: light year to kilometres example

Video 4: light year to astronomical unit example
Complete Distances in Space Assignment

6
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory Powerpoint

The Big Bang Theory Handout
Page 288 #2 - 5
Crash Course History: Big Bang
7
Space Quiz!

Formation of Planets and Gaseous vs. Terrestrial Planets and Planet vs. Dwarf Planet
Our Solar System Powerpoint

Our Solar System Handout
Page 321 #7, 8, 9, 12
It was a warm summer night ...

Wandering Stars: A Tour of the Planets

Order of the Planets

Characteristics of the Planets
8
The Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon Powerpoint

The Sun and Moon Handout
Page 331 #1 - 5, 7

9
Gizmo for Seasons on Earth
Gizmo Instructions

Student Exploration: Summer and Winter Handout
Finish answering the Gizmo questions
Explore Learning - Gizmos

Order of the Planets

Characteristics of the Planet
10
Gizmo for Phases of the Moon


Astronomy review
Gizmo Instructions

Student Exploration: Phases of the Moon Handout



Explore Learning - Gizmos

Order of the Planets

Characteristics of the Planet
11
Wrap Up
Tomatosphere and

Exam Review
Exam Review - Questions

Exam Review - Word Sort