Thursday, September 10, 2009

Science Lab Today

Class will be split with Seniors doing Expansion of the Universe Lab first, while juniors begin writing portfolios. Groups will switch during 2nd hour.

Essays for Mountains Beyond Mountains returned with commenting.
Vonnegut book: Sirens of Titan
Students have completed Chapter 5 for today.

Expansion of the Universe
: students will demonstrate the concept of Hubble's Law.
Students will measure the hypothetical universe of Balloonia, measuring different points on Balloonia (literally on balloons) every eight years to develop a theory to explain the rate of expansion of the Balloonia Universe.

Students will also examine cosmology findings from the Hubble Space Telescope to report how their findings relate to the balloon activity completed.

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