Big Bang Unit- The link to the online unit.
Sun Notes! Click to go to the Sway presentation containing your notes. make sure to watch each video. At the end of the presentation are directions describing how to make YOUR Vocabulary Sway.
Minor Members Notes- Notes on Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites
From class 3/3 (3rd, 5th, and 7th Blocks), 3/6 (2nd and 4th Blocks)
Got through each heading and complete the worksheet given in class.
Mars Rocks! Updated Glencoe Web quest
From Class 3/1 (3rd, 5th, and 7th Blocks), 3/2 (2nd and 4th Blocks)
Go through the videos and sites to answer the questions at the bottom of the page.
Where Mars meteorites come from
Mars 2020 mission
NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars
NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars
Mars Rock-Ingredient Stew Seen as Plus for Habitability
NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars
FYI About Mars
Information about the flowing water on Mars
Water signs- picture
3rd Quarter Planet Brochure Links:
Welcome to the Planets
NASA Planet Exploration
Nine Planets Solar System Tour
National Geographic Planets
Links for Fun
There will be a total solar eclipse August 21 of 2017. It's the first one that's been visible in North America since 1257 and it won't happen again until 2316! Don't miss it. Here is a guide to tell you when, where, and how..
Use me BEFORE Google!!!
Local astronomy information and night viewings! "The Analemma Society uses the RATO observatory available... through Fairfax County Park Authority for astronomical observing events and educational classes."
Official NASA web site with links to pictures, missions, the latest news, and more!
This site gives great day-to-day news regarding all things space.
Current, future, and past moon phases. This also gives you the moon rise and set times for the year(s), has sunrise and sunset times for the year(s), eclipse information, and information about night sky information.
Yes- space has weather! Forecasts for sunspots, solar wind, solar flares, and information about SOHO (the heliospheric observatory orbiting the sun.)
"Cosmos is a unique astronomy reference written by research astronomers. Our encyclopedia entries are for a general audience who wish to know detailed information on a wide range of astronomical topics. Cosmos is an evolving resource, with new entries being added all the time."
SO COOL! Play with the physics of the universe. See what would happen if the planets were in a different order; if the sun disappeared; if we were closer to the sun; if we had another star. AND MORE. "It merges gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to
reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Create, destroy, and interact on a scale you've never before imagined."
"Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you'd see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in some planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go!"
You can not get to this link on a school computer.