Sheila Price

Room:  B-2107

Phone:  936-276-4000, Ext. 84163

Astronomy & Chemistry Teacher

Senior Class Sponsor

Astronomy Club Sponsor

Conference:  5th period 11:13 am-12:07pm.

Tutoring Schedule:  Monday-Thursday after school until 3:30 pm.

Remind for Chemistry:  Text the message @pricechem to number 81010.

Remind for Astronomy:  Text the message @pricestars to the number 81010

 

Mrs. Price with her husband and two children.

Online Curriculum is Now Available!

Click the Online Curriculum Tab and please read the Overview for additional information.  You will then complete the units in order.  All info including due dates are on the "unit" tabs. 

Students and Parents,

     Welcome to Astronomy and Chemistry for the 2019-2020 school year!  I am very excited to be at Lake Creek High School and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

     This is my 6th year with Montgomery ISD!   I previously taught Physics and Principles of Technology for 4 years in Fort Worth, TX.   I have also taught Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) and Astronomy.  I graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  I worked in the medical research field for several years before becoming a mom.   I was a stay-at-home mom for 9 years before becoming a teacher 10 years ago.  I have been married for 21 years to my husband, Jason. We have two wonderful children.  Ethan is a senior at LCHS and Audrey is a freshman at LCHS. 

     My hobbies include reading, music and gardening.  I also love to travel.   I am a member of The Woodlands Concert Band where I play the French Horn.

Sheila Price

Lake Creek High School, Astronomy & Chemistry

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CONTACT INFO:

Email:    Sheila.price@misd.org

Website:  http://schools.misd.org/page/SheilaPrice-Home

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Tutorials are available Mon-Thurs. after school.

Period

Time

Class

1st

7:20 am-8:05 am

Astronomy

2nd

8:11 am-8:56 am

Astronomy

3rd

9:02 am-9:53am

PLC

4th

9:59am-10:44am

Astronomy

Lunch

10:44 am-11:09 am

Lunch

5th

11:13am-12:07pm

Conference

6th

12:13pm-12:58pm

Chemistry

7th

1:04pm-1:49pm

Chemistry

8th

1:55pm-2:40pm

Chemistry

 

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Chemistry 2019-2020 Sheila Price

 Course Information and Procedures

CONTACT INFO:

Email:    Sheila.price@misd.org

Phone:    936-276-4000 ext. 84163

Website:  http://schools.misd.org/page/SheilaPrice-Home

Classroom: B2107

Tutorial Hours: Monday-Thursday after school; please come in as soon as you need help!

 

Materials

3 ring binder or 3 ring folder

College ruled notebook paper

Writing utensil

Calculator for home use

Classroom needs:

tissues, paper towels, expo makers

 

Resources

  • Website: 

    My teacher website will be the main stop for any upcoming dates, assignments and notes. You can access my website under the faculty tab on the LCHS website.  ALL CLASS POWER POINTS ARE UPLOADED ON THE RESOURCE PAGE LISTED ABOVE!!!

  • Remind101: 

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This will be my main way of communicating to all students about date changes/upcoming tests and quizzes.

    To sign up text “@pricechem” to 81010

           

    Grading Policy

    Major (Tests, projects) 60%

    Quiz (Labs, quizzes) 25%

    Daily (assignments, homework) 15%

     

    Science testing days are Monday and Wednesday.

    Retest Guidelines (full guidelines given in student handbook)—original grade < 60

    Students may retake a test for up to four school days after they are given their test grade in class. The highest grade a student may earn on a retest is 75.  Students are encouraged but not required to attend tutorials before taking a retest. Students are not allowed to retake a test if it was given during the last week of a six weeks grading period.

     

    Test Correction Guidelines (full guidelines given in student handbook)—original grade 60-74

    Students may write corrections for a test for up to four school days after they are given their test grade in class.  Students are allowed to correct a test for up to a 75, the grade earned for correcting every incorrect answer on a test.  Test corrections consist of writing (on a separate sheet of paper) the question and correct answer for every question missed on a test, as well as the reason that is the correct answer.  Students are not allowed to correct a test if it was given during the last week of a six weeks grading period.

    Make-Up Guidelines

    Daily Work: Students should check with their teacher for work they missed due to absence. 

