Performance Expectation

  • Student will be able to reason why there are different Solar System objects

Unit Prints

Unit Outline

Pre-Phenomena Print (Pending Fall 2019)

Notes - 6A: Formation of the Solar System

  • Total Estimated Time: 35 - 45 Minutes
    • Part 1: Taking Notes (25 - 35 Minutes)
    • Part 2: Summary Review and Quiz (10 - 20 Minutes)

Activity - 601: Solar System Distance Scale

  • Total Estimated Time: 80 to 100 Minutes
    • Part 1: Background / Hypothesis / Concepts (10 - 15 Minutes)
    • Part 2: Working the Math for the Model (10 - 15 Minutes)
    • Part 3: Drawing the Objects in our Solar System (15 - 25 Minutes / Homework) - Should be assigned at the end of the day, and picked up 1 or 2 days later so that all objects are drawn and ready for modeling.
    • Part 4: Modelling (25 Minutes)
    • Part 5: Analysis (20 Minutes / Homework)

Notes - 6B: Early Solar System & Age

  • Total Estimated Time: 35 - 45 Minutes
    • Part 1: Taking Notes (25- 35 Minutes)
    • Part 2: Summary Review and Quiz (10 - 20 Minutes)

Activity - Analyzing Impact Craters (Pending Fall 2019)

Notes - 6C: Defining Planets

    • Total Estimated Time: 35 - 45 Minutes
    • Part 1: Taking Notes (25- 35 Minutes)
    • Part 2: Summary Review and Quiz (10 - 20 Minutes)

Activity - Topography Boxes and Radio Mapping (Pending Fall 2019)

  • Total Estimated Time: 80 to 100 Minutes
    • Part 1: Background / Hypothesis / Concepts (20 Minutes)
    • Part 2: Data Collection (35 Minutes)
    • Part 3: Mapping / Modelling (15 Minutes)
    • Part 5: Analysis (10 Minutes / Homework)

Notes - 6D: Asteroids

  • Total Estimated Time: 35 to 45 Minutes
      • Part 1: Taking Notes (25 Minutes)
      • Part 2: Summary Review and Quiz (10 to 20 Minutes)
  • Total Estimated Time: 35 to 45 Minutes
      • Part 1: Taking Notes (25 Minutes)
      • Part 2: Summary Review and Quiz (20 Minutes)

Notes - 6E: Comets and the Edge

Activity - Comet in the Classroom (Pending Fall 2019)

Fun and Informative Videos from the Internet (Class Openers and Hooks)