Fri. 9/30 - Gaia Space Telescope's 3D Map of our home galaxy the Milky Way, and then work-time on the Philosopher/Scientist Project!
Thur. 9/29 - Philosopher/Scientists Project (Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Leavitt, and Hubble) work-time.
Wed. 9/28 - Formative Assessment (Quiz) on Unit #1 "What is Big History?" and Unit #2 "The Big Bang", then an introduction to the "Philosophers/Scientist" Project as well as work-time.
Tue. 9/27 - Business, and then "Six Philosophers/ Scientists who changed our views of the Universe" continued!
Today we turned-in "How the Universe Works: The Big Bang" video guide and examined today's LT(s), Work/HW, etc. (see slide), then discussed business (see slide), and then spent the majority of our time on the "Six People Who Changed Our Views of the Universe" activity (see slide; articles on https://school.bighistoryproject.com or on GoogleDrive in Unit #2 Folder).
Have a great night! Be gritty, and put in work!
Mon. 9/26 - Business, then day 1 of the "Six People who changed our minds about the Universe" with pictograph practice and discussion.
Fri. 9/23 - What "Gravitational Waves" are, how we proved them, and what they can tell us about the Universe now and in the future, plus work-time!
Today we started with a segment from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, entitled "Gravitational Waves come to the Late Show". Colbert interviews Physcist Brian Green about the recently discovery of "gravitational waves" which were theorized by Einstein some 100 years ago, but until recently could not be proven. It gives great insight into how gravity works, how we are and will be proving/seeing things in the Universe. (embedded below, give it a watch!)
Then we had some choice work-time on. (see slide below for more info).
Have a great weekend!
Thur. 9/22 - Hubble Ultra Deep Field and what is says about how light takes us back in time, then "How the Universe Works: The Big Bang".
Today we started out by discussing the turn-in process for "Origin Story Movie Project" (either email a link from YouTube where you've uploaded, or upload it to your GoogleDrive and share it with Bags).
Then we examined a video entitled "Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D" (embedded below, go watch it!), which tells the story of one of the most amazing images of all time. We discussed what it tells us about how light can be used to find evidence of the history of the universe, including the Big Bang.
Then we finished "How the Universe Works: The Big Bang" and had great discussions, took notes, and then called it a day.
Have a great night!
Wed. 9/21 - Bending our minds, writing about, and discussing "How the Universe Works: The Big Bang".
Today we continued our mind-bending study of "The Big Bang". We started by reviewing what we'd learned yesterday/previously, as well as the process of collecting Vocab Connections (see Do Now B and C)...and students came thru with some amazing stuff (Mason, Mary, Corbin, Jacob, and many others shared awesome stuff!). Then we previewed what was coming in the video...
HW - Go find answers to your amazing questions, and don't forget to share the info with Bags in person, via email, etc...you guys are essential to the success of what we do in this course!
Here's the video we are watching, most classes are 25 min. in, a few less...
Wanna understand "Planck Time", examine and click the image below...
Tue. 9/20 - Diving right into the Big Bang through prior knowledge, inferences, Vocabulary, a couple of Videos, Discussion and lots of amazing questions!
Today we dove right into the Big Bang, perhaps the most complex and hard to understand Threshold of Big History. We started by examining the Vocab Packet (in terms of process, preloaded information, steps, etc.), then assessed prior knowledge and made inferences, then examined two videos (one posted below) in the search for answers. Awesome stuff guys, you rock!
HW - Origin Story Projects due by Friday, spend some time reflecting on what we did today, maybe add some vocab connections or search for some answers for things we couldn't answer today (you guys had amazing questions)
Mr. Joe "Bags" Baginski
The Techie and Sci-Fi Guru of MSHS Big History