Week 4: April 20 – April 24

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #
Unit of InstructionThe Stars and Our Sun
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.E.5.5  Describe and classify specific physical properties of stars: apparent magnitude (brightness), temperature (color), size, and luminosity (absolute brightness).
 
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.5.6  Create models of solar properties including: rotation, structure of the Sun, convection, sunspots, solar flares, and prominences.
 
SC.8.N.3.1  Select models useful in relating the results of their own investigations.
 
SC.7.N.3.2  Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.

Advanced: SC.912.E.5.4 Explain the physical properties of the Sun and its dynamic nature and connect them to conditions and events on Earth.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

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

• describe the properties and characteristics of the Sun, including: rotation, structure, convection, sunspots, solar flares, and prominences
 
• create models of various solar phenomena

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

Advanced: Describe the physical properties of the Sun (sunspot cycles, solar flares, prominences, layers of the Sun, coronal mass ejections, and nuclear reactions) and the impact of the Sun as the main source of external energy for the Earth 

Classroom Activities

Please see the assignments check list:

4-20-20 to 4-24-20 Assignment checklist

*Students will need their unit 3, lesson 3 text  book section for this week.

**An “Online Learning Packet Week 4” should be picked up from school on Monday, 4/20/20. This packet is for every student and provides copies of activities, assignments and notes for this week. It will also be posted to Edmodo (if you can print at home).

***Each student should also pick up from school on Monday, 4/20/20, one of each of the following 4 textbook sections: unit 6, lesson 6: small bodies in the solar system, unit 3, lesson 1: historical models of the solar system, unit 5, lesson 2: technology of space exploration, and unit 4: Earth-Moon-Sun system. These will also be posted in Edmodo in the text book folder.

Copies of the text book sections and other supporting materials for this week can be found on the 8th grade science Edmodo page at Edmodo.com

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

Assignments Due
  1. There will be a formative assignment on Wednesday, April 22 on reading Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams. The assignments from Monday and Tuesday this week (see check list) should be done before completing this formative assignment. Students can use their completed assignments and notes to do the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram reading.
  2. A quiz will be on Friday, April 24 over the entire week’s lessons. This quiz is open note and will cover all of the lessons from this week. Completed assignments and notes should be used to take this quiz. It will be given through Edmodo.

***The 2 assignments for the week will be averaged for one formative grade. This grade will be entered in to grade book.***

***If you have problems getting on Edmodo to complete the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram assignment or to take the quiz, please contact Dr. Newcomb. These assignments can be modified to be given by Zoom meeting or by phone.***

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