February 28

posted Feb 28, 2012, 7:04 AM by Peter Knowles
Your assessment was due yesterday. 
Did you get it turned in? Complete this short survey to give some feedback on how it went for you.

REMEMBER: If you did not turn in your assessment you are assigned to a Working Lunch until you are done. Bring your lunch to Mr. Knowles' classroom and get to work.

After completing the survey, it's time to get started on our next assessment cycle topic. To give you some background for tonight's first assignment, open a Google Docs template called "Astronomy" and complete the questions there using the website at http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/retrograde/retrograde.html

Work with a partner and discuss the information you come across. Ask questions if/when you have them. It's not always easy to understand, so do your best to get a handle on it. 

When finished, share your document with Mr. Knowles (make sure both partners' names are on the document) and then get started on tonight's homework assignment:
READ Chapter 10, Section 1 (302-306) and answer the following questions:
1) How did advances in Europeans’ understanding of technology, language and mathematics lead to the Scientific Revolution? (302-303)
2) Map: What barriers would the scientists on the map on page 303 encounter in attempts to work with each other in advancing their work and ideas?
3) Opposing Viewpoints: Where did Cardinal Bellarmine say people could find “truth”, and how did Galileo differ from him? (305)
4) Turning Point: Why might the Scientific Revolution be considered a “turning point” in history? (306)