Astronomy - Grants Pass High School

Mike Strickler, Instructor

This page should give you a fairly good idea of what we will be doing in class on a day-to-day basis. This is only a general guideline - there will be changes as we adjust to the reality of what actually happens. Expect what you see!

Updated: 5 / 25 / 02 at 10:00 a.m.

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Week of: 1/28/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

First Day of Class

Orientation

Student Survey

Get Books

Physics and
Chemistry Review

Physics and
Chemistry Review
Physics and
Chemistry Review
Physics and
Chemistry Review

 

Week of: 2/4/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Physics and
Chemistry Review

Quiz

Read: Prologue
Do: Vocab.
Due: Tuesday

Closure

Introduction to Reality

Introduction to Reality

Read: Ch. 1
Do: Vocab. Ch. 1
Due: Friday

Introduction to Reality

Star Trek

"Where No One
Has Gone Before"

w/VSG

 

Week of: 2/11/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mechanics of the Universe

Introduction and Background

Early Astronomers

Stonehenge

Mechanics of the Universe

The Development of "Modern" Astronomy

Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler

Do: Vocab. 3.1/3.2
Due: Thursday

Mechanics of the Universe

The Development of "Modern" Astronomy

Kepler's 3rd Law
"Harmony of
the Worlds" Lab
Due: E.O.P

Mechanics of the Universe

The Development of "Modern" Astronomy

Galileo

Newton and the
Laws of Motion

Mechanics of the Universe

Newton and the
Laws of Motion

Textbooks (all day)

 

Week of: 2/18/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

President's Day

No School

Mechanics of the Universe

Einstein: Relativity and Space-time

Mechanics of the Universe

Einstein: Relativity and Space-time

Mechanics of the Universe

Angular Momentum
and Gravity

Do: Vocab. 3.3/3.4a

Mechanics of the Universe

Orbital Mechanics

Textbooks (p.5-8)

 

Week of: 2/25/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Artificial Satellites

Ballistic and Orbital Trajectories

Artificial Satellites

Film (VK742; 30 min.) Acceleration Machines
w/VSG

Artificial Satellites

Review film

Intro: Development of the space program

Artificial Satellites

Development of the space program

"For All Mankind"

Test: Mechanics and Orbital Mechanics

Read 26.1, 26.2
Do: Vocab.

 

Week of: 3/4/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Origin and Evolution
of the Universe

Introduction

Origin and Evolution
of the Universe

Formation of the Universe

Origin and Evolution
of the Universe

The Big Bang

Origin and Evolution
of the Universe

The Shape and Boundaries of the Universe

Film

 

Week of: 3/11/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Origin and Evolution
of the Universe

The Shape and Boundaries of the Universe

Origin and Evolution
of the Universe

The Future of the Universe

The Origin of the Solar System

The Nebular Hypothesis

Impact!
Group selections
Impact!

 

Week of: 3/18/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Impact

Impact

Group Discussion

Impact

Group Discussion

Test

The Origins of Reality

Closure

Solar System Models

 

Week of: 3/25/02: Spring Break

 

Week of: 4/1/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Solar System Models Solar System Models

Solar System Models

Due BOP

Star Trek

End of the 3rd Quarter

Clerical Day

No school

 

Week of: 4/8/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Closure-Origins

Intro to Booklet Project

CIM testing
90 min. periods
CIM testing
90 min. periods

The Sun

Introduction

Conferences

No Classes

 

Week of: 4/15/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

The Sun

Film (FK1958)
The Sun - Earth's Star

Composition and zoning of its atmosphere

The Sun

The Active Sun

The Sun

The Active Sun

Film: The Energy Balance
w/VSG

Closure

Intro to The Planets

Video: Restless Planet
w/VSG

Earth Science Trip

The Planets

Earth/Moon

 

Week of: 4/22/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

The Planets

Mercury

The Planets

Venus

The Planets

Mars

The Planets

Mars, water, and life

Film

The Planets

Mars, water, and life

Film

 

Week of: 4/29/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

The Planets

Outer Planets

The Planets

Outer Planets

Test - The Sun
and Planets

To the Stars

Introduction

To the Stars

Vocabulary Sheet
Ch. 21.1a and 21.1b

pages 365 - 367

 

Week of: 5/6/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

To the Stars

Distance

Intro to Flagpole Lab:
Set-up data tables

To the Stars

Distance

Flagpole Lab:
Take measurements

To the Stars

Distance

Flagpole Lab:
Final Write-up
Lab Due EOP

To the Stars

Light from Distant Stars

Vocabulary Sheet:
Ch. 22.1a and 22.3a

pages 379 - 384

To the Stars

Light from Distant Stars

Stellar Evolution

 

Week of: 5/13/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

To the Stars

Stellar Evolution

Deep Space

Celestial Coordinates

Planisphere Lab

Deep Space

Celestial Coordinates

Lab Due EOP

Deep Space

Weird Stuff in Space

Deep Space

Weird Stuff in Space

 

Week of: 5/20/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Deep Space

Weird Stuff in Space

Deep Space

Weird Stuff in Space

Test - Stars and Deep Space

Alpha Centauri

Group selections

Earth Science
Van Field Trip

Alpha Centauri

Booklets Due EOP

 

Week of: 5/27/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Memorial Day

No Classes

Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri

Pre-trip discussion

Senior Projects

Alpha Centauri
Pre-trip discussion
Reports due EOP

Senior Projects

 

Week of: 6/3/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

"Contact"

with VSG

"Contact"

with VSG

Earth Science
Van Field Trip

"Contact"

with VSG

"Contact"

with VSG

Essay due EOP

Graduation

No Classes

 

Week of: 6/10/02

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Review Finals

Finals

End of 2nd Semester

Clerical Day

No Classes

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