    Labs: Due to time, some labs can be made up before or after school, and some cannot.  If a lab can be made up, please schedule a time with your teacher before or after school.  If it cannot be made up, your teacher may give you an alternate assignment for your lab grade.

    Late Work Guidelines

    Long term assignments are not accepted late.  Missing school the day before a due date does not give you an extra day.

    Homework is accepted until the day of the test, however it will be in your best interest to complete it on time for feedback. Deductions on late homework may be applied as I see fit. 

    If work assigned in class is due by the end of class, it must be completed and turned in before the end of class. 

    Chemistry Lab and Classroom Rules

  • Be preparedwhen you come to class. Do not be tardy, and be prepared to start when the bell rings. Keep up with your materials, notes, and turn in your homework on time. 
  • Be respectful especially to your peers.Our classroom will become our science family and we will all work together often. 
  • Be safein lab! You must sign the flinn scientific contract before you are able to do any lab. 
  • You and your lab group will be responsible for you station. Clean up is worth 10% of every lab. I MUST sign off for you to receive this credit BEFORE you leave my class. No exceptions.  

 

 

 

Astronomy Syllabus
Astronomy 2019-2020 Sheila Price

 Course Information and Procedures

CONTACT INFO:

Email:    sheila.price@misd.org

Phone:    936-276-4000 ext. 84163

Website:  schools.misd.org/page/sheilaprice-home

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

  • Students enrolled in this course will conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.  Students study the following topics:  astronomy in civilization, patterns and objects in the sky, our place in space, the moon, reasons for the seasons, planets, the sun, stars, galaxies, cosmology and space exploration. 

    MATERIALS:  You will need loose leaf notebook paper, pencil and 3 ring binder.  You may wish to have a TI – Nspire or scientific calculator for home use, but one will be provided in class. 

    CLASS RULES: These are basic but sometimes forgotten. 

  1. Be on time. This means physically present in the classroom when the bell rings.
  2. Be honest and courteous to all.  Work hard and stay focused during class.  I have high expectations of you and your work ethic. ALWAYS attempt to do your best.
  3. Bring materials and be prepared.  USE ONLY A PENCIL IN THIS CLASS FOR ALL WORK!!
  4. Follow all school rules. 

GRADES:  Grades for each six week and for semester will be calculated as per school policy outlined in your handbook.  Your average for each six week period will be based on the following; Daily Grades (Homework & Quizzes) 15%, Lab Grades 25% and Test Grades 60%.   It is your responsibility to keep track of your returned papers and test grades or check the online gradebook. 

LATE POLICY: Please see school policy outlined in your handbook.

MAKE-UP WORK: If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to get make up work from the file folders in my room according to the day of the week you missed upon your return.   The work is due according to policy in the handbook.  If you know in advance that you will be missing class for any reason, especially school sponsored activities, PLEASE check with me at least a day in advance.  Any assignments due on the day of an extracurricular event absence is due the day you return but would be greatly appreciated before you leave.

RETEST OPTION: A student who scores below a seventy on a UNIT exam may retake that exam for a score no higher than a seventy - five.  A student must retest BEFORE or AFTER school within 4 calendar school days of notification of their grade on the exam and complete a tutoring session BEFORE taking the retest.  Students must arrange with me in advance the time and place for the retest. 

TUTORIALS: I am available Monday-Thursdays (until 3:30PM) to help with assignments.  MORNING TUTORIALS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  If you plan on coming in after school for tutorials, please let me know.

Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere. It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe.

Our curriculum for this year is:

Astronomy and the Universe
1. Charting the Heavens
2. The Copernican Revolution
3. Radiation
4. Spectroscopy
5. Telescopes

Our Planetary System

6. The Solar System

7. Earth
8. The Moon and Mercury
9. Venus
10. Mars
11. Jupiter
12. Saturn
13. Uranus  &  Neptune
14. Solar System Debris
15. Exoplanets

II. Second Semester

Stars and Stellar Evolution
16. The Sun
17. The Stars
18. The Interstellar Medium
19. Star Formation
20. Stellar Evolution
21. Stellar Explosions


PERIODIC TABLE HERE

POLYATOMIC ION CHART HERE

CHEMISTRY 1ST SIX WEEKS POWER POINTS:

