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KeyEdit

In the Titles:

  1. Roman Numerals refer to Chapter Numbers.
  2. Letters refer to Sections within a Chapter.

In the GLE's:

  1. PS means Physical Science
  2. SI means Science as Inquiry
  3. ESS means Earth and Space Science



Aug 08 Class Introduction

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Define Physics II
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Seating/Role/Class Policy
  3. Intro to class & Leeson
  4. Class requirements ... night labs and field trips
  5. Define Physics II – Discuss what it is NOT.
  6. Intro Class Mission – to name an object after N.I.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: Who has a computer at home with Internet access? Blackboard?

Physics II HW:


Aug 11 Measuring Astronomical Quantities

  • GLE: PS.4, 13, SI.5
  • Objective: TLW Describe scales for measuring Distance and Time
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review “Trufab” test in detail to demonstrate use of units and problem solving advice
  3. Label Notebooks, give Outline and Discuss School/Class Policies
  4. Teacher sets up Student Blackboard accounts while class watches Cosmos
Cosmos: “Shores of the Cosmic Ocean” about measuring time and distance
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: Explain/discuss HW

Physics II HW:


Aug 12 History

  • GLE: SI.1
  • Objective: TLW Compare various Mythological Explanations for Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, Planets
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Imagine: Visualize being first astronomers in dark as teacher tells story
  3. HYS: Summarizing and note taking – Mythology (I.A.)
  4. Notes (I.B.) Number of Planets
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: How do you use a Quadrant (Astrolabe)?

Physics II HW: Draw map of home Observation Area


Aug 13 History

  • GLE: SI.1, SOC.9-12.5.A.1
  • Objective: TLW Connect Ancient Scientists & their Contributions to modern Scientists who get credit
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Check HW – discuss light pollution
  3. Notes (I.C.) Discuss & copy chart of Ionian Thinkers
  4. Class watches Cosmos: How do we measure the Size of Earth, Cosmic Calendar
  5. HYS: Graphic Organizer – Students begin creating timeline of ancient historical “natural philosophers”
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: How do you use an Astrolabe?

Physics II HW: Measure obstructions around Observation Point


Aug 14 History

  • GLE: SI.1
  • Objective: TLW Connect Ancient Scientists & their Contributions to modern Scientists who get credit
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Cosmos: Backbone of Night
  3. Teacher-led discussion: Ionians -->chart (I.C.)
  4. HYS: Graphic Organizer – Students work on timeline of ancient historical "natural philosophers"
Students explain who gets credit for each ancient astronomer's ideas
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: Explain/discuss HW

Physics II HW: Measure obstructions around Observation Point


Aug 15 History

  • GLE: SI.1
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. Class watches Cosmos: Ionian history
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: Explain/discuss HW

Physics II HW: Begin Moon Observations




Aug 18 I. History

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.5.B.28
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW Observations
  3. HYS: Graphic Organizer – Students finish timeline of ancient historical “natural philosophers”
  4. Teacher-led discussion: Pythagorus, Eudoxus, Ptolomy, Aristotle (I.C.)
Historical background – Greek Empire through Renaissance
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: Explain/discuss HW

Physics II HW: Draw your Zenith at 8 and 9 and Ongoing Moon Observations


Aug 19 Copernicus vs Ptolomy

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.1.D.38
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative Learning - Student pairs review physics tools from "Diagnostic Test"
  3. Teacher-led discussion: Renaissance, Copernicus, Bruno, Brahe, Kepler (I.E.)
Stress differences between Copernicus and Ptolomy
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Explain/discuss HW

Physics II HW: Ongoing Moon Observations


Aug 20 Astrology vs Astronomy

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.1.C.31
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative Learning - Student pairs review physics tools from "Diagnostic Test"
  3. Modern advances
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: First Major Project: 3/group – Pick topics

Physics II HW:


Aug 21 Review

  • GLE: SI.1, 5, PS.4, 7, 13, ESS.30
  • Objective: TLW Describe Historical Development of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review ongoing Observations
  3. HYS: Graphic Organizer - Groups create a History web showing relationships and comparing historical figures and events.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: First Major Project: x/group – Pick topics

Physics II HW:


Aug 22 Test

  • GLE: SI.1, 5, PS.4, 7, 13, ESS.30, SOC.9-12.5.A.1-9
  • Objective: TLW Organize events related to the History of Science
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test
  3. Review Test
  • Assessment: Teacher Grades test formally
  • Closure: How have telescopes changed since the 1600's?

