Today students learned about our solar systems location in the Milky Way galaxy. They read about some of the features of our galaxy as well and diagrammed it in IAN. Tomorrow they will use that information to make a model of our position in the galaxy.
CLASSWORK / HOMEWORK:
They needed to answer the 3 review questions from the article we read in class. If they did not finish, I have those questions under Science Resources (Unit 1) and it should be finished as homework. (Most finished!)
They also need to create 5 questions regarding the formation of the universe. They can ask questions about the Big Bang or String Theory. They should skip lines in between the questions as their classmates will answer the questions tomorrow.
Today I gave out the first set of astronomy vocabulary. They will have time to work on it in class throughout the unit. However, they may work on it at home as well by using the online text. I discourage them 'Googeling' the answers as they may not learn the words in the correct science context. There will be 2 sets of astronomy vocabularies and they both will be due September 1st. This is a great way for students to learn time management skills.