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Honors Planetary

This class will explore the creation of the universe, the solar system, and special attention will be spent on the inner workings of the earth.  It will include environmental science and meteorology as well and will explore many of the national parks around the world.  The Astronomy section will include explorations of meteors, comets, extraterrestrial bodies, nebulae and more.  Some night time viewing of astronomical objects may be required.  Required Textbooks: In the Beginning by Walt Brown, Geology by John Morris, Earth Science Geology, the Environment and the Universe by Hess, Hsu, Kunze

  Honors Planetary Science & Astronomy    $15/class minimum suggested donation   Teacher: Becky Thai                                                                    beckythai@questforeducationsandarts.com

Honors Planetary Science & Astronomy    $15/class minimum suggested donation

Teacher: Becky Thai                                                                   
beckythai@questforeducationsandarts.com

Science fair also offers the following extra credit.   A) 50 Points EC for attempting to answer a new question that has an unknown answer.   B) 50 pts for solving a problem that really advances science in the area of study or provides a really help to humanity or animals.

September 11, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity

Planetary Science and Astronomy

Follow up from class Sept 11
Announcements Week of  Sept 11 - 13 

* Important class notes - 

  • Welcome to planetary science and astronomy

Today we covered:

  • Chemistry review

Possible In Class Quiz next week - 

1) Anything from chemistry review.   Be prepared to think logically.   I will make the questions similar to the homework.  There will likely be about 5 questions.

Reading

  1. None this week

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)

  1. None this week

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L1 Chemistry Review

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1. RW1 chem review

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. Check back because you will have the lab guide to print.   You better read it before class.

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Chemistry lab - qualitative analysis 
  2. Cosmology

September 18, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity

Planetary Science and Astronomy

Follow up from class Sept 18
Announcements Week of  Sept 18-20

* Important class notes - 

  • We apologize for the posting delay last week.  We should have all the access fixed this week

Today we covered:

  • Ion review
  • Qualitative lab

Possible In Class Quiz next week - 

1) Anything from chemistry review.   Be prepared to think logically.   I will make the questions similar to the homework.      (THIS STILL APPLIES)

2) The cations and anions I gave you in class.   Know the symbols and their charges.

3) Know the difference between qualitative and quantitative.

Reading

  1. None this week but next week we will start.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)

  1. None this week

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L1 Chemistry Review - same as last time

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1. Initial phase of lab report for qualitative analysis.   If you have not done formal lab reports, I can help you.   Please email me or call me. We will be going over this in class next week and it is not due.  However, a draft should be in your hand when you come in the door.

           a) Purpose

           b) Question - something about identifying ions.

           c) Hypothesis - 

           d) Background - with minimum of 2 references

           e) Materials - edit them to be sure they are what we used.   I am trying to get the ammonium nitrate.

           f) Methods -   Do step by step

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. This is just the lab I handed out to you in class. Qualitative Analysis

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Chemistry lab - qualitative analysis - testing unknowns
  2. Cosmology

September 25, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity

Planetary Science and Astronomy

Follow up from class Sept 25
Announcements Week of  Sept 25 - 27 

* Important class notes - 

  • We are startinggeological apologetics next week.
  • Bring blank notecards on a ring to class along with many colored pencils and different colored highlighters.

Today we covered:

  • Qualitative unknown lab

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Anything from chemistry review.   Be prepared to think logically.   I will make the questions similar to the homework.      (THIS STILL APPLIES)

2) The cations and anions I gave you in class.   Know the symbols and their charges.

3) Know the difference between qualitative and quantitative.

Reading

  1. Earth Science - Cosmology start pg 878 - 882.  We will discuss the other view during class.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)

  1. None this week

Power Point Standard - 

  1. None this week

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1. Initial phase of lab report for qualitative analysis.   If you have not done formal lab reports, I can help you.   Please email me or call me. We will be going over this in class next week and it is not due.  However, a draft should be in your hand when you come in the door.

           a) Purpose

           b) Question - something about identifying ions.

           c) Hypothesis - 

           d) Background - with minimum of 2 references

           - don't forget the variables.   We can discuss these in class if they are not clear.

           e) Materials - edit them to be sure they are what we used.   I am trying to get the ammonium nitrate.

           f) Methods -   Do step by step

           g) Results - make sure to follow the guide in the lab checklist

           h) Discussion -  again follow the guide

           i) Conclusion -  This is one statement.   I accept or I reject my hypothesis ..... because ....

2.   Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class.

            Cosmic background radiation

            Dark matter

            Dark energy

            Light time travel problem

            Flatness problem

            Critical density

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. Check back before class to see if we added anything

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Cosmology

October 2, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity

Planetary Science and Astronomy

Follow up from class Oct 2
Announcements Week of  Oct 2-4

* Important class notes - 

  • We are startinggeological apologetics next week.
  • Bring blank notecards on a ring to class along with many colored pencils and different colored highlighters.

Today we covered:

  • Qualitative unknown lab

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Anything from chemistry review.   Be prepared to think logically.   I will make the questions similar to the homework.      (THIS STILL APPLIES)

2) The cations and anions I gave you in class.   Know the symbols and their charges.

3) Discuss the similarities and differences between creation and the modern day big bang theory.

4) How can quantum theory explain creation of matter out of "nothing" other than photons of light?

Reading

  1. Earth Science - Cosmology start pg 878 - 882.  We will discuss the other view during class.

You Tube Video: (Required viewing)

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtryFc3VRwI&t=209s

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L2 - Cosmology

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1. Final Lab report with all sections.   Please fill out the check list as you write and turn it in stapled to the front of the report

2.   Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class.

  •            Inflation
  •            Horizon problem

3) RW 2 cosmology - you must do everything you can on your own, bring it to class and we will finish this up there.

       

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. Check back before class to see if we added anything

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Cosmologywrap up
  2. Creation of the Universe
  3. Stars and Galaxies
  4. Our Sun

October 9, 2017

Happy Yellow Boxes Full of Opportunity

Planetary Science and Astronomy

Follow up from class Oct 9
Announcements Week of  Oct 9-11

* Important class notes - 

  • Bring blank notecards on a ring to class along with many colored pencils and different colored highlighters.

Today we covered:

  • Cosmology

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Anything from Cosmology.   I will leave the quilt up on the board and you can review terms if you come a little early.   Also, know proposed timelines for the existence of the universe in the different theories of creation vs evolution.   

Hints - know what inflation, flatness, horizon problem, CMV, steady state theory, big bang

Hints - know what a nucleon would be and what they are composed of.   Also know what a lepton is.

Hints - how can matter be created out of nothing other than photons.   See the slide show and be able to write it down clearly and quickly.

