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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


Physics II - Spring 2009Edit

Jan 05 Class Introduction

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Define Physics II
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses. Journal (minute paper) with a partner.
  2. Teacher takes Role as students pass out and fill out Info Sheets
  3. Whole-class instruction: Teacher reads/explains Class Policy
  4. Classroom procedures: seating assignments, turning in work, and reviewing HW
  5. AVC: I – Go over “Phyisics Survival Checklist”
  6. Teacher defines Physics – Compare/contrast with previous classes
  7. Class requirements ... night labs and field trips
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing
  • AMD: on file in grade book
  • Closure: Who has a computer at home with Internet access? Blackboard?

Physics II HW: Begin Moon Observation page, tonight


Jan 06 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 HW
  3. Review “Trufab” test in detail to demonstrate use of units and problem solving advice
  4. Label Notebooks, give Outline and Discuss School/Class Policies
  5. Class votes to determine when night labs will be. They start next week at 6pm.
  6. Students set up Wiki 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: a) Review worksheet b) Finish creating user page on the Wiki without putting personal info


Jan 07 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. Review HW
  3. Imagine: Visualize being first astronomers in dark as teacher tells story
  4. HYS: Summarizing and note taking – Prehistory (I.A.)
  5. Notes (I.A.3.) 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: 1) Review Worksheet - Units 2) Continue Moon Observations.


Jan 08 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 a Quadrant/Astrolabe?

Physics II HW: Draw map of home Observation Area.


Jan 09 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: 1) Research assigned historical figure 2) Measure height of obstacles




Jan 12 I. History C. Ionian Scientists

  • 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. Whole-group instruction: Teacher tells stories to explain the significance of Pythagorus, Ptolomy, and Aristotle. Why do we know them better than the others? (I.C.) This leads to part D. Greek Empire through Renaissance
  5. HYS: Cooperative groups - Student pairs review physics tools from "Diagnostic Test" ... units and algebra.
  • 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: Ongoing Moon Observations


Jan 13 I. History E. 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. Whole-group instruction: History ... Renaissance, Copernicus, Bruno, Brahe, Kepler (I.E.) Stress differences between Copernicus and Ptolomy. Student chooses a historical figure and does research for the next timeline (due in 2 days)
  3. HYS: Cooperative Learning - Student pairs review physics tools from "Diagnostic Test"
  4. HYS: Ques and Questions - How do we combine these units?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: There may be an easier way to do some conversions. Which ones?

Physics II HW: 1) Review Worksheet, section D->Units. 2) Ongoing Moon Observations


Jan 14 I. History F. Scientific Revolution

  • 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 Units from HW
  3. Whole-group instruction: Renaissance History leading to Modern advances. Student chooses a historical figure and does research for the next timeline (due tomorrow)
  4. HYS: Ques and Questions - How do we do conversions the long way?
  • 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: 1) Review Worksheet, section F->Conversions 2) Research selected historical figures/events


Jan 15 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 and HW problems
  3. HYS: Graphic Organizer - Groups create a History web showing relationships and comparing historical figures and events.
  4. Whole-group instruction: Review timelines and notes for test
  5. HYS: Ques and Questions - How do we do conversions the easy way?
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: How have telescopes changed since the 1600's?

Physics II HW: Review Worksheet, section G->Conversions




Jan 20 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. Review HW
  3. Test on History of math and science and Physics Problems
  4. Review Test
  • Assessment: Teacher Grades test formally
  • Closure: First Major Project: x/group – Pick topics

Physics II HW: Venus Observations - angle above horizon at same time every night.


Jan 21 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. Whole-group instruction: Types of Lenses (II.A.) - Use "Ray Box" to see diverging and converging rays
  4. Class discusses/defines Focal Length using Ray Tracing in notes with teacher modeling (II.B.)
  5. 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 group project due?

Physics II HW: Draw your North at 8 and 9 (look for Cass and UMaj)


Jan 22 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


Jan 23 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




Jan 26 Lens Lab

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of lenses and mirrors
  • P/A/T: PS.27
  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. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Lens Lab - Calculate f.l. of 2 lenses
  5. Groups use fl equation to predict d_i, based on d_o specified by teacher
  6. Whole-class instruction: Image Truths (II.D.) what happens when the object is at...?
  • Assessment: Informal teacher observation--teacher visits students' desks to check for on task and completing assignments providing feedback as necessary
  • Closure: You should be done with timeline and should have started working on group projects.

Physics II HW: Given a lens with a fl of 100mm, where would the image be if the object were at a) 100,000mm, b) 250mm, c) 200mm, d) 150mm, e) 100mm, and f) 75mm?


