Major Topics and Objectives
A. ORIGIN OF MODERN ASTRONOMY
What have we learned so far about Astronomy?
B. THE EARTH’S ROTATION AND REVOLUTION, AND SEASONS
How does a revolving sphere with a tilted spin axis model yearly celestial observations?
C. THE EARTH-MOON-SUN SYSTEM
How do the Earth, Moon, and Sun interact
D. OUR SOLAR SYSTEM & ORBITAL FORCES
What force keeps planets and their satellites in their orbits?
How are stars classified and what is their life cycle?
F. THE UNIVERSE
What is in the Universe and what is Earth’s place in the Universe?
|Unit 8 Astronomy Video Links:
Celestial Sphere Animation
Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan
Scaled Solar System Drone
100 Greatest Discoveries in Astronomy - Episode 1
Standard Deviants - Astronomy video
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Gravity's effect of time
Laboratory 8-1 The Sun’s Daily Path
Laboratory 8-2 The Sun’s Path Throughout the Year
Laboratory 8-3 Revolution and Seasons
Laboratory 8-4 Moon Phases & Tides
Laboratory 8-5 Model Solar System
Laboratory 8-6 Eccentricity
Laboratory 8-7 Stars: Classifying and the Life Cycle of Stars
Laboratory 8-8 Parents, Polaris, and You
Laboratory 8-10 Red Shift and Star Light
Laboratory 8-11 Powers of 10