Reading: - there is a lot of reading this week but each one is short.   Please spread it out.  DO NOT do it all in one day.

 

  • Bible - Find and record 5 passages that discuss the stretching out of the heavens and bring them into class for 5 pts.  Show them to TA to get your points.
  • I have astronomy books I am going to let you borrow.  If you can come by my room Tues am or thereafter, I will check one out to you.  It is a creation astronomy book.  Please read chapter 12 and 13 by next week if at all possible.  If not, text me and I will send you pictures.   Sorry they did not come by this am.
  • Astronomy Book Pictures (added 10/13/17)
  • Please reread the cosmology section of your text on 878 - 881 to see if it is now clearer.
  • There are 4 articles handed out in class.   Read them all in depth and make sure they help you understand creation vs big bang cosmology.

 

You Tube: 

  1. none this week

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L2 - Cosmology 
  2. L3 - Creation of the Universe 

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1. RW2 Cosmology (updated 10/11/17) - and it should have 24 questions.   Please answer questions you did not get in last weeks version.   I had updated it but apparently it had not updated in google drive and the old version was linked.

2.   Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class.

  • No additional ones this week

 

3) Please review the creation of the universe ppt.   Take a a posterboard and divide it in half with a line. Get it cheaply at Walmart or Walgreens.  Title the top right half creation and the top left half big bang.  List everything you can think of that contrasts creation cosmology with the Big Bang cosmology.  Points will be awarded for the contrasts.  The more contrasts you get, the more points you get.  There is a minimum of 10.

4) Cosmology illustrations - please research and draw a rough sketch of a cosmology you want to illustrate.   Take some time to really look into an interesting one.  There is the Biblical cosmology, the evolutionary cosmology, geocentric, heliocentric, and those of ancient cultures.   You will need to be able to explain this cosmology while referring to your illustration.   

5) Take your string, read the Focus: Cosmology in the lab.  Use the string to create a simple model of "defects" that might have been present in the universe initially if the theory of inflation were true.  You can add things to the string or alter it in any way.   Be prepared to demo your model in class.   Look at page 2 and look up the word topological to help you determine what to do.   This should only take a few minutes.   Don't spend hours on it.

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. RW3 - Creation of the Universe (updated 10/11/17)-  Make sure it has 11 total questions.

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Creation of the Universe
  2. Creating our own cosmology illustrations
  3. Stars and Galaxies
  4. Our Sun

October 16, 2017

Follow up from class Oct 16
Announcements Week of  Oct 16-18

* Important class notes - 

  • Bring blank notecards on a ring to class along with many colored pencils and different colored highlighters every week.
  • Next week we talk about science fair.   It is optional but you will find it beneficial to participate.
  • Plan on a visit from Mrs. Boone, our pro artist who will help you make professional looking cosmology paintings / drawings/ anything else you want it to be.   Yes, they can be 3D.

Today we covered:

  • Creations vs Evolutionary Cosmology

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Anything from Cosmology.   I will leave the quilt up on the board and you can review terms if you come a little early.   Also, know proposed timelines for the existence of the universe in the different theories of creation vs evolution.   

2) Hints - know the days of creation from the Bible in and out of order.

Hints - know what inflation, flatness, horizon problem, CMV, steady state theory, big bang

Hints - know what a nucleon would be and what they are composed of.   Also know what a lepton is.   ADDING ON - know what a boson, and hadron would be.   Know the names of the quarks - up, down, charm, strange, top, bottom.

Hints - how can matter be created out of nothing other than photons.   See the slide show and be able to write it down clearly and quickly.

THIS WILL BE A TIMED QUIZ.

Reading: - there is a lot of reading this week but each one is short.   Please spread it out.  DO NOT do it all in one day.

  • Bible - Find and record 5 passages that discuss the stretching out of the heavens and bring them into class for 5 pts.  Show them to TA to get your points. HELLO, most of you didn't do this.    BRING IT NEXT WEEK.
  • Earth Science Textbook 837 - 852, 862 - 877 - take notes as you read.   Pick out the main points from each section and write them down.   Show them to me or the TA next week and receive 10 pts for doing so
  • Faulkner astronomy - Chapter 10, 11, and 14.  The note taking applies here too.

You Tube: 

  1. none this week

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L3 - Creation of the Universe

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1. RW3 - Creation of the Universe and it should have 11 questions

2.   Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class this year.  Keep them and don't throw them away.

Horizon problem

Make a card with a chart of the particle zoo

Steady state theory

Inflation and its 2 parts

Big bang timeline - see slide 8 this week

Biblical creation timeline - know the days of creation

3) As you read, please make mental notes of the different types of galaxies / nebula.

4) Cosmology illustrations - please research and draw a rough sketch of a cosmology you want to illustrate.   Take some time to really look into an interesting one.  There is the Biblical cosmology, the evolutionary cosmology, geocentric, heliocentric, and those of ancient cultures.     a) Write a paragraph, explaining your cosmology.  b) You need to do enough research that you can find out if there are any similarities to Biblical cosmology and please include that in your explanation.

5)  Bring your string model to show the class next week. Sorry we ran out of time.   Take your string, read the Focus: Cosmology in the lab.  Use the string to create a simple model of "defects" that might have been present in the universe initially if the theory of inflation were true.  You can add things to the string or alter it in any way.   Be prepared to demo your model in class.   Look at page 2 and look up the word topological to help you determine what to do.   This should only take a few minutes.   Don't spend hours on it.

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. RW3 - Creation of the Universe (updated 10/11/17)-  Make sure it has 11 total questions.

 

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz

2) Oral presentation of your cosmology

3) Opportunity to add color to your cosmology and to redraw anything you need to

4) Introduction to galaxies and stars

5) Continuation of the vocabulary quilt

6) "Pumpkin Toss"

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Creating our own cosmology illustrations
  2. Stars and Galaxies
  3. Our Sun - hopefully a solar telescope 
 

October 23, 2017

Follow up from class Oct 23

Announcements Week of  Oct 23-25

* Important class notes - 

  • Bring blank notecards on a ring to class along with many colored pencils and different colored highlighters every week.
  • Next week we talk about science fair.   It is optional but you will find it beneficial to participate.
  • Open art lab before class starting at 12:15.   Open art lab after class 2:50 - 3:30.

Today we covered:

  • Cosmology art
  • Intro to stars

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Anything from Cosmology.   I will leave the quilt up on the board and you can review terms if you come a little early.   Also, know proposed timelines for the existence of the universe in the different theories of creation vs evolution.   

2) Stars - see the vocabulary from the notecard list.

3) Stars - know the 3 parts of star formation.

THIS WILL BE A TIMED QUIZ.

