Astronomy Syllabus 19/20
Teacher: P. Perry
Text: Astronomy Online Book
Link to last year: Astronomy Syllabus 18/19
Unit 1: Night Sky Observation
Priority Standard:Scale, proportion, and quantity.
Secondary Standard:HS-ESS1-4: Obtain, evaluate and communicate data
based on the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.
Astronomy Text Chapter 2
Thu 8/29 (B2)
1. Make a Star Wheel from the directions here
2. Do Star Wheel Twist. You will be using the program Stellarium for the second page.
Tue 9/3 (B2)
1. Junior and senior assemblies
2. Do Using a Planisphere/Star Wheel (you need only answer the questions, you do not need to make another star wheel,
click here to read the directions for using a star wheel. You will need to read this to answer some of the questions.
Thu 9/5 (B2)
1. Watch Introductory Astronomy: Positions on the Celestial Sphere and do "Position" from "Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy".
2. Do Reading/Using a Star Chart with Stellarium - finish as homework, pass in next class
3. If time, begin Celestial Coordinates with Stellarium
Mon 9/9 (B2)
1. Go over local and celestial sphere coordinates.
2. Do Celestial Coordinates with Stellarium and pass in today
3. If time, begin "The Celestial Sphere Activity #1" using the star globes
Wed 9/11 (B2)
Finish "The Celestial Sphere Activity #1" using the star globes - pass in
Fri 9/13 (B2)
1. Watch Introductory Astronomy: Motions of the Stars and do "Motion" from "Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy".
2. Make a quadrant using the directions in Using a Quadrant. This weekend, make the observations in the packet. Solar noon on Saturday and Sunday it as at 12:36 PM
3. Finish work from last class and pass in. Anything you do not finish today is homework and is due at the beginning of next class.
Tue 9/17 (B2)
1. Finish Using a Quadrant - pass in
2. Finish any other work from previous classes.
Thu 9/19 (B2). Mon 9/23
Projectile motion, air rockets!
Wed 9/25 (B2)
1. Make an astrolabe and do Using an Astrolabe #1
2. Here is an online astrolabe
Fri 9/27 (B2)
Do Using an Astrolabe #2
Do Lunar Lollipops (& Cookies!)
Thu 10/3 (B2),
1. Do Lunar Lollipops (& Cookies!)
2. Take Lunar phase quiz
Week of 10/6
You will be given a list of assignments you still need to complete. Work on these and pass in to the basket.
Wed 10/15 (B2)
Answer the questions in Chapter 1 Understanding the Starry Sky. Go to Open with>Google Slides and then click Present to read this more easily.
Fri 10/17 B2
Do The Celestial Sphere
Tue 10 22 B2
1. Review for test
2. Finish The Celestial Sphere - pass in
Thu 10 24 B2
1. Review for test
2. Do Sky Matching Exercise
3. Finish any missing papers from this unit
Mon 10/28 B2
1. Go over Sky Matching Exercise
2. Finish reviewing for test
3. Do Powers of Ten, the link to the movie is here and to the simulation is here.
4. Begin Scientific Notation
Wed 10/29 B2
Night Sky Observation Test
Fri 11/1 B2
Do Modeling the Spectrum
Tue 11/5 B2
1. Watch What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum? and do "Sources and Detectors" lab.
2. Continue unfinished work from past classes.
Thu 11/7 B2
1. Watch Introductory Astronomy: Electromagnetic Spectrum of Light and do "Electromagnetic Spectrum" from "Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy."
2. Finish Modeling the Spectrum - pass in
3. Finish Scientific Notation - pass in
Tue 11/12 B2
Thu 11/14 B2
1. Watch Ancient Maya - Tools of Astronomy
2. Read "Star Seeker" on p. 21 of "Science News, 9/28/19. Come up with a question for Mr. Gomez regarding his research for our live chat on 11/22 and send it to me in an email.
3. Make your Mayan Calendar to use next class
Mon 11/18 B2
1. Watch Breaking the Maya Code #4: The Maya Calendar
2. Do Mayan Astronomy and Calendar
Wed 11/20 B2
1. Finish Mayan Astronomy and Calendar - pass in
2. Either print Wave Simulation from a classroom computer OR read it online and write your answers on a separate sheet of paper or a Google doc that you share with me. Use the simulation below
Fri 11/22 B2
In the project coming up, we will be looking at celestial objects in different areas of the electromagnetic spectrum. In the activities today, you will briefly review the stages in the life of a star and then look at different objects and what kinds of radiation they emit as well as the tools used to observe them.