Physics II HW:




Aug 25 Lenses

  • GLE: PS.26
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain the functions of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Review HW - Algebra
  4. Mastery Lecture – Types of Lenses (II.A.) - Use "Ray Box" to see diverging and converging rays
  5. Class discusses/defines Focal Length using Ray Tracing in notes with teacher modeling (II.B.)
  6. HYS: Cooperative Groups - discuss/refine project topics, review Rubric
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Do you have the patience to grind your own lenses? When is this project due?

Physics II HW: Draw your Zenith at 8 and 9


Aug 26 Lenses

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW - How did your Zenith view change in an hour?
  3. Review simple Ray Tracing with Lenses
  4. Explain/begin HW - ray tracing practice
  5. Review equation for Focal Length (II.C.) and Solve for f
  6. HYS: Guided Practice - students find f based on d_o and d_i
  7. Groups set up Optical Benches for Lens Lab
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: We will be doing more Ray Tracing ... later

Physics II HW: Ray Tracing Worksheet


Aug 27 Lens Lab

  • GLE: PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS33
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW - Ray tracing
  3. Review Focal Length equations
  4. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Find the Focal Length of a Lens (II.C.)
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: Do you see the connection between Ray Tracing and the lab images?

Physics II HW: Draw Your North Every Hour


Aug 28 Lens Lab

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW - How did your North Change in an hour?
  3. Review Focal Length equation
  4. Groups use fl equation to predict di
  5. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Continue Lens Lab - Calculate f.l. of second lens
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: Are your measurements becoming easier? Faster?

Physics II HW:


Aug 29 Mirrors and Camera Optics

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of cameras and simple telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Lens Lab so far
  3. Student-led discussion: Image Truths (II.D.) what happens when the object is at...?
  4. Teacher-led demonstration: Connect lens concepts and calculations to Mirrors... it's all the same... class calculates f.l. of school telescope's primary mirror.
  5. Teacher-led discussion: Define F-ratio, and relate the usefulness of its equation to photography and astronomy
  6. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Lens Lab Part 2: Groups calculate F-ratio of both lenses (II.E.)

Magnification

Go into hallway and use telescopes.

  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: Have we exhausted the possibilities for Telescope construction?

Physics II HW: Finish Ray Tracing worksheet, and problem (d_o=120cm, d_i=12cm, f=?)




Sep 08 Telescope Optics

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of simple telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Lens Lab - 3 lens equations
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Lens Lab Part 3: Groups calculate f and F-ratio of assigned lenses and/or mirrors (school telescope)
  4. Review/complete notes concerning lens equations
  5. AVC: R - f, f/ratio, M
  6. Groups Discuss Projects & continue research
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Teacher explains Rubric for Projects using Project Evaluation forms

Physics II HW: problem (f=15cm, d_o=120cm, d_i=?) and ongoing Lunar Observations


Sep 09 Review

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of simple telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. Review Ray Tracing rules and assign HW
  4. Teacher-led discussion: Terms related to lenses, telescopes and cameras ... review for test
  5. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Research Topics
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Which version of the main equation would you like me to have on the board during the test?

Physics II HW: Finish Ray Tracing Practice


Sep 10 Test

  • GLE: PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.4, PS.26, PS.27, PS.33
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to solve problems related to lenses
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Research Topics
  • Assessment: Formal Assessment
  • Closure: Review first page of test

Physics II HW: Ongoing Lunar Observations


Sep 11 III.A. Optical Schemes

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Identify Optical Schemes for Telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher Mastery Lecture ... History – telescope optical schemes (III.A.)
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Prepare projects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Will you be able to draw Galileo, Kepler, and Newton's telescopes on the test?

Physics II HW:




Sep 15 III.A. Optical Schemes

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Identify Optical Schemes for Telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher Mastery Lecture ... History – telescope optical schemes
  3. Review Telescope Optical Schemes using Orion Catalogs as a reference
  4. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Work on group projects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: How much is your project worth?