Reading: -

  • Bible - Find 7 references in the Bible to stars.   Record them and turn them into the inbox in class
  • Earth Science Textbook 837 - 852, 862 - 877 - Unchanged.
  • Faulkner astronomy - Chapter 8 this week.  Make sure to take notes.  5pts for showing it to Kylee.

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. There are many videos on planet vs star size.   Here are some that might be helpful for perspective.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld75W1dz-h0 
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoW8Tf7hTGA 

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L4 Stars -  Students go through slide 20 only.

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1.    Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class this year.  Keep them and don't throw them away.

Protostar

Nebula

Fusion

Galaxy

Globular Clusters

Open Clusters

Binary stars

Red Shift 

Blue Shift

Interstellar medium

Dark Nebulae

Reflection Nebulae

Planetary Nebulae

 

2)  Bring your string model to show the class next week.  AGAIN!  Sorry we ran out of time.   Take your string, read the Focus: Cosmology in the lab.  Use the string to create a simple model of "defects" that might have been present in the universe initially if the theory of inflation were true.  You can add things to the string or alter it in any way.   Be prepared to demo your model in class.   Look at page 2 and look up the word topological to help you determine what to do.   This should only take a few minutes.   Don't spend hours on it.

3) Review - Student Created Textbooks.   Use the notebook I gave you in class to create the following pages.  You can create them any way you want.   They should contain text written by you.   Remember, cutting and pasting text is a copyright violation, so don't do it.   You really should hand-write it very carefully so it is readable. It can contain illustrations, charts and anything else that will communicate what the topic is all about.  It is up to you, but you can put in additional fold outs, lifting flaps and any other devices that make the book more attention grabbing.   The point is for you to learn it by making this book little by little and to be able to use the book to teach someone else.  We may bring in visitors later and use these books.

You should cover the following topics:

Cosmology   - it should contain a definition and pages that illustrate what the main ideas from cosmology are.  You will be graded on completeness and the clear organization of topics you choose to cover in this.   Always begin with a definition of what you are talking about, then proceed to cover things in order.   Examples of things like big bang, steady state, creation, mythical creation stories with a link back to the Biblical  ideas, the horizon problem, CMB, creation of matter out of nothing bot photons, ect.  If you want to create a student created textbook online, I can give you access to flip-builder to create an online book instead.   Flip-builder is what we use to create our class catalog.   It can contain pictures, videos, text and so forth.  Give credit for anything you use that you did not draw or create yourself whether it is a paper textbook or an online version.  Tell me via text or email if you want flip-builder.

Stars - You can begin a section on stars but this is not due this next week.  You can start making pages about the birth of a new star, nebulae and their different types, 

Bring the book in to show the TA your progress.

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. None this week.

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz
2) Continuation with stars.

3) Check of bible verses, notes on ch 8, and the start of your student created textbook by TA.

4) Introduction to galaxies and the galaxy project.
5) Continuation of the vocabulary quilt
6) "Pumpkin Toss"
7) String thing

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Creating our own cosmology illustrations outside class until you finish.   Finished product due in 2 weeks
  2. Stars and Galaxies
  3. Our Sun - solar telescope and aurora borealis lab.
 

October 30, 2017

Follow up from class Oct 23

Announcements Week of  Oct 23-25

* Important class notes - 

  • Bring blank notecards on a ring to class along with many colored pencils and different colored highlighters every week.
  • Next week we talk about science fair.   It is optional but you will find it beneficial to participate.
  • Open art lab before class starting at 12:15.   Open art lab after class 2:50 - 3:30.   Your cosmology is due next week in its finished form.

Today we covered:

  • Stars

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Know all things from the vocab list.
2) Be aware of some explanations that exist for creation of light on the first day.

Reading: -

  • No reading this week.   Please watch the video instead
  •  

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E66409i-yn4 - Our created stars and galaxies.
  2. Take notes and show them to Kylee to get your 5 pts.  These notes need to include contrasts between cosmic evolution and creation models.

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L4 Stars

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

  1.    Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class this year.  Keep them and don't throw them away.  Show them to the TA for 10 points.
  • Absolute magnitude
  • Apparent magnitude
  • Inverse relationship and magnitude
  • Parsec
  • Luminosity
  • Be able to explain star classification from your reading
  • HR diagrams and what they show
  • Giants
  • Supergiants
  • White dwarfs
  • Main sequence stars
  • Neutron stars
  • Pulsars
  • Black holes
  • Nova
  • Supernova
  • The atomic theory of light on day 1 of creation
  • Quasar theory of light on day 1 of creation
  • Black body radiation as light on day 1 of creation

2) Review - Student Created Textbooks.   I am rethinking this idea.    It might be more effective to have this notebook used as a place to do a draft of topics.    This week we will have each person assigned to look into a star related topic more in depth and write a 1 - 2 page explanation with a minimum of 2 references from different sources.

The final presentation might look something like these.  For this week, you just need to write text but astronomy is a science requiring a great deal of illustration which is why we are doing a fair amount of art.   Consider what you might use to illustrate your final story board of your assigned topic..

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Sophia - binary star systems as well as those with 3, 4, and 5 or more stars

Josiah - pulsars / neutron stars - how they work and what they are.   

Jake - Nebulae - types and explanations of each

Anastasia - Star formation - creation vs evolution - see video for help

Israel - black holes - what are they, where are they found, how do they function.

Will - Clusters - what are they and should they exist or not - watch video

Andrew -  Formation of Galaxies - creation vs evolution

Claire - Explanations of the source of light on day 1 of creation

Elliott - Red and blue shift and motion

Bring the book in to show the TA to receive 10 pts for your draft.    Your final will be due the following week.

3) RW4: Stars - This is due in the inbox next week.

4) Wrap up and turn in your cosmology with explanation.

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. None this week.

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz
1.5)  Galaxy ppt
2) Galaxies and galaxy illustrations with spray paint.   Please wear old clothes.
3) Continuation of the vocabulary quilt
4) "Pumpkin Toss"
 

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Galaxies
  2. Our Sun - solar telescope and aurora borealis lab.
  3. Mazzeroth
 

November 6, 2017

Follow up from class Nov 6

Announcements Week of  NOV 6 - 8

* Important class notes - 

  • Bring blank notecards on a ring to class along with many colored pencils and different colored highlighters every week.
  • Open art lab before class starting at 12:15.   Open art lab after class 2:50 - 3:30.   Your cosmology is DUE next week in its finished form.

Today we covered:

  • Intro to galaxies

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Study the slide show so you know the different types of galaxies.
2) Milky way vocab so study the slide show.
2) Be aware of some explanations that exist for creation of light on the first day.

Reading: -

  • No reading this week.   Please watch the video instead AGAIN!

