PreAP Science

Class Date
Class Work & Assignments
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Spectroscope Lab

Warm Up:  EM Spectrum Drawing Activity
1.  Astronomy Objectives
2.  Waves Notes with Powerpoint
3.  Spectroscope Lab (will work on in class on Monday)

HW:  EM Spectrum Video WS
         Results and Discussion Due 1/8/15
        Boards and Presentations Due 1/21

Results and Discussion.doc

OBJECTIVES_Unit 5 Astronomy_2015.doc
Waves PPT.ppt
Waves Vocabulary.doc
EM Drawing Activity.pdf
2015 Waves all around us.doc

Doppler Shift and Light Years

Warm Up:  Color the boxes in your Doppler Shift notes using the colored copy on the board (or from the attachment).  
1.  Protocol Form assignment
2.  Grade Waves All Around Us Video WS
3.  Doppler Shift and Light Year Notes
4.  Light Year Demonstration
5.  Electromagnetic Spectrum Webquest (finish at home)

HW:  Light and Waves WS
       Finish EM Spectrum Webquest
       Boards and Presentations Due 1/21
Doppler_LY_AU notes.doc
Doppler shift in light notes.doc
Protocol Paper and Travel Form Assignment.pdf
EM and Waves Webquest.pdf
Distances in Space.doc

Spectroscope Lab
Origin of the Universe

Warm Up:  Complete the Big Bang Theory Headlines

1.  Grade homework, Light and Waves WS and EM Spectrum
2.  Spectroscope Lab
3.  Notes on the Origin of the Universe
4.  Big Bang Theory Video

HW:  Formation of the Universe Websearch
        Boards and Presentations Due 1/21

The Big Bang Theory Headlines.pdf
Theories of the Universe PPT.ppt

Emission Spectrum of Different Elements.pdf
Formation of the Universe.PDF

Formation of the Universe
Galaxies (if time allows)

Warm Up:  Get out your homework.

1.  Grade the Formation of the Universe HW
2.  Notes on the Theories of the Universe from powerpoint (located on 1/12/15 attachments)
3.  EM Spectrum Quiz (This will need to be completed during tutorials or advisory)
4.  Galaxies and the Universe Worksheet (finish for homework)

HW:  Galaxies Websearch
Formation of the Universe Websearch.pdf
Waves and Galaxies WS.pdf

Origin of the Universe Continued

Warm Up:  What's a Billion?  Answer these questions in your composition notebook.

1.  Grade homework, Websearch and Waves and Galaxies WS.
2.  Go over answers for What's a Billion? Warm Up
3.  Finish Origins of the Universe Notes
4.  Galaxies Notes and Discussion

HW:  Board and Presentation are Due next Wednesday!!!  Major grade.  Do not forget to bring graded Research Plan, ISP Introduction, Materials and Methods, and Results back to me.  The rubric for the board is located on 1/6/15 attachments.  
What's a Billion.pdf
2013 Galaxies.ppt
ISP Presentations

HW:  Abstract Due on Friday 1/23

SCIENCE FAIR January 30th
EDC February 7th
Science Fair Awards

HW:  Evolution of Stars WS and finish Properties of Stars Activity

Universe Quiz - Wed. 2/4/15
EDC Competition 2/7

EDC Practice after school as needed until 5 Tuesday through Friday this week.

1.  Science Fair Awards
2.  Fingerprinting the Stars & Star A Questions
3.  Life Cycle of a Star Reading
4.  Properties of Stars Activity

Fingerprinting the Stars.pdf
Star A Questions.pdf
Life Cycle of a Star Reading.doc
Properties of Stars.pdf
Evolution of Stars.pdf

HR Diagrams and Life Cycle of Stars

HW:  pg. 296-302  Read and answer all questions in the margins on these pages in the textbook.

1.  Grade homework from last class, Evolution of Stars WS and Properties of Stars Activity.
2.  Universe Quiz (This will need to be made up during tutorials or advisory if absent.)
3.  Life Cycle of Star Notes from power point (through nebula)

2014 Life Cycle of a Star and HR Diagrams PPT.ppt

Spend the entire class looking at stars!!!
Life Cycle of Stars

HW:  Stars Webquest

1.  Finish notes on life cycle of stars.
2.  HR Diagram Quiz

Stars webquest.doc
Astronomy Test Review.pdf

After discussing biology options for high school, we will grade the Stars Webquest.

ASTRONOMY TEST Friday the 13th

HW:  Earth's Rotation and Revolution WS
        Heating It Up Graph

1.  Astronomy Test
After Test:  Work on homework assignments.  
rotation and revolution.docx
2 Heating Things Up Student Copy.pdf
(For students that are absent, please use City Set 2 for your graph.)

HW:  Seasons Simulation

1.  Astronomy Test Stumble Sheet
2.  Grade Earth's Rotation and Revolution
3.  Heating It Up Activity
4.  Seasons Station 1 (Only engage and explore questions.  The rest will be answered in class on Friday.)
5.  Seasons Foldable

(If absent, you will need to see me for the seasons foldable instructions.  Everything else is attached here.  Stumble Sheet will be posted after everyone finishes testing.)  

