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This PowerPoint is one small part of the Astronomy Topics unit from www.sciencepowerpoint.com. This unit consists of a five part 3000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 12 page bundled homework package, …

This PowerPoint is one small part of the Astronomy Topics unit from www.sciencepowerpoint.com. This unit consists of a five part 3000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 12 page bundled homework package, modified homework, detailed answer keys, 8 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance, follow along worksheets, and many review games. The homework and lesson notes chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. The activities and discussion questions in the slideshow and meaningful. The PowerPoint includes built-in instructions, visuals, and follow up questions. Also included are critical class notes (color coded red), project ideas, video links, and review games. This unit also includes four PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 38+ video links, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. Teaching Duration = 5+ weeks. Areas of Focus in the Astronomy Topics Unit: The Solar System and the Sun, Order of the Planets, Our Sun, Life Cycle of a Star, Size of Stars, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, The Inner Planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Craters, Tides, Phases of the Moon, Mars and Moons, Rocketry, Asteroid Belt, NEOs, The Torino Scale, The Outer Planets and Gas Giants, Jupiter / Moons, Saturn / Moons, Uranus / Moons, Neptune / Moons, Pluto's Demotion, The Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets / Other, Beyond the Solar System, Types of Galaxies, Blackholes, Extrasolar Planets, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The Special Theory of Relativity, Hubble Space Telescope, Constellations, Spacetime and much more. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes. Sincerely, Ryan Murphy M.Ed www.sciencepowerpoint@gmail.com

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  • 1. • Opportunity, MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover B)
  • 2. http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Website Link:
  • 3. • RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very important and should be recorded in your science journal. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 4. -Nice neat notes that are legible and use indentations when appropriate. -Example of indent. -Skip a line between topics -Don’t skip pages -Make visuals clear and well drawn.
  • 5. • RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very important and should be recorded in your science journal. • BLACK SLIDE: Pay attention, follow directions, complete projects as described and answer required questions neatly. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 6.  New Area of Focus: Mars
  • 7. If you weighed 100 lbs on Earth, you would weigh 38 lbs on Mars.
  • 8. If you weighed 100 lbs on Earth, you would weigh 38 lbs on Mars.
  • 9. If you weighed 100 lbs on Earth, you would weigh 38 lbs on Mars.
  • 10. • Activity Sheet Available: Research Inner Planets.
  • 11. THE SUN Mercury Venus Earth Mars Asteroid Belt Mercury is a small, rocky planet. ~ Mercury has been visited by the Mariner 10 spacecraft. Mariner 10 has mapped a little less than half (45%) of Mercury's surface. ~ Scientists think that there may be *volcanic activity* on Mercury. They are still studying information sent to Earth from the Mariner spacecraft to make sure. ~ The temperature on Mercury ranges from 90 K to 700 K. Venus is a small, rocky planetblanketed in a thick layer of yellowish clouds. These clouds are not made of water (like the ones here on Earth). Instead, they are formed from a poison called sulfuric acid. ~ Venus' surface is very hot - about 400 degrees Celsius! ~ Even though Venus is very cloudy, it's simply *too hot* for rain to form. ~ The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962. Venus has since been visited by more than 20 spacecraft in all so far! Some of these visiting spacecraft include: Pioneer Venus, Venera 7, Venera 9 and Magellan. Earth is a small, rocky planet which supports a variety of life! As far as we know, Earth is unique from all other planets in this respect. ~ Temperatures at the Earth's center (called the "core") may be as high as 7500 K - That's hotter than the surface of the Sun! ~ The Earth is the densest major body in the solar system. This means that it's the most "compact" of all the planets. For example, you have two loaves of bread, both of the same amount. You smash one loaf of bread flat. Even though both loaves are of the same amount, the smashed bread is *denser* because it is more compact. The Earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old, but the oldest known rocks are less than 4 billion years old. Rocks older than 3 billion years are rare. The oldest fossils of living organisms are less than 3.9 billion years old! ~ The Earth is orbited by one moon. The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System. All energy for our solar system comes from the sun. Check out the Corona Ejections The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else ("metals") amounts to less than 2%. The sun is approximately 93 million miles from Earth.