/upload/page/0606/Lab Safety Rules.pptx

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/upload/page/0606/16-17 KMT and density notes student notes.pptx

/upload/page/0606/Classification of Matter.pptx

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/upload/page/0606/Atomic Theory .pptx

/upload/page/0606/Unit 3- Parts of the atom.pptx

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 /upload/page/0606/FINSIHED radioactive decay.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHED fusion or fission.pptx

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CHEMISTRY 2ND SIX WEEKS POWER POINTS

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Periodic table and trends.pptx

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/upload/page/0606/FINISHED electron configuration.pdf

/upload/page/0606/FINISHED EMR calculations.pdf

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CHEMISTRY 3RD SIX WEEKS POWERPOINTS

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Types of Bonds.pptx

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Constructing formulas.pptx

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Ionic naming.pptx

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Ionic nomenclature.pptx

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CHEMISTRY 4TH SIX WEEKS POWERPOINTS

/upload/page/0606/Da and sig figs notes 2016.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHED Mole Conversions- Guided Practice.pptx

 /upload/page/0606/FINISHED Two Step Conversions.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHEDPercent Composition.pptx

/upload/page/0606/FINISHEDEpirical and Molecular Formula Notes.pptx

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CHEMISTRY 5TH SIX WEEKS POWERPOINTS

/upload/page/0606/16-17 Reactions.pptx

/upload/page/0606/Predicting Products.pptx

 

Link to Flinn Scientific Safety Agreement

  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPnON5VQIIyc1O5bXD2vlDztoHB3uRUW6wYKRYU690nW6U5w/viewform?usp=send_form

 

Link to online calculator:

https://www.eeweb.com/toolbox/calculator

Unit #1: Kinetic Theory & Phase Diagrams

     Kinetic Theory
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     Density
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     Phase Diagrams
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 Classification of Matter

     Classification of Matter
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     Chemical & Physical Changes
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Unit #2: Atomic Theory

     Atomic Theory
(opens external link in new window)

     Atomic Number & Mass Number
(opens external link in new window)

     Isotopes & Average Atomic Mass

Unit #3: Nuclear Chemistry

     Fission vs. Fusion
(opens external link in new window)

     Nuclear Reactions

 

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Unit #4: The Periodic Table

     Parts of the Periodic Table
(opens external link in new window)

     Periodic Trends
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Unit #5: Electron Configurations & EMR

     Electron Configurations
(opens external link in new window)

     EMR Calculations
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Unit #6: Ionic Compounds

     Types of Bonding
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     Ionic Names and Formulas (opens external link in new window)

     Polyatomic Ions (opens external link in new window)

     Metallic Bonding and Transition Metals (opens external link in new window)

Unit #7: Covalent Compounds

     Covalent Names and Formulas (opens external link in new window)

     Covalent Bonding Diagrams (opens external link in new window)

     VSEPR Theory (opens external link in new window)

     Polarity

Unit #8: Dimensional Analysis & Sig Figs

     Dimensional Analysis (opens external link in new window)

     Multi-Unit Dimensional Analysis (opens external link in new window)

     Significant Figures

 

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Unit #9: Mole Calculations

     One Step Mole Calculations (opens external link in new window)

     Two Step Mole Calculations (opens external link in new window)

Unit #10: % Composition, Emp & Mol Form

     Percent Composition (opens external link in new window)

     Empirical and Molecular Formulas (opens external link in new window)

Unit #11: Chemical Equations

     Balancing Equations (opens external link in new window)

     Types of Chemical Reactions (opens external link in new window)

     Predicting Products (opens external link in new window)

Unit #12: Stoichiometry

     Mole To Mole Stoichiometry (opens external link in new window)

     Multi-Step Stoichiometry (opens external link in new window)

     Limiting Reagents (opens external link in new window)

Unit #13: Solutions

     Water and Solutions (opens external link in new window)

     Molarity and Dilutions (opens external link in new window)

     Solubility Curves (opens external link in new window)

     Solubility Rules (opens external link in new window)

Unit #14: Acids and Bases

     Naming Acids and Bases (opens external link in new window)

     Properties of Acids and Bases (opens external link in new window)