Physics II HW:


Sep 16 III.B. Mounts

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Identify Mounting Schemes for Telescopes and use related terms correctly
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher-led discussion: Telescope Mounting Schemes. Students use Orion Catalogs as references
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Work on group projects
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits student groups to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: Who still hasn't put this telescope together?

Physics II HW: Open "Intro to Image Processing" book that is on CD and read through all steps and questions.


Sep 17 III.B. Mounts

  • GLE: SOC.9-12.5.B.52
  • Objective: TLW Identify Mounting Schemes for Telescopes and use related terms correctly
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Manipulatives & Cooperative Groups - Student pairs assemble and disassemble telescopes and identify/explain parts as they go
  3. Teacher demo – HOU terms and interface
  4. Oral Quiz – What type of tele and mount is that?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Review Mounting and Optical options for telescopes

Physics II HW:


Sep 18 Test

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Solve Optics Problems and Identify Telescope designs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test III
  3. Early finishers - Groups of 2 work on HOU when done.
  • Assessment: Formal Assessment
  • Closure: Review first page of test

Physics II HW: Be sure you have picked your Individual Project Topic by tomorrow


Sep 19 Projects

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Design a presentation and prepare to teach the class
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review test
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Finalize on group projects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: How much work did your group put into this? How much should it be worth? Is this how projects are in the real world?

Physics II HW:




Sep 22 Projects

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Teach selected topics
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review test problems and Observation HW
  3. Assign "Project Life-form" topics
  4. Whole-group Instruction - Teacher explains rubric, student responsibilities, and homework
  5. HYS: Project-based instruction - Groups present Projects in class
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades projects.
  • Closure: How much time did these groups average? Will be be able to finish tomorrow?

Physics II HW: Write 10 test questions related to your project.


Sep 23 Projects

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Teach selected topics
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review test problems
  3. HYS: Project-based instruction - Groups present Projects in class
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades projects.
  • Closure: What should we do with these questions? Can you answer your own questions?

Physics II HW:


Sep 24 IV. Observation Terms and Techniques

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Define terms related to the Celestial Sphere
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Finished presentations
  3. Cookie dough
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: By Monday, you should be done with basic research. Read my 2 examples. Your Research should have references and footnotes that coincide with them.

Physics II HW:


Sep 25

  1. Teacher discusses project grades with groups while other groups rotate to computers to post group projects to "astronomy.wikia.com" and start working on next projects.
  2. Whole-group instruction - Teacher defines celestial sphere terms. IV.A.
  3. HYS: Generating and Testing a Hypothesis - IV.B. As students read selections from Longitude and discuss the problem of Longitude, try to formulate solutions to the problem.



Sep 29 IV. Observation Terms and Techniques

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Generating and Testing a Hypothesis - IV.B. As students read selections from Longitude and discuss the problem of Longitude, try to formulate solutions to the problem.
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - IV.C. Groups demonstrate setting up assigned telescopes
  4. Whole-group instruction - IV.D. Altitude and Azimuth vs. Right Ascension and Declination -- 2 measuring systems for the sky
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: AVC: I - Celestial Coordinate Systems

Physics II HW:


Sep 30 Review

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - IV.D. Altitude and Azimuth vs. Right Ascension and Declination -- 2 measuring systems for the sky
  3. HYS: Problem-based instruction - Practice coordinate systems for quiz. "If these are the coordinates for Rigel and Sirius, where is Rigel relative to Sirius?" ...
  4. Review Observation Terms, Techniques
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Which system is best for which type of telescope mount?

Physics II HW:


Oct 01 Quiz IV

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Celestial Sphere to find features in the night sky
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Quiz on Chapter IV
Early finishers use computers to post info to "astronomy.wikia.com"
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades quiz.
  • Closure: Review Quiz

Physics II HW:


Oct 02 Research

  1. Review Quiz

Oct 03 V. Earth and Moon

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW Explain the Motion & Structure of the Earth-Moon System
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Students use COW's to research selected topics
  3. Whole group instruction - V.B. Gravity - Theories leading up to our current understanding of Gravity
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Where do you think Moons come from?

Physics II HW: Write first paragraph(s) of Project "Life Form" to introduce the topic.




