Chapter 1 Astronomy essay questions
Why do we use light years to measure space instead of kilometers or miles?
Why did ancient civilizations create calendars?
Why did ancient civilizations create the constellations?
Why is it better to have a telescope in space rather than on Earth?
Draw, label and explain how refracting and reflecting telescopes work
Welcome To The 2016-2017 School Year
Overview: Earth-Space Science is required for all eighth grade students. The course covers four broad areas of study: Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. During the course of this class we will explore the basic concepts and ideas behind each science, with special emphasis on PA related topics. This eighth grade course is laboratory and hands-on based, stressing “real world” applications.
Textbook(s) and Other Resources used:
Water on Earth
Inside the Restless Earth
Earth’s Changing Surface
Weather and Climate