UNIT 6: ASTRONOMY

Astronomy Test 

 
 
Grade Level Expectations:
1.  The Solar system is made up of objects that orbit the sun and are classified based on their characteristics.
2. The relative positions of motion of Earth, Moon and Sun can ve used to explain observable effects such as seasons, eclipses, and Moon.  FLIPGRID VIDEO LINK
 

Start Here with some Astronomy STORYMAPS!

Solar System Atlas StoryMap
Scott Kelly’s Year in Space StoryMap
New Horizons StoryMap – Pluto!
Discovering Liquid Water on Mars – StoryMap
Copernicus and his Universe StoryMap
How Many Poles Does the Earth Have? StoryMap
Around the World in 7 SpacePorts StoryMap 
15 Years on Station  
Koichi Watata – Japan from Space
Are the Star Out Tonight? 
A Sky Without Stars
The Road to Launch
Denver and Then
Drones, Satellites, and Ghana! 
Ocean Currents of the World 
 
 
 
 
–> ASTRONOMY TEST study guide
 
 NIGHT SKY OBSERVATION HOMEWORK 2018
 
 
 

SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE

Activity 1:  SCALE MODEL DEMONSTRATION-TRAVEL THE SOLAR SYSTEM!
 Activity 2:  SCALE MODEL- TRAVEL THE UNIVERSE
 

FORMATION of the UNIVERSE

Activity 3:  The BIG BANG Theory – NOT WORKING.
Activity 4: FORMATION OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Activity 5: FORMATION OF EARTH
Activity 6:  FORMATION OF OUR MOON VIDEO
Activity 7: How we study the universe.
 
 
 

MOON PHASE HELP!

Farmer’s Almanac – Homework helper!!!
January Night Sky!
 Planetarium! – NEW!
Google Sky– NEW!
 
 
 

SUN, EARTH, MOON RELATIONSHIP

ACTIVITY 8: Earth, Moon, Sun
ACTIVITY 9: Phases of the Moon
 
 

MISSIONS IN SPACE

MISSIONS TIMELINE
Activity 10: Want to be a Martian?
ACTIVITY 11: CURRENT MISSIONS IN SPACE!
ACTIVITY12: STATION SPACEWALK
ACTIVITY 13: MARS QUEST
ACTIVITY 14: MISSION TO EARTH
Activity 15: SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION
 
 

GENERAL ASTRONOMY ACTIVITIES

Activity 16: NASA
Activity 17: SPACE QUIZ
Activity 18: Astronomy Millionaire
Activity 19: Gravity and Orbits
Activity 20:  ASTROVENTURE

 

INNER vs. OUTER PLANETS!  

Activity 21: Solar System Exploration

Activity 22: Inner vs. Outer Planets

Activity 23: Solar System Simulator

Activity 24: Google Sky

Activity 25: Minute Physics Video: Solar System

Activity 26: Planet Ages!

Activity 27:  Formation of the Solar System

Activity 28: Solar System Activities

 

 

THE MOON and MORE!!!

ACTIVITY A: Moon Phases-Simple        ACTIVITY B: Moon Phases Calendar

ACTIVITY C: Google Sky                         ACTIVITY D: Gravity and Orbits

ACTIVITY E: TIDES                                ACTIVITY F: Planetarium!

ACTIVITY G: Tides and  Moon Phases      ACTIVITY H: Moon Phases Interactive

ACTIVITY I: Farmer’s Almanac 

ACTIVITY K: ECLIPSES

ACTIVITY  L: ANIMATED Characters-Phases

ACTIVITY M: LUNAR PHASES TEST: LUNAR CYCLE CHALLENGE

ACTIVITY N: SEASON REASONS!

