The year has come to an end and all of our hard work must be accounted for. Our last notebook check is on Monday, June 5th. There are NO re-checks for this notebook check. Be sure to bring your notebook on Monday if you took it home over the weekend. If you need another copy of the notebook check, click the document link --> Unit 4 Notebook Check <--
This activity is all about figuring out the relationship between each element block information on the Periodic Table and the shape/structure of an atom.
1) Open up this slide show about Atoms and the Periodic Table.
2) Set-up your notebook on page 105. Add the title, focus question, date.
LOS: Atomic Number, Atomic Mass
Evidence - Atomic Basics and the P.T.E.
3) View the slide presentation. Be sure to add the LOS and "Rules" for making sense of an Element Block on the Periodic Table to your notebook on page 105.
4) Be sure to think about the relationship between how atoms are structured (all of the parts) and how the P.T.E. is organized.
May 1 - Galaxies and the Big Bang Theory
(not the show..however, that is a great show...)
First, Set up your notebook with the Title, Focus Q, Date, and LOS (Big Bang Theory, Irregular, Spiral, Elliptical (galaxies)
Evidence: 1) B.P. Galaxies and 2) Big Bang videos
Complete the two tasks listed below:
1) Watch the Brain Pop video"Galaxies" and complete the provided graphic organizer. This will be taped on pg. 97.
2) Watch one of the two videos below (or both) and answer the following questions in your notebook at the bottom of page 97. Answer should provide a thorough explanation and be in complete sentences.
Question 1: What is the scientific theory called the "Big Bang" ?
- Explain what the theory is all about....
Question 2: What is the main piece of evidence that supports the "Big Bang"
as a possible source of the entire Universe?
- Identify and explain the evidence that supports it...
Video 1: Basic overview of the "Big Bang" theory Video 2: More in depth explanation of the "Big Bang"
Life of the Stars (notebook pages 94-95)
Complete the following tasks below:
Before we get started: Warm-up Quiz
Set up your notebook on page 95. Update your table of contents and add the LOS words from the worksheet to your notebook and index.
1) Create your own Cornell Notes while viewing the slide show "Life Cycle of Stars"
2) Build on your understanding by viewing the Brain Pop video "Life Cycle of Stars" and completing the Brain POP Activity and take the "Graded Quiz." Put your answers on paper and share your score with Mr. Bridges.
3) View the Life Cycle of Stars - Visual and review the process
4) Complete Big Idea # 3 and glue it into your notebook on your BIG IDEAS Page 74
5) Homework - H R Diagram Practice - DUE Tuesday, May 2nd (15 points)
What are Constellations? Constellations are groups of stars that form unique patterns in the night sky. These patterns can resemble mythological characters, people animals or objects, and have entertained mankind for much of recorded history. Most, if not all of the 88 officially recognized constellations were named by the ancient Greeks, and were created for a variety of reasons. Your task is to select a constellation, gather information pertaining to it, and create a presentation on Prezi explaining what you have learned.
What is Required? This project demonstrates the branch between science and history, helping you to gain understanding of how the night sky was mapped and developed by ancient civilizations. This presentation must be completed using the program Prezi, which can be downloaded as an app, or completed on the Prezi website. An account must be made before beginning your Prezi document. Prezi or Google Slides presentation must be shared with me by the end of class Tuesday. Follow the in class directions to share your prezi with Mr. B.
Use this email ------> firstname.lastname@example.org <------
Your presentation must include the following information related to your chosen constellation:
BIBLIOGRAPHY SLIDE: Students must write down the internet resources used, as they will need to create a bibliography. Add your sources to a separate slide at the end of your creation. Animations/videos are acceptable, but not required. NO TEXTING LANGUAGE ALLOWED!
**Use EasyBib.com for an efficient citation generator. Type or paste in the website you used, complete the missing information, generate the citation, paste into your presentation, repeat for all other sources.
Grading Your Project: This in-class project will is worth a total of 80 points, and will be scored based on the rubric your teacher will give to you in the coming days. Partial credit will be given for late submissions turned in within two weeks of the original due date. Remember: this is an in-class assignment, so make sure to focus in class and not fall behind.
Resources to Help You Narrow Your Search:
(do not rely solely on this site!)
