Learning Objective: Today we will familiarize ourselves with the program we will be using to complete our summative assessment. Due to the nature of Distance Learning, this will be an individual assignment but you are allowed to help review, edit, and revise the work of your peers. Click here for a digital copy of lesson. The prompt will be given tomorrow.
Looking Ahead: The thumbnail to the right (above) has all the info you will need.
Learning Objective: Today we learn why Carbon is such an essential element for the evolution of life on any celestial object (planet or moon in this case). This will be a two class lesson and the reading is of an advanced, yet manageable level if you focus. Please click these links for Lesson #9.1 and Lesson #9.2.
Looking Ahead: Have your video presentations uploaded to the Google Drive by the start of Lesson #10. I have also included these 3 carbon based infographics!
Learning Objective: Today we learn why having an atmosphere is essential to the evolution of terrestrial life and how our atmosphere has evolved over geologic time. Click here for a copy of the lesson.
Looking Ahead: Lesson #9 will be two parts and after Lesson #10 we will have a summative assessment where you will be allowed to use all your notes and the resources I have shared for this unit.
Learning Objective: Today we will continue to investigate the habitability of terrestrial planets, with special focus given to their size and distance from their parent star.
Extreme Planet Makeover (NASA program)
Learning Objective: Today we will shift our focus from star size to planet size and learn what is the optimal size of a planet to sustain life. Click here to see the Solar System Data Table (Do Now).
To learn more about how planet size and habitability, check out these links...
Link#1: Trappist-1 System
Link #2: Alien Biospheres
Link #3: Gas Giant Myths
Looking Ahead: Next lesson we will look more closely at the Trappist-1 system!
Learning Objective: Today we will reflect on what we have learned thus far and independently establish learning priorities in order further our content mastery.
Looking Ahead: Next lesson we will return to our discussion of habitability by asking the question, "Does the size of a planet matter in terms of habitability?"
Learning Objective: Today we will continue to learn about the different classifications of stars and how they influence a planet's habitability.
The image to the right is referred to an "Eyeball Planet" and is what can happen when a terrestrial planet with water becomes tidally locked to its parent star. If you want to learn more about these planets, you can check out this informative video.
Looking Ahead: Next class we will have super fun surprise. Everybody get excited!
Learning Objective: Today we will learn about the different classifications of stars and how they influence a planet’s habitability. Our main focus will be on stellar evolution. HR Diagram Tutorial
Last Light Before The Eternal Darkness
Looking Ahead: If you are feeling self-motivated you can review any of the materials that have been given so far.
Learning Objective: Today we will learn about how evolution can occur on a planet without a parent star and how organisms in this environment can extract energy.
Activity #2 Supplemental Learning Links
Meet PSO J318.5−22, a rogue planet that is located a mere 80 years away if you were traveling at the speed of light. It is also just 12 million years old ... a planetary baby. To learn more about it view the Link #4 (bonus)
Looking Ahead: Continue reading Chapter 12 or investigating Activity #2 from today!
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.
Click here for the class Google Drive.
Looking Ahead: Begin reading and annotating Encyclopedia Galactica, in Carl Sagan's book Cosmos. Reading discussion will be in two weeks time.