     Neutralization Reactions (opens external link in new window)

     pH Calculations (opens external link in new window)

Unit #15: Gas Laws

     Combined Gas Law (opens external link in new window)

     Ideal Gas Law (opens external link in new window)

Unit #16: Thermochemistry

     Energy and Chemical Reactions (opens external link in new window)

     Calorimetry (opens external link in new window)

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Unit #17: Oxidation Reduction Reactions

     Assigning Oxidation Numbers (opens external link in new window)

     Redox Reactions (opens external link in new window)

 


OVERVIEW:

 

Chemistry Students,

     I hope this message finds all of you well and healthy!  I have been thinking of all of you and wish you the best!  I truly love and miss each and every one of you and hope we can get back to school soon!  As always, if there are any questions or concerns that you have, please email me at sheila.price@misd.org.  In addition, be sure that you are signed up for my "Remind" messages.  For Chemistry, text "@pricechem" to 81010. 

     We are moving to an online curriculum format for the next few weeks while we are out of school.  I hope this will be an easy transition.   I will post info here and on my "instructional calendar".  You will have two assignments posted on Wednesday and they will be due the following Tuesday. 

     

 

Unit 1:  Stoichiometry Review (intended dates March 23-27).  NOTE:  FOR THIS UNIT, YOU DO NOT NEED TO TURN IN ANYTHING EXCEPT FOR THE KAHOOT ASSESSMENT.  We had already completed everything else before the break.  In addition, if you already have the review and it is completed, you do not need to complete again.  

We were already almost done with this unit before leaving before spring break.  We only had the review and major exam left to do.

Please do the following before you take the quiz for this unit:

1.  Click Here:    Complete Review and study your notes.  You can also access the "Chemistry Video Notes" tab above and watch the "Mole-to-Mole Stoichiometry", "Multi-Step Stoich" and "Limiting Reagents" video for review.  ANSWER KEY TO REVIEW SHEET HERE

2. End of Unit Kahoot. (due on Friday, March 27th).    To access this Kahoot,  go to www.kahoot.it and type in the following number:  0403614 .  THEN ENTER YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME!!  Do NOT put in a nickname or you will not receive credit!  I have set the timer for 60 seconds per question.  

Unit 2:  Water and Solutions . This unit will be done over a two week time period.   The items that need to be turned in each week are HIGHLIGHTED IN RED. 

In this unit, we will learn about properties of water, types of mixtures and solutions, reading and understanding a solubility chart/curve and how to calculate molarity and concentration of solutions in lab. 

1.  Click Here:    Watch the "Water and Mixtures" video tutorial.

  Click Here:   "Water and Mixtures" Notes (take notes while watching above video)

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2.  Click Here:    Watch the "Solutions and Molarity" video tutorial

.  Click Here:    "Solutions and Molarity" Notes (take notes while watching above video)

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1.   Click Here:  (optional assignment) Since we are not able to do hands-on labs, here is a cool video about water!

2.  Click Here:  You will like this short lesson!  This answers the question of "Mrs. Price, when will I ever use Chemistry in real life???".   

3.  Click Here:   End of week Kahoot assessment--due by 11 pm on Friday, April 3rd

 

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1.  Click Here:    Watch the "Solubility Curves" video tutorial

  Click Here:    "Solubility Curves" Notes (take notes while watching above video)These notes will be turned in by Tuesday, April 14th.  Please email to me.

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2.   Click Here:     Watch the "Solubility Rules" video tutorial

  Click Here:    "Solubility Rules" Notes. (take notes while watching above video)

These notes will be turned in by Tuesday, April 14th.  Please email to me. 

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Unit #3: Acids & Bases. NOTE:  This is one of our units with more material so I am giving you two weeks to complete everything!!     The first week will start on Wednesday, April 15th and the second week will start on Wednesday, April 22nd. 

  

In this unit, we will focus on Naming Acids & Bases, Properties of Acids & Bases, Conjugate Acid & Base Pairs & pH Calculations.  Please complete the following steps in order by clicking the links provided and keep all papers until we have further information.

  

1. Click Here(opens Word document) to print the Naming Acids & Bases fill in the blank notes by watching the video below.These notes will be turned in!  They are due by Tuesday, April 21st.  Please email completed notes to me. 