ACTIVITY O: SEASONS AND EARTH’s TILT

ACTIVITY P: TIDE GRAPHS

ACTIVITY Q: LUNAR PHASES AND TIDES – Webcam view!           ACTIVITY Q – PART 2: WAVE VIDEO

ACTIVITY R: SPRING and NEAP TIDES

ACTIVITY S: TIDE PREDICTOR

ACTIVITY T: TIDE TABLES

ACTIVITY U: TIDES FOR FISHING

ACTIVITY V: TIDE FORECASTS BY COUNTRY 

 activity w: Bay of Fundy tides

ACTIVITY X: PUERTO PENASCO (ROCKY POINT) TIDES

 

 

ACTIVITY S: SOLAR SYSTEM ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Also try out the “Bob the Alien” site again!  🙂

 

CRASH LANDING GROUP PROJECT!

Simulation 1: Golidlocks and the Three Planets

Simulation 2: Planet Designer: Martian Makeover

Simulation 3: Martian Mineralogy

 

 

 

MINUTE PHYSICS – (YOUTUBE EDUCATION SERIES)

Minute Physics Video:  Gravity

Minute Physics Video:  Big Bang Theory

Minute Physics Video:  Solar System

Minute Physics Video : E = mc2

 

 

TIDE VOCABULARY 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
NASA EdCamp Research Topics include Positions of Earth, Moon, Sun; Inner vs. Outer Planet Characteristics and Behavior,  Phases of the Moon, Eclipses, Tides, Seasons, and Technology that we use to study space. Use the animations below, along with in-class notes/activities to research your EdCamp Research! 
 

Researching for your NASA EdCamp Presentation?

Block 1 NASA EDCAMP SURVEY TOPIC – DUE TODAY! 

Block 2 NASA EDCAMP Survey

BLOCK 3 NASA EDCAMP SURVEY

BLOCK 4 NASA EDCAMP SURVEY

 

 

 

Block 1 – nasa edcamp selection time

BLOCK 2 – NASA EDCAMP SELECTION TIME

BLOCK 3 – NASA EDCAMP SELECTION TIME

BLOCK 4- NASA EDCAMP SELECTION TIME

TIDE NOTES

 

 

 

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  1. My birthday is on September 21, 2014. The high tide for this day is 9 meters and the low tide is 4 meters at this specific location. On 9/21/14, surfing would be okay at this location, but surfing would be better a few days later when the new moon occurs because the waves would be higher. Diving on my birthday would be great because waters would be calmer than during a full or new moon.

  2. Pn July 10th:
    High tide: 13
    Low tide: 3
    Moon phase: Waxing Gibeous
    Yes I would go surfing because the high tide would give very good waves. I would not go diving how ever because the large change in tides would make reef diving dagerous (coral is sharp when thrown on to it).

  3. My birthday is June 16. The high tide value is 13 meters. The low tide value is 1 meter. My birthday is during a waning cresent. I know because the full moon is starting to fade into a new moon. Surfing would be a good option because the tides are pretty high on my birthday. Diving would be a better option a few days after.

  4. My birthday is February 5th. The high tide is 12 meters and the low tide is about 11 meters.Surfing on 2/5/14 will be okay but it would be better going a few days before because the waves will be higher. Diving on my birthday wouldn’t be good because the waves wouldn’t be calm enough.

  5. My birthday is July 8th. The high is 10 meters and the low is eight meters. It is not on a full or new moon. The surf is ok but iw ould wait a few days when the tide is vey high. The diving is not very good because the tide is lower.

  6. My birthday is June 7th. The low tide is 4 meters and the high tide is 9 meters. My birthday isn’t during a full or new moon. it is during a waxing cresent moon. I know this because the moonlight is spreading from the right side. I think that surfing would be better than diving. The waters would be kind of shallow. Diving would be better for when the tides are high.

  7. My birthday is July 5th. the high tide would be 10 meters and the low would be 3 meters. surfing on my birthday would stink because the tides aren’t high enough, so i would go around ten days after for surfing because the tides would be way higher and better conditions for surfing. i would be ok for diving considering it is neap tide.

