Warm Up: Get your paper ready for today’s quiz. Write your name, today’s date & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper; & title the paper “-Orbits & Effects-Week 10”. Then, sit quietly. & How does the precession of Earth’s axis affect the seasons? Justify your answer.
–Quiz: “Orbits & Effects-Week 10”
Newsela Article: “Astronomers discover an active, bright galaxy “in its infancy””
Finish sharing with class–Galapagos Part II: group members share information with teammates. à students are randomly picked to answer one question then others can chime in if they have something to add.
–Galapagos Part III: Read part III, analyze for learning issues, look at the problems that beset the Galapagos from the view point of a particular interest group. Each group is assigned a role: sea cucumber fisherman, tourist, store owners, scientist at Darwin Research station, Sierra Club members, & Ecuadorian politicians from the mainland. Groups are to identify the central concerns of their interest group & do a literature search on the topic for the next class. Next class, student will be split up to form negotiating teams and that each person will go to a different team to represent the interest of their “home group”.