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Natural Science - Year II

Unit 61: The Discovery and Exploration of the Planets

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Homework for Unit 61

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Homework for Unit 61: Discovery and Exploration of the Planets

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: The discovery of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto

Science Web Lecture: Exploration of the Planets

Chat Preparation Essay

Log into the Moodle, click on the Natural Science II course link, and then on the forum link in session 32, Unit 61. Post your definition to the forum. Read any other posted definitions.

We will go over the exploration of Mars in class. Chose one of the other planets (if at all possible, the one you did last year), and use the NASA site from the science reading to put together a summary of the unmanned exploration of the planet.

Mastery Exercise

Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the master exercise for the unit, and attempt the mastery exercise at least once before chat. Bring any questions you have to chat. Then return and attempt the exercise as many times as necessary to achieve an 85% or better score.

Lab Exercise

Lab Instructions: Complete the Planetary Observations lab.

Labs are within two weeks of the discussion section; the extra time should allow you to find equipment or materials. Post your lab results to the class Lab forum, in the appropriate thread.

Unit Quiz

Take the quiz for this unit. Notice the times the quiz opens and when it closes and be sure that you complete it on time! [Remember that you must first complete the Mastery Exercise with a score of 85% or better in order to take the quiz.]