Week 1: March 30-April 3

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #
Unit of InstructionStructure of the Universe
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.E.5.11  Identify and compare characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum such as wavelength, frequency, use, and hazards and recognize its application to an understanding of planetary images and satellite photographs.
 
 SC.8.E.5.10  Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information. 

SC.8.E.5.3  Distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets and other astronomical bodies relative to solar system, galaxy, and universe, including distance, size, and composition.

SC.8.E.5.1  Recognize that there are enormous distances between objects in space and apply our knowledge of light and space travel to understand this distance.

SC.8.E.5.2  Recognize that the universe contains many billions of galaxies and that each galaxy contains many billions of stars.

SC.8.E.5.4  Explore the Law of Universal Gravitation by explaining the role that gravity plays in the formation of planets, stars, and solar systems and in determining their motions.

SC.8.P.8.2  Differentiate between weight and mass recognizing that weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from, though proportional to, mass.

SC.8.E.5.10  Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.

SC.7.N.3.2  Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.

 

 

 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

• discuss the importance of technology in studying various aspects of space

• distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets, stars, moons, asteroids, nebulae, galaxies, dwarf planets and comets in the universe by comparing distance, relative size, and general composition

• describe the distances (in astronomical units and light years) between objects in space in the context of light and space travel

• recognize that the universe contains billions of galaxies and stars

• describe the role gravity plays in the formation of planets, stars, and the solar system (Law of Universal Gravitation)

• differentiate between weight and mass, such as: weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from, though proportional to, mass

• understand how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collections, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.

  • NOS Focus- identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models

 

 

Classroom Activities

Please go to Edmodo.com to access all class materials and weekly quiz. Go see the posts on online resources on classroom connect.

Assignments Due

Please read over the checklist below for this week’s assignments:

          3-30-20 to 4-3-20 Assignment check list

 

Weekly quiz due by noon on 4/6/2020.

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