6th Grade Science

Book Astronomy

Dec - January 2017                                                                                                                  

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Dec 5

Chap 3.3The inner planets pg 84

What characteristics do the inner planets have in common? & what characteristics distinguish each of the inner planets?

Visual:Images of Mercury & Earth

Transparency J26,J29

 Read article PHSchool.com webcode: cfh-5030 The Advantages of Exploring Space With manned crafts & Unmanned Spacecraft

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the inner planetsp 87

Venn dia compare and contrast each inner planet to the earthp87 size, density, appearance, composition,& other unique features.

Intrepreting green house effect.

Mars the Red planet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCJ09keTEvA

 Which elemnt makes up the major portion of mars?7;17

Temp of mars, Atmosphere no q only CO 2

 

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Science Fair

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Chap3.4Outer planets bk pg 70-79

Foldable

Discuss the atmosphere at structures of the outer planet

Analyze Jupiter’s Atmosphere

Transparency J27-J 28

 

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Outer planets bk pg 70-79

Why Saturn’s rings look diff from Earth than they do up close.

Use a diagram to examine Uranus’s axis of rotation.

Discuss Neptune’s moons.

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3.5Comets Asteroids & Meteors104

Activity p 80-83

Enrich p 60

Transparency J31

Targeting reading skill/comaring & contrasting

Inferring/Discovery activity: Which way do comet tail pt?p104

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3.5Comets Asteroids & Meteors104

Activity ppt

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3.5Comets Asteroids & Meteors107

What conditions do living things need to exist on earth?

Why do scientists think Mars and Europa are good places for signs of life?

Assessment 1-3

Forming operational definitions pg 108

Is yeast alive or not?

Reading dueTue Jan 21

http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/space/teachers/rockets/act10.html

forJan 24

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Field Day

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Review & assessment p 113 graphic organizer Q1-10 p114 12-15, 18-22 p115 1-5

Self-assessment

phschool.com

webcode:

cfa-5030

Jan 2

No School

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Chap4.1p119what are the regions of electromagnetic spectrum

www.scilinks.org

webcode:scn-0641

Types of  Telescopes120

Where are most telescopes located122

H.W dueThursday 4. .3 assessment

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Chapter 4.2Explain how stars are classified & how astronomers measure the distance to the stars.

Focus light year& parallaxp130-131

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagramp132

 

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Chapter 3 Assessment

 

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4.3Explain how stars form.Identify the life & stages of a star & describe what happens to a star when it runs out of fuel

Transparency j42

Life cycle of a sunlike star( flow chart)

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4.3 assessment due today

Pictures of different stages of stars.

Why does the milky way look hazy?

Discuss binary stars,star clusters,eclipsing binaries.p143

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Galaxiesp144, Milky way p145

The scale of the universescientific notation Math skills.p147

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Review

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Chap 4 Test

13 Student Holiday/ Teacher Workday