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Period 4: yxsiar

Period 5: mxksr9

Interesting Links

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Stellarium -- download a program that allows you to explore all known objects, near and far, in the night sky.

Award-winning video by a teenager explaining Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Science 8

Welcome!

This year we will learn about:

  • Geologic Time Scale and Change

  • Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  • Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • Forces and Motion: Interactions and Stability

  • Energy

  • Waves and Their Applications in Technology

  • Astronomy: Earth’s Place in the Universe
GEOLOGIC TIME

How Big is a Billion (no, its bigger than that)

 

Earth's Age in Measurements You Can Understand

 

Understanding Geologic Time Online Activity (click on student start)

 

Getting into the Fossil Record Online Activity (click on student Level 2)

 

Fossils Reading

 

Fossilize Yourself Video

 

Uncovering Layers in the Grand Canyon Video

 

Layers of Time Game

 

Using Asteroids to Look at the Early Earth

 

National Geographic: The Story of the Earth video

Evolution

Jigsaw Reading Day (Lesson 2)

5 Fingers of Evolution Video

Gene Flow Video

Mutations Video (pretty detailed)

Genetic Drift Lab (Lesson 4)

Founder Effect, Bottle-necking and Genetic Drift Video

Natural Selection (Lesson 5)

What is Natural Selection Video

Guided notes:

      Decent with Modification Reading

      Natural Selection Stated Clearly Video

      Darwin information and game

The Peppered Moth

Peppered Moth Video

Peppered Moth Interactive

Survival of the Fittest

We are the Survivors Video

Evidence for Evolution

Stated Clearly: What is the Evidence for Evolution EdPuzzle Video

Cladistics

Guided Notes Video

How to Make a Cladogram Video

Of General Interest

Summary of the Mechanisms of Evolution Article

Evolution of Feathers Video

Human Evolution -- Do You Have Any of These Traits?

 

ENERGY

Poster Project: Your teacher will assign your table group a type of energy to investigate. Your task is to create a poster that explains this type of energy to your classmates. A definition with examples of images would be appropriate. Below are some links to get you started, but find other sources of information as well.

 

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

ASTRONOMY

SEARCH FOR EXOPLANETS

Nasa search site

 

JUPITER'S MOONS

Link to get actual orbital period and radius of each moon

 

SEASONS

Reason for the seasons video (has a kangaroo)

Veritasium's video about misconceptions

USA Today Seasons animation and explanation. Allow pop-ups.

Enchanted Learning 

Seasons on Saturn

 

MOON PHASES

Explained in a picture

Explained in a video

Dark Side of the Moon

 

SOLAR AND LUNAR ECLIPSES

From NASA

From Physics Girl -- solar and lunar eclipses

Total Solar eclipse from TED -- includes solar eclipse of 2017

Veritasium video explaining moon phases

Eclipse video with scaling

 

TIDES

Text explanation on Moon Connection

Astronomy Know How explanation

Interesting tide FAQ's

 

LIFE CYCLE OF STARS

Life cycle of a star documentary

Life cycle of a star graphic

 

NEUTRON STARS

An interesting description of the bizarre world of neutron stars.

 

BLACK HOLES

What do scientists think would happen to a human if they fell into a black hole?

 

EARTH TIMELINE

Earth's and life's development compared to a map across the US

 

SOLAR SYSTEM

Scale Model of the Solar System

Europa: Ocean World

White House from Different Altitudes

Powers of 10

The Scale of the Universe (made by middle school students)

New York Times OUT THERE collection of videos -- from within our solar system and beyond

 

WHAT IF?

The Earth spun the opposite direction

How to Make a Scatterplot in Google Sheets

The directions for making a scatterplot