|Subject Area||Comprehensive Science III|
|Unit of Instruction||The Stars and Our Sun and The Solar System|
SC.8.E.5.6 Create models of solar properties including: rotation, structure of the Sun, convection, sunspots, solar flares, and prominences.
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.
SC.8.E.5.8 Compare various historical models of the Solar System, including geocentric and heliocentric.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
• 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
• differentiate between the various historical models of the solar system, including geocentric and heliocentric
o NOS Focus- theories may be modified but are rarely discarded
Please see the assignments check list:
The article assignment called “The Starry Messenger” is optional.
*Students will need their unit 3, lesson 1 textbook section for this week.
**An “Online Learning Packet Week 5” should be picked up from school on Monday, 4/27/20. 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, 4/27/20, one copy each of the unit 3 lessons 4 and 5. These will also be posted in Edmodo in the textbook 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 or other technology to complete the 3D Sun Model assignment or to take the quiz, please contact Dr. Newcomb. These assignments can be modified to be given by Zoom meeting or by phone.***