  • 12. THE SUN Mercury Venus Earth Mars Asteroid Belt Mercury is a small, rocky planet. ~ Mercury has been visited by the Mariner 10 spacecraft. Mariner 10 has mapped a little less than half (45%) of Mercury's surface. ~ Scientists think that there may be *volcanic activity* on Mercury. They are still studying information sent to Earth from the Mariner spacecraft to make sure. ~ The temperature on Mercury ranges from 90 K to 700 K. Venus is a small, rocky planetblanketed in a thick layer of yellowish clouds. These clouds are not made of water (like the ones here on Earth). Instead, they are formed from a poison called sulfuric acid. ~ Venus' surface is very hot - about 400 degrees Celsius! ~ Even though Venus is very cloudy, it's simply *too hot* for rain to form. ~ The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962. Venus has since been visited by more than 20 spacecraft in all so far! Some of these visiting spacecraft include: Pioneer Venus, Venera 7, Venera 9 and Magellan. Earth is a small, rocky planet which supports a variety of life! As far as we know, Earth is unique from all other planets in this respect. ~ Temperatures at the Earth's center (called the "core") may be as high as 7500 K - That's hotter than the surface of the Sun! ~ The Earth is the densest major body in the solar system. This means that it's the most "compact" of all the planets. For example, you have two loaves of bread, both of the same amount. You smash one loaf of bread flat. Even though both loaves are of the same amount, the smashed bread is *denser* because it is more compact. The Earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old, but the oldest known rocks are less than 4 billion years old. Rocks older than 3 billion years are rare. The oldest fossils of living organisms are less than 3.9 billion years old! ~ The Earth is orbited by one moon. The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System. All energy for our solar system comes from the sun. Check out the Corona Ejections The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else ("metals") amounts to less than 2%. The sun is approximately 93 million miles from Earth.
  • 13. THE SUN Mercury Venus Earth Mars Asteroid Belt Mercury is a small, rocky planet. ~ Mercury has been visited by the Mariner 10 spacecraft. Mariner 10 has mapped a little less than half (45%) of Mercury's surface. ~ Scientists think that there may be *volcanic activity* on Mercury. They are still studying information sent to Earth from the Mariner spacecraft to make sure. ~ The temperature on Mercury ranges from 90 K to 700 K. Venus is a small, rocky planetblanketed in a thick layer of yellowish clouds. These clouds are not made of water (like the ones here on Earth). Instead, they are formed from a poison called sulfuric acid. ~ Venus' surface is very hot - about 400 degrees Celsius! ~ Even though Venus is very cloudy, it's simply *too hot* for rain to form. ~ The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962. Venus has since been visited by more than 20 spacecraft in all so far! Some of these visiting spacecraft include: Pioneer Venus, Venera 7, Venera 9 and Magellan. Earth is a small, rocky planet which supports a variety of life! As far as we know, Earth is unique from all other planets in this respect. ~ Temperatures at the Earth's center (called the "core") may be as high as 7500 K - That's hotter than the surface of the Sun! ~ The Earth is the densest major body in the solar system. This means that it's the most "compact" of all the planets. For example, you have two loaves of bread, both of the same amount. You smash one loaf of bread flat. Even though both loaves are of the same amount, the smashed bread is *denser* because it is more compact. The Earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old, but the oldest known rocks are less than 4 billion years old. Rocks older than 3 billion years are rare. The oldest fossils of living organisms are less than 3.9 billion years old! ~ The Earth is orbited by one moon. Mars is a small, rocky planet which is cold and lifeless. ~ The first spacecraft to visit Mars was Mariner 4 in 1965. Several others followed including the two Viking landers in 1976. After a long break, Mars Pathfinder landed successfully on Mars on July 4, 1997. ~ Mars has permanent ice caps at both poles made up mostly of solid carbon dioxide. We know this as "dry ice." ~ Very strong winds and vast dust storms sometimes blow through the entire planet for months! ~ Mars has two tiny moons which orbit very close to the surface. Their names are Phobos and Deimos. The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System. All energy for our solar system comes from the sun. Check out the Corona Ejections The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else ("metals") amounts to less than 2%. The sun is approximately 93 million miles from Earth.
