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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  
Chapter 5: Formation of planetary systems tba  
Chapter 6: Earth and Moon tba  
Chapter 7: Mercury, Venus, and Mars tba planet summary 
Chapter 8: Outer planets tba  
Chapter 9: Asteroids and comets tba  
Chapter 10: Sun tba Sun's mass-loss activity
Chapter 11: Characterizing stars tba  
Chapter 12: Early lives of stars tba  
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

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Assignment 1: Outline of article tba tba
Assignment 2: Abstract of article tba tba
Assignment 3: Revised abstract tba tba