Oct 06 V. Earth and Moon

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Explain the Motion & Structure of the Earth-Moon System
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Teacher technology demo: Wikia links, and read Sol Project
  3. HYS: Summarizing and Note taking - Students make maps of Earth-Moon facts then student pairs co-author a paragraph summarizing the information... V.A. Facts related to the Earth-Moon system
  4. HYS: Cooperative groups - V.D. Student groups use Observation Journals as evidence to write a Hypothesis that might explain Lunar Phases.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Who needs help because you can't get online at home. Here's how some people are dealing with it.

Physics II HW: Post Introduction to Fiction and begin editing the work of your Writing Partners. Add hypotheses for Lunar Origins to Wiki.


Oct 07 V. Earth and Moon

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate How the Earth and Moon Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Modeling - Use students to represent Earth, Moon, Sun (V.C. Tides).
  3. Teacher-led discussion: Review groups Explanations of Phases (V.D.)
  4. Demo: Flashlight in the dark to explain Eclipses (V.E.) and review Phases
  5. Students use COW's to research selected topics
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Theories of Moon formation?

Physics II HW: Post Introduction to Fiction and begin editing the work of your Writing Partners


Oct 08 V. Earth and Moon

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate How the Earth and Moon Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative groups - Students teach (V.F.) Lunar Origin Theories
  3. Student-led discussion: V.G. Reasons Humans are Interested in the Moon
  4. Students use COW's to research selected topics
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Review for Test

Physics II HW: Post Introduction to Fiction and begin editing the work of your Writing Partners. By Friday, you should have made significant improvements to their work.


Oct 09 Test

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Explain How the Earth and Moon Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test
Check Observation Journals during test
Students that finish Early work on Wiki
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW: Post Introduction to Fiction and begin editing the work of your Writing Partners. By Friday, you should have made significant improvements to their work.


Oct 10 VI. Earth and Sun

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6 SOC.9-12.1.C.22
  • Objective: TLW Explain how the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole group instruction: The Sun (overview)
  4. Field Trip - Students set up telescope to Observe the Sun, and demo/discuss Sundial
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Who's data did Kepler use to Figure out the Universe?

Physics II HW: You should have made significant improvements to the work of your Writing Partners.




Oct 13 VI. Earth and Sun A. Structure, Features, and Exploration

  • GLE: ESS.28
  • Objective: TLW Observe the Sun and Explain how the Earth and Sun Interact
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole group instruction: The Sun (VI.A.) Structure, Features, and Exploration
  3. HYS: Field Trip - Students set up telescope to Observe the Sun, and demo/discuss Sundial
  4. Class watches "Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds"
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Who's data did Kepler use to Figure out the Universe?

Physics II HW: You should have made significant improvements to the work of your Writing Partners. Ongoing Lunar Observations


Oct 14 VI. Earth and Sun B. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

  • GLE: ESS.28
  • Objective: TLW Review Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Explain how the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition - "I have posted comments for many of your Introductions. Most are VERY good. Please help the class by continuing to edit and encourage each other online."
  3. Class watches "Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds"
  4. Whole group instruction: The Sun (VI.B.) Review Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
  5. Students set up lab to draw ellipses and discuss Elliptical Motion
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure:

Physics II HW: Finish ALL body paragraphs of "Project Life-Form" by Friday


Oct 15 VI. Earth and Sun C. Ellipses

  • GLE: ESS.29
  • Objective: TLW Draw and solve Problems related to Ellipses to Demonstrate How the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Students set up telescope to Observe the Sun, and demo/discuss Sundial
  3. HYS: Problem-based instruction - Lab to Draw Ellipses, define terms related to ellipses/orbits, and calculate elliptical paths ... and define Apogee, Perilune, ... Students include 1 copy of ellipse drawing in notes.
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades Ellipse lab.
  • Closure: So, when is the Earth Moving fastest? Do we know a date for that? Is that Summertime? Which ellipses are most like planetary orbits and which are more like comets'?

