Science 8                                                                                           Direction Sheet

Computer Lab: Astronomy II

 

You will have the opportunity to explore the world of astronomy on your own. There are many good sites having to do with astronomy.  You can check them out. 

You must keep a record of your explorations and stay on task. 

 

A. Complete the Starry Night Lab. Then:

1. You may spend some time (not the whole period) exploring what the program can do.

 

B. Find out from the NASA Site about our explorations of the solar system.

       1. What are some of the space probes have we launched?

       2. Where did they go?

       3. What major discoveries did they make?

 

C. Investigate the solar system.
     Use National Geographic, Windows on the Universe or The Nine Planets sites.

       Possibly try:

       1.  List each of the major planets and give a couple of interesting facts for each.

       2.  List each of the dwarf planets and give a couple of interesting facts for each.

         

Or work through the sites to investigate the solar system or galaxies.

1. Write a brief narrative of what you did, saw and learned.

         

D. View some videos on Discovery Channel:

1. Write a brief narrative of what you did, saw and learned.