Jan 27 Mirrors and Camera Optics

  • GLE: PS.27
  • 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. 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.
  4. Whole-class instruction: Define F-ratio, and relate the usefulness of its equation to photography, biology, and astronomy
  5. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Lens Lab Part 2: Groups calculate F-ratio of both lenses (II.E.)
  6. Whole-class instruction: Teacher defines Magnification, introduces equation, and groups use it to predict the magnification of the telescope they are about to make out of their 2 lenses.
  7. 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_i=15cm, f=12cm, d_0=?)


Jan 28 Telescope Optics

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of simple telescopes
  • P/A/T: PS.27
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review HW problems
  3. Review Lens Lab and notes concerning lens equations
  4. AVC: R - f, f/ratio, M
  5. HYS: Cooperative 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 Venus Observations


Jan 29 Review

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Use Optics equations to explain the functioning of simple telescopes
  • P/A/T: PS.27
  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:


Jan 30 Field Trip

  • GLE: PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.4, PS.26, PS.27, PS.33
  • Objective:
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  • Closure: Review first page of test

Physics II HW: Ongoing Venus Observations




Feb 02 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 - Optics part 1
  3. Early finishers post timeline data to the wiki and/or get groups together to discuss projects.
  4. Whole-group Instruction: History – telescope optical schemes (III.A.)
  5. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Research Topics
  • Assessment: Teacher grades test formally
  • Closure: Review first page of test

Physics II HW: Ongoing Venus and Moon Observations


Feb 03 III.A. Optical Schemes

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Identify Optical Schemes for Telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group Instruction: 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:


Feb 04 III.A. Optical Schemes and B. Mounting Schemes

  • GLE: PS.27
  • Objective: TLW Identify Optical Schemes for Telescopes
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Review Telescope Optical Schemes using Orion Catalogs as a reference
  3. Whole-group Instruction: Telescope Mounting Schemes. Students use Orion Catalogs as references
  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:


Feb 05 III.B. Mounts

  • GLE: PS.27
  • 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. Whole-group Instruction: Telescope Mounting Schemes. Students use Orion Catalogs as references
  3. HYS: Manipulatives & Cooperative Groups - Student pairs assemble and disassemble telescopes and identify/explain parts as they go
  4. 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: "Mile-a-Minute" to Review Mounting and Optical options for telescopes

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


Feb 06 Test

  • GLE: PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.4, PS.26, PS.27, PS.33
  • 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 work on projects.
  • Assessment: Teacher grades test formally
  • Closure: Review first page of test

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




Feb 09 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. Whole-group Instruction - Teacher explains rubric and student responsibilities during presentations
  4. HYS: Project-based instruction - Groups present Projects in class
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine pacing.
  • Closure: Have you selected your individual project topics, yet? Class looks over choices on the Wiki.

Physics II HW:


Feb 10 Projects

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Teach selected topics
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. HYS: Project-based instruction - Groups present Projects in class
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades projects.
  • Closure: Be sure we have a digital version of your group project here tomorrow, so that we can post it on the Wiki. Teacher assigns "Project LifeForm" topics to those who have not chosen.

Physics II HW:


Feb 11 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. 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.
  3. Whole-group instruction - Teacher defines celestial sphere terms. IV.A.
  4. 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.
  5. AVC: I - Celestial Coordinate Systems
  • 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 5 or more references and footnotes that coincide with them.

Physics II HW:


Feb 12 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: R - Celestial Coordinate Systems

Physics II HW:


Feb 13 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. Oral quiz - 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:




Feb 16 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 - During Quiz, teacher checks Observation Journals. Early finishers use computers to post their research and source links to "astronomy.wikia.com"
  3. Whole-group instruction: V.A. Earth-Moon facts
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades quiz.
  • Closure: Review Quiz

Physics II HW:


Feb 17 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. Review Quiz
  3. Students use COW's to research selected topics
  4. 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 introduction to Article and post it on the Wiki, so others can have input, and we can create a template for all students to follow.


Feb 18 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. 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:


Feb 19 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: Introduction and Outline due by Monday.


Feb 20 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: Begin editing the introduction for other people in the class. Due Friday.




Feb 25 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 the body or your article by Monday.


Feb 26 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.


Feb 27 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 Venus Observations




Mar 02 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


Mar 03 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: Zodiac worksheet


Mar 04 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: Project "Life-Form" Non-fiction Due Friday


Mar 05 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?
  4. AVC:I Year and season terminology
  • 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.


