Posted by: mrborden | September 23, 2012

Week 4 Electromagnetic Radiation

Sept 28 2012
QFD: He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain. Chinese Proverb
?FD:Are you prepared to copy 15 questions and please have your notebook ready to be checked?
Objective: Students should know and be able to demonstrate knowledge concerning Earth Science Standard 2

video questions
Journey through the Universe Questions ( part 2)
1) Epsilson is ____________ light years from Earth
2) Describe how stars are formed
3) _____________ light years from earth is Eliza 581
4) What type of telescope is used to probe into the deepest parts of space?
5) ____________ are creators and destroyers
6) Most planets detected near stars are ? Gas or rocky
7) __________ and ________ form stars in a nebula
8) A giant star will end its life as a ______________
9) The universe is approximately _______________ years old
10) Black holes are only a few ______ ______across
11) _________ fuses with ________ to form ________ called nuclear fusion
12) Even __________ cant escape through a black hole
13) How many civilizations do astronomers hypothesize exist in the universe ? _____________
14) Between galaxies is ___________________ which is a force that opposes gravity
15) 2 and ½ million light years away is the _______________ galaxy

Sept 27 2012
QFD: Observations always involve theory. ~Edwin Hubble
?Fd: What does the HR Diagram tell astronomers about a star? (3)
Objective: Students should know and be able to demonstrate knowledge concerning Earth Science Standard 2
1) Quiz ( 10 questions)
2) 11-23 odd questions pgs 746 and 747, 25 -29 all
Sept 26 2012
QFD:Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
?FD: What type of telescope is the Hubble?
ESS 2b: Students should know and understand: that galaxies are made of billions of stars and comprise most of the visible mass.
1) finish reading
2) continue notes
3) Quiz ( if there is time)
Sept 25 2012

Contact: film clip
1) what type of telescope is used in this scene? ________________________
2) What frequency do the astronomers believe the aliens are broadcasting on? _________________
3) Why are radio telescopes not placed on the tops of mountains? ______________________________
4) Why are xray telescopes usually placed onto space telescopes?
5) What is the difference between a reflecting and a refracting telescope?

QFD: You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.
Scott Sorrell
?FD: What percentage of all stars are in the main sequence on the HR diagram?
Objective: Students will know and be able to understand: 2c Students know the evidence indicating that all elements with an atomic number greater than that of lithium have been formed by nuclear fusion in stars.
Word of the Day : Hydrogen Fusion – Hydrogen fuses with another hydrogen molecule to form helium.
1) finish reading

Sept 24 2012
QFD: We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. John F. Kennedy
?FD: What type of telescope is used to probe deep into space? radio or xray?
Objective:ESS 2b: Students should know and understand:
that galaxies are made of billions of stars and comprise
most of the visible mass. + ESS 2d Students know that stars differ in their life cycles and that visual, radio, and X-ray telescopes may be used to collect data that reveal those differences.

1) Pre read assignment then read
2) cornell notes


Write a paragrpah describing the various wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum

Speed of light and a chocolate bar!

Word of the Day : Light speed – 300,000 km per second or 3.0 X 10*8 m/s


1. Are stars made mostly of solids, liquids, or gases? __________

2. What is the name of the reaction that occurs in the core of a star that makes star hot and luminescent?_______________________

3. Stars primarily burn what element as fuel? ______________

4. What type of star is the sun?_______________________

5. What star is the hottest color? where is it on the HR diagram? _____________________

6. Which percentage of stars are main sequence stars? _______________________

7. Which stars live longer, giant stars or smaller stars, Why?_________

8. The biggest stars can end their lives as _______________________ .
9. Where are dim white stars located on the HR diagram? ______________________

10. Is space Empty, explain why or why not? ________
Finish Stations – due paragraphs

Summative project
Nuclear Fusion by Laser : Sun to Sun a film from… by Julienwifi

Video – How to use free web 2.0 tools to help your child or student learn part 1 part 2

Sea Water does not glow unless many ions are introduced
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. But Jupiter is still small compared to the sun. You could fit a thousand Jupiters inside the sun!

Still, Jupiter isn’t massive enough to be a star. Stars have to have enough mass to get hot enough inside to spark thermonuclear fusion reactions. Those sorts of reactions produce energy – and that’s what makes stars shine.

Jupiter would have to have 80 times more mass than it does now, in order to ignite in its interior and shine as stars do. If it had this extra mass, the thermonuclear fusion reactions in its interior would cause it to shine.

Since that’ll never happen, you sometimes hear people called Jupiter a failed star.


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