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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 24-Aug  
Chapter 2: Science and our understanding of the solar system 2-Sep  
Chapter 3: Light and telescopes 9-Sep  
Chapter 4: Spectra and atomic structure 16-Sep  
Chapter 5: Formation of planetary systems 23-Sep  
Chapter 6: Earth and Moon 30-Sep  
Chapter 7: Mercury, Venus, and Mars 9-Oct  
Chapter 8: Outer planets 16-Oct  
Chapter 9: Asteroids and comets 23-Oct  
Chapter 10: Sun 11-Nov  
Chapter 11: Characterizing stars 18-Nov  
Chapter 12: Early lives of stars 25-Nov  
Chapter 13: Deaths of stars 3-Dec  
Chapter 14: Black holes 3-Dec  
Chapter 15: Milky Way galaxy 10-Dec  
Chapter 16: Galaxies 10-Dec  
Chapter 17: Quasars and active galaxies 18-Dec  
Chapter 18: Cosmology 18-Dec  

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 6-Nov-2013 13-Nov-2013
Assignment 2: Abstract of article 27-Nov-2013 4-Dec-2013
Assignment 3: Revised abstract 11-Dec-2013 14-Dec-2013