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course syllabus
science links
practice quizzes

Friday, October 12

quiz over the week’s topics;
watched the first 15 minutes of Cosmos:  Harmony of the Worlds

Thursday, October 11

reviewed the relationship between the Sun and Earth;
discussed/demonstrated Earth-Moon motions;
looked at the practice quiz for the chapter;
quiz tomorrow over this week’s reading and class discussions

Wednesday, October 10

reviewed early astronomy and astronomers;
reviewed Kepler’s laws of planetary motion;
discussed/demonstrated the relationship between the Sun and Earth;
if you didn’t already, read:  pp.622-629 (Earth-Moon-Sun);
quiz on Friday over this week’s reading and class discussions

Tuesday, October 9

discussed early astronomy and astronomers:  Aristotle, Aristarchus, Eratosthenes, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Kepler;
discussed Kepler’s laws of planetary motion;
contrasted the Ptolemaic (geocentric) model with the Copernican (heliocentric) model;
read:  pp.622-629 (Earth-Moon-Sun)

Monday, October 8

discussed/demonstrated the size of the universe with Scale of the Universe 2;
if you didn’t already, read:  pp.614-621 (early astronomy)