Putting Stars in their Place! (notebook pages 92 - 93)
Step 1: Set up page 93 with the focus question (above), Title, Date, and LOS: HR Diagram
Step 2: Complete the Star Classification Lab using your knowledge about the factors that classify stars and some colored pencils. Allow Mr. B to set up the chart with the class before you begin. Once completed, trim and glue your created HR Diagram facing up on page 93. Label the top of page 92 "H.R. Analysis" and glue the Conclusions (page 2) down to page 92 in your notebook.
Step 3: Once completed, take the HR Diagram Quiz to check your understanding. Review your answers and retake the quiz until mastery (Perfection).
The Universe Beyond: STARS (notebook pages 90 - 91)
Follow the directions below to download and access the online textbook.
Step 1: Complete the guided Stars: Cornell Notes using the online Holt textbook. Access the Holt text by going to the "Class Connect" tab at the top of the page and selecting the 8th grade text PDF file. It will download in a few minutes while you set up your notebook.
Step 2: Set-up your notebook to include the title, date, focus question, and LOS: Spectrum (pg. 91), Absorption Spectrum (91), Apparent magnitude (90), Absolute Magnitude (90). (Add LOS to your index)
"Evidence" - Classifying Stars
Step 3: Using the online textbook, scroll to page 436 to get started. Complete each area of the guided notes. Fill in blanks and be sure to answer each question thoroughly.
Step 4: Go to your BIG IDEA page 74, put a Heading:
BIG IDEA 2: Classifying Stars
Write a summary of your notes to explain the techniques and information used by scientist to identify and classify stars.
Activity 7: Focus Questions - How do scientist describe the layers of our star? Where does our star's energy come from?
Activity 6: Focus Question: What are the physical and chemical properties of _______________, my chosen moon?
(Notebook pages 86-87)
Purpose: Identify a moon and conduct research to aid in your 3-D Model Project. Get to know your moon!
Step 1: Set up your notebook. Add the title, date, focus question.
- skip a line and add
"Evidence: 3-D Moon Project Notes"
Step 2: Pick a Moon to investigate. Use some resources below to help identify a moon along with gathering information about your chosen moon.
Resources: Use your 3D Solar System Simulator App, NASA (Moons in our Solar System), or other respectable Astronomy sources. Be sure to note your resources so you can revisit them later.
Step 3: Divide page 87 into 4 equal boxes. You will record your findings in each box based on each label. Use the description below to guide your specific research. Use the visual to set up your notebook correctly.
Box 1: Location (provide details about the planet it belongs to, distance from the planet, other moons orbiting with it, etc...)
Box 2: Measurements (provide details about the moon's size, orbit, rotation and revolution, gravity, density, speed, temperature, etc...)
Box 3: Composition (provide details about what it is made of in regards to its core, mantle, surface, and atmosphere)
Box 4: Interesting Facts/Details (Provide at least 3-5 unique or interesting facts about the moon. May be based on information stated already, but stands out as unique compared to what we are used to)
Step 4: Set up page 86. Use the same 4 square set-up as used previously. Provide the following details in each section on page 86.
Box 1: Possibilities of Life already or potential colonization by humans? - (provide details about what may exist currently or the potential of humans living on it)
Box 2: Comparison to our Moon (Luna). - (Provide a basis of comparison of your chosen moon to our moon, Luna. This will allow you and others to create a comparative understanding of your moon. Maybe compare size, structure, orbit, and other notable features compared to Luna).
Box 3: Colored model/drawing of the Moon. (If you see different images of your moon, choose the more frequent/popular visual to model).
Box 4: Interesting Surface Features. (Provide surface details such as craters, mountains, volcanoes, cracks, water, canyons, weather, etc... )
Step 5: If finished early, your next task is to open GOOGLE DOCS or SLIDES and create a Information PLACARD to be displayed on your "3D Moon Model." View your project directions for the project and design a neat, creative, and organized placard that includes the required information. Google Slides might be better. Create a slide or two that can be used as your placard. A nice bold design with easy to read text would be recommended.
Your last task would be to write your essay about the possibility of life existing currently on your moon based on the moons composition,temp, atmosphere, etc...Also, could humans use the moon as a destination to colonize for life, research, supply station, etc... Think about all of the things that are necessary to sustain life on Earth and identify how you could overcome meet those needs on your moon. Does the moon provide resources or would we have to create or bring our own? Use research, evidence, and logic to back up your claims.