On Tuesday, we will take brief notes on lunar eclipses and draw a lunar eclipse diagram in our notebooks. Notes and drawings should be completed by the end of class. We will also watch a series of short videos on lunar eclipses. You should be able to demonstrate the positions of the Sun, Earth, and Moon during a lunar eclipse using your SEM Model.
On Friday, we will have class time to "ketchup" on any missing, incomplete, or redo assignments. We will also work in table groups to practice using our Sun-Earth-Moon Model (SEM Model) to demonstrate the movements of rotation, revolution, daytime/nighttime, the seasons, and the moon phases. Attached below is a more detailed list.
On Thursday, we will watch several short videos on the phases of the moon, then take some notes and draw a moon phase diagram into our science notebooks.
On Wednesday we will watch two videos and then copy several diagrams explaining the seasons into our notebook.
Tuesday we will be taking notes on the major movements of the Earth, its rotation and revolution. We will also talk about the axial tilt of the Earth. We will go more into depth into all of these topics later this week, Tuesday is just an introduction to introduce important vocabulary. Notes should be taken in the Cornell Notes Style and should be completed by the end of the class period.
Monday and Tuesday we will be creating a paper model of the Sun-Earth-Moon System. We will be using this model to learn about a number of topics, including: rotation, revolution, day & night, lunar phases, lunar & solar eclipses, and the tides. We will also be using the model to test on the same subjects! The model should be kept in a pocket in your science notebook, and is a very important tool for the next two weeks! The model should be completed by the end of class Tuesday, 23-Sept.
Most Fridays in advisory, we will write for 10 minutes based on a new writing prompt each week. Students are expected to practice good writing skills such as using detailed and complete sentences, proper punctuation, and correct spelling. However, the grade in advisory for each piece of writing will be based on length. If the student writes at least a 1/2 page, they will earn 7/10 points. If they write at least a 3/4 page, they will earn 10/10.
Today's Writing Prompt
Describe with great detail, what your life would be like, if you could not use your mobile phone or iPod for one month. What types of activities would you do instead of talking or texting on your phone? What, if any, would be the advantages? What, if any, would be the disadvantages? How would your relationships with your friends change? How about your relationship with your family? What would you learn about yourself in this month?
On Wednesday we will create a map of the Moon in our science notebooks. Attached below are the instructions and a Moon worksheet.
You will create a simple, single-fold foldable. On the "front cover" you will place your map of the Moon's surface. On the inside page, you will create a diagram of the Moon's interior layers.
Due at the end of class Wednesday, 17 Sept.