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6SoTVZrBV8&t=2827s - Our created universe. (Link Updated 11/9/17)    
  2. Start at 33:18 and take notes from there. Show them to Kylee to get your 5 pts.  These notes need to include contrasts between cosmic evolution and creation models for the universe.

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L5 - Galaxies - Students only go through slide 19 this week.   This covers the milky way.

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class this year.  Keep them and don't throw them away.  Show them to the TA for 10 points.

  • Naturalism - from the video
  • Variable stars
  • Cephid variable stars
  • Barred spiral galaxy
  • Milky Way Bulge
  • Halo  (above and below the Milky Way Bulge)
  • Spiral arms
  • Population 1 stars - research this
  • Population 2 stars - research this

2) Please research variable stars.   What is the mechanism behind these stars that makes them fluctuate in appearance?  Write a short explanation about this

 

3) Please research the history of how we came to believe the milky way galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy.  Write a short explanation about this.

 

4) Please review and research the names of the main arms and the 2 partial arms of the milky way galaxy.

5) Review - Student Created storyboards.   We will be making story boards next.   This week you need to come in with at least 5 illustrations and charts that you will use on your board.     Please make sure you know how to correctly reference them in MLA format if you choose to use some from an outside source and do not make your own.  However, if you make your own, you will need to put a line below that states, " artwork by student or graph by student, ect".  I will leave the examples up.  You should figure out a general layout of how you want to do this.   I think we will make ovals first because we should all be consistent in our display.  The next set will be a slightly different shape.

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Sophia - binary star systems as well as those with 3, 4, and 5 or more stars

Josiah - pulsars / neutron stars - how they work and what they are.   

Jake - Nebulae - types and explanations of each

Anastasia - Star formation - creation vs evolution - see video for help

Israel - black holes - what are they, where are they found, how do they function.

Will - Clusters - what are they and should they exist or not - watch video

Andrew -  Formation of Galaxies - creation vs evolution

Claire - Explanations of the source of light on day 1 of creation

Elliott - Red and blue shift and motion

Bring the book in to show the TA to receive 10 pts for your draft.    Your final will be due the following week.

6) RW4: Galaxies - Begin this but it is not due this week.  However you must work on all the questions having to do with the Milky way.   Show it to Kylee for 5 pts.

7) Wrap up and turn in your cosmology with explanation.

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. None this week.

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz
2)  Galaxy ppt finished
3) Intro to the sun and the sun spots / aurora borealis 
4) Continuation of the vocabulary quilt
5) "Pumpkin Toss"
 

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Galaxies continued
  2. Our Sun - solar telescope and aurora borealis lab.
  3. Mazzeroth
 

November 13, 2017

Announcements Week of  NOV 13- 15

* Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  Coming - links to ideas related to this class.    
  • We are not endorsing the idea of the Mazzeroth but simply informing you that it is out there.   The only source of absolute truth is the Bible and so that is where we gain our true understanding.   However, the historical names of these stars are very intriguing and lead to interesting discussions regarding the existence and meaning of the Hebrew Mazzaroth and its possible distortion historically.

Today we covered:

  • Intro to galaxies

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Vocabulary below
2) Know the classification of galaxies.
3) Know the anatomy of the sun.

Reading: -

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=CMBJCNNU   - Take notes as you listen.   The notes should also include the reading above.  Show them to Kylee to get your 5 pts.  

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L5 - Galaxies - Please complete this.
  2. L6 - Sun 

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) Make individual notecards for the following concepts.   We will add to them as we go through class this year.  Keep them and don't throw them away.  Show them to the TA for 10 points.

  • Harlow Shapley vs Curtis Heber debate 
  • Andromeda galaxy
  • What is the tuning fork diagram?
  • Local Group
  • Cluster
  • Super cluster
  • Active galaxy
  • Radio galaxy
  • Quasar
  • Synchotron

----------------------------------------------

  • Penumbra
  • Umbra
  • Photosphere
  • Chromosphere
  • Prominence
  • Flare
  • Corona
  • Flare
  • Convective zone
  • Radiation zone
  • Tachocline
  • Solar Wind
  • Core
  • Sun Spot
  • Granule
  • Fusion
  • Faint Young Sun Paradox
  • Columns
  • Convection

2) Student Created storyboards.  Please bring in a mock up of your board this coming week.   A mock up is something that you have laid out but not pasted down in its final form.    You can finish pasting it down during class.

3) RW4: Galaxies - finish.   Due this week.

4) RW6 - Sun - complete as much of this as possible.

5) We are going to do another lab involving sun spots and the aurora borealis.     I would like you to begin to write the background.    Please write a background draft.     I am looking for the following things:

- Detailed description of what sunspots are and how they occur.

- Detailed description of the aurora and the cause. 

- Clear understanding of the relationship between the aurora and sunspots.

- Description of  solar telescopes and how they work.

Purpose of this investigation will be:    To determine if an increase in the observations of sun spot activity will result in observable aurora activity.

  Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. None this week.

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz
2) Completion of the sun ppt.
3) Mazzaroth ppt
4) Constellation lanterns
5) Continuation of the vocabulary quilt
6) "Pumpkin Toss"
 

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Our Sun - solar telescope and aurora borealis lab.
  2. Solar systems and planets and moons.
 

November 27, 2017

Announcements Week of  NOV 27-29

* Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  Coming - links to ideas related to this class.    
  • We are not endorsing the idea of the Mazzeroth but simply informing you that it is out there.   The only source of absolute truth is the Bible and so that is where we gain our true understanding.   However, the historical names of these stars are very intriguing and lead to interesting discussions regarding the existence and meaning of the Hebrew Mazzaroth and its possible distortion historically.

Today we covered:

  • Stars and the star of Bethlehem

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) none

Reading: -   Sorry, on my way back from Europe and I don't have the page numbers.   Please look carefully to identify what you need to do.

  • Faulkner book - review the sun, read all chapters on planets and moon
  • Glencoe book - planet

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. none this week

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L6 - Sun - please review carefully

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) Review all cards you have made so far this year.

2) Student Created storyboards.  Please bring in a mock up of your board this coming week.   A mock up is something that you have laid out but not pasted down in its final form.    You can finish pasting it down during class.   Ask me if you have any questions on this.   You may since this is a different type of assignment.

4) RW6 - Sun - complete as much of this as possible and bring to class with questions.

5)Bring your lab background to class

Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. Check back to see if anything was added.

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz
2) Completion of the sun ppt.
3) Mazzaroth ppt
4) Aurora Lab
5) Continuation of the vocabulary quilt
6) "Pumpkin Toss"
 

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Our Sun - solar telescope and aurora borealis lab.
  2. Solar systems and planets and moons.
 

