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Chabot College

Astronomy 10 Online! - The Solar System

Scott Hildreth


Astro 10 Online Home Page Link: http://www.chabotcollege.edu/faculty/shildreth/astronomy/ASTRO10online.HTML

Spring 2019 On-Line Course Outline
A study guide with suggestions about using this online calendar is available!

 Week

 Dates
Read Arny/Schneider Explorations. Class Discussion Topics
&
PowerPoint Lectures

Click on the lecture  hyperlink
(it works on your phone, too)
Class Discussion Topics & Participation in CANVAS
Discussion Forums

Your discussion posts are typically due by Thursday evenings at
11:59 PM (Pacific Time)  

Late Work is NOT accepted!*

Online Reading Due Dates

Directed Reading assignments using McGraw-Hill's CONNECT

 Due Sundays by 11:59 PM

Late Work accepted with graduated penalty - contact me.

Online Reading Quizzes/Interactives

Short reading quizzes and Animated Interactives on CONNECT

Due Sundays by 11:59 PM

Late Work accepted with automated penalty

 1

 1/14-1/20
Read

Preview: The Cosmic Landscape

in the textbook


Who are you?  What kind of learning matches your preferences best?

"If the Earth was a grain of Cream of Wheat...."
A Scale of the Solar System Model

Lecture 1: How does Astronomy relate to our lives?


 

 

START IMMEDIATELY:

(Click on this link to see
what to do
!)

Initial Homework Assignment:
Login to Canvas!

-
 

Post Your Biography
in the
Canvas Discussion Forum 
&
Make at least one substantial reply to another classmate! (10 points)

Do this assignment even if still trying to ADD
or if you do
not yet have your  book!

Create your McGraw-Hill CONNECT
Userid and password


Click on the link above to learn how to connect to the publisher's
online reading and learning site.
 
Note that you can take advantage of the 14-day free trial
if you don't yet have funds or are waiting to add,
and
you can access the complete e-text online
to do the reading.

More information about how to use CONNECT for our class
is also available online!

 2

 1/21-1/27
 
Start reading

Chapter 1: Cycles of the Sky


The "Scientific Method" & Observations of the Sky

Lecture 2: Astronomy & the Process of Science

Lecture 3: Observations of the Sky


Due Thursday 1/24:


Discussion #1:
The Full Moon & Lunar Effects: What makes something "scientific"?


Do this assignment even if still trying to ADD
or if you do
not yet have your  book!
Please do your best to post in Canvas by the deadline. 
LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED*

Due Sunday 1/27:
Initial Reading HW on Learn Smart:
Preview: Cosmic Landscape

Short ~20-25 min guided reading questions.

 Available to turn in late if you have not yet purchased Connect access,
with a small loss of credit

Due by Sunday, 1/27

Syllabus Quiz at Canvas
(Short!  10 min)

 3

1/28 - 2/3
Finish reading

Chapter 1
 
Observations of the Sky

Lecture 4: Moon Phases & Eclipses

 Last Day to Drop with No Grade of Record (NGR):  2/3 (online)
 


Due Thursday 1/31:

Post at least one substantial reply to
my response about the
Full Moon & Lunar Effects articles,
or reply to another student's contribution. 

Also: Make a short initial entry in the Canvas
Journal Assignment
(5 points)

Due Sunday 2/3: 
Reading HW#1 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 1

Short ~20 min guided reading questions.

 Available to turn in late if you have not yet purchased Connect access,
with only a small loss of credit

Due Sunday 2/3: 
Reading Quiz on Chapter 1

Short ~ 20 min
with 20-25 Multiple-Choice & T/F questions

 Interactive
HW#1:
Lunar Phases Interactive
(~ 10-20 min)

 4

2/4 - 2/10
Start
 
Chapter 2: The Rise of Astronomy

The Development of Astronomy through the Ages

Lecture 5: The History of Astronomy

 

Due Thursday 2/7:

Discussion #2: Where was the Sun
when you were born? (Astrology & Astronomy)

 Please do your best to post by the deadline. 
LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED*

Due Sunday 2/10:  

Reading HW#2 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 2

Short ~20 min guided reading questions.
Due Sunday 2/10:  
No quiz this week!