  • 14. • Activity! Visit the websites about Mars and record information for the unit assessment. • http://science.nationalgeographic.com/scie nce/space/solar-system/mercury- article.html • http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/
  • 15. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than Earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 16. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 17. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 18. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 19. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 20. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than earth. • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 21. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator. 1/2
  • 22. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 23. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than Earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 24. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than Earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons. • Mars is very cold ranging from -133 degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 25. • Mars • Smaller and less dense than Earth • Appears red because of rust (Iron in soil) • Has ice caps on both poles • Year is equal to 687 Earth Days • A Martian day is about ½ hour longer than an Earth day. • Thin atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide • Mars was believed to have had large amounts of liquid water on it. • Has valleys, mountains, canyons, • Mars is very cold ranging from -133° degrees Celsius to just above freezing at the equator.
  • 26. • The symbol for Mars.
  • 27. • Associated with Maleness / War
  • 28. • Mars has two moons.
  • 29. Deimos Phobos
  • 30. Deimos Phobos
  • 31. Deimos Phobos Phobos has a large crater in it.
  • 32. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 33. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 34. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 35. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 36. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 37. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 38. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 39. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 40. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 41. • Which one is Phobos, and which is Deimos?
  • 42. • Is this a picture of Phobos or Deimos?
  • 43. “Everyday I move a little closer to hitting Mars according to many scientists.”
  • 44. • Spirit Rover
  • 45. • Spirit Rover
  • 46. • Spirit Rover
  • 47. • Spirit Rover
  • 48. • Opportunity, MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover B)
  • 49. • Opportunity, MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover B)
  • 50. • Opportunity, MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover B)
  • 51. • Opportunity, MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover B)
  • 52. • Opportunity, MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover B)
  • 53. • Opportunity Rover • Tour of instruments on Opportunity Rover • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/mars/rover. html
  • 54. • Video! Launching of Rovers. Mostly animation of the actual mission. (www.maasdigital.com). Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 55. • South Pole – The OMEGA instrument on board ESA’s Mars Express
  • 56. • The Phoenix Lander was able to land on the ice caps to take samples.
  • 57. • Picture of water ice taken by rovers.
  • 58. • NASA’s Phoenix Lander has uncovered water ice found within the Martian soil.
  • 59. • Image from the Curiosity Rover (2012)
  • 60. • Curiosity’s earth bound twin used for training and testing.
  • 61. • One of the biggest differences of this rover is that is has a nuclear battery instead of solar panels. – Can work day and night, summer and winter. – Has many new tools including a laser to open rock. – Will continue to look for life and evidence of geologic past.
  • 62. • One of the biggest differences of this rover is that is has a nuclear battery instead of solar panels. – Can work day and night, summer and winter. – Has many new tools including a laser to open rock. – Will continue to look for life and evidence of geologic past.
  • 63. • One of the biggest differences of this rover is that is has a nuclear battery instead of solar panels. – Can work day and night, summer and winter. – Has many new tools including a laser to open rock. – Will continue to look for life and evidence of geologic past.
  • 64. • One of the biggest differences of this rover is that is has a nuclear battery instead of solar panels. – Can work day and night, summer and winter. – Has many new tools including a laser to open rock. – Will continue to look for life and evidence of geologic past.
  • 65. • Curiosity Rover Video Link. – Animation and real images of its historic landing from mission control. – Feel free to celebrate with your neighbor during touchdown. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9hXqzkH7Y A&feature=relmfu
  • 66. • Valles Marineris: A giant canyon on Mars that dwarfs the Grand Canyon. – This canyon would span most of the U.S.
  • 67. • Olympus Mons: Large extinct Volcano. – Largest volcano / mtn. in the solar system.
  • 68. Olympus Mons
  • 69. Three shield volcanoes .
  • 70. Three shield volcanoes Possible evidence of tectonic movement..
  • 71. Three shield volcanoes Possible evidence of tectonic movement. Much like the Hawaiian Islands.
  • 72. • Activity! Google Mars – Find and sketch two examples of erosion. – Example: Meander, Alluvial fan, Old Channel…
  • 73. • Activity! Google Mars – Find and sketch two examples of erosion. – Example: Meander, Alluvial fan, Old Channel…
  • 74. • Activity! Google Mars – Find and sketch two examples of erosion. – Example: Meander, Alluvial fan, Old Channel… http://www.google.com/mars/ Try and find Olympus Mons… Sketch it in your journal if you have time.
