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1 Thank you for not chewing gum or anything else Materials: Pencil Notebook/Folder January 31, 2014 Agenda: Bell work Constellations Daily Objective: Today we will identify typical objects in our night sky. Daily Question: What is a constellation?

2 Journal-Answer the following questions in the bell work section of your notebook 1. I think this is a picture of 2. I think this because 3. This is actually a picture of

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4 This is actually a picture of Spiral Galaxy M83: The Southern Pinwheel M83 is one of the closest and brightest spiral galaxies on the sky. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hydra, majestic spiral arms have prompted its nickname as the Southern Pinwheel. Although discovered 250 years ago, only much later was it appreciated that M83 was not a nearby gas cloud, but a barred spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way Galaxy. M83, pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope in a recently released image, is a prominent member of a group of galaxies that includes Centaurus A and NGC 5253, all of which lie about 15 million light years distant. Several bright supernova explosions have been recorded in M83. An intriguing double circumnuclear ring has been discovered at the center of of M83.

5 Learning Goal Score 4.0 Score 3.0 Score 2.0 Score 1.0 Score 0.0 Students will be able to identify the following major constellations visible (seasonally) from the Northern Hemisphere: Orion, Ursa Major, Cygnus, Scorpius, Cassiopeia and explain the relationship among common objects in the solar system, galaxy and universe. In addition to Score 3.0, you can teach another student about how to identify each of the constellations and which season they are visible. In addition I can explain the relationships of the common object in the solar system, galaxy and universe to another student. You understand each of the constellations and the season it is visible. Also, I understand the relationships of the common objects in the solar system, galaxy and universe. With some help, you understand the constellations and the season it is visible and/or you understand the relationships of the common objects in the solar system, galaxy and universe. With help, you understand the constellations, seasons each is visible and the relationship of common objects in the solar system, galaxy and universe. Even with help, you have no understanding of the relationships of common objects in the solar system, galaxy and universe. Additionally, you are not able to identify the constellations and the season they are visible.

6 Vocabulary: Section 2 Constellation GROUP OF STARS THAT FORM A PATTERN IN THE SKY.

7 Constellation Notes Section 3 Objective: Key Terms To Identify 6 different constellations. To know when each constellation is visible in the night sky. Constellation

8 Constellation Notes CONSTELLATION INFORMATION VISIBLE SEASONALLY GROUP OF STARS THAT FORM A FIGURE URSA MAJOR GREATER BEAR BIG DIPPER IS PART THIS ONE BEST SEEN IN APRIL URSA MINOR LESSER BEAR LITTLE DIPPER IS THIS ONE BEST SEEN IN JUNE

9 Constellation information (Continued) ORION THE HUNTER BEST SEEN IN WINTER (JANUARY) CYGNUS THE SWAN BEST SEEN IN SEPTEMBER SCORPIUS THE SCORPION BEST SEEN IN SUMMER (JULY) CASSIOPEIA THE QUEEN OF ETHIOPIA SPENDS ½ OF HER NIGHT UPSIDE DOWN BEST SEEN IN NOVEMBER

10 Constellation Stories Create your own constellation (using your first or last name) following the directions on the grid paper. After you have created your constellation you will write a creative writing short story to explain your constellation. Use the stories we discussed for the constellations Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Capricornus, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Leo, Cancer, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor as inspiration. Your story should have a beginning/middle/end, characters and setting. Your writing should be in proper paragraph form. Write your rough draft in your science notebook. Your story should be no longer than one page of paper and the final copy should be written on the back of your constellation paper.

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12 Create a tree map to help organize your thoughts and then write your rough draft in section 3 of your notebook. Name of story Beginning Middle End

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