  

 Click Here(opens external link in new window) to watch the video notes on Naming Acids & Bases.  You will need a periodic table with the polyatomic ions.  If you don't have a periodic table or list of Polyatomic Ions, you can print or access them by going to the Resources tab.  

  

Click Here(opens Word document) to print the Properties of Acids & Bases fill in the blank notes by watching the video below.  These notes will be turned in!  They are due by Tuesday, April 21st.  Please email completed notes to me. 

  

 Click Here(opens external link in new window) to watch the video notes on Properties of Acids & Bases.  

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Unit 5:  Acids and Bases continued.  This online unit will start on Wednesday, April 22nd and you will have 2 assignments due by Tuesday, April 28th.

Assignment 1:  Watch the video here over "The Sci Guys: Science At Home Red Cabbage pH Indicator" then answer questions below. 

Science Guys video worksheet located here.   This assignment should be emailed to me by Tuesday, April 28th.  YOUR NAME MUST BE ON PAPER TO RECEIVE CREDIT!!!!

Assignment 2: Click here for  Kahoot over Acids and Bases.  You will want to review the above lab notes AND your previous notes from Unit 3. 

Kahoot is due by Tuesday, April 28th.  Kahoot will expire that day by 11pm. 

Unit #5: Gas Laws    This unit will start on Wednesday, April 29th and you will have two assignments due by Tuesday, May 5th. 

  

In this unit, we will focus on the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature of gasses with two sets of notes.  Our first set of notes will focus on the Combined Gas Law and the second set of notes will focus on the Ideal Gas Law.  Please complete the following steps in order by clicking the links provided and keep all papers until we have more information.

   

  

Assignment 1Click Here(opens Word document) to print the Combined Gas Law fill in the blank notes.  Use the video below to answer questions. 

  

  

 Click Here(opens external link in new window) to watch the Combined Gas Law video notes.  These notes are due by Tuesday, May 5th. 

  

  

Assignment 2:   Click Here(opens Word document) to print the Ideal Gas Law fill in the blank notes.  Use the video below to answer questions. 

  

  

 Click Here(opens external link in new window) to watch the Ideal Gas Law video notes.

  These notes are due by Tuesday, May 5th.  

  

Chem Online Unit 6:    This unit will start on Wednesday, May 6th and you will have 2 assignment due by Tuesday, May 12th.  This is a continuation of Gas Laws from last week.  You will want to review your notes from last week for end of unit assessment this week.  

Assignment 1Click Here(opens Word document) to print the Gas Laws Review Sheet.  Complete the review sheet and use it on the Unit #2 Assessment.

  This review sheet is due by Tuesday, May 12th.

  

Assignment 2:    Click Here(opens external link in new window) to complete the Unit #6 Assessment.  You will need a calculator and scratch paper.  This assessment is due by Tuesday, May 12th.  

Unit #7: Thermochemistry     This unit will start on Wednesday, May 13th and you will have 2 assignments due by Tuesday, May 19th.  

    

In this unit, we will focus on the relationship between heat, mass, specific heat and temperature with two sets of notes.  Our first set of notes will focus on Energy & Chemical Reactions and the second set of notes will focus on Calorimetry.  Please complete the following steps in order by clicking the links provided and keep all papers until we have more information.

     

Assignment 1. Click Here(opens Word document) to print the Energy & Chemical Reactions fill in the blank notes.  Use video below to fill in notes. 

 

  

Click Here(opens external link in new window) to watch the Energy & Chemical Reactions video notes.

"Energy and Chemical Reaction" notes due by Tuesday, May 19th. 

  

  

Assignment 2:   Click Here(opens Word document) to print the Calorimetry fill in the blank notes .  Use video below to fill in the notes. 

   

  Click Here

(opens external link in new window) to watch the Calorimetry video notes.

"Calorimetry" notes due by Tuesday, May 19th.  

OVERVIEW

 

Astronomy Students,

     I hope this message finds all of you well and healthy!  I have been thinking of all of you and wish you the best!  I truly love and miss each and everyone of you and hope we can get back to school soon! As always, if there are any questions or concerns that you have, please email me at sheila.price@misd.org.  In addition, be sure that you are signed up for my "Remind" messages.  For Astronomy, text "@pricestars" to 81010. 

