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Weekly Learning Objectives and Study Questions

Each of the documents below includes learning objectives and study questions for that week's lesson. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to install a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to view them.

Learning Objectives and Study Questions

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Supporting Documents

Chapter 1: Earth-Sun-Moon relationships 27-Jan  
Chapter 2: Science and our understanding of the solar system 4-Feb  
Chapter 3: Light and telescopes 11-Feb  
Chapter 4: Spectra and atomic structure 18-Feb Doppler effect video 
Chapter 5: Formation of planetary systems 25-Feb  
Chapter 6: Earth and Moon 3-Mar  
Chapter 7: Mercury, Venus, and Mars 10-Mar planet summary 
Chapter 8: Outer planets 7-Apr  
Chapter 9: Asteroids and comets


Chapter 10: Sun 21-Apr Sun's mass-loss activity
Chapter 11: Characterizing stars 28-Apr  
Chapter 12: Early lives of stars 5-May  
Chapter 13: Deaths of stars tba  
Chapter 14: Black holes tba  
Chapter 15: Milky Way galaxy tba  
Chapter 16: Galaxies tba  
Chapter 17: Quasars and active galaxies tba  
Chapter 18: Cosmology tba  

Writing Assignments

Each assignment below is linked to instructions for a part of the larger writing assignment. The instruction page includes examples, grading rubrics, and links to the articles themselves.

Writing assignments

Date assigned

Date due

Assignment 1: Outline of article 7-Apr-2016 14-Apr-2016
Assignment 2: Abstract of article tba tba
Assignment 3: Revised abstract tba tba