Modeling the solar system (Multiple Days)

Before class preparation

  • Complete Scientific Notation Worksheet
  • Video: How far away is the moon?
  • BYOD laptop (You can sign one out from the library as well)

In class activity

  • Google Classroom:
    • “Modeling the Solar System” chart
    • Modeling the solar system:
      • Calculate distances in a model of a Solar system based on different scales
      • Calculate lengths by converting between familiar (eg; km to ly) and unfamiliar units
    • Mapping your own model of the Solar System

After class work

  • Finish the model
  • Check your answers once it’s posted
  • CK12

Constellations

Before class preparation

  • What are constellations?
  • How were constellations used throughout history?
  • What do modern astronomers use constellations for? Is there even a need?

In class activity

  • Activity: Using a Star Map, find constellations in the night sky
    • Name constellations & asterisms from a given pattern
  • Lesson: Using constellations
    • Identify the names different things we can see in the night sky (stars, planets, constellations, asterisms…etc)
    • Compare and contrast different astronomical terms
  • Finding the Big Dipper, Polaris, Sirius and other stars in the night sky

After class work

Special Presentation

Before Class Preparation

Think about and make notes on the following questions:

  • What does “othering” mean? How does it relate to racism, prejudice, and hate?
  • How does the “bystander effect” prevent us from taking positive action?
  • How can we use bystander intervention to take positive action?

In Class Activity

  • Go straight to the library after lunch
  • Meet in the library with your belongings, as presentation will go into Period 4 class time
  • Remember Rule Number One

Gas Tests

Before class preparation

  • Edpuzzle: Describing the invisible properties of gas
  • Name 3 things that all fires need
  • Name the things that can happen with fire

In class activity

  • Conduct chemical tests to identify some common gases on the basis of their chemical properties
    • Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Hydrogen

If time permits

  • Physical Properties: 3 states of water
  • When a solid disappears, is it always a chemical change?

After class work