     We are moving to an online curriculum format for the next few weeks while we are out of school.  I hope this will be an easy transition.   I will post info here and on my "instructional calendar".  You will have two assignment posted on Wednesday of each week which will be due the following Tuesday.   If you don't have access to a printer, you can just copy to paper. As of right now, I plan on using "Kahoot" or "Quizziz" for turn in of assignments to be graded.  I might use a different format in weeks to come.  NOTE:  I WILL LET YOU KNOW IN EACH UNIT WHAT NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN AND WHEN. 

     

 

 

Unit 1:  Finish Milky Way Galaxy.  We were almost done with this unit before spring break.  You will watch a short video for this unit then complete a quiz.  (Intended dates March 23rd-March 27th).  NOTE:  THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO TURN IN FOR THIS UNIT IS THE KAHOOT!!

1. Click Here:  Milky Way Galaxy video.  

2.  Review worksheet here

3.  Click Here:  End of Unit Kahoot.  YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR FULL NAME--NOT A NICKNAME--OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT GET CREDIT FOR COMPLETION!!   This is assignment is due by Friday at 11pm.  After that it will no longer be accessible. 

 

 

Astronomy Online Unit 2:   In this unit, we will study the different types of galaxies.   Spiral, Barred Spiral, Elliptical, SO, Irregular. (This unit is for dates March 30th-April 3rd).  Items to be turned in will be Highlighted in Red!!  

 

1.  Click Here:     Watch video "Star Systems and Types of Galaxies" and answer questions in worksheet below.  

  Click Here:   "Star Systems and Types of Galaxies" questions. You may print out, complete then scan and email to me or complete and take a picture and email to me for credit.   Due by Friday, March 3rd.

 

2.   Click Here:    You will need to view the slides 1-129 on this power point.  There are several pictures to look at that will help you be able to identify the different types of galaxies.  (Skip slides #114 and #115).  

 

3.   Click Here:    Note summary for this unit.

 

4.  Click Here:  End of unit Kahoot (be sure you have completed all items above in order to be successful on this assignment!  Also, PLEASE PUT YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME ON KAHOOT SO I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!! DUE BY 11pm on FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD 

Astronomy Online Unit 3:       THIS UNIT WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH AND END ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH.  YOU WILL HAVE TWO ASSIGNMENTS TO TURN IN.  Now that you have learned the different types of galaxies, we will now take a look at some specific galaxies and galaxy clusters.  This unit will focus on "Local Group of Galaxies", "Virgo Cluster of Galaxies", "Andromeda Galaxy", "Sombrero Galaxy", and "The Small and Large Magellanic Cloud" Galaxies.   Items to be turned in are Highlighted in RED!!!

ASSIGNMENT 1.  Click Here:  Video "Local Groups of Galaxies, a 20 Minute Tour"

  Click Here:  Sombrero Galaxy article

 Click Here:    Fill out notes while watching above video and article about "Sombrero Galaxy". Please email me your completed notes. 

Due Tuesday, April 14th. 

ASSIGNMENT 2.  End of unit Kahoot assessment.  Due by Tuesday, April 14th.  Click Here


 

 

 

 

 

 

Astronomy Online Unit 4:  In this unit we will look at a few "current events" in the world of Astronomy!  This unit will start on Wednesday, April 15th and you will have two assignments due by Tuesday, April 21st. 

Assignment 1:  Click Here for article about "Comet ATLAS" and answer questions below.

                           Click Here for "Comet ATLAS" note sheet. Comet ATLAS note sheet is due by Tuesday, April 21st.  Please email completed note sheet to me. 

Assignment 2:  There are always a lot of current events happening in Astronomy.  Everything from new discoveries to development of new technologies.  For this assignment, you will RESEARCH ONE CURRENT EVENT OF YOUR CHOICE and make a 5-8 Power Point presentation about that current event.  I recommend using Space.com or NASA.gov for your current event research.  Please include the following in your presentation:  What is your topic and what is interesting about this to you?, Is this a new discovery or just new information about an existing topic?, Who discovered this? (where do they work, what organization are they affiliated with, etc), Include pictures and works cited page as well.  This Power Point is due by Tuesday, April 21st.  Please email to me. 