Mar 06 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. AVC:R Year and season terminology
  4. HYS: Modeling - Teacher (with student help) Simulates Year and seasons with globe & Spotlight
  5. 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:




Mar 09 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:


Mar 10 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?

Physics II HW:


Mar 11 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:


Mar 12 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?

Physics II HW:


Mar 13 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:




Mar 16 VII. Big Stuff in the Solar System

  • 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. Review "Big Stuff in the Solar System" for test
  4. HYS: Project-based instruction - Student pairs work together to finish editing projects.
  • 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:


Mar 17 VII. Test

  • GLE: ESS.5,9,15
  • 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.


Mar 18 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:


Mar 19 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:


Mar 20 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.
  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.

Physics II HW: Write 10 test questions based on your assigned project presentations.




Mar 23 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. What makes each object unique/interesting?
  3. AVC:I - Compare the Gas Giants to each other, and the Terrestrial Planets to each other. What do they have in common?
  • 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: Worksheet to find relative sizes/distances of planets ... to make models


Mar 24 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. What makes each object unique/interesting?
  3. AVC:R - Compare the Gas Giants to each other, and the Terrestrial Planets to each other. What do they have in common?
  4. Teacher prepares class for test: 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.
  5. HYS: Students as Teachers - Students read their own test questions out loud and the class discusses, to review for test.
  6. Whole-group instruction: Teacher reviews 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:


Mar 25 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

Physics II HW:


Mar 26 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. Review Test
  3. Whole-group instruction: 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: Review Galaxy types. "What type is this?..."

Physics II HW:


Mar 27 IX. A. Galaxies

  • 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 and origin of Galaxies
  3. HYS: Guided Practice - Identify each of these galaxies by type.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: How big is a galaxy, compared to a star system?

Physics II HW:




Mar 30 IX. A. Galaxies and B. Clusters

  • GLE: ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Describe the Structure of our Galaxy and its neighborhood, to explain our place in the universe
  • 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 - Identify each of these galaxies and structures by type.
  • 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)?

Physics II HW:


Mar 31 Galileo

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW Describe the character and life of Galileo, and list his accomplishments.
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Class watches Galileo's battle for the Heavens, while working on worksheet.
  3. Turn in worksheet when bell rings.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: How big did people of that time think the universe was?

Physics II HW:


Apr 01 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: What "shifts"? What are we looking at when we talk about the Doppler Shift as the Galaxies are moving away from us? Spectra.

Physics II HW:


Apr 02 No class. Testing.


Apr 03 Spectrum lab (IX. C. 5. Evidence for the Big Bang)

  • GLE: ESS.24
  • Objective: TLW Determine which element(s) is/are giving off light based on their spectra
  • P/A/T:
  1. Student Reads from 365 Nights and class discusses
  2. Whole-group Instruction: Teacher Reviews Big Bang using balloon as analogy, then explains how the spectral measurements are made, leading to Doppler Shift.
  3. HYS: Problem-based instruction - Spectrum lab. Students draw the spectra they see when the glowing substances are known, then identify the "unknown" substances.
Field trip - Walk around school with Spectra-scopes to see what substances create the light we see every day.
  • Assessment: Teacher Asks Oral Questions throughout class, to gage student understanding and to determine understanding and pacing.
  • Closure: Review for test

Physics II HW:




Apr 06 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


Apr 07 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:


Apr 08 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?

Apr 09 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




Apr 20 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 their assigned 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


Apr 21 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:


Apr 22 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:


Apr 23 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:


Apr 24 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




Apr 27 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: What do we call the color of light that has a frequency slightly different from Purple?

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


Apr 28 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:


Apr 29 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.


Apr 30 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:


May 01 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, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  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:

Mimas



May 04 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, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  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:


May 05 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, with an emphasis on the physics of why each step was difficult but necessary.
  3. HYS: Cooperative Groups - Students compile timeline and list of "firsts" for space exploration
  4. Quiz
  • Assessment: Teacher formally grades quiz and timeline entries.
  • Closure: Q&A about final Project

Physics II HW:


May 06 Rockets

  • GLE:
  • Objective: TLW solve problems related to gravity and Newton's Laws
  • P/A/T:
  1. Students Fire Rockets and record data (time and angle at a specific distance)
  2. Whole-group instruction: How do we use this data to figure out how high the rockets went?
  3. Students finish worksheet portion of final projects by solving problems.
  • Assessment: Teacher Formally grades Rockets based on performance and Student Worksheet problems based on Rocket Data.
  • Closure: How fast would your rocket need to go to NOT come back down?
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