1. Print out the The Flowchart of Stellar Evolution or answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper. Go to the The Flowchart of Stellar Evolution web page and follow all the paths until you have filled in the complete chart - pass in today
2. Go to Using the Electromagnetic Spectrum to Explore the Universe. Write the information for each of the tables on a separate sheet of paper. -pass in today
3. Make sure you passed in Wave Simulation from last class.
Tue 11/26 B2
Finish work from past classes
Mon 12/3 B2
Do What's the Frequency,Roy G. Biv?
Wed 12/5 to Tue 1/7 B2
The Milky Way: Past and Present: Introduction, Task, Process
Thu 1/9 B2
Do Wave Theory of Light. You will need the simulation below.
Mon 1/13 B2
1. Answer all questions in Lessons 2 and 3 Waves from the PhysicsClassroom.com beginning here. Use the links at the bottom of each page to navigate to the next section and lesson. SHOW ALL WORK for any questions involving calculations. Here is a sheet on which to record your answers.
2. We will finish the lesson from last class on Wednesday.
Wed 1/15 B2
1. Watch The Original Double Slit Experiment
2. Do Young's Experiment Activity Sheet. Interactive is here. This page will help explain how to make the measurements and do the calculations.
Fri 1/17 B2
1. Finish Wave Theory of Light from Thu 1/9. Justin can help you with the equipment!
2. Finish Young's Experiment Activity Sheet from last class. Don't forget you have a separate sheet to help with calculations. Braeden and Jacob can help you with this!
3. Do Phet: Wave Interference- Waves (Sound and Light) - the simulation is on the syllabus above under Thu 1/9
PASS IN YOUR WORK WHEN DONE! If you didn't share your journal with me from the Mayan astronomy project do so today!!!! I need to grade these.
Wed 1/22 B2
Watch Newton's Dark Secrets Someone needs to be logged into their Google account on the computer in the center of the room and turn on the overhead and click this link to show the movie to the class. Do worksheet. Transcript of broadcast is here
PASS IN YOUR WORK WHEN DONE!
Starting Fri 1/24 B2
Remaining activities for wave/particle theories of light
1. Do Assessment: Wave Nature of Light We only have one set up for this so you will need to take turns
2. Do Newton's Prism Experiments
3. Do Color Mixing
Finish labs on wave/particle theories of light and pass in.
Do Photoelectric Effect Virtual Lab. Download this file to the desktop of the classroom computers and open using LoggerPro to do your graphs. You can find additional information to help with the understanding of the result of this lab at the Photoelectric Effect from the Physics Hypertextbook. Watch this video before you do the lab: Wave-Particle Duality and the Photoelectric Effect! Watching this video afterwards will help with your essay The Photoelectric Effect. This is a summative assessment!!!
1. Make spectroscopes for next class
2. Watch Introductory Astronomy: Different Types of Spectra and Introductory Astronomy: Atoms and Light and do the worksheets to go with them.
1. Finish worksheets from videos last class
2. Do The Bohr Model of Hydrogen and Spectroscopy. The simulations are below. The first one works right in the browser. The second one, hit "click to run." It will download to the computer and then open it from there like you did the photoelectric effect simulation that we did. Ask your classmates for help if you can't open it. You can also download this simulation from here.
1. Finish work from last class
2. Do Supernova Chemistry
NEW LAB EQUIPMENT!!!
Mon 3/9 B2
Do Identifying Lines in the Solar Spectrum
Wed 3/11 B2
1. Do pretest on astronomy imaging.
2. Do Decoding Starlight
Fri 3/13 B2
1. If you need a refresher on stellar evolution, redo the The Flowchart of Stellar Evolution
2. Do Cosmic Connections Webquest, here is the task description. Read Guide to Stellar Evolution and watch this video to help you sequence the images.
Tue 3/17 B2
1. Play Kahoot!
2. Do Exploring Blackbody Radiation using the PhET Simulation
Thu 3/19 B2
Do Star Spectra Science: Using Plastic Eggs & M&Ms to Model Spectroscopy
Remainder of spectroscopy activities
10. Watch How Quickly Does a Supernova Happen and do We Are Stardust
11. Do Ds9 Supplement to "Decoding Starlight" (contains instructions for doing 3 color composites)
12. Do X-ray Spectroscopy of Supernova Remnants
13. Do Summative Assessment: Spectroscopy