Physics II HW:


Oct 16 VI. Earth and Sun C. Ellipses

  • GLE: MA.11-12.16
  • Objective: TLW Draw and solve Problems related to Ellipses to Demonstrate How the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Problem-based instruction - Lab to find East-West and "Local Noon"
  3. Teacher-led discussion: (VI.C.) The ellipse equation... drawing, plotting, how to solve.
  4. Students use Ellipse Equation, solve for Y, calculate 2 Y's, and results are graphed using OpenOffice.org on "The Big Screen".
  5. Finish "East-West" lab
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing. Formal assessment of Ellipse diagrams.
  • Closure: Why was this harder for Kepler?

Physics II HW:


Oct 17 VI. Earth and Sun D. Day and Year terms

  • GLE: ESS.3, 4, 8
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate How the Earth and Sun Interact, to include proof of the Earth's rotation
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Students set up telescope to Observe Sunspots
  3. Whole group instruction: VI.D. Define Year and VI.E. Season Terms. How does the Sun affect weather in the Troposphere?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: Does the "Eccentricity" of a planets orbit affect seasons? Which has a greater effect on seasons - the shape of the Earth's orbit or its tilt?

Physics II HW: Reference Articles don't typically have cute literary conclusions. They DO have "sections". Create sections for your article and you may be done with the Non-Fiction part.




Oct 20 VI. Earth and Sun E. Seasons

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.3-6, 28, 29
  • Objective: TLW Demonstrate the relative motion of the Earth and Sun to explain their Luminous and Gravitational relationships
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole group instruction: VI.D. Define Year and VI.E. Season Terms. How does the Sun affect weather in the Troposphere?
  3. HYS: Modeling - Teacher (with student help) Simulates Year and seasons with globe & Spotlight
  4. Whole group instruction: Students ask and answer questions for Test review, and solve problems related to Kepler's third Law and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
How would things be different if it wasn't tilted or if it had am more extreme tilt?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: Zodiac Demonstration with students that handed in info on THEIR sign to determine why Zodiac signs are associated with the dates they are.

Physics II HW: Project "Life-Form" Non-fiction Due Friday


Oct 21 VI. Test

  • GLE: PS.7, ESS.3-6, 28, 29
  • Objective: TLW Explain How the Earth and Sun Interact
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test
Early finishers work on "Project Life-form"
  • Assessment: Formally grade chapter 6 test
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW:


Oct 22 VII. Stuff in the Solar System A. Asteroids

  • GLE: ESS.16
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction - VII.A. Asteroids
  4. HYS: Cooperative groups - students teach small groups about NEA's and Large Asteroids
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: When will life on Earth be wiped out by an Asteroid?

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Oct 23 VII. Big Stuff in the Solar System B. Comets

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - VII.B. Comets
  3. HYS: Cooperative groups - students teach small groups about Specific Comets
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: How long is the "year" of an object that started out beyond Pluto?

Physics II HW:


Oct 24 VII. Big Stuff in the Solar System C. Comets

  • GLE: SI.16.b
  • Objective: TLW Date Rocks using Radioactive dating techniques
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Half-life lab
  3. Review "Comets" for test Tuesday
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: What steps did Scientists go through to "prove" that comets are periodic? Who first stated the Theory? Who gave the first good evidence?

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Oct 27 VII. Big Stuff in the Solar System D. Meteors

  • GLE: SI.16.b
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative groups - students teach by presenting projects to small groups and answering questions.
  3. Whole-group instruction - VII.C. Meteors
  4. Review "Big Stuff in the Solar System" for test Monday
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • Closure: What steps did Scientists go through to "prove" that comets are periodic? Who first stated the Theory? Who gave the first good evidence?

Physics II HW:


Oct 28 VII. Test

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Identify and Locate Celestial Objects within the Solar System to Model Scales and Distances
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test VII
  3. HYS: Cooperative groups - Student groups read and discuss related "Project Life-Form" articles.
Class creates Vin Diagram of info related to Solar System objects
  • Assessment: Formally grade chapter 7 test
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW: Write 10 test questions related to your project. Submit questions and key separately.


Oct 29 VIII. Planets

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Describe the physical characteristics of Solar System bodies and the methods by which they have been explored.
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. HYS: Cooperative groups - Student groups read and discuss related "Project Life-Form" articles.
Class creates Vin Diagram of info related to Solar System objects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: I had you turn these questions in today so I can type them tonight and give them back to you tomorrow for review. Here are a couple of examples...