December 4, 2017

Announcements Week of  Dec 4-6

* Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  Coming - links to ideas related to this class.    
  • THURSDAY FROM 11-1PM.    Bring lunch if you want.   We are going to play some games to review.   See the review list below.

Today we covered:

  • Finished the sun
  • Aurora
  • Mazzeroth

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) none

Reading: -  review any of the assigned previous reading that will help you pass the test.

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. none this week

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L7 Mazzaroth and constellations - please review carefully

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) RW7 - Mazzeroth 

2) Midterm Study Guide

3)The purpose of our next lab is to determine if there is a correlation between solar flare, prominences, sun spots, and the aurora borealis.    Please write up the purpose, question, hypothesis, and materials and methods.   This will continue into the spring.   It will be done over a month's time.

https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity - This gives you a good source for sun activity.   

Please read https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/help/what-are-sunspots   

Please read https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/help/what-are-solar-flares     

http://www.ronnmurrayphoto.com/NorthernLights-AuroraCamera/AlaskaAuroraCam    

https://explore.org/livecams/zen-den/northern-lights-cam 

http://www.aurora-service.eu/sky-cameras/

Use this and any others you can find to monitor the occurrence of the aurora borealis.   Keep in mind the time differences between our location and the location of these cameras.  Make sure you look at the right times.

 

4) Turn in your story boards.   I will have glue here for you to finish this project.   Email me with questions.

Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Midterm
2) Redo of any art projects you want to redo.   ALERT - you must let me know ahead of time so I have the supplies.

Coming During the Next Weeks in the spring:

  1. Solar systems and planets and moons.

 

Hi Planetary - 

I just want to remind you and reinforce that you need to study your vocabulary cards.   Don't miss doing that as it may hurt your score.

Also, I would make sure I studied your notes.    If there was something that I pointed out to you that was important and told you to make a note of it, then you should know it whether it is on the study list or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DXHE4kt3Fw    - northern lights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URN-XyZD2vQ   - magnetosphere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zOlkIyg3iE - solar winds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC2dfDS8g0Q - sun spots

 

December 11, 2017

 

January 8, 2017

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities
Follow up from class Jan 8th

Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  Coming - links to ideas related to this class.    

Today we covered:

  • Planets

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Go through the slide show.   Write up 5 questions relating to things we went over in class.   I will use these papers you bring me to give you a quiz.   Hand them to me when you come in to class.

Reading:    Please read this online book this week.    http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/Comets2.html#wp34745278 

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzyQbOQ0dv0

Make a chart consisting of the names of all the planets, and the moon.  In one column list all the arguments for evolution for that object.   In another column, list the arguments for creation presented in this video

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L8 - Planets

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) RW8 - planets

2) We are beginning the aurora lab.    We are going to collect data for 1 month.

Look at this webcam every night.   It is right near where I used to live in Alaska - http://auroranotify.com/cam/. Note whether you see any auroras.   Be patient.   Watch for a little while.

Look at this sunspot and flare report - https://spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity/sunspot-regions.   Note whether any sunspots were recorded and also any flares.

Make a chart for collecting this data and bring it into class to show Kylie next week.

Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz


2) The blue planet earth.

3) Our Created Moon

4) Planet art project

 

Coming During the Next Weeks:

  1. Our Sun - solar telescope and aurora borealis lab.
  2. Solar systems and planets and moons.
 

January 15, 2017

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class Jan 15th

Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  Coming - links to ideas related to this class.    

Today we covered:

  • Earth

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Go through the slide show.   Write up 5 questions relating to things we went over in class AND THE ANSWERS.   Hand them to me when you come in to class.  I will be writing 5 as well.  My questions will be worth more.   Be prepared.  That means study everyday.

Reading:   

Faulkner chapter 2,3,4
Glencoe Earth Science - 796-820
Take notes and show to Kylee for 5 pts for each book. 

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. none

Power Point Standard - 

  1. L9 - Earth, planet of life - Review it please.   You need to know the 7 ways our planet is different and unique.

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) RW9 - Earth, planet of life

2) We are on week 2 of collecting aurora data.   Please come into class with your data so we can review it.

Make a chart for collecting this data and bring it into class to show Kylie next week.

3) You need to make a list of all the layers of the atmosphere and list a purpose for each.   Then please list a purpose for each layer of the earth.  Don't forget the crust is divided into continental and oceanic crust.

 

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Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz


2) Earth model creation 

3) Techtonic plates

4) Our Created Moon

5) Planet art project completion and begin the moon painting.

 

January 22, 2017

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class Jan 22nd.

Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  
  • This site contains some good earth science ideas you could turn into a project.   https://www.education.com/science-fair/science/earth/?page=2 

Today we covered:

  • Techtonic plates
  • Layers of the earth

Possible In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) You need to know all the layers of the atmosphere and their purpose
2) You need to know all the layers of the earth and their purpose
3) You need to know all of the techtonic plates.   Be able to label them on a map.

Reading:   

Your astronomy books need to be turned in to Kylee in 2 weeks.   If you don't have it, you will need to bring $15 to replace it as we loned them to you.  Please read all chapters relating to the moon. Take notes and show them to Kylee for 5 pts.
 
  • Morris Geology Book -  Make sure you find this book and bring it to class.
  • Glencoe Earth Science - 7764 - 784 - 5pts for taking notes as you read.  Show them to Kylee.
  • http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/tectonics/boundaries.html#  - Mandatory!!! Information/ vocabulary in this link could appear on this weeks quiz.

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. none

Power Point Standard - 

1) See last week if you need help with the earth ppt.

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) Print this illustration and label the atmospheric layers with their names and purposes.

2) Make a sketch of the earths layers using colored pencils.   Include both types of crust, the areas included in both the upper and lower mantle, and the 2 types of core.

3) We are on week 3 of collecting aurora data.   Please come into class with your data so we can review it.   Have you been able to see any auroras.

 

4) Here is a blank map of the techtonic plates.   Be able to fill it in and the correct names.   Suggest you print and practice over and over until you get all of them easily.

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

 

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz

2) Our Created Moon

3) Begin the moon painting.

 

January 29, 2017

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class Jan 29nd.

Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  
  • This site contains some good earth science ideas you could turn into a project.   https://www.education.com/science-fair/science/earth/?page=2 
  • EMAIL ME ASAP TO GET THOSE SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS STARTED.   CAN YOU DO SOMETHING WITH PHOSPHORESCENCE OR FLUORESCENCE?   LOOK INTO CHEMILUMINESCENCE.  THAT WOULD BE A GREAT PROJECT.

