Star Counting Instructions
Diameter= 1 2
inches / 3.81 cm
Length= 11 inches / 27.94 cm
Average number of stars= 4 stars
-Area of the opening=11.40 cm
Area of the imaginary sphere= 9,809.85 cm
-Area of o
Astrobiology Chapter 15
Astrobiology- the combination of all the natural sciences to understand formation, evolution,
and the future of life here on earth and the cosmos.
Requirements for life:
o Liquid water
It is essential for the evolution of complex
Cosmology Chapter 14
Modern cosmology began in 1915 when Einstein published his theory of general
o His predictions of relativity proved that the universe was not static
o They indicated that they should be expanding or contracting
Test 5 Review
Chapter 13 The Galaxies
The Milky Way
o A barred spiral galaxy.
Shapley revealed the true size by observations of Cepheid variables in
The galaxy has a disk, nucleus, and halo. The spiral arms are within
Chapter 12: The Death and Remnants of stars
Death of Intermediate Mass (.4-.8) stars and planetary nebulae
Red dwarfs will never get to the giant phase of stellar evolution
o We know that they will convert all of their mass to helium, stop
fusing then co
Test 4 Review
Chapter 10 Characterizing Stars
o Can be determined by parallax for the nearest stars.
New unit of distance: 1 parsec = 3.26 light years parallax of 1 second
o For more remote stars, other methods are used, includi
Chapter 11: The Life of stars from birth to middle age
Gas & Dust exist between the stars
Matter does indeed exist between the stars
o You can see a small amount through visible-light telescopes
o However, the bulk of it is too cold to see through optica
In your notebooks write down
some examples of waves that you
How do waves form?
Talk about this and write your ideas
in your notebook.
Waves are caused by simple
Use slinky to create waves.
The Suns Motion
The Four Seasons
The reason for your favorite
1. What is your favorite season/time of year and why?
2. What do you think causes this season or all four
seasons in general?
Phases of the Moon
Phases of the Moon
In your notebook make a list of all the lunar
phases you know. No talking.
Beside each phase you listed draw the
shape of the moon that you would expect
to see for this phase. No talking
Vocabulary & Concepts
Meteors, Asteroids, & Comets
1. Describe the differences between comets meteors
2. Make a drawing showing the basic structure of a
3. Construct a simple drawing of the solar system and
identify the basic locations of aster
The Copernican Revolution
The Beginning of Modern Astronomy
After this lesson the student will be able to:
Describe and explain retrograde motion of Planets.
Draw the Ptolemaic System of the universe.
Draw the Copernican System of the universe.
Forces and Motion
Newtons Three Laws of
Concepts and Vocabulary
F = ma
Action and reaction
An Overview of the Solar System
Our Place in the Universe
The Solar System
The Solar System with planet diameters to proper scale.
The Solar System is composed of the Sun, planets, and
debris (comets, meteors, and asteroids.)
What is light?
Write your ideas in
How is light created?
Write your ideas in your
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
the Nature of Light
In 1665 Isaac Newton
discovered that white light
was composed of all
Formation of the
The Nebular Hypothesis
FORMATION OF SOLAR
Common orbital plane of planets,
Sun and planets rotate in same direction, except
for Venus and Uranus (Are these two odd balls, or
are is it possible for 2 out
Does anyone know what will occur
on Monday, August 21, 2017?
Here are some hints:
-It will be the next total version of it that we could
see from the United States.
-It can be scary if you dont know its coming
day turns to darkness!
-The lunar si