• Lesson Plans for Mr. Brandt

    Astronomy

    Week 21

     

    Monday 13 January 2014

    What:  Students will be able to explore the telescopes on Mauna Kea.

    How:  I will show the students a PPTX on Mauna Kea, adaptive optics and radio telescopes.

     

    Tuesday 14 January 2014

    What:  Students will be able to describe the astronomical technologies of the late 1800’s.

    How:  We will hold a brief discussion on telescopes followed by viewing approximately 20 minutes of “Journey to Palomar”.  We will then discuss Hale’s 40” telescope at the Yerkes Observatory.

     

    Wednesday 15 January 2014

    What:  Students will be able to explain why the size optics matters when it comes to telescopes.

    How:  Students will view 30 minutes of “Journey to Palomar” centering on the funding and construction of the 100” Hooker telescope.  Class discussion will follow.

     

    Thursday 16 January 2014

    What:  Students will be able to understand the important changes that Hale brought about in the

    science of Astronomy.

    How:  Students will view 30 minutes of “Journey to Palomar” centering on the construction of the 200” Palomar observatory and Hale’s motivations.  Class discussion will follow.

     

    Friday 17 January 2014

    What:  The students will be able to identify the parts of a telescope.

    How:  The students will complete a chart on the parts of a telescope and their functions.

     

    These are the base plan for the week and may differ from day to day based on the differentiated needs of each class.