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Natural Science - Year I

Unit 4: Early Babylon and Egypt: Astronomy

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Homework Assignment for Unit 4


This Unit's Homework Page History Lecture Science Lecture Lab Parents' Notes

Homework for Unit 4: Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Early Astronomy: Daily Motions

Reading

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: Babylonian and Egyptian Mathematics and Astronomy

Science Web Lecture: Naked Eye Astronomy

PARENT NOTES


Chat Preparation Essay

Post your essay answer to the questions below to the Moodle Unit 4 Forum before chat. Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the Natural Science course link, and then on the forum link in session 2, Unit 4. Read any other forum postings.

Chose two of the three cultures covered in the weblecture, and write a short essay to compare their creation story descriptions of the sun. For example, how does each story answer the following questions: How does the sun come into being? What controls it? What guarantees that it will rise each day? [If you can think of other comparisons, go ahead and make them!]


Mastery Exercise

Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the mastery 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: Observation the Night Sky.

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 quize for this unit. Notice the times the quiz opens and when it closes and be sure that you complete it on time!