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December 16th, 2011 Honors Astronomy. FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: . Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of today’s lesson. VOCABULARY: Solstice, Equinox, Milankovitch Cycle seasons, phases, eclipses, penumbra, umbra, synodic, sidereal . PRACTICE :.

December 16th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

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December 16th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: .

Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of today’s lesson.

VOCABULARY: Solstice, Equinox, Milankovitch Cycle seasons, phases, eclipses, penumbra, umbra, synodic, sidereal

.

PRACTICE:

Seasons, Path of the Sun, Phases of the Moon.

ASSIGNMENTS: Seasons

NOTES:.

December 15th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What causes the phases of the moon

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

Be able to describe the phases of the moon as it revolves around the Earth.

WARM UP: Next Slide

AGENDA

• Warm up

• Discussions: Seasons (finish for periods 1,3,5)

• Phases of the Moon (Finish 4, 6)

• QUIZ RETAKE If you were not here Monday.

A dime is 1.8 cm in diameter. Earth's moon is 3.844 x 105 km from Earth and has a diameter of 3.76 x 103 km. At what distance from your eye would you have to hold a dime so that it has the same angular diameter as the full moon (that it would cover the moon.) HINT: Drawing a picture will help you if your math skills have left the room)

a. 200 cm

b. 2 cm

c. 0.2 cm

d. 2 AU

e. 2 LY

December 15th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: .

Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of today’s lesson.

VOCABULARY: Solstice, Equinox, Milankovitch Cycle seasons, phases, eclipses, penumbra, umbra, synodic, sidereal

.

PRACTICE:

Seasons, Path of the Sun, Phases of the Moon.

ASSIGNMENTS: Seasons

NOTES:.

December 14th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What causes the phases of the moon

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

Be able to describe the phases of the moon as it revolves around the Earth.

WARM UP: What are solstices and equinoxes? When do they occur and what is the position of the sun on the celestial sphere for each solstice and equinox?

AGENDA

• Warm up

• Discussions: Seasons

• Phases of the Moon

• QUIZ RETAKE If you were not here yesterday.

December 14th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: .

Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of today’s lesson.

VOCABULARY: Solstice, Equinox, Milankovitch Cycle seasons, phases, eclipses, penumbra, umbra,

.

PRACTICE:

Seasons

ASSIGNMENTS: Seasons

NOTES:.

December 13th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What causes the phases of the moon

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

Be able to describe the phases of the moon as it revolves around the Earth.

WARM UP: Next Slide – Please do not simply write the letter!

AGENDA

• Warm up

• Discussions: Seasons

• Phases of the Moon

• QUIZ RETAKE ON TUESDAY DEC 13th . STUDY SEC 2.2-2.4

ASSIGNMENTS: Video Questions. DO NOT LOSE VIDEO HANDOUTS! Last 20 minutes replayed 12/12, 12/15 after school – if there is interest I can set up a session before school or during lunch. Alternate Observation Assignment will be assigned when I get back tomorrow.

Because of precession, someday it will be summer everywhere on Earth at the same time.

• Yes, precession will naturally circularize the Earth’s orbit.

• Yes, precession will eventually reduce the Earth’s axis tilt.

• No, precession only changes the direction in which the North Pole points, and has nothing to do with the seasons.

• Yes, precession will make summers occur at the same time, but in what is now the northern spring and southern fall.

• Yes, but it would take tens of thousands of years, longer than current human history, for this to occur.

December 13, 2011 Honors Astronomy

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: .

Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of today’s lesson.

VOCABULARY: Solstice, Equinox, Malinkovitch Cycle seasons, phases, eclipses, penumbra, umbra,

.

PRACTICE:

Seasons

ASSIGNMENTS: Seasons

NOTES:.

December 12th, 2011 Honors Astronomy

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What causes the phases of the moon

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

Be able to describe the phases of the moon as it revolves around the Earth.

WARM UP: What is a “light bucket” and why is it called a “light bucket” (Please continue on last week’s sheet)

AGENDA

• Warm up

• Discussions: Seasons

• Phases of the Moon

• QUIZ RETAKE ON TUESDAY DEC 13th . STUDY SEC 2.2-2.4

ASSIGNMENTS: Video Questions. DO NOT LOSE VIDEO HANDOUTS! Last 20 minutes replayed 12/12, 12/15 after school – if there is interest I can set up a session before school or during lunch. Alternate Observation Assignment will be assigned when I get back tomorrow.

December 12, 2011 Honors Astronomy

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: .

Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of today’s lesson.

VOCABULARY: Solstice, Equinox, Malinkovitch Cycle seasons, phases, eclipses, penumbra, umbra,

.

PRACTICE:

Seasons

ASSIGNMENTS: Seasons

NOTES:.

Per. 1 , 3 , 5

What the differences between diurnal and annual motion?

Period 6

How do the shadows of a stick vary from hour to hour and season to season?

What are solstices and equinoxes? When do they occur and what is the position of the sun on the celestial sphere for each solstice and equinox?

Perihelion

Inferior Conjunction

Aphelion

Opposition

Conjunction

EARTH

Superior Conjunction