Physics II HW:


Oct 30 VIII. Planets

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Describe the physical characteristics of Solar System bodies and the methods by which they have been explored.
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative groups - Student groups read and discuss related "Project Life-Form" articles.
Class creates Vin Diagram of info related to Solar System objects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Teacher reads examples of Student-written test questions.

Physics II HW:


Oct 31 VIII. Planets

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Describe the physical characteristics of Solar System bodies and the methods by which they have been explored.
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative groups - Student groups read and discuss related "Project Life-Form" articles.
  3. Teacher prepares class for test review: Put a star next to the 5 most important questions on your list. Ask yourself, "What is most important that I want the class to know?" Expect an average of 4 of each of your questions to be on the test tomorrow.
  4. Student-led discussion: Students read their own test questions out loud and the class discusses, to review for test tomorrow.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Review old test questions that students may have missed.

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Nov 03 VIII. Planets

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Describe the physical characteristics of Solar System bodies and the methods by which they have been explored.
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative groups - Student groups read and discuss related "Project Life-Form" articles.
Class creates Vin Diagram of info related to Solar System objects
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Teacher reads examples of Student-written test questions.

Physics II HW:


Nov 04 Election


Nov 05 VIII. Planets

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Describe the physical characteristics of Solar System bodies and the methods by which they have been explored.
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative groups - Student groups read and discuss related "Project Life-Form" articles.
  3. Teacher prepares class for test review: Put a star next to the 5 most important questions on your list. Ask yourself, "What is most important that I want the class to know?" Expect an average of 4 of each of your questions to be on the test tomorrow.
  4. Student-led discussion: Students read their own test questions out loud and the class discusses, to review for test tomorrow. Review old test questions that students may have missed.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: "Mile-a-Minute" review of Solar System details

Physics II HW:


Nov 06 Solar System Models and V.B. Gravity

  • GLE: PS.7
  • Objective: TLW solve problems related to the scale of the solar system
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole group instruction: Review of Physics basics - Variables, units, equations, problem solving
  3. HYS: Problem-based instruction - students calculate size and location of assigned objects (models) based on assigned scales
  4. Assign Planets for homework
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: How old are you? What does the answer mean if you do not give units?

Physics II HW: Research size and distance from sun of assigned planet


Nov 07 VIII. Test

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Describe Solar System objects and their Interactions
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test VIII
  3. Students make models of Solar System objects to scale (1cm=2500km)
  • Assessment: Formally grade chapter 8 test
  • Closure: Review Test

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Nov 10 VIII. Models

  • GLE: ESS.8,9
  • Objective: TLW Explain the Scale of the Solar System
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Project-based instruction - Student groups make models of Solar System objects
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades "Project Life-form"
  • Closure: How tall would you be, based on the scale we used?

Physics II HW:


Nov 11 IX. Stuff that's bigger than the Solar System A. Galaxies

  • GLE: PS.7, SI.8, ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of Galaxies to explain the universal nature of Gravity
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation - introduce equation and work examples as students copy problems and use units correctly.
  3. HYS: Guided Practice - Students solve problems involving Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation to illustrate its "Inverse Squared" nature.
  4. Teacher-led Discussion: IX. Stuff that's bigger than the Solar System presentation - How has new data caused theories to be revised?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Why is this equation so important to what we have learned and what we will learn this week?

Physics II HW: Gravity Problems - given 2 masses and the distance between their centers


Nov 12 IX. A. Galaxies and B. Galaxy Clusters

  • GLE: ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of Galaxies to explain the universal nature of Gravity
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group Instruction: Structure of Milky Way and Origins of Galaxies, “The Local Group”, Galaxy Clusters, and larger structures
  3. HYS: Guided Practice - (Review HW) Problems - Newton's law of universal gravitation
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: How big is our galaxy, and have we ever been out of it (or sent anything out of it)?

