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course syllabus
science links
practice quizzes

Tuesday, October 23

continued comparing the terrestrial planets with the Jovian planets;
began comparing the various moons in the solar system
quiz 23 on Thursday

Monday, October 22

discussed the worksheet (due date postponed till tomorrow);
began comparing the terrestrial planets with the Jovian planets
no journal due this week


Wednesday, October 17

answered questions about the worksheet; (due Monday);
watched: A Tour Through Our Solar System

Tuesday, October 16

finished Cosmos:  Harmony of the Worlds;
discussed the relative sizes and the relative distances between the planets;
began on worksheet about interplanetary distances (due Monday);
read: 654-664 (the Jovian planets)

Monday, October 15

discussed Friday’s quiz;
continued Cosmos:  Harmony of the Worlds;
read: 649-653 (the terrestrial planets)
journal entry due tomorrow


Friday, October 12

quiz over the week’s topics;
watched the first 15 minutes of Cosmos:  Harmony of the Worlds

Thursday, October 11

reviewed the relationship between the Sun and Earth;
discussed/demonstrated Earth-Moon motions;
looked at the practice quiz for the chapter;
quiz tomorrow over this week’s reading and class discussions

Wednesday, October 10

reviewed early astronomy and astronomers;
reviewed Kepler’s laws of planetary motion;
discussed/demonstrated the relationship between the Sun and Earth;
if you didn’t already, read:  pp.622-629 (Earth-Moon-Sun);
quiz on Friday over this week’s reading and class discussions

Tuesday, October 9

discussed early astronomy and astronomers:  Aristotle, Aristarchus, Eratosthenes, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Kepler;
discussed Kepler’s laws of planetary motion;
contrasted the Ptolemaic (geocentric) model with the Copernican (heliocentric) model;
read:  pp.622-629 (Earth-Moon-Sun)

Monday, October 8

discussed/demonstrated the size of the universe with Scale of the Universe 2;
if you didn’t already, read:  pp.614-621 (early astronomy)