  • 75. • Curiosity Rover Image of outcrop / evidence of an ancient riverflow.
  • 76. • Ancient lake basins and channels.
  • 77. • Ancient lake basins and channels.
  • 78. • Question to the class + research + present findings.
  • 79. • Question to the class + research + present findings.
  • 80. • Question to the class + research + present findings.
  • 81. • Question to the class + research + present findings. – What happened to all of the water that use to be on Mars?
  • 82. • Question to the class + research + present findings. – What happened to all of the water that use to be on Mars? • Use the laptops to try and find the answer. • Present your answer to the class in under 50 words. You have 25 minutes starting now!
  • 83. • Answers: – One theory: • Many believe that the demise of flowing water on the surface could have resulted from gradual climate change over many millennia as the planet lost its atmosphere. No more volcanoes = no more carbon dioxide emissions.
  • 84. • Answers: – Another theory: • Mars is smaller than the Earth. When the magma cooled, the Electro-Magnetic Field decreased and solar winds hit the planet evaporating the water and atmosphere into space.
  • 85. • Answers: – Another theory: • Mars is smaller than the Earth. When the magma cooled, the Electro-Magnetic Field decreased and solar winds hit the planet evaporating the water and atmosphere into space.
  • 86. • Answers: – Another theory: • Mars is smaller than the Earth. When the magma cooled, the Electro-Magnetic Field decreased and solar winds hit the planet evaporating the water and atmosphere into space.
  • 87. • Tabloid best guess based on no evidence. – Aliens removed the water from the planet.
  • 88. • Tabloid best guess based on no evidence. – Aliens removed the water from the planet.
  • 89. • Tabloid best guess based on no evidence. – Aliens removed the water from the planet. Photo of surface taken from satellite orbiting Mars.
  • 90. • Photo taken from the rovers. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 91. • Photo taken from the rovers. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 92. “This is ridiculous”
  • 93. • The UFO conspiracy people also found a ferret photographed by Curiosity.
  • 94. • The UFO conspiracy people also found a ferret photographed by Curiosity.
  • 95. • The UFO conspiracy people also found a ferret photographed by Curiosity.
  • 96. • Video Link! Bigfoot on Mars and ridiculous people found on planet Earth. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXyhFkPBqS8&featu re=related Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 97. • If this is Bigfoot and not a rock outcrop, than what does it eat? – Rocks, sand, dirt? Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 98. • Photo taken from the rovers. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 99. • Photo taken from the rovers. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 100. • Photo taken from the rovers. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 101. • Photo taken from the rovers. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 102. • Photo taken from the rovers. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 103. “Tell me when Bigfoot, dragons, and sand sharks have gone away so me and my alien buddies can come out from hiding.”
  • 104. • This is the face that people believed was evidence of aliens on Mars.
  • 105. • This is the face that people believed was evidence of aliens on Mars. Looks like a regular old mountain to me.
  • 106. • You can now complete this question.
