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Science Rocks

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Transcript of Astronomy


When you hear the word
, what do you think of?

Write what
come to your mind in your science journal.

, you have 3 minutes.

Sun-Earth-Moon System
Reading Time!
Go to Sun-Moon-Earth Assignment on Edmodo. Open the Earth's Motion reading pdf.

Describe the shape of Earth’s orbit.

What produces Earth’s revolution around the Sun?

What causes the Sun’s apparent motion across the sky?
Your Turn
The Force is With Us
Work in your small group and only use yourself as props to demonstrate how the force of gravity depends on the distance between two objects and the masses of the objects.

Science is out of this world!
Sunrise, Sunset
Work with a partner and use only yourselves as props to demonstrate why the Sun appears to rise and set. As you move, each student should describe what is happening to him or her.

Frayer Model
Complete a frayer model for the following vocabulary words:

Your frayer model must include a
definition, picture, example, and a non example
Exit Ticket
1. How does the Earth move?

2. The path Earth follows around the Sun is Earth’s _______.

Answer the following question in your science journal.

1. What causes day and night?

2. What causes the seasons?
What is your favorite season?
Launch Lab
Does Earth’s shape affect temperature on Earth’s surface?

Temperatures near the Earth’s poles are colder than temperatures near the equator. What causes these temperature differences?
Write an original 6-8 line poem that explains what causes seasons.
(Poems should be creative, but scientifically accurate, and mention both Earth’s tilt on its axis and Earth’s revolution.)
Reason for the Seasons

Why is Earth warmer at the equator and colder at the poles?

Describe how light strikes areas of the Earth near the equator.
When is Earth closest to the Sun? When is it farthest from the Sun?
How does the tilt of Earth’s rotation axis affect Earth’s weather?
Write a couple paragraphs that explain how seasons along the equator differ from seasons in a mild temperate zone.
Same Old, Same Old?
Make a list of five major cities on Earth. Locate the cities on the globe, and using Figure 5 as a reference, describe how sunlight strikes that city.
Hot or Cold?
Notebook Check
Does he or she have the Frayer Models for rotation and revolution completed?
(Definition, picture, example, and non example)

Do they have the title from Monday written down? ( As the World Turns)

What causes day and night? (The rotation of the Earth.)

Warm -up
Copy the following in your Science Journal.

What do you think?

The Moon was once a planet that orbited the Sun between Earth and Mars.

Earth’s shadow causes the changing appearance of the Moon.

After you copy the two statements, write if you agree or disagree with them.

What does the verb
What does the verb
Use a dictionary to answer the following questions. (yes, you can use your iPad or your cellphone.
Mod 2
The craters on the moon were caused by
a. tides
b. meteoroids
c. volcanoes
d. maria
Think of two other uses of the word
either as a noun or a verb. One should be science related, the other should be an everyday use of the term.
Science Use Vs. Common Use
The portion of the Moon or a planet reflecting light as seen from Earth is called a
Phases of the Moon
Waxing Phases
During the waxing phases, more of the Moon's near side is lit each night.
Waning Phases
During the waning phases, less of the Moon's near side is lit each night.
What is the shape of a full moon? New moon?

What produces the phases of the moon?

Describe how the Moon’s shape changes as the Moon waxes.

During which moon phase is the entire near side of the Moon visible from Earth?

Describe how the Moon’s shape changes as the moon wanes.

Why can’t an observer on Earth see the new moon phase?
1. The lit part of the Moon as viewed from Earth is a(n) __________.
Exit Ticket
You fist read the statements below on Monday. Did you change your mind about whether you agree of disagree with the statements? Rewrite any false statements to make them true.

The Moon was once a planet that orbited the Sun between Earth and Mars.

Earth's shadow causes the changing appearance of the Moon.
Name the moon phases in order, starting with the first phase the new moon.

What do you think?

A solar eclipse happens when earth moves between the Moon and the Sun.

The gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun on Earth’s oceans causes tides.

Write if you agree or disagree with the statements.

