Wed. 9/30 - Interstellar's descriptions of Blackholes and the reality of our species need to move into space, and How the Universe Works: The 1st Second
Today's Learning Targets...
We discussed the film "Interstellar" (2014) and its connections to Big History. Stay tuned for possible "Extra Credit" opportunities related to this and other films.
Here is director Christopher Nolan and Physicist (Blackhole expert) Kip Thorne discussing the science of the film (there is a longer better one from the Science Channel but I couldn't find it on YouTube)...also lots of videos pointing out the weaknesses of the science in the film.
HW: Read/analyse/examine the article "What does Dark Energy Mean For the Fate of the Universe". Take 3/4 pg. of Cornell Notes and use the rest of the page to summarize your learning. Include the following...
We watched the trailer for "The Martian" and possible connections to Big History. We hope to offer extra-credit connected to the book/film, stay tuned!
Below is the video we started watching today...don't finish it!...that happens tomorrow.
We briefly discussed the huge announcement made by NASA today about liquid water on Mars in terms of potential for colonization and life existing there (now, in the past, potentially in the future). Not the greatest videos but they are what I could find on the quick.
Bulk of today was spent creating a "Vocabulary Workshop Poster" (see LT#3 and the slide dedicated to it below).
Below are the "Must Watch" videos for today (it does not matter what order, but you must watch all of them prior to Monday and record notes in Journals)
Wed. 9/23 - Apologies, Words of Wisdom about studying the "Big Bang", "How the Universe Works: The Big Bang" Video and Discussion w/ HW Questions and work-time on Vocab & Video Guide.
Dearest Big Historians,
Apologies for my absence yet again today. Had to retrieve Lonster and Jack from daycare as they had fevers mid way through the day yesterday (sorry 5th and 6th periods especially). Because they must go 24 hours without a fever before returning to daycare, and because Mrs. B. is in Florida for work this week, I'm on my own at home and had to take care of the rugrats rather than be at school today. Should be back tomorrow though.
How the Universe Works "The Big Bang" video: we watched up to "Matter vs. Antimatter" (21ish min. mark) yesterday, the rest today
YOUR QUESTIONS GO BELOW THIS SENTENCE, CLICK "COMMENT" AND GO FOR IT!
Tue. 9/22 - Vocab expectations, process, and format recap and "How the Universe Works: The Big Bang" part 1 w/ Video Guide and lots of discussion
FIrst of all, sorry for late blog post. Had to go pickup my kids from daycare because they both had fevers, and seeing as how Mrs. B is out of town on work stuff, I'm on my own...so now that they are in bed (by that I mean playing in their cribs and refusing to sleep), I shall blog away.
REMEMBER THIS: What we are studying is really tough stuff. So long as you ask questions, dive into the material as best you can, take chances by asking questions, discussing things in class, etc., you'll be fine (and so much smarter than the majority of people in the world on the Big Bang, etc.).
How the Universe Works: The Big Bang
Mr. Joe "Bags" Baginski
The Techie and Sci-Fi Guru of MSHS Big History