  8. A.my birthday is september 15. high-10.5 low-2
    B.my birthday is a waning gibbous. i know this because its almost 3rd quarter.
    C. diving would be a better option on my birthday becase the tides are lowering. I’d wait at least a week for better waves.

    posted at 10:27

  9. Birthday: April 18th
    Tide: High tide is 13 meters, low tide is 1 meter
    Moon: Waning Gibbous
    Surfing would be good because the tides are high
    Diving wouldnt be great because the tide is higher, but would be good about 4 days later

    Posted at 10:30

  10. My birthday is december 30th and the tide is low. My birthday is during a full moon.I know this because i looked at a moon phase chart. I would not go surfing but i would go diving because the water is calm.

  11. My birthday is on February 4th and it is on a high tide. My birthday is during a waxing cresent. I found this out and no this because of a moon phase chart. Also by looking at the neap tides & spring tide chart.

  12. My birthday is on Febuary 8th. The high tide will be 9 meters, and the low will be 8 meters. That night there will be a waxing gibbous moon. That day will be a good day to go diving.

  13. Birthday: March 7th
    the tide is at 11 feet.\
    It is at 1st quarter.
    I would go surfing because im in the middle so it would be safer so i dont get hurt diving

  14. My birthday is on July 15. My high tide is 13 meters and my low is 3 meters. My birthday is during a full moon so I would not want to go diving but I would want to go surfing.

  15. My birthday is August 24.The high tides are about 11 feet. The low tides are about 3 feets. My birthday is one day before the new moon.I would wait three day to go surfing because there will be bigger waves.

  16. December 14th is my Birthday, High tide is 9 meters and low is 4 meters. No. No, because water level is low. No waves to surf on and its not deep enough to dive.

    • 13 what? If the waves were 13 feet they would be okay, but 13 centimeters, then maybe not the best conditions for surfing/diving.
      Which is your unit?

  17. November 23. The water levels are around 2-3 meters, so that means that the water is low. Therefore the waves would likely be very small and not fun at all to surf. I wouldn’t go surfing that day.

  18. My birthday is on December 21. the low tides will be 2 meters and the high tides will be 8 meters. I would want to go surfing because the moon will be closer to a full moon which gives bigger waves. The moon will be a waning gibbous.

  19. My Birthday is on November 17. The high tide value is about 8.5m and the low tide value is about 4.25m. Surfing would not be very good that day because of the calm waters, but diving would be great because of the calm current.

  20. The low tide on my birthday is 3 meters. The high tide is 9 meters. There is NOT a full moon on my birthday. I would probably not go diving on this day.

  21. My birthday is November 18th and its like meduim tide. It isnt duirng a new or full moon. and I wouldnt go surfing because the tide is low so there wouldnt be as many waves.

  22. My birthday is january 20th, the tide would be low at 1 meter. During my birthday the moon would be a wanning gibbous moon. I would go diving because the tide is low so the water would be calm.

  23. My birthday is August 14th and the high tide is 14 and the low is 0. My birthday ia during a full moon because a high tide is a Spring tide. I would go diving, because all the tide pools will be at its highest point and is perfect for diving. It is also a Waning Gibbouse moon.

  24. My birthday is June 10th. The tide would be low at 3 meters. During my birthday the moon would be a waxing gibbous. I would go diving because the tide is low so the water is calm.

  25. My birthday is Sept. 16th the moon will not be a new moon or a full moon it will be a 3rd quarter moon. On this date the low tide would be 4 meters and the high tide will be 10 meters.

  26. My birthday, December 1st,is shown to have a high tide of 10m and a low tide of 3m.On this day the phase of the moon will be a waxing gibbous, not a new or full moon. I think this day would be more suited for diving because the waves would be calmer, so it would be a safer time for this activity.

  27. My birthdaty is 3/13. On my birthday there is a waxing gibbous and the high tide is 9.5 M.and the low tide is 3.5 M. Surfing is not that great because of the low change in tides will not create large waves, but diving will be optimal because the low change in tide hight will keep the oceans somewhat calm.

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