Astronomy 4 NGSS - Unit 1 Measuring the Sky

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Unit 1 Measuring the Sky

Unit Outline

  1. Starry Night: A1 - Day and Night Cycle (45 Minutes)

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      • Part 1: Student Analysis (30 Minutes)

      • Part 2: Review / Submit (15 Minutes) --- Review Picture Slides

  2. Crash Course - Lesson 1 - Introduction (30 Minutes)

  3. Crash Course - Lesson 2 - Naked Eye Observations (30 Minutes)

  4. Crash Course - Lesson 3 - Cycles in the Sky (30 Minutes)

  5. Starry Night: Big Dipper Clocks (20 Minutes)

      • Student Print***

      • Part 1: Building and Discussion (20 Minutes)

      • Part 2: Share with Parent / Guardian --- Receipt (Homework)

  6. Mini-Project: Make & Take Sundial (20 Minutes)

  7. Starry Night: E1 - Finding Your Way Around the Sky (45 Minutes)

  8. Constellation Report & Model (180 Minutes) --- Student Print (Draft)

  9. PhET Gravity & Orbits (45 Minutes)

  10. Crash Course - Lesson 7 - Gravity Situation (30 Minutes)

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      • Part 1: Student Viewing / Note Taking (15 Minutes)

      • Part 2: Review / Assess (15 Minutes) --- Review Picture Slides --- Quiz Questions (Not on Millard side)

  11. Crash Course - Lesson 24 - Light (30 Minutes)

  12. PhET Molecules and Light (60 Minutes)

  13. Emissions & Absorption Spectra Activity (45 Minutes) - Currently no write-up, verbal. Part 1 ONLY.

  14. Crash Course - Lesson 6 - Telescopes (30 Minutes)

  15. Crash Course - Lesson 25 - Distances (30 Minutes)

  16. Unit 1 Exam (60 Minutes) - Once you have Google Forms setup for all the Crash Courses, you can add each one to one large Google Form as a end of unit assessment.

      • 42 Questions

      • Reminder: Students will take the exam during class time, and this is timed. ONE submission must be done during this time.

      • Students then have the OPTION to take the exam 2 more times for a maximum of 3 attempts.

      • Grades will be taken as an average of the maximum of 3 attempts.