What’s Up There Slidedeck

Task 1: Sundial

  • As you have marked the passage of time with your sundial at the end of the day take a picture of your sundial and its markings and submit to Teams

Task 2: Notetaking Practice and QuickLab

  • Notetaking is a skill that needs to be developed. Not everything is important to note!
  • Practice your quick notes by reading and noting section 8.1 in the text book – pages 294-301
  • If there is a diagram that you feel is needed for your notes also draw that.

Quicklab

  • Complete the Quicklab on Analyzing Stars by their Spectral Patterns – page 301.
  • Complete Procedure and Questions sections (1-6).

Task 3: Hidden Figures

Throughout history the stories told are always from one perspective, one side.  Often people are overlooked or not remembered. Many in science that are not credited for their work are women, minorities and socially quieted peoples.

  • The race to space is not an exception of this…
  • As we look to the stars from our tiny rock we dream of space travel and potential for life beyond Earth… In the 1950s the ‘Race to Space’ began as part of the Cold War between the US and Soviet Union.
  • On October 4, 1957, a Soviet R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile launched Sputnik (Russian for “traveler”), the world’s first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth’s orbit. Sputnik’s launch came as a surprise, and not a pleasant one, to most Americans. In the United States, space was seen as the next frontier, a logical extension of the grand American tradition of exploration, and it was crucial not to lose too much ground to the Soviets.
  • As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn (1962) into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.

Watch and Reflect…

  • The movie is great if you have access to watch it.  It is in Disney+ to view.  It is also available through Cineplex to rent for $3.99…
  • You do not need to watch the movie to complete as there is a variation to it…

Featurette Reflection

  • If you do not have access to the movie…
  • Complete a 3, 2, 1 on the following video…
  • 3 things that you learned about this historical event and the people involved
  • 2 things that you found interesting (and why!) that you want to look into
  • 1 question you still have…

Movie Reflection

  • If you have access to watch the movie…
  • Complete a 5, 3, 1 on the following video…
  • 5 things that you learned about this historical event and the people involved
  • 3 things that you found interesting (and why!) that you want to look into
  • 1 question you still have…