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Lesson Plans for Mr. Brandt

Astronomy

Week 21

 

Monday 13 January 2014

What:  Students will be able to explore the telescopes on Mauna Kea.

How:  I will show the students a PPTX on Mauna Kea, adaptive optics and radio telescopes.

 

Tuesday 14 January 2014

What:  Students will be able to describe the astronomical technologies of the late 1800’s.

How:  We will hold a brief discussion on telescopes followed by viewing approximately 20 minutes of “Journey to Palomar”.  We will then discuss Hale’s 40” telescope at the Yerkes Observatory.

 

Wednesday 15 January 2014

What:  Students will be able to explain why the size optics matters when it comes to telescopes.

How:  Students will view 30 minutes of “Journey to Palomar” centering on the funding and construction of the 100” Hooker telescope.  Class discussion will follow.

 

Thursday 16 January 2014

What:  Students will be able to understand the important changes that Hale brought about in the

science of Astronomy.

How:  Students will view 30 minutes of “Journey to Palomar” centering on the construction of the 200” Palomar observatory and Hale’s motivations.  Class discussion will follow.

 

Friday 17 January 2014

What:  The students will be able to identify the parts of a telescope.

How:  The students will complete a chart on the parts of a telescope and their functions.

 

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

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