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Moon Logs

Posted by iateacher on April 23, 2009

Attention Parents and Guardians:

For the next month or so students in my science class will have a long-term assignment.  They will be observing the moon every night.  They must do this each evening, even on the weekends!  I have suggested that they leave the actual moon log at school in their notebooks and draw the moon on a separate sheet of paper because they will NOT be given an extra moon log if they loose theirs. 

Please allow your child to either go outside each evening or look out the window and view the moon.  If there is a cloudy day or a day that they do not have time to observe we will be keeping a class log as well. 

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Mid-Summative Exam #3 Tomorrow – Daily Science Quiz Wednesday

Posted by iateacher on April 20, 2009

Attention Parents, Guardians and Students:

I have been forgetting to update my blog!  Shame on me.  Anyway, we will be taking Mid-Summative Exam #3 tomorrow.  We are reviewing today, and here is a list of things to study:

  • Be able to identify luminous items in the solar system
  • Know which direction Earth rotates on it’s axis
  • Be able to draw how light leaves a luminous object and illuminates and opaque sphere
  • Be able to calculate local noon (sun transit) when given sunrise and sunset times (see my previous post for a web site that will help practice this)
  • Be able to explain how it can be on time on the west coast and a different time on the east coast
  • Be able to calculate what time it is on one coast given the time on another

Also, Wednesday we will take Daily Science Quiz #12 and students should have noted which questions will be on that quiz

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Link to Sunrise/Sunset Data

Posted by iateacher on April 20, 2009

Hi

For those who want to practice finding local noon for our quiz tomorrow here is the link to the US Naval Observatory web site:  USNO

Hope that helps!!

Mr. Yerington

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