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Nov 13 IX. C. Universe

  • GLE: ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of the Universe
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group Instruction: X.C. notes - Teacher Explains Big Bang and Defines Strings & Walls
  3. HYS: Field trip - How do we know the Universe is expanding? Doppler Effect - Class stands near Jefferson Island Road to hear Doppler shift as it related to sound and imagine how it applies to light.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Review for test

Physics II HW:


Nov 14

Spectrum lab




Nov 17 IX. C. Universe

  • GLE: ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of the Universe
  • P/A/T:
  1. Students Read "Physics on the Edge: Doppler Effect" p504 and class discusses
  2. Whole-group Instruction: The Open-Closed Universe debate. Einstein's Fudge. Class discussion “The Search for Dark Matter”. What are the possible outcomes?
  3. HYS: Questions & Cues - Teacher shows multiple photos and students identify their galaxy type or nebula type.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Review "c" and assign HW. "OK, I'm ready to grade "Project Life-Form". Do I have your research? Do I have your article? Do I have your model?"

Physics II HW: How long does it take light to go from the Sun to 1) Earth, 2) Jupiter


Nov 18 IX. Test

  • GLE: ESS.23,24, PS.35
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of Galaxies and Identify Galaxy types
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. Test
  • Assessment: Formally grade test
  • Closure: Review Test

Physics II HW:


Nov 19 X. Physics of Light A. Terms

  • GLE: PS.17,25,32,34
  • Objective: TLW Identify parts of a Periodic Motion graph to Define terms related to Wave Motion
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction - Wave Diagram & terms X.A.
  4. Review the Electromagnetic Spectrum ... poster references X.B.
  5. HYS: Problem-based instruction - (XI.C.) Students Calculate T and f ... T = 1/f ... f = 1/T
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: What do we call the collection of all frequencies of light?

Physics II HW: If a sound wave's 1) frequency is 1200Hz, what is its period?

2) period is 0.0025s, what is its frequency?

Nov 20 X. C. Demonstrate Frequency and Period

  • GLE: PS.1,2,4,32-34
  • Objective: TLW Solve Periodic Motion problems by calculating Period and Frequency
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. HYS: Field trip - Class demonstration “Do the Wave” to demonstrate most PM terms. relate Wavelength, Frequency, Propagation... in reference to color and sound.
  4. Review “c”, and other velocities How fast?
  5. Whole-group instruction - Intro to Calc. Wavelength, Frequency and Velocity of waves including units and problems solved by students.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Red?

Physics II HW: P 457 #1 and #3


Nov 21 X. E. Calculating wavelength

  • GLE: PS.1,2,4,32-34
  • Objective: TLW Calculate Wavelength Frequency, Period, and velocity of waves
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. Student groups Demo Periodic Motion / Waves using several different devices
  4. HYS: Problem-based instruction - students solve problems ... v, T, f, wavelength
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Why aren't all antennas the same size/shape?

Physics II HW: Calculate the Period and Wavelength of each of the following tuning forks: 256Hz, 512Hz, 1024hZ, 2.048kHz




Dec 01 X. E. Wavelength calculations

  • GLE: PS.1,2,4,26,27,32-34
  • Objective: TLW Calculate Wavelength Frequency, Period, and velocity of waves
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review T,f,v, & wavelength definitions, units and equations
  3. Review HW
  4. HYS: Guided Practice: Student pairs work problems to review equations (p470) 19, 36, 48, 49, 50, 51
  5. Students solve and explain problems on the board
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: How do movie people show you the reflection of a person without showing you the camera?

Physics II HW:


Dec 02 X. F. Reflection

  • GLE: SI.9, PS.1,2,4,26,27,32-34
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain reflection
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Students set up and begin Reflection Lab
  3. Student-led discussion: Explain what was seen in reflection lab and hypothesize a rule to explain those observations
  4. Whole-group instruction: Reflection properties
  5. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Finish reflection lab. Students draw, label, measure and define reflection diagrams based on location of pins. Then repeat lab with different angles to practice seeing reflected positions of pins, normals, and to measure angles.
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades lab
  • Closure: Where are you when you see YOU in the mirror?

Physics II HW:


Dec 03 X. G. Light properties related to spreading of waves

  • GLE: PS17, PS28, PS32-34
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain the Inverse-Squared Law, Diffraction, Interference, Polarization, and Spectra
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Pop Quiz – PM terms
  3. Review Reflection Lab and reflection diagrams
  4. Teacher Defines Diffraction, Interference, and Polarization (XI. G.) using demonstrations, explained by students
  5. Students set up Refraction Lab
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: If we met at Wal-Mart tonight with your spectroscope, what kind of spectrum would we see?