  • 107. • Optional Project! Mission to Mars – Research Link • http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/ – Project Information • http://college.cengage.com/education/pbl/project/projec t4.html
  • 108. • Video Link! Mars (44 minutes) – Part I: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR6f2BEW644 – Part II: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c-qBTlbG_Q – Part III: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGGLT9YUPM
  • 109. • Try again! Try and guess the picture beneath the boxes. – Raise your hand when you know. You only get one guess. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 110. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 111. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 112. • Try again! Try and guess the picture beneath the boxes. – Raise your hand when you know. You only get one guess. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 113. http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Website Link:
  • 114. • Inner Planetary Topics Review Game Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 115. • “AYE” Advance Your Exploration ELA and Literacy Opportunity Worksheet – Visit some of the many provided links or.. – Articles can be found at (w/ membership to NABT and NSTA) • http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p= 1 • http://learningcenter.nsta.org/browse_journals.aspx?j ournal=tst Please visit at least one of the “learn more” educational links provided in this unit and complete this worksheet
  • 116. • “AYE” Advance Your Exploration ELA and Literacy Opportunity Worksheet – Visit some of the many provided links or.. – Articles can be found at (w/ membership to and NSTA) • http://www.scientificamerican.com/space • http://learningcenter.nsta.org/browse_journals.aspx?jo urnal=tst
  • 117. • This Solar System Basics and the Sun lesson is just one small part of my Astronomy Topics Unit. This unit includes • A five part 2,800 Slide PowerPoint Presentation / unit roadmap full of activities, review questions, games, video links, materials list, and much more. • A 13 bundled homework package, modified version, 7 pages of unit notes, 4 PowerPoint Review Games of 100+ slides each, videos, rubrics, and much more that all chronologically follow the unit slideshow. • This is a fantastic unit for any Earth Science Class. • http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Astronomy_Unit.html
  • 118. Areas of Focus in the Astronomy Topics Unit: The Solar System and the Sun, Order of the Planets, Our Sun, Life Cycle of a Star, Size of Stars, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, The Inner Planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Craters, Tides, Phases of the Moon, Mars and Moons, Rocketry, Asteroid Belt, NEO’s, The Torino Scale, The Outer Planets and Gas Giants, Jupiter / Moons, Saturn / Moons, Uranus / Moons, Neptune / Moons, Pluto's Demotion, The Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets / Other, Beyond the Solar System, Types of Galaxies, Black holes, Extrasolar Planets, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The Special Theory of Relativity, Hubble Space Telescope, Constellations, Age of the Earth, Time, Earth events in a 12 hour day, Principle of Superposition, Geologic Timescale, Extinction Events, Dinosaurs, and much more. Full Unit found at... http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Astronomy_Unit.html
  • 119. • This was a very brief 5 mb tour. Please visit the links below to learn more about each of the units in this curriculum package. – These units take me about four years to complete with my students in grades 5-10. Earth Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Geology Topics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Geology_Unit.html Astronomy Topics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Astronomy_Unit.html Weather and Climate Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Weather_Climate_Unit.html Soil Science, Weathering, More http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Soil_and_Glaciers_Unit.html Water Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Water_Molecule_Unit.html Rivers Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/River_and_Water_Quality_Unit.html = Easier = More Difficult = Most Difficult 5th – 7th grade 6th – 8th grade 8th – 10th grade
  • 120. Physical Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Science Skills Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Science_Introduction_Lab_Safety_Metric_Methods. html Motion and Machines Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Newtons_Laws_Motion_Machines_Unit.html Matter, Energy, Envs. Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Energy_Topics_Unit.html Atoms and Periodic Table Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Atoms_Periodic_Table_of_Elements_Unit.html Life Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Human Body / Health Topics http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Human_Body_Systems_and_Health_Topics_Unit.html DNA and Genetics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/DNA_Genetics_Unit.html Cell Biology Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Cellular_Biology_Unit.html Infectious Diseases Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Infectious_Diseases_Unit.html Taxonomy and Classification Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Taxonomy_Classification_Unit.html Evolution / Natural Selection Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Evolution_Natural_Selection_Unit.html Botany Topics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Plant_Botany_Unit.html Ecology Feeding Levels Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Ecology_Feeding_Levels_Unit.htm Ecology Interactions Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Ecology_Interactions_Unit.html Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Ecology_Abiotic_Factors_Unit.html
  • 121. • More Units Available at… Earth Science: The Soil Science and Glaciers Unit, The Geology Topics Unit, The Astronomy Topics Unit, The Weather and Climate Unit, and The Rivers and Water Quality Unit, The Water Molecule Unit. Physical Science: The Laws of Motion and Machines Unit, The Atoms and Periodic Table Unit, The Energy and the Environment Unit, and Science Skills Unit. Life Science: The Diseases and Cells Unit, The DNA and Genetics Unit, The Life Topics Unit, The Plant Unit, The Taxonomy and Classification Unit, Ecology: Feeding Levels Unit, Ecology: Interactions Unit, Ecology: Abiotic Factors, The Evolution and Natural Selection Unit and The Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  • 122. • The entire four year curriculum can be found at... http://sciencepowerpoint.com/ Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your interest in this curriculum. Sincerely, Ryan Murphy M.Ed www.sciencepowerpoint@gmail.com
  • 123. http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Website Link:

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