# Louise Culver's Science Classes

## January 31, 2014

–Warm Up: Create analogies for the following terms: solar system, gravity, density, atmosphere, universe, parallax (leave analogies blank for partner to complete)quiz shoulder partner

–Q&A:U&A p. 18

— Individuals: Create a Q-A-D. Then with the questions that you created, quiz your shoulder partner.

–Quiz: The Size & Scale of the Universe

## January 30, 2014

–Warm up: Create analogies for the following terms: Star, planet, astronomical unit, galaxy, light year, parsec (leave analogies blank for partner to complete)quiz shoulder partner

Individuals-answer the checking up questions on p.
16small group
–Individuals: Understanding & Applying p. 18 small group

## January 29, 2014

–Warm up: Put the following distances in order from least to greatest: 1 parsec, 1 light year, 2 light years, 3 x 9,460,000,000,000

–Scientific Notation PowerPoint with practice problems

–Individuals create vocabulary graphic: star, planet, astronomical unit, galaxy, light-year, parsec, solar system, gravity, density, atmosphere, universe, parallax (p. 12-14)

*distribute class Dojo codes

## January 27, 2014

–Warm Up: Many scientists try to find and communicate with extraterrestrial life. If you could be the first scientist to make contact with extraterrestrials, what would you tell them about our life here and what would you want to know about their lives?

–Small Groups: Complete # 4 & 5 Investigate- Part A: Distances in the Solar System (create scale and scale models of the solar system)

## January 24, 2014

–Warm Up: What comes to mind when you hear about new astronomical discoveries? Think about what an astronomer does, and then draw a picture with a caption of an astronomer at work.

–Small Groups: Complete # 4 & 5 Investigate- Part A: Distances in the Solar System (create scale and scale models of the solar system)

Individuals– Part B: Distance Between Stars and Galaxies.

## January 23, 2014

–Warm Up: In the late 1950s and early 1960’s hundreds of space probes carrying only cameras and scientific instruments were launched into space. How do you think these probes might have helped pave the way for scientists to actually spend time in space?

–Small Groups: Complete # 4 Investigate- Part A: Distances in the Solar System (create scale and scale models of the solar system)