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Natural Science - Year I

Unit 9: Greek Theories of Matter and Motion

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Homework Assignment for Unit 9


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Homework for Unit 9: Greek Theories of Matter and Motion

Reading

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: Explaining How Things Move (the old ways)

Science Web Lecture: Explaining How Things Move (the modern way)

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Chat Preparation Essay

Post your essay answer to the questions below to the Moodle Unit 9 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 for this unit. Read any other forum postings.

Chose an object you are familiar with: a pencil, your cat, a tree. Attempt to describe it in Aristotelian terms -- is it mostly earth, fire, water, or air? How does this Aristotelian composition account for its ability to move, grow, or reproduce? What is its natural motion? Can you successfully account for most of its characteristics and behavior using the four types of matter and their associated motions?


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: Velocity of rolling marbles.

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!