Today we covered:

  • The moon and its phases
  • Eclipses

Guaranteed In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) You need to know all the layers of the atmosphere and their purpose
2) You need to know all the layers of the earth and their purpose
3) You need to know all of the techtonic plates.   Be able to label them on a map.
4) Vocab from Moon slide show
5) Phases of moon and name them

Reading:   

Your astronomy books need to be turned in to Kylee next week.   If you don't have it, you will need to bring $15 to replace it as we loned them to you.  
 

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. none

Power Point Standard - 

1) L10moon

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) Print this illustration and label the atmospheric layers with their names and purposes.

2) Make a sketch of the earths layers using colored pencils.   Include both types of crust, the areas included in both the upper and lower mantle, and the 2 types of core.

3) We are on week 4 of collecting aurora data.  NOW, lets look at it together this next week.   Pull up the Purpose, Question, Background, Hypothesis, and materials and methods you wrote before.   This week, write out your variables and make sure you have a data chart established.    Next week you will finish your results, discussion, and conclusion, and future research.

4)  Same as last week on purpose.   Here is a blank map of the techtonic plates.   Be able to fill it in and the correct names.   Suggest you print and practice over and over until you get all of them easily with the updates we made in class.   Add in the iranian plate, delete H and add O to the North American Plate.

5) RW10 - the moon

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

 

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz

2)  Begin discussion on hydroplate theory if Mr Nichol can come.   Otherwise, plan on rocks and minerals.

3) Begin the moon painting.

 

February 5, 2017

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class Feb 5th.

Important class notes - 

  • Science fair is highly encouraged in this class.   It can really help your grade with the extra credit.   There will be 50 pts for a new and novel idea not yet studied and 50 additional points for something studied that results in a benefit to mankind.  
  • This site contains some good earth science ideas you could turn into a project.   https://www.education.com/science-fair/science/earth/?page=2 
  • EMAIL ME ASAP TO GET THOSE SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS STARTED.   CAN YOU DO SOMETHING WITH PHOSPHORESCENCE OR FLUORESCENCE?   LOOK INTO CHEMILUMINESCENCE.  THAT WOULD BE A GREAT PROJECT.

 

  • Please turn in your astronomy books - Andrew, Will, Anastasia

Today we covered:

  • Earth formations
  • Moon Painting

Guaranteed In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Earth formations - Erosion, deposition through slide 23
2) Vocab from Moon slide show

Reading:   

Your astronomy books need to be turned in to Kylee next week.   If you don't have it, you will need to bring $15 to replace it as we loned them to you.  
 
  • Morris Geology Book -  Chapter 3 plus Chapter 4 pgs 28 - 36.   Show notes to Kylee for 5 pts.
  • Glencoe Earth Science - pgs 468-488

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. none

Power Point Standard - 

1) L15 Earth formations

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) RW 15 

2) You should have finished collecting data for the aurora lab.    Write up your lab report using the lab checklist.   If you have any questions, text me.   A draft is due next week.  We can answer any questions and make any changes you need.

3) If you would like to try using the same technique we used today to paint a blood moon, I would love to see something like that.   It is not required, just suggested for extra credit.

 

4) Please do some research and determine the national park or geologic formation from anywhere in the world that is of most interest to you.   Don't forget some of the really cool stuff on other continents.  Please turn in your answer and why you think they are cool.   We will be doing an end of the year project on these.

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

 

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz

2)  Begin discussion on hydroplate theory if Mr Nichol can come.   Otherwise, plan on rocks and minerals and finishing earth formations.

3) Begin the moon painting.

 

February 12, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class Feb 12th.

Important class notes - 

  • Come to the desert museum and visit the science fair.   If you enter a project, you will be able to get in free.
  • Have an idea for a project but no time to execute it this year?   No problem, you can still enter it into the fair as an idea board.   It must have all the steps of a lab report except the results, discussion, conclusions, and future research.    If you do this, I will give you 25pts extra credit PROVIDED you either finish it and enter it in SARSEF or make significant progress on it by the time you take your final exam so I know you will finish and enter the fair next year.
  • Please turn in your astronomy books -  Will, Anastasia

Today we covered:

  • Hydroplate theory

Guaranteed In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Earth formations - Erosion, deposition through slide 23
2) Vocab from Moon slide show

Reading:   

Your astronomy books need to be turned in to Kylee next week.   If you don't have it, you will need to bring $15 to replace it as we loned them to you.  
 

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQUpFAcc3FM - hydroplate theory 
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqvroege-Hk - Bryan Nichol hydroplate 

Power Point Standard - 

1) none

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:  

1) See note taking listed above.

2) Final draft due next week.  MUST Include the use of Kp values in a chart for the entire time we were watching the aurora cam.

3) If you would like to try using the same technique we used today to paint a blood moon, I would love to see something like that.   It is not required, just suggested for extra credit.

4) How does hydroplate theory explain the features seen in your national park?   Think about this for awhile and then write an explanation.

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz

2)  Complete hydroplate theory.

 

February 26, 2017

February 26, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class Feb 26th.

Important class notes - 

  • Please turn in your astronomy books -  Will, Anastasia

Today we covered:

  • Hydroplate theory  - part 2

Guaranteed In Class Quiz next week - These still apply even though we did not do them this past week.   Be prepared for next week.

1) Earth formations
3) Hydroplate theory - discuss how cross over boundary prevents mantle convection.

Reading:   

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQUpFAcc3FM - hydroplate theory 
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqvroege-Hk - Bryan Nichol hydroplate 
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lThoaW3EVaE- part 3
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lThoaW3EVaE-  part 4
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruvUSo-fB1s-  part 5
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xayjxQOsexM- part 6

Power Point Standard - 

1) L 16-17 Hydroplate theory

2) L 19 - TNO and comets

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   (Do these by going through the ppts)

1) RW 16- 17

2) RW 18

3) If you have not turned in your favorite national park, please do so.  Your final project is based on this.  You will be asked to give a presentation which includes both a creation and evolution perspective on the creation and current geologic state of the park.  This should including a ppt, hands on demonstrations, a homework sheet with at least 20 questions on the topic you presented.   The homework sheet should come with answers and these will be done by your classmates as homework.   Please ask me if you have questions to clarify this assignment.

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Quiz

2)  Complete earth formation theory.

3) Intro to rocks and minerals.

 

March 5, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class March 5th.

Important class notes - 

  • Please begin to work on your final project

Today we covered:

  • Hydroplate theory and comets, asteroids, TNOs  - part 3

In Class Quiz next week - 

1) We will be using the time to answer any questions you may have for about 10 min and then we will move on.  The questions can be pro or con, it doesn't matter.   You need to ask them.

Reading:   

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFBphFODgT4 - Asteroids, comets, TNOs

Power Point Standard - 

1) L 16-17 Hydroplate theory

2) L 19 - TNO and comets

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   (Do these by going through the ppts)

Because we had problems with the correct ppt last week, you can turn these in this week.

