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  1. August 23, 2011 Honors Astronomy BENCHMARK: > ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What are the expectations of FHS and in honors astronomy to ensure a student’s success. WARM UP: Why did you choose to take this class in astronomy? AGENDA • Make sure you are sitting in the correct seat. • Warm Up • Roll call • Syllabus Review

  2. August 23, 2011 Astronomy FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: . Exit questions and student’s demonstrations VOCABULARY: . VOCAB: PRACTICE: > NOTES: . This week there will be two tests – One on Metric and Scientific Method, One a pre-test on Astronomy 1st Semester

  3. August 24, 2011 Honors Astronomy BENCHMARK: > ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is Astronomy? WARM UP: What is astrology? What is the difference between astrology and astronomy? Are they both sciences? Why or why not? AGENDA • Warm Up • Finish review of syllabus • First Unit: Here and Now

  4. August 24, 2011 Astronomy FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: . Exit questions and student’s demonstrations VOCABULARY: . Astronomy, Solar astronomy, Planetary science, Stellar astronomy, Cosmology, Astrobiology, Archaeoastronomy, Non-example: Astrology PRACTICE: > NOTES: . This week there will be one pre-test: Astronomy 1st Semester

  5. August 25, 2011 Honors Astronomy BENCHMARK: > ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is Astronomy? WARM UP: How many degrees in a circle? (easy) How many in a sphere? (tricky) How are degrees subdivided? -- and yes they are! (Did I get you?) AGENDA • Warm Up • First Unit: Here and Now

  6. August 25, 2011 Astronomy FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: . Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of class procedures VOCABULARY: . VOCAB: PRACTICE: > NOTES: . This week there will be two tests – One on Metric and Scientific Method, One a pre-test on Astronomy 1st Semester

  7. August 26, 2011 Honors Astronomy BENCHMARK: > ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is Astronomy? WARM UP: What do you think the following quote means (Author unknown): “Science is the history of corrected mistakes” AGENDA • Warm Up • Reflection: In this class, what has surprised you so far? • Outstanding syllabi? Please turn in! • Any questions about the first Observation Assignment? • First Unit: Here and Now

  8. August 26, 2011 Astronomy FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: . Teacher led Questions on student’s understanding of class procedures VOCABULARY: . VOCAB: PRACTICE: > NOTES: . This week there will be two tests – One on Metric and Scientific Method, One a pre-test on Astronomy 1st Semester

  9. Ignorant Before The Heavens Of My Lifeby Rainer Maria RilkeIgnorant before the heavens of my life,I stand and gaze in wonder. Oh the vastness of the stars. Their rising and descent. How still.As if I didn't exist. Do I have any share in this? Have I somehow dispensed with their pure effect? Does my blood's ebb and flow change with their changes? Let me put aside every desire, every relationshipExcept this one, So that my heart grows used to its farthest spaces. Better that it live fully aware, in the terror of its stars, thanas if protected, soothed by what is near.

  10. The universe arches, bends, stretches To where light Does not reach us, Where our knowledge Rides but a single photon, Where our comprehension Dimly lights the path To places beyond Our most mad imaginations. It is why we strain to peer To its endless horizon With thirsty curiosity, With flying ambition, To see above, Grasping out of reach, Trying to touch Intangible bounds. By Michael Hellmund

  11. Observation Assignment – Due on Monday Aug. 30th. • Between now and Monday, I need you to go outside between 5:45 and 6:15 AM (yes, in the morning) and look to the east • (the direction the sun rises). It should still be dark and you should still be able to make out a few stars (10 -15) and maybe a planet or two. • Create a drawing of what you see. (Remember this is NOT an art class – do your best – creativity will be rewarded. • Roughly indicate the horizon and then dots to indicate the planets and stars. Make sure your marks indicate the color and how bright the objects are (bigger dots for brighter objects) • Tell me if you think what you are looking at is a star or a planet. • Try to be as close to scale as you can in other words the left side of an 8 x 11.5 sheet of paper will be what you see on the left side and the right side of the sheet of paper will be what you on the right. • If you know the names of anything you see, please feel free to indicate this on your drawing.