Interactive HW#2:
Seasons
(~ 10-20 min)

  5

2/11 - 2/17
Finish
Chapter 2
 

The "birth of the scientific method"

Lecture 6: Galileo's Great Discoveries

Last Day to Apply for Pass/No Pass Grading Option:  2/14
Due Thursday 2/14:

Post at least one substantial reply to another student's contribution, &
post a question or interesting article about the reading in this week's Q&A forum
(Two posts expected)




NOTE DEADLINE EXTENSION Due Tuesday 2/19:  

Reading Quiz on Chapter 2


(25 short Multiple-Choice & T/F questions ~ 20 min)

Interactive HW #3a/3b:
Kepler's Laws (2)

 6

2/18 - 2/24
Read

Chapter 3:
Gravity & Motion
What do we still not understand about the universe's weakest, but longest distance force?

Lecture 7:  Gravity

Due Thursday 2/21: 

Discussion #3: The Reasons for Seasons

Please do your best to post by the deadline. 
LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED*
Due Sunday 2/24:

Reading HW#3 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 3

Due Sunday 2/24:

Reading Quiz on Chapter 3
 

Interactive HW#4: Gravity  

 7

2/25 - 3/3

Read

Chapter 4: Light & Atoms


What can we learn about ourselves by building telescopes and analyzing starlight?

Lectures 8a:  Light & Atoms
Lectures 8b:   Spectroscopy

 

Due Thursday 2/28:

Post at least one substantial reply to another student's contribution, &
post a question or interesting article about the reading in this week's Q&A forum
(Two posts expected)

Due Sunday 3/3:


Reading HW#4 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 4


Due Sunday 3/3:

Reading Quiz on Chapter 4
 

Interactive HW#5: Spectroscopy

 8

3/4 - 3/10
Read
 
Chapter 5: Telescopes
How can light tell us so much about the universe?

Lecture 9: Telescopes
 
Due Thursday 3/7:

Discussion #4: Magnetism & Gravity Survey
 Please do your best to post by the deadline. 
LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED*
Due Sunday 3/10:

Reading HW#5 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 5

Due Sunday, 3/10:

Reading Quiz on Chapter 5

Interactive HW#6:
Blackbody Radiation

 9

3/11 - 3/17
Read

Chapter 6: Earth

What do you picture when you think of "an astronomer"?  Does gender matter in doing science?


Lecture 10: Planet Earth & Our Atmosphere


Due Thursday 3/14:

Post at least one substantial reply to another student's contribution, &
post a question or interesting article about the reading in this week's Q&A forum
(Two posts expected)

Due Sunday 3/17:

Reading HW#6 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 6

Due Sunday, 3/17:

Reading Quiz on Chapter 6

Interactive HW#7:
Planetary Variations

10

3/18 -3/24

Review

Chapters 1 - 6 for exam

 



You are free to review earlier LearnSmart Chapters in preparation for the midterm exam!



Midterm Exam 1 includes
Chapters 1 - 6

The Window opens Monday 3/18; the exam MUST be completed by
Sunday 3/24
 11:55 PM PDT

(Please don't procrastinate - if you wait until the last day and have any problems, you won't be able to take a make-up test!)

The Exam is available as an
ASSIGNMENT
in Canvas
(as well as at CONNECT).
Due Sunday, 3/24:
Submit your midterm exam in CONNECT by 11:55 PM PDT

 11

3/25 -3/31

Spring Break!

 

 12

4/1 -4/7
Read

Chapter 7:
The Moon

What are we learning out Earth by exploring other planets?


Lecture 11: The Moon and its Similarities to Mercury



Due Thursday 4/4:

Discussion #5: Women
Hold Up Half the Sky

 Please do your best to post by the deadline. 
LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED*

Due Sunday 4/7:

Reading HW#7 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 7
Due Sunday, 4/7:

Reading Quiz on Chapter 7

Interactive HW#8:
Doppler Shift
 

 13

4/8 - 4/14
Read

Chapter 8: Survey of Solar Systems



Creation of the Solar System!
How are we able to detect planets around other stars?

Lecture 12a: Exploring the Solar System

Lecture 12b: Formation of the Solar System


Lecture 13: Extrasolar Planets

 

  
Due Thursday 4/11

Post at least one substantial reply to another student's contribution in the Women Hold Up Half the Sky Discussion.
 