1) RW 16- 17 - same as last week

2) RW 18 - same as last week.   

3) Here is what you should be doing this week toward your final project.

     a) Please pull in about 7-8 papers or books about individual national parks.  I will be bringing in all the books from the Quest library regarding these issue and you can check them out from Kylee.  Print them and keep them organized in a section in your notebook.   Show them to Kylee for 5 pts this coming week.

     b)  You should be taking notes looking for the high points supporting both a creationist and evolution perspective.   These are points you will need to include in your ppt presentation.    Your ppt should include pictures, short GIF files of animations as we have had all year in our ppts, and any video clips from you tube to help illustrate your point.    You should begin to look for these pictures and clips this week.

4) I would like you to send me 5 well thought out questions regarding hydroplate theory and any of its related parts.   Send them to beckythai@questforeducationandarts.com.   I will send them on to Mr. Nichol and we will read the answers in class.    Please do this before class.

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Discussion of hydroplate theory questions and answers.

2)  Complete earth formation theory.

3) Intro to rocks and minerals.

 

March 12, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class March 12th.

Important class notes - 

  • Continue work on your final project

Today we covered:

  • Earth formation - the conclusions
  • Intro to rocks - we covered igneous rock

In Class Quiz next week - 

1) Earth formation
    -   How does a volcano form?
     -  Volcano vocab
     - History of the Mt St Helens event    - see video below
      - Fault lines
2) Rocks
     - Review all the slides about igneous rock.
     - know vocab
     - know the ways we classify it.
     - know the process of formation
     -  know what affects magma formation
 

Reading:   

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifohb8_2WhE 

    Student's please do some internet research to find your 5 evolution vs creation comparison points.

Power Point Standard - 

1) L 15- Earth formation

2) L 14 - rocks

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   (Do these by going through the ppts)

1) Here is what you should be doing this week toward your final project.

     a)   Make an outline of your presentation plan and turn it in.

     b) Begin making a ppt show highlighting evolution vs creation in the park of your choice based on your outline.   Your slides should be clear with minimal text.   You need to explain your points orally, but there should be enough on the slides to make the presentation flow.   See our ppts from class for excellent examples.

2) Complete all questions on RW 15 and turn it in.

3) Begin RW 14 on rocks and answer all questions relating to igneous rocks.

4) Come to class with a list of 5 contrasting things relating to evolution vs creation highlighted by the Mt. St. Helen's eruption.

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Discussion of Mt. St. Helen's eruption

2)  Complete rock investigation.

3) Intro to minerals.

 

March 19, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class March 19th.

Announcements

Important class notes - 

  • Continue work on your final project

Today we covered:

  • Rocks through the rock cycle

In Class Quiz next week - 

1) Earth formation
    -   How does a volcano form?
     -  Volcano vocab
     - History of the Mt St Helens event    - see video below
      - Fault lines
2) Rocks
     - Review all the slides about igneous rock.
     - know vocab
     - know the ways we classify it.
     - know the process of formation
     -  know what affects magma formation
3) Rocks - sedimentary - how are they formed and eroded
4) Rocks - metamorphic - how are they formed and classified.
 

Reading:   

  • Earth Science 112 - 123 and 134 - 151.

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifohb8_2WhE 

    Student's please do some internet research to find your 5 evolution vs creation comparison points.

Power Point Standard - 

1) L 14 - rocks

2) L 11 - minerals - please review on your own

 

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   (Do these by going through the ppts)

1) Here is what you should be doing this week toward your final project.

     a)   Plan some type of demo or hands on activity to present along with your ppt.  No boring sit and listen while someone drones on for hours.........  If you need to borrow any supplies from quest, ask now.  Send your requests to supplies@questforeducationandarts.com.

     b) You should be finishing up your ppt this week.

     c) You need to start writing up your homework questions.  These will be based on your ppt and your presentation.

2) Complete RW 14.

3) Bring in your sand painting canvas with your drawing on it and be ready to sand paint.

4) Complete RW 11 by reviewing the slide show above.   We will be identifying minerals in class.

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Intro to minerals.

2) Dating rocks.

 

March 26, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class March 26th.

Announcements Mar 26 -28

Important class notes - 

  • Continue work on your final project.  You will be presenting this the last 2 weeks of class.   Your final will be primarily a take home final, however a few things will be done in class.

Today we covered:

  • Minerals

In Class Quiz next week -  (Please study this stuff.   You will be given a written quiz as soon as you walk into class.)

1) Earth formation
    -   How does a volcano form?
     -  Volcano vocab
     - History of the Mt St Helens event    - see video below
      - Fault lines
2) Rocks
     - Review all the slides about igneous rock.
     - know vocab
     - know the ways we classify it.
     - know the process of formation
     -  know what affects magma formation
3) Rocks - sedimentary - how are they formed and eroded
4) Rocks - metamorphic - how are they formed and classified.
5) Please know the tests we gave you to identify a mineral.    Luster, color, streak, hardness, crystal form, acid test, and fluorescence and be able to do each of these.


 

Reading:   

  • Earth Science 84 - 101.

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifohb8_2WhE 

    Student's please do some internet research to find your 5 evolution vs creation comparison points.

Power Point

1) L 11 - minerals - please review on your own

2) L 12 - minerals pt 2 - please review on your own for the homework

 

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   (Do these by going through the ppts)

1) Here is what you should be doing this week toward your final project.

     a) You need to complete your homework questions and bring them in with answers.  These will be based on your ppt and your presentation.

2) Complete RW 11 and RW 12.    Most of you have already completed 11 so no need to redo it.

3) You will be working on sand painting this week so make sure you are prepared with your drawings.   Do not leave your canvas at home or you will need to come in and finish it on your own time.

4)   Go back through all the yellow boxes for this semester.   Make a stack of notecards with one vocabulary word per card.   Make a separate card with the definition on it.   Bring the 2 separate stacks to class.    Drawings for the definitions are encouraged when appropriate.   Each person in here should make the note cards for the following:

a) Will - Lesson 8 planets

b) Andrew - Lesson 9 earth

c) Sophie - Lesson 10 moon

d) Jake - Lesson 11 minerals

e) Anastasia - Lesson 12 minerals

f) Josiah - Lesson 13 Rocks

g) Claire - Lesson 14 Earth formations

h) Elliott - Lesson 15 Hydroplate theory

i) Israel - Lesson 16 TNOs and comets

 Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Weather

2) Dating rocks.

3) Sand painting

 

April 2, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class April 2

Announcements April 2-4

Important class notes - 

  • Continue work on your final project.  You will be presenting this the last 2 weeks of class.   Your final will be primarily a take home final, however a few stations will be done in class.
  •  
  • Available this week only - take a video of yourself making a successful water hammer and turn it in for an extra 10pts.