6 Seasons Simulation Directions.pdf
1 Seasons Stations Engage Slide.ppt
1 Seasons Station Student Page.pdf
Seasons Foldable.pdf


HW:  Seasons WS (Earth's Motion)

Quiz over Seasons on Tuesday

Warm Up: Duck Dynasty Season Facts
1.  Grade Seasons Simulation
2.  Complete Student Page of Seasons Station 1
3.  Daylight Hours Activity
4.  Finish Seasons Foldable

Duck Dynasty Fact vs. Fiction.pdf
3 Daylight Hours Student Copy.pdf
3 Daylight Hours Data Table and Cities.pdf
(If absent, complete City Set 1 for Daylight Hours.)
Lunar Cycle

HW:  Moon Phase Foldable

Warm Up:  Moon True False Statements

1.  Seasons Quiz (if absent, take during tutorials or during advisory)
2.  Grade homework from last class
3.  Moon Phase Notes - shadows
4.  Moon Illumination Activity

(If absent, you will need to come get the moon illumination activity from me before school during tutorials.)
Moon Phase True False Statements Student Copy.doc
Moon Phases PPT.ppt
Moon Phases Notes.doc
Lunar Cycle
Tides and Eclipses

HW:  Tides and Eclipses WS
        Seasons/Lunar Test Review

Warm Up:  Seasons Cootie Catcher
1.  Review Exit Ticket from last class and Moon Phase Foldable
2.  Moon Phase Notes and Activity (on 2/24)
3.  Tides and Eclipse Notes

SEASONS and LUNAR CYCLE TEST Wednesday, March 4
Earth's Cycles Cootie Catcher.pdf
Tides and Eclipses.ppt
Tides and Eclipse Notes.doc
Eclipses and Tides WS.pdf
Test Review Student copy.doc

Eclipses and Tides

HW:  Study for the Test

1.  Lunar Cycle Quiz (must be made up during tutorials or advisory if absent)
2.  Finish Eclipses and Tides notes from 2/25
3.  Grade homework (Eclipses and Tides WS and Test Review)
4.  If time allows, complete tides activity
None for today!  
Seasons and Lunar Cycle Test

HW:  Heat Transfer & Energy Transfer WS and
        Heat Transfer and Global Winds Webquest

After the Test:  Work on your homework assignments.  

Heat Transfer & Energy Transfer in the Atmosphere.pdf
Global Winds Webquest.doc
Stumble Sheet
Air Masses and Global Winds

HW:  Air Currents WS

Warm Up:  Sort the air mass puzzle located on the desk. (There is a copy of the puzzle here.)

1.  Planner Quiz (Absent-Please take during tutorials or advsiory.)
2.  Seasons and Moon Test Stumble Sheet
3.  Grade Heat Transfer and Global Winds Webquest and the Thermodynamics WS
4.  Start the Weather Forecasting and Air Masses powerpoint with notes.  

(Keep your notes for the Pressure and Fronts and What are Air Masses for next class.)
Air Mass Card Sort.doc
2015 Seasons and Moon PreAP Stumble Sheet.pdf
Weather Forecasting and Air masses.ppt
Air Currents WS.pdf
Weather Forecasting and Air masses ppt notes.doc
Pressure and Fronts Notes.doc
2 Heating Things Up Student Copy.pdf

Global Winds
Air Masses
Pressure Systems

HW:  El Nino Article

Warm Up:  What are Air Masses? (WS from previous class)
1.  Grade Air Currents WS
2.  Conclude notes over Global Winds and Air Masses (on previous class day)
3.  Pressure System Notes (notes were given out during class previous class)

Powerpoint for these notes in on the previous class period.  
El Nino Article.pdf
Benchmark Test
After the Test:  Ocean Currents WS

Make sure the Ocean Current WS and El Nino are done when you return from spring break.
Ocean Currents WS.pdf
Ocean's Role in Weather

HW:  Fronts Data Table
       Weather Instrument Sort


Warm Up:  Global Wind Belts and High and Low Pressure

1.  Grade warm up and El Nino assignments.
2.  Ocean and Hurricane Notes with Powerpoint
3.  If any time remains, work on homework.

Directions for homework:

Instrument Matching- Cut and sort the cards according to the correct name, image, and instrument function.  Glue into your composition notebook.

Weather Front Table- Be very general in your description of weather before, during, and after for the different fronts.  

Example:  Cold Front
Before: warmer
During: decreasing
After:  colder

High -Low Pressure and Global Wind Belts.pdf
2015 Role of Oceans in Weather and Climate.ppt
2015 Role of Oceans in Weather and Climate.doc
Hurricane Notes.pdf
Instrument matching.doc
Weather Front Table.doc
Weather Instruments
Weather Maps

HW:  Study for Weather Test on Friday

Warm Up:  Can You Predict the Weather? Use the weather map to answer the questions in your composition notebook.

1.  Weather Map Practice with powerpoint and practice weather maps
2.  Relative Humidity Lab - If absent, this will need to be made up during morning tutorials or advisory.
Can You Predict the Weather Warm Up.doc
Weather Map 1-5-14.pdf

Weather Map Forecasting PPT0.ppt
Relative Humidity Lab.pdf

Lab Answer Sheet Relative Humidity Using a Psychrometer.doc
Weather Map #3.pdf
Weather Map WS.pdf
Tools Card Sort.doc
Weather Fronts Card Sort.pdf
Hi Low Pressure Circle Sort.doc
2015 Weather Test Review.doc
Answers for Weather Map #3.pdf
Answers for Weather Map WS.pdf


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