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Unit A: Earth, Moon, and Sun

LT.1A - Earth, Moon, Sun

Describe the patterns in which different celestial bodies move across the sky.

Basic Coordinates and Seasons Questions  Answer questions in notebook, in complete sentences where applicable or in table format. Basic Coordinates and Season Simulation

Identify the origin of the time frames humans use: Day, week, month, year. 
-See starry night A1. 

Use a model to explain why we see seasons on Earth.
Seasons Packet Discussion Notes Summary  KEY'

Use a model to explain what causes the phases of the moon and identify a phase given a photo. 
Moon Phases Packet Discussion Notes 
The Moon and Sunlight Part 2 - Science with Higgins - Waxing, Waning, WAX ON, WANE OFF
The Moon and Sunlight Part 3 - Science with Higgins - Crescent, Gibbous, Waxing, Waning, All of these Combined!
The Moon's Effects Part 3 - Science with Higgins -  Tides, Neap Tides, Spring Tides, Tidal Bulge

Compare and contrast the two different types of eclipses


LT.B The Night Sky
Explain what the ecliptic is and why its significant. 
Explain why we see seasonal stars. 
Identify the big dipper and use it to find other constellations in the sky.
Recognize these constellations: Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Perseus, Andromeda, Pegasus, Gemini, Orion, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Cygnus

Starry Night E4 - The Zodiac Constellations and the signs - This one needs re-done, don't do it yet. 
See Also - Constellations NOTES, blank sky maps, 

LT.C- Explain evidence for the heliocentric model of the solar system. 
(More to come here...)

Other things....:

Simulations/Help:

Google Earth / Moon (You will have to download it if you don't already have it on your computer)

Moon Phases Song - To the tune, "Forget You"

Videos:

The Universe: The Moon

Related News:

Water discovered in Apollo lunar rocks may challenge the theory of the moon's origin.  (Feb 2013) Also, Evidence of water on primordial moon - Rivals total on Earth. (Feb 2103)

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