Learning Objective: Today we will focus on chemical evolution and the RNA World Hypothesis to better understand how life can evolve from heating various atoms...
Homework: As an option, see if you can learn "Why Big Stuff Cools Off Slower Than Small Stuff." Click here for the WIRED article.
Learning Objective: Today we will learn what an atmosphere is and how a planet acquires an atmosphere.
Homework: Please complete Activity #2 if not finished in class.
Learning Objective: Today we will continue our work from the previous lesson and focus on effectively researching and communicating scientific in a visual format.
Homework: Have posters ready for publication by last class of this week. Thanks!
Learning Objective: Today we will be creating a visual display that explains how life increased in size and complexity in order to explain the gap between fl and fi.
Homework: Same optionas Lesson #8.
Homework: As an option, you can answer the question in green from Activity #1.
Learning Objective: Today we will look at the limitations of the Drake Equation and factors that affect the numerical value of N. We will cover R*, fp, and fn today.
Homework: Complete Activities # 2 and 3 by Wednesday.
Learning Objective: Today we will finish our analysis of the habitability of different classes of stars. In addition we will learn why different elements emit different wavelengths of light by using the basic principles of quantum physics and a rope.
Homework: Come prepared to discuss the Carl Sagan reading on Friday and share out the answers from Lesson #3 to review the evolution of stars.
Learning Objective: We will spend the next two classes finishing our analysis on the habitability of different classes of stars before moving onto the importance of...to be announced!
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Homework: Continue the Carl Sagan reading due on Friday.
If you want, feel free to check out how Quantum Mechanics works!
Learning Objective: Today we will learn about the different classifications of stars and how they influence a planet's habitability. In order to demonstrate how high mass stars reduce habitability, we will look at how UV light affects our DNA.
Homework: Continue to read the Carl Sagan chapter and finish ONLYActivity #1 from today's lesson. For more information on the Integumentary System, click here.
Homework: Carl Sagan reading is due next Friday and explore links posted for Lessons #1 and #2 if they interest you
If anyone would like to learn more about supernovae, this is a great online journal
Learning Objective: Today we will learn what astrobiology is and assess our prior knowledge on the conditions necessary for life to exist on a planet (habitability).
Homework: Order the book "Packing for Mars" by Mary Roach. Complete the Carl Sagan reading by Friday, February 8th...
In this unit, we will learn what conditions are needed within a solar system in order to produce a habitable planet. Once we accomplish this we will then investigate how we are searching for life in the Cosmos and look at the work of Carl Sagan...