Astronomy Online Unit 5:  This unit will start on Wednesday, April 22nd and you will have 2 assignments due by Tuesday, April 28th.  We are going to study  several constellations in our night sky for this unit.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU HAVE THE "NIGHT SKY" APP FOR THIS UNIT!  This is not required, but will greatly assist you in identifying current constellations above us in the night sky.  There are a total of 88 recognized constellations in our night sky.  We will study about 20 of them in depth!  This will take at least three weeks to cover.   We will cover history of constellations and general constellation info during week 1 of this unit, the Zodiac Constellations in depth during week 2 of this unit and other constellations during week 3. 

 

Assignment 1:  Click Here for Constellation History overview video.

                           Click Here for video on "Crash Course Astronomy Naked Eye Observations".

Using the above video, fill out the following notes. Click here.  

This note sheet is due by Tuesday, April 28th.  Please email to me or send through Sharepoint.

Assignment 2:  Click Here for "Constellation Types" overview video.

                           Click Here for "Constellation Types" note sheet

This note sheet is due by Tuesday, April 28th. Please email to me or send through Sharepoint. 

Astronomy Online Unit 6:      In this unit, we will look at the 12 (or is it 13??!!) Zodiacal constellations in detail.

This will unit will start on Wednesday, April 29th and you will have 2 assignments due by Tuesday, May 5th.  

 

Assignment 1:  You will research YOUR OWN PERSONAL ZODIAC CONSTELLATION SIGN DEPENDING ON YOUR BIRTHDATE and complete one of the following:  poster, 1 page typed paper, 5-8 slide Power Point.  Your assignment should including the following:   1.  your birthday (day and month), 2. your astrological (zodiac) sign, 3. history of sign (what cultures recognized your sign, 4. when is your sign first mentioned), 5. what time of year can you see your sign, 6. draw a picture of your sign, 7. what are the names of some of the stars in your sign, 8. is there a mythology story associated with your sign and what is that story?.  This assignment is due to me through email or Sharepoint by Tuesday, May 5th.  

Assignment 2:  For this assignment, you will complete a Zodiac and Constellations quiz located here.

This assignment is due to me by Tuesday, May 5th.  

 

Astronomy Online Unit 7:     In this unit, we will study the following non-zodiacal constellations:  Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Orion and Cassiopeia.  This unit will start on Wednesday, May 6th and you will have two assignments due by Tuesday, May 12th.  

Assignment 1:  Click Here for a video over "Ursa Major and Ursa Minor" "The Night Sky:  Tales of the Dipper".  Use this video to complete the note sheet located here.  This note sheet is due by Tuesday, May 12th.

Assignment 2:  Watch this video on Cassiopeia constellation here.

Click here to complete Kahoot over Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Cassiopeia, Orion, Circumpolar Constellations and Zodiacal Constellations. 

This Kahoot is due by Tuesday, May 12th at 11 pm.  After that time the link will expire!

 

Astronomy Online Unit 8:   OUR LAST UNIT!!!!  This unit will start on Wednesday, May 13th and ONLY ONE assignment will be due by Tuesday, May 19th!  (SENIORS!!  YOUR GRADES ARE DUE EARLIER.  PLEASE SUBMIT THIS TO ME BY THURSDAY, MAY 14TH!!)

In this unit, we will look more closely at possible Alien Life.  It is really hard to make this unit just one or two assignments.  We will focus on Carl Sagan and his equation known as "Drake equation".  (nothing in common with the rapper Drake!!).  Carl Sagan was a well known astronomer, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author and philosopher.  Probably one the most intelligent human beings to ever live!

Assignment 1:  Watch this video narrated by Carl Sagan here

Your assignment to turn in is simple:  you can write this on paper and email me or just send me an email with this answered:   1.  "What do you think about the Drake equation?  2.  Is it a good measure of figuring out whether or not there is alien life out there?  3.  Do you think there is alien life? 4.  What are the chances that we would ever actually make contact with alien life?" 5.  "If there is alien life out there, do you think we will discover it in our lifetime?  6.  Think back to our prior units:  Where were some of the most likely places in our solar system that could sustain life outside of our Earth?  7.  "Have you ever seen anything in the sky that looked "out of place or out of this world"?