Week 2: April 6 – April 10

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

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.5.5  Describe and classify specific physical properties of stars: apparent magnitude (brightness), temperature (color), size, and luminosity (absolute brightness).

 

 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will: 

• 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: o weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from, though proportional to, mass
 
• apply the Law of Universal Gravitation to objects in space in terms of orbital path, weight, speed, etc.

                  o NOS Focus- Scientific Processes with observations and inferences

• describe the physical properties of main sequence stars, including: o apparent magnitude (brightness), temperature (color), size, and absolute magnitude (brightness)
 

Classroom Activities

Please see the assignment checklist:

4-6-20 to 4-10-20 Assignment check list

 

All materials for this week can be found on the 8th grade science Edmodo page at Edmodo.com

Please see the Online Instruction information for class codes and information on Edmodo.

Assignments Due

There will be an open note formative quiz on Friday, April 10, through Edmodo.

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