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 Astronomy - Earth/Moon

Gene Astio, Daniel Rideout, Meg Vicken, Hawaii.

NAME_____________________________ DUE DATE _______________________ TOTAL POINTS____________________

100 points possible: A is 90 points B is 80 points C is 70 points D is 60 points

The student should be prepared to orally defend each project.

C Level (79 points maximum)

1. Watch the two movies "Apollo 13" and list ten things that were different and 10 things that were the same. (20 points)

2. Draw the magnetic field of the earth and of the moon. (10 points)

3. Draw a picture of the movement of plate tectonics. (10 points)

4. List 5 things that are different in how Aristotle viewed the moon as compared to how the moon is viewed today. (10 points)

5. Make a table of 5 characteristics comparing the earth & moon (i.e. diameter, orbit, info, etc.) (10 points)

6. Draw the earth and moon to scale on the same piece of paper. (10 points)

7. Observe, draw, and label the phases of the moon for 4 days. (10 points)

8. Find 10 questions about the earth and moon and answer them. (10 points)

9. Flash cards for 10 vocabulary words including at least 4 describing the phases of the moon. (10 points)

10. Describe 5 things (processes, observations, etc.) which show how the surface of the earth is different than the surface of the moon. (10 points)

11. In a language other than English, describe the difference between waxing and waning. (10 points)

12. Take a quiz on day #3 from your notes. (10 points)

B Level (10 points maximum)

1. Draw, label, and understand the phases of the moon over a two week period.

2. Describe in detail how we can know the time by looking at the moon.

A Level (10 points maximum)

Write a paper (200-400 words) using at least 3 references on one of the following issues. Take a stand and state your opinion.

1. Should we continue exploration of the moon?

2. Is there any value to the exploration of other planets and stars to those of us on earth?




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