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Lesson Plans for Mr. Brandt

Astronomy

Week 3

 

Monday 12 September 16

What:  Students will be able to list and explain the contributions of Eratosthenes and Hipparchus.

How: I will give the students a worksheet Eratosthenes and Hipparchus to complete.

 

Tuesday 13 September 16

 What:  Students will be able to give evidence supporting the geocentric model of Ptolemy’s.

How: I will begin with a discussion where the students attempt to argue against the geocentric model.  We will then look at a PPT on Ptolemy followed by digital manipulations of a geocentric model.  

 

Wednesday 14 September 16

 What:  Students will be able to list and explain the contributions Copernicus and Ptolemy.

How: I will give the students a worksheet on Copernicus Ptolemy to complete.

 

Thursday 15 September 16

 What:  Students will be able to visualize and describe the contributions Copernicus.

How: We will go to the planetarium where I will show the students the contributions of Copernicus via the star projector, PPP and discussion.

 

Friday 16 September 16

What:  Students will be able to locate the circumpolar constellations and identify precession.

How: I will take the students to the planetarium where they will learn to locate the remaining circumpolar constellations.  This will be followed by a brief lesson on precession and Hipparchus.

 

 

These are the base plan for the week and may differ from day today based on the differentiated needs of each class.

 

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