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Earth and Space Unit

Page history last edited by melamcco@fc.amdsb.ca 10 months, 3 weeks ago

 

Topic  Classroom Activities  Success Criteria 

1. Introduction to Space: 

 

Tues Jan 8

 

Chris Hadfield: Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVQlJeESUgo

 

Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jaques on ISS

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition58/default.asp

 

What is the ISS

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/search/video/watch.asp?v=1_b05gnieh&search=David+Saint-Jacques

 

Profile:  http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/canadian/active/bio-david-saint-jacques.asp

 

Living in Space: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/living-in-space/default.asp

 

Experiments in Space: 

 

 

 

 
-use scientific terms associated with space science 

2.

Tour of the Solar System 

 

Friday Jan 11

 

Notes used in class: Solar System.pdf

 

Videos watched in class;

 

Everything You need to know about planet Earth: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGXi_9A__Vc

 

Solar System Video:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/solar-system-sci

 

Virtual Solar System:

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system

 

 

Task completed in class:  

Answer the following questions as you explore the solar system using the following

Planet Data.pdf

 

 

1. a) What is an Astronomical Unit?  Why are distances in space measured in AU?

b) Use table 1 in the following planet data to calculate the scalar distance of planets if the solar system was only 10 m wide. 

 

Use Table 2 in the above attachment or internet sources to answer the following questions.

2.  Which planets are most unlike Earth? Why?

3.  a)Which planets are most like Earth? Why?

4.  What is the difference between the inner and outer planets?

5.  What pattern do you notice about the surface temperature of the planets?  Why is this?

6.  How does size of the planet relate to the time for one rotation?

7.  Is it possible to walk on the surface of mercury?  (look at surface gravity, what would it be like?)

8.  How much larger in diameter is Jupiter compared to earth? 

9.  If NASA was going to consider sending a human mission to another planet, which planet would it be?

 

 

-list the planets in order and describe the structure of the solar systems

-compare and contrast the characteristics of the inner and outer planets

-define and use terminology such as :  asteroid, meteor, meteorite, comet, rotation, revolution, heliocentric, geocentric

 

 

3.  The Solar Nebula Theory 

 

Monday Jan 14 & Tues Jan 15

 

 

Task:  Activity: Solar Nebula Theory.pdf

Students will complete an activity mapping out the Solar Nebula Theory

Students will study the characteristics of the planets to evaluate the validity of the solar nebula theory.

 

References:

Video: http://study.com/academy/lesson/solar-nebular-hypothesis-definition-lesson-quiz.html

 

Read About:  http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Formation-of-the-Sun-and-Planets/lesson/Formation-of-the-Sun-and-Planets/

http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/solarsys/nebular.html

 

 

-describe in detail the proposed stages of development of a solar system

-evaluate evidence that supports this theory.

 

 

4. Space probes

 

Wed Jan 16

 

Space probes

 

1.  Name the space probes discussed in the articles and the locations they studied.

2.  Describe what has been learned about the solar system from space probes.

3.  Why are space probes valuable?

4.  Should we continue to spend money on this type of technology?

 

 

 

5.  Life and Death of Stars.   

 

Thurs Jan 17

 

 

 

1) Watch the following videos:

Life Cycle of Stars:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM9CQDlQI0A

Types of Stars:  http://study.com/academy/lesson/types-of-stars-by-size-color-and-life-cycle.html

 

2)  Define the following terms.

luminosity,                  dwarf star (black, white, red)

supergiant                  red giant

supernova                   black hole

neutron star                nebula

 

3)  Answer the following question using the Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram.

What is the relationship between the colour, luminosity and temperature of stars?

 

4) Complete the following Task:  Space Star Data and Questions.pdf

 

Resources:Check out the following websites summarizing information about stars 

Stars:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/stars/startypes.shtml

SuperNova:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXV9mtY1AoI

Read over the powerpoint: life cycle of stars.pdf

 

-use the terms luminosity, temperature and colour to describe the characteristics of stars

-describe the life of low mass stars , main sequence stars and massive stars

-use terms such as red giant, super giants, supernova, black hole, dwarf star, fusion,

 

Friday Jan 18

Technology used to study space

 

Mauna Kea telescope image  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqHwc83XGcg

 

Hubble telescope:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--X9zfgZtS0

 

Keplar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wxd3fDFmO4

 

Voyage 1 & 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9SjjcHd1Ec

 

Task

Assess some of the costs, hazards, and benefits of space exploration and the contributions of Canadians to space research and technology. 

 

 

Exam Review 

Friday Jan 18

 


Astronomy Test Review

 

 
OMIT 

Task:  Vocabulary -use the links below to help you find the definition of each of these terms -provide examples to support your definitions

 

celestial objects, comets, meteors, meteorites, asteroids, planets, stars (such as Polaris, Sirius, Betelgeuse), constellations, orbital radius, retrograde motion, satellite, galaxies, universe, astronomical units, light years, aurora borealis, solar eclipses, moon phases

 

Glossary of Astronomy Terms:

http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-glossary.html

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/dictionary.htm

 

 

OMIT

How do we study the solar system and beyond using technology?

Space Research Question   

 

 

 

 

Name that Tune:  Space Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPRjCeoBqrI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkqVm5aiC28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFks9A9TCF0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSMeYe-sLhs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYrGBB3kdM8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhMmBlL81nw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAnfi8WpVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76itSz-QEcE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl7MI8ZlczE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RiU2T4Psyc

 

 

 

 

Other Space Resources

 

STEM Space School:  http://www.spaceschool.ca

 

Galileo the father of Astronomy:  http://www.biography.com/people/galileo-9305220

Video: http://study.com/academy/lesson/solar-nebular-hypothesis-definition-lesson-quiz.html

 

Read About:  http://www.ck12.org/earth-science/Formation-of-the-Sun-and-Planets/lesson/Formation-of-the-Sun-and-Planets/

http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/solarsys/nebular.html

 

Problem Solving Process V2.pdf

 

Space Shuttles.pdf

 

Challenger disaster:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4JOjcDFtBE&feature=kp

Columbia disaster:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NIwofLKmL0

 

 

 

 

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