Today we covered:

  • Dating - carbon and radiometric

In Class Quiz next week -  (Please study this stuff.   You will be given a written quiz as soon as you walk into class.)

1) Earth formation
    -   How does a volcano form?
     -  Volcano vocab
     - History of the Mt St Helens event    - see video below
      - Fault lines
2) Rocks
     - Review all the slides about igneous rock.
     - know vocab
     - know the ways we classify it.
     - know the process of formation
     -  know what affects magma formation
3) Rocks - sedimentary - how are they formed and eroded
4) Rocks - metamorphic - how are they formed and classified.
5) Please know the tests we gave you to identify a mineral.    Luster, color, streak, hardness, crystal form, acid test, and fluorescence and be able to do each of these.
6) When is it appropriate to use carbon dating?
7) When is it appropriate to use radiometric dating?
8) Be able to explain why liquefaction may explain layering of the fossil record.
9) What are lenses as described in the ppt?
 

Reading:   

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvYKcCS_J7Y - Liquefaction 

Power Point

1) L 19 - dating

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   

1) Here is what you should have completed toward your final project. ( You get 10 pts for showing us this in class.   Do not leave it here.   Take it home and practice your presentation.   Do not come to class and present it for the first time.  Make sure you have practiced your presentation a minimum of 5 times to your family or in front of a mirror.)

     a) You need to complete a list of vocabulary and answers.   Have one copy with answers and one without. - this week

     b) Complete your ppt this week and bring in a printed copy so I can see it.

     c)Bring in your homework sheet.  One should be without answers and the other with.

     d) You need to design your hands on activity AND TEST IT ahead of time.  Write up a short summary of what it is and show us next week.

2) Complete RW 19

3) You will finish your sand paintings next week.

4)   Go back through all the yellow boxes for this semester.   Make a stack of notecards with one vocabulary word per card.   Make a separate card with the definition on it.   Bring the 2 separate stacks to class.    I need 5 different volunteers for the following:  (You will get 5 EC points for each one you  do.  This is a good insurance policy in case you don't get a good score on your final exam.)  Email me with the one you want to do.

a) dating - LW 19

b) weather 1

c) weather 2

d) ice age

e) climate change

Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) Ice age

2) Climate change

 

April 9, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class April 9

Announcements April 9-11

Important class notes - 

  • Final project presentations due next 2 weeks.    Assigned this week - Will, Anastasia, Claire, Sophie, Andrew
  • We will do additional presentations as time allows - Elliott, Israel, Jake, Josiah  
  • Review session Thursday, April 19th from 8 - 10am

Today we covered:

  • Ice age
  • Climate change

In Class Quiz next week -  (Please study this stuff.   You will be given a written quiz as soon as you walk into class.)

None - that means you better make it to the review session because we will be covering a ton of stuff that will be on the exam.   Material from your individual presentations will be covered on the exam as well so please pay attention.

Mandatory Reading:   

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOsXoLROGWY - ice age creation view point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nSIj9tvhbY - ice age evolutionary view point

Power Point

1) L 22 - Ice Age

2) L23 - climate change

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   

1) Here is what to bring to class next week - 

     a)  Your ppt.   Please email it to me ahead of time.   Bring it on a flashdrive as a backup.   Your work is good so far but WATCH OUT for too much text on a slide.   I do not want you to read it to us.   Show us cool pictures, show us why you are interested in your park.   Transfer that enthusiasm to your audience.    We like videos and gif files.  Parks are entertaining so entertain us.

     b)Bring in your homework sheet with a bare minimum of 10 questions and an additional list of vocabulary words to define or to match answers with.     Have  at least 10 copies without answers and one for me with answers.   

     d) Bring in all the stuff for your demo / hands on activity.   Be ready to explain what you are showing us.

     d) Practice your talk and your demo several times ahead of your presentation.   Be prepared.

2) RW 22 - complete

3) RW 23 - complete

4)   Make a stack of notecards with one vocabulary word per card.   Make a separate card with the definition on it.   Bring the 2 separate stacks to class.    I need 5 different volunteers for the following:  (You will get 5 EC points for each one you  do.  This is a good insurance policy in case you don't get a good score on your final exam.)  Email me with the one you want to do.

a) dating - Israel

b) weather 1 - Sophie

c) weather 2 - open for an EC volunteer

d) ice age - Anastasia

e) climate change - Elliott

5) Please make a chart based on the 2 videos  and reading listed above of the creation vs evolutionary viewpoints of the ice age(s).  You need a minimum of 7 contrasts.  Extra credit will be given for additional contrasts but they must be truly different.

 

Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. none

What to expect in class next week:

1) presentations of national parks

 

April 16, 2018

Happy yellow box full of golden opportunities   Follow up from class April 16

Announcements April 16-18

Important class notes - 

  • Final project presentations due next week.    
  • Review session Thursday, April 19th from 8 - 10am
  • Partial in class final next week.

Today we covered:

  • Extreme weather
  • National parks

In Class Quiz next week -  (Please study this stuff.   You will be given a written quiz as soon as you walk into class.)

None - that means you better make it to the review session because we will be covering a ton of stuff that will be on the exam.   Material from your individual presentations will be covered on the exam as well so please pay attention.

Mandatory Reading:   

  • The weather book - Michael Oard   Chapter 4,5,6,7,8 - yes, read it all.   The chapters really aren't that long.

You Tube (Mandatory Viewing): 

None

Power Point

1) L 20 - Weather 1

2) L21 - Weather 2

3) ordesa national park #1

4) Snaefellsjokull national park

5) The Galapagos Islands

Written Homework due in the inbox next week:   

1) Here is what to bring to class next week - 

     a)  Your ppt.   Please email it to me ahead of time.   Bring it on a flashdrive as a backup.   Your work is good so far but WATCH OUT for too much text on a slide.   I do not want you to read it to us.   Show us cool pictures, show us why you are interested in your park.   Transfer that enthusiasm to your audience.    We like videos and gif files.  Parks are entertaining so entertain us.

     b)Bring in your homework sheet with a bare minimum of 10 questions and an additional list of vocabulary words to define or to match answers with.     Have  at least 10 copies without answers and one for me with answers.   

     d) Bring in all the stuff for your demo / hands on activity.   Be ready to explain what you are showing us.

     d) Practice your talk and your demo 

2) 2018 planetary science final exam review (Updated 4/20/18)

3) RW 20 -  complete

4) RW 21 - complete

Printing to be done prior to class:

  1. Final exam - For Next Week

What to expect in class next week:

1) presentations of national parks

2) Final exam

 

April 23, 2017

April 30, 2017