Also: Make a short initial entry in the Canvas
Journal Assignment
(5 points)

 
Last Day to Withdraw:  4/14 (online)
Due Sunday 4/14:

Reading HW#8 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 8
Due Sunday, 4/14:

Reading Quiz on Chapter 8

Interactive HW#9:
Eclipses
 14
4/15 -4/21
Start

Chapter 9: The Terrestrial Planets
Goldilocks & the three planets! 

 Lecture 14: Goldilocks & the Three Planets
also
Terrestrial Planets

 Due Thursday 4/18:

Discussion #6: Good Science vs. Bad Science: Asteroid XF11

Due Sunday 4/21:

Reading HW#9 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 9

 

No reading quiz
due this week!

Due Sunday, 4/21:

Interactive HW#10:
Solar System Builder
15
4/22 -4/28
Finish

Chapter 9

Topics of the Week:
What have we learned about the Earth, Moon, and inner planets from NASA probes?

 Lecture 15a: Venus
Lecture 15b: Mars


Due Thursday 4/25:


Post at least one substantial reply to another student's contribution, &
post a question or interesting article about the reading in this week's Q&A forum

(Two posts expected)





 
Due Sunday, 4/28:

Reading Quiz on Chapter 9

Interactive HW #11:
Extra Solar Planets
16
4/29 -5/5
Read

Chapter 10:
The Outer Planets

Topics of the Week:
How much do we spend exploring space?  Is NASA worth the money?

Lecture 16: Jupiter & Jupiter's Moons

Lecture 17: The Outer Planets



Due Thursday 5/2:

Discussion #7: NASA and the Federal Budget
Due by Sunday 5/5 

Reading HW#10 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 10
Due Sunday, 5/5

Reading Quiz on
Chapter
10

Interactive HW #12:
Orbital Velocities
 17
5/6 -5/12
Read

Chapter 11: Small Bodies Orbiting the Sun

Topics of the Week:


What did we learn from NASA's New Horizons Probe that reached Pluto?  Or from the lander on Comet 67P?

Lecture 18: Pluto & the Kuiper Belt

Lecture 19: Comets, Meteors, & Asteroids


Due Thursday 5/9:

Post at least one substantial reply to another student's contribution regarding last week's NASA assignment.
AND
Post at least one question about the reading, quizzes, or something in the news
related to astronomy.
(Two posts expected)

 (And look ahead to next week's discussion!)

 

Due by Sunday, 5/12 

Reading HW#11 on Learn Smart:
Chapter11
Due Sunday, 5/12:

Reading Quiz on
Chapter 11


Extra Credit Interactive
Gravity Variations

 18

5/13 -5/19
Read

Chapter 12: The Sun, Our Star

Does weather on the Sun really affect us?  Is "our star" normal?

Lecture 20: Our Sun as a Star

How do you think civilization will progress as a result of science over your lifetime?  How about over the next 500 years?

Lecture 21: SETI & The search for Life in Space

Due Thursday 5/16:  
The FINAL discussion HW

Discussion #8: SETI & The Future of Humanity



 Also: Make a final entry in the Canvas
Journal Assignment
(10 points)
Due by Sunday 5/19

Reading HW#12 on Learn Smart:
Chapter 12
Due Sunday, 5/19:

Reading Quiz on
Chapter 12


19 5/20 - 5/24 Read Essay 4: Life in the Universe
Final Exam Window Opens
on Saturday, 5/18

Final Exam Window Closes
at 5PM on Friday 5/24.
Your final exam objective quiz, and essay answers, must be submitted
in Canvas no later than
5 PM on Friday 5/24.

(Don't procrastinate - if you wait until the last day and have any problems, you will not be able to submit them late, for any reason!)
 
Extra Credit: Learn Smart for
"Life in the Universe"

All extra credit (Interactives or
Discussion HW)
must be submitted
no later than Friday 5/24 at 5 PM
Please submit your final class journal entry in Canvas
(10 points)

by Friday 5/24

 

*Check the syllabus for the late-work policy.  Remember that submitting your online discussion work to Canvas is expected by midnight, but even an hour or two late occasionally would still be OK.  But later than that won't work without prior discussion and agreement with me. To ensure you get credit for doing the online animated interactives, please be certain to read the process outlined in the online help pages available: My guide to using CONNECT.


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Last Updated: 1/01/19 - SH

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