Assignments

How Bad Will the "Big One" Be?

Jan. 10, 2020 Max Points: 10
Description:

As we prepare for our engineering unit project/exhibition project, read some background on earthquakes.

Exhibition Project Class Presentation

Dec. 19, 2019 Max Points: 20

Tower Draft Plan and Summary (Step 1)

Dec. 08, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Draw out a set of detailed blueprints for your structure. Each craft sticks is 11.3 cm long. Your blueprint should account for this fact. Remember, the building must be at least 50 cm tall. The base of the building must fit on the shake table.

You must also write a 2 to 3 paragraph summary of what you plan to do and explain how your plan will make the building strong and able to withstand an earthquake. Read up on the engineering articles I have posted to Google Classroom, and include evidence from the articles in your summary. Think about shapes that support a lot of weight. Mr. Ashe must approve the plans and summary before you move onto step 2!

Exhibition Project

Dec. 18, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Build a tower which models a 500 to 1000 meter residential tower for Elon Musk.

More details to come.

Big Bang Infographic

Dec. 09, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Follow the directions in the handout to create an infograghic displaying the evidence for the Big Bang Theory:
Expansion of the Universe
Red Shift
Cosmic Background Radiation

Use Venngage.com or piktochat.com to create an Infographic

Investigating Energy Waves

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Follow the directions in the activity

Expansion of the Universe

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Follow the directions presented in the activity

Surface Water

Nov. 12, 2019 Max Points: 25
Description:

Alternative assignment to the lab. Read the following article:
https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/13.2/
Answer the review questions at the end of the article.
Then complete the attached worksheet on a separate piece of paper or in a Google Doc.

Other Methods of finding exoplanets - Extra Credit

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

1. Read the two articles below about exoplanets and watch the videos embedded in the articles.

2. Summarize the articles using at least 2 paragraphs. Each paragraph must be 4-5 sentences in length.

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-power-exoplanets-shifting-starlight.html

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-infant-exoplanet-hipparcos-gaia.html

Analyzing Light Curves of Transiting Exoplanets | Interactive Lesson

Nov. 20, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

1. Click the blue launch button in the middle of the screen

2. Read through the article "Analyzing Light Curves of Transiting Exoplanets", watch the videos, and take notes, and complete the interactive activities.

3. You will use the information you gathered from the article to complete the next 2 activities "Kepler Exoplanet Systems" and "Determining Orbital Distance of Exoplanets Using Kepler’s Third Law Graphs."

Determining Orbital Distance of Exoplanets Using Kepler’s Third Law Graphs

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Complete this activity after you have worked through the "Analyzing Light Curves of Transiting Exoplanets" activity.

Kepler Exoplanet Systems

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Complete this activity after completing the "Analyzing Light Curves of Transiting Exoplanets" activity.

Doppler Effect Simulation and Questions - Extra Credit

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:


1. Open the applet simulation in the link attached to this assignment.

2. From the first drop down box, select ‘setup: Doppler Effect 1’

3. You can see that as the object (also called a source) moves down the screen, the waves in front of it bunch up closer together and the waves behind it spread out.

4. Feel free to play with the sliders in the bottom right corner to change how the source behaves. Resolution, damping, and brightness doesn't change it too much. If you slide ‘simulation speed’ all the way to the left, it sometimes helps to see what it happening better. You can also check to ‘stopped’ box to freeze the simulation if you need.

5. What does changing ‘source frequency’ do to the wave? What is changed? Does anything stay the same? Write a sentence or two summarizing your findings.

6. What does changing ‘source speed’ do to the wave? What is changed? Does anything stay the same? Write a sentence or two summarizing your findings.

Answer questions 5 and 6 in a Google document or on a separate piece of paper.

The Life and Death of a Star Activity

Nov. 18, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Follow the directions and use the rubric to determine the quality of your presentation.
Here are a list of resources:
https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/26.1/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zpxv97h/revision/1
http://www.sun.org/encyclopedia/stars

Lab 2 - Tap Water Quality at SET

Nov. 12, 2019 Max Points: 25
Description:

1. Read the lab directions carefully.
2. Complete the questions and table in the lab handout.
3. Report your findings in a lab report.

The Sun's Layers

Nov. 15, 2019 Max Points: 5

Using Chemistry and Physics to Study Stars

Nov. 15, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

Follow the directions posted in the handout. Ask Mr. Ashe for help.
Questions 10-12 are extra credit.
Use a ruler to complete question 6 and 7.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Activity

Nov. 19, 2019 Max Points: 5
Description:

Read over the handout and replicate the electromagnetic spectrum. Do not forget to include a close up of the visible light section. Include wavelengths and frequencies.

Flow: For the Love of Water Questions

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Answer the questions on the attached word document while watching the documentary.

USGS Current Water Data for California

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

Explore the USGS resource. Answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper.

1. Explain what the graphic is telling you in 2 to 3 complete sentences.
2. Which regions in California are well off in terms of stream flow?
3. Which regions in California are not well off in terms of stream flow?
4. Summarize your findings using 4 to 5 sentences.

The quality of your work will determine if you receive credit for this assignment.

California and Water Activity

Oct. 31, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Read the directions in the handout and create a presentation about your city's water supply.

Announcements

Dec. 07, 2019

Everyone needs to go into Google classroom and look at their missing work/work with a 0. Many of you are currently missing assignments

Nov. 08, 2019

I have changed the deadline for the water quality lab to Tuesday, November 12th, as Monday is a holiday.

Oct. 28, 2019

WOH