22 November Science 8 Reflection–Astronomy

  • On lined paper with your name and period, respond to the following. Be sure to turn in a paper copy and to upload a digital copy (photo) to your DSN. Use the following prompts to guide your reflection:
  • Provide several sentences about your learning in science this year. Be specific. These should be things that you would like quoted as a part of report card comments about you.
  • How has your thinking changed? What has been the most amazing thing that you learned? What ideas have you found particularly challenging? Why do you think they are challenging?
  • Talk about your learning habits AND about the ideas and practices in science.
  • Refer to your digital science notebook–to what extent do you keep it complete and up-to-date. Describe the way you use your DSN in projects and assessments.
  • How do you approach an assessment project? For example, how did you make sure that you tried to show how the conservation of mass applied to the reaction you examined and how did you make sure you explained that in your final product?
  • What would you do differently in your assessment project if you were to start over? Explain.
  • How important is it to you to become good at investigation and scientific thinking? Explain.
  • What do you see as the next steps in getting better at scientific investigation and thinking?

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ASTRONOMY

Watch the following video. Write a summary. Explain the procedure used. List any questions you have. Read about making the video:

Watch the following videos and write a summary–

History of Astronomy

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~thompson/1101/lecture_aristarchus.html

Aristarchus

http://www.astro.cornell.edu/academics/courses/astro201/aristarchus.htm

Eratosthenes

https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/citizen_science/myw/w2u_eratosthenes_calc_earth_size.html

Mapping from The Ring of Truth   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRY2SkMTafc

Galileo: Height of mountains on the moon https://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/esplora/cannocchiale/dswmedia/simula/esimula1_1.html

Galileo: The Stary Messenger from The Ascent of Man  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x334243

Bad Astronomy  http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/index.html

 

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