Lesson Plans
Astronomy 2nd Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/25/2010 Instructor: Patrick Merrick Academics
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Monday:
Main Idea: How is Mars similar to Earth and how does its size affect its characteristics?
Discusion Start Mars notes - discuss distance and motion. Start discussion of atm
Assessment:
Collect TAKE HOME tests on hot worlds
ASSIGN worksheet due on Wednesday
ASSIGN reading pages 180-184
Answer 2 questions in sentence form (2 sentence max)
1. Why did we believe Mars was inhabited
2. Why did we believe Martians would be mean (aggressive)
ASSIGN extra credit- due on Friday
Tuesday:
Main Idea: How is Mars similar to Earth and how does its size affect its characteristics?
Discusion: finish discussion of atm. Focus on surface features and water.
Assessment:
collect book assignment
View Mars video
Worksheet due Tomorrow
Wednesday:
Main Idea: How was the surface of Mars created
Discusion: Finish Mars surface notes
Assessment: Assign worksheet 2 on Mars
Thursday:
Main Idea: What Makes Mars unique in the S.S.
Discusion: Discuss life and Mars and "artificial structures"
Assessment:
Prepare for Mars Quiz

Friday:
Main Idea: Mastery of Mars
Discussion: If finished, have students read pages 200-206
Answer 1. How is Jupiters' atmosphere different from Earth
Answer 2 How is Jupiter's layers different from Earth
Two or three sentences only.
Assessment:
Collect extra credit
Take Martian quiz
ASSIGN reading
 
 
 
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