Copy the following into your science journal.

Solar Eclipse
Define the following in your own words

Distinguish the differences between the umbra and the penumbra?
How does a solar eclipse occur?

How do you think a lunar eclipse occurs?
Read the section in the book - When do lunar eclipses occur? on page 25
Draw a picture using one of the apps on your iPad. Share it with your classmates...post it to Edmodo
What is a lunar eclipse?

When can a lunar eclipse occur?
Where on Earth would you not be able to see the lunar eclipse?
How do tides work?

How does the total lunar eclipse differ from a partial lunar eclipse?

How would a total lunar eclipse look different from a partial lunar eclipse?
Total Eclipse v. Partial Eclipse
Exit Ticket
A tide is the daily rise and fall of the sea level.
You have 3 minutes.
Spring Tides

Neap Tides
In your journal, define the following words.
Draw a diagram of how they occur.
Good Day,

We don't have any time to waste. Help me, help you. Keep me on track, so I can keep you on track with your learning.

You're warm-up is on Edmodo.
It says Warm-up 12-2-14. Take the quiz.
Get busy!!!!
is an attractive force that exists between all objects that have mass.
is the tendency of an object to resist change in its motion.
How is this an example of inertia?
Reading Time
Go to Edmodo, open the pdf file...Solar System Reading
What is the solar system?
What object do the planets in the solar system move around?

How does the energy from the Sun reach the planets?

Describe the Sun.
Solar System
Shooting Star?...
Period of Rotation
Period of Revolution
Why mine asteroids?
What have you seen in the sky?
Now lets read about the Sun.
Which objects orbit the Sun?

What is a planet?
Describe how the inner planets differ from the outer planets.

How is a dwarf planet different from a planet?
What are asteroids?

Why did scientists reclassify Pluto as a Dwarf planet?
Dear Scientists,

Your warm-up is on Edmodo!
Science Use vs. Common use
Dear Scientists,

Your warm-up is on Edmodo. The title is Chemistry Review...Let's Get It. If your Edmodo app isn't working try getting on Edmodo from Safari.

Greenhouse Effect
Terrestrial Planets
What are the four terrestrial planets?

Which is the smallest inner planet?

- Go to Edmodo

- Open the Inner Planet Reading

- Read the introductory passage about the planets made of rock.
Make a four-door book to
organize your notes on the
inner planets.
Guiding Questions
Earth is the only inner planet that has a moon.
Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system.
Agree or Disagree
Copy the following sentences in your journal.
Create a journal entry about what you learned this week.
Create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Mercury and Venus in your Science Journal.

You may use the textbook to complete the warm-up.


Go to Edmodo and find the following attachment:
Inquiry Lab - Modeling the Inner Planets

How can you model the inner planets?

Lab Time !
1. Which of the inner planets has the greatest mass?
A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Earth
D. Mars

2. Explain why Venus is hotter than Mercury, even though Mercury is closer to the Sun.

Open the Inner Planet Reading pdf on Edmodo.

Finish your Foldable from Friday.
Station Activity Time
You have to visit at least
out of the four stations. Complete your work on a
separate sheet
of paper in order to turn it in at the
end of the class
Go to Edmodo and click on the the link
Success in Space
. Read the article.

Write down at least 2 things you learned from this article on PADLET.
(The link is on Edmodo.)
Launch Lab
How might asteroids and moons form?
The lab procedures are on Edmodo. The file is titled
Launch Lab
If the collision you modeled occurred in space, what would happen to the sand?

Infer one way scientists propose moons and asteroids formed.
Distinguish the difference between a meteorite and a meteoroid.
Exit Ticket

Work with a partner to write a paragraph that explains how a comet changes as it completes its orbit around the Sun. Make sure you use the proper vocabulary terms in your paragraph.
Choose a partner and take a few minutes to write a poem about an asteroid orbiting in the asteroid belt. Make sure you use at least three facts about asteroids in your poem. Please feel free to use an illustration to go along with your poem.
Which produces an impact crater?
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