Physics II HW:


Dec 04 X. H. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.17, PS.32-34
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing to explain refraction
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction - Teacher Demonstrates Snell's Law ... equation
  3. Refraction Lab – part 1 - groups calculate index of refraction
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Cleanup ... Can we finish this tomorrow and have related homework?

Physics II HW: Section Review (p567) 1-3


Dec 05 X. H. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.26, 27, 33
  • Objective: TLW Use Ray Tracing and Snell's Law to explain refraction
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Refraction Lab – Part 2 - groups use Snell's Law to predict Theta
  3. Teacher-led Discussion: Build Hypothetical Lens out of several Prisms and relate Prisms to Freznel lenses and Diffraction Gratings
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades Lab
  • Closure: Who's grandad has an RV with a big back window? What do we call that lens thing on the back window?

Physics II HW: Problems 39, 40,48 (p589)




Dec 08 X. H. Refraction

  • GLE: PS.26, 27, 33
  • Objective: TLW Use Equations to predict the outcome of refracting rays
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Refraction Lab – part 1 - groups calculate index of refraction
  4. Pause to review
  5. Refraction Lab – Part 2 - groups use Snell's Law to predict Theta
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades lab
  • Closure: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Purple?

Physics II HW:


Dec 09 X. Review

  • GLE: PS.26, 27, 33
  • Objective: TLW Use Equations to predict the outcome of refracting rays
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Cooperative groups - Lab ... Groups find the Focal Point of a giant Lens on paper.
  3. Whole-group instruction: Review for test
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Red?

Physics II HW:


Dec 10 Test X

  • GLE: PS.25-28, 32-34
  • Objective: TLW Use equations to calculate wave-related Quantities
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Test on "Physics of Light"
  3. Review Test
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades test
  • Closure: If you haven't downloaded and printed the notes for the next section, you're late. Make a buddy quickly.

Physics II HW: Print out Stellar Evolution notes.


Dec 11 XI. Stellar Evolution A. Nuclear Reactions B. Luminosity C. Spectral Class

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6, 16, 25-27
  • Objective: TLW Arrange the Sequence of Stellar Evolution
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Test
  3. Teacher-led discussion: Nuclear Reactions, Ignition & Nebulas
  4. Student-led discussion: Define Luminosity, and Spectral Class
  5. HYS: Cooperative groups - H-R Diagram
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Where is the Sun on the H-R Diagram?

Physics II HW:


Dec 12 XI. Stellar Evolution D. H-R Diagram E. Birth and Death

  • GLE: ESS.5, 6, 16, 25-27
  • Objective: TLW Describe the birth and middle-age of a star based on its mass
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review: H-R Diagram ... apply terms to explain T-Tauri's and Main Sequence
  3. Class Watches "SuperStars" documentary while answering questions on worksheet
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Is this our last test?

Physics II HW:

Mimas



Dec 15 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: So, how many planets have humans visited? What happened to all of the hardware left over from the race?

Physics II HW:


Dec 16 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Dec 17 XII. History of Space Flight

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Dec 18 Review

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Compare and Contrast US and CCCP space programs
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group instruction: Presentation with 2 projectors to show progress of US and Soviet Space Programs
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  4. Teacher-led discussion: Review notes for test tomorrow
  5. Class Plays "Mile-a-Minute" game to review for test
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


Dec 19 Test and Field Trip

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Describe what is in the Sky tonight
  • P/A/T:
  1. Test on the way to the Planetarium
  2. Planetarium show: "The Sky Tonight"
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally Grades Test
  • Closure: Who know what that bright star is just above where the sun will set tonight?

Physics II HW:

Pisces


Dec 19 Test, The Dish and other clips

   * GLE:
   * Objective: TLW Describe major events in the History of Space Exploration
   * P/A/T: 
      1. Test XII:  History of Space Flight
      2. Watch clips from movies that involve Radio Astronomy and Space Flight (The Dish)
   * Assessment: Teacher Formally Grades Test
   * Closure: Who know what that bright star is just above where the sun will set tonight? 

Physics II HW:





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