|Subject Area||Comprehensive Science III|
|Unit of Instruction||The Stars and Our Sun|
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.5.6 Create models of solar properties including: rotation, structure of the Sun, convection, sunspots, solar flares, and prominences.
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|
• describe the physical properties of main sequence stars, including: apparent magnitude (brightness), temperature (color), size, and absolute magnitude (brightness)
• describe the properties and characteristics of the Sun, including: rotation, structure, convection, sunspots, solar flares, and prominences
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
Please see the assignments check list:
*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.
***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.***