EARTH 101 (Astronomy Lecture Tuesday Night 6:00 - 9:05 pm)

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8/22 Tu
8/29 Tu
9/5 Tu
  • ERTH-101 ASTRONOMY LECTURE (Tu Night 6 - 9:05 pm)
  • TO BE CLEAR:  All Astronomy Classes are full.  Students enrolled in this section, but who do not attend, will be dropped to make room for those trying to add.  To keep your spot in this class, you must attend every day (for the full class period).  It is not fair to students trying to add if students who miss class are taking up spots.
  • SYLLABUS & CLASS WEBSITE:  Go over syllabus and class expectations.  Class website at www.fieldstudy.com
  • SYLLABUS QUIZ:  Read on-line version of syllabus in preparation for "Syllabus Quiz" to be given 9/5.
  • LECTURE TOPICS:  Will lecture on Feynman Quote (video) and Scientific Method (follow hyperlinks for more info).
  • LECTURE CARDS:  Lecture "kit cards" are due 9/5.  These are available at the bookstore (from the cashier on the top floor and not from downstairs where the texts are located).  Cost is about $5.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Read Ch 1 on science and the size and scale of the Universe.  Read reading Ch 2 on rotation, revolution, seasons, moon phases, eclipses, and ancient Greek astronomy.  Ch 2 is real important and we will focus on this for the next few weeks of class!
  • CRASH COURSE:  Watch the Crash Course videos posted on Canvas and take the associated quizzes.  You can take the quizzes three times and only your highest score will be recorded. 
  • CRASH COURSE VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS:
    You do not need the book, or to subscribe to anything to do these.  You can access them for free on Canvas.  After logging into Pipeline, click on the Canvas tab at the very top.  Once in Canvas, click on Assignments at the left, then you will see a list of Crash Course assignments and due dates.  Watch the videos and answer the questions.
  • SMART WORKS:  Take the interactive problem solving Smart Works quizzes posted on Canvas.  You will need to use your textbook access code, or purchase one before you can access the system.
  • SMARTWORK ACTIVITY and QUIZ INSTRUCTIONS:
    You do not need the book, but you do need to subscribe to the system (which you can do with or without a book, or you can even choose to purchase an on-line book instead).  Follow the instructions shown above for Crash Course videos.  Once in Canvas and after selecting Assignments at the left, scroll down below the video assignments to see the Smartwork assignments.  Click to access, and from there you may be given a few options.  You will be asked to input your code (which comes with new books), or to purchase a code (or a code and an on-line book).  Choose what works for you.  Once in the system, you may be asked what school you are at and which course you are in.  The MW class should select ERTH-101 30373.  The Tu Night class should select ERTH-101 33131.  For the five digit ID number, use the last five digits of your student K number.  Then you will see a list of Smartwork assignments and due dates.
  • NOTE ON DUE DATES:
    Since it takes some time for students to get on-line access to the system and to familiarize yourself with the system, due dates have been extended.  Don't wait to the last minute to complete all assignments.  Try to pace yourself.  Do a few now, then a few later, and then just finish up the weekend before being due.  Assignments are generally due Sunday night before class at midnight.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work. 
  • CLICKER QUIZZES:  The night of 9/5, your clickers will be registered to you.  Select a seat that will work for you for the remainder of the semester.  Consider distance from the front, lighting, distractions, friends, etc.
  • DEPARTMENT WELCOME BBQ:  There will be a department "Welcome BBQ" Friday 9/8, 4-6 pm, Leadbetter Beach afternoon beach party for our entire Earth Science Department, teachers and students!  Bring your friends (free food and fun!). 
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
  • FIRST CLUB MEETING:  Club meeting for the semester Friday 9/15, 6 pm, EBS-102.  Only one "official" club meeting per semester.  Come join us to plan out the semester's activities, to get to know your fellow club-mates, and to share your interest in astronomy!  Food, prizes, signups for field trips! This year we have arranged for the Cassini Spacecraft to crash into Saturn just for us, to honor our astronomy club and all new members.  Don't miss out.  We will tell you all about it and we will watch the news highlights of the crash!
  • TUTORS:  Visit the tutors and say "Hi" to them.  Here is the Tutor Schedule.  They have taken the class and can help you understand the material and will give you all the "tips" on how to do well.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study and get caught up if they miss a class.  Many of the same "in-class" slides, animations, and discussion topics can be found in these video clips.  Although not required, these are yet another great study resource.
  • Space Shuttle trip date changed to Oct 22, 2017.  More info on the trip will be given out later.
  • THE GREAT ECLIPSE OF NORTH AMERICA 2017
    TIMES OF THE ECLIPSE MORNING OF 8/21/17 AS SEEN FROM SANTA BARBARA:
    9:04 AM  Start of eclipse
    10:18 AM  Max coverage at 63%
    11:41 AM  End of eclipse
9/12 Tu
  • ERTH-101 ASTRONOMY LECTURE (Tu Night 6 - 9:05 pm)
  • LECTURE CARDS:  Lecture "kit cards" were due last week.  These are available at the bookstore (from the cashier on the top floor and not from downstairs where the texts are located).  Cost is about $5.  After this week, students will be dropped.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Finish Ch 1 on science and the size and scale of the Universe.  Read reading Ch 2 on rotation, revolution, seasons, moon phases, eclipses, and ancient Greek astronomy, then Ch 3 on more recent historical characters, and then Ch 4 (only Section 4.1 on properties of light).
  • CRASH COURSE:  Watch the Crash Course videos posted on Canvas and take the associated quizzes.  You can take the quizzes three times and only your highest score will be recorded. 
  • CRASH COURSE VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS:
    You do not need the book, or to subscribe to anything to do these.  You can access them for free on Canvas.  After logging into Pipeline, click on the Canvas tab at the very top.  Once in Canvas, click on Assignments at the left, then you will see a list of Crash Course assignments and due dates.  Watch the videos and answer the questions.
  • SMART WORKS:  Take the interactive problem solving Smart Works quizzes posted on Canvas.  You will need to use your textbook access code, or purchase one before you can access the system.  There is a free trial you can activate until you are able to purchase activation.
  • SMARTWORK ACTIVITY and QUIZ INSTRUCTIONS:
    You do not need the book, but you do need to subscribe to the system (which you can do with or without a book, or you can even choose to purchase an on-line book instead).  Follow the instructions shown above for Crash Course videos.  Once in Canvas and after selecting Assignments at the left, scroll down below the video assignments to see the Smartwork assignments.  Click to access, and from there you may be given a few options.  You will be asked to input your code (which comes with new books), or to purchase a code (or a code and an on-line book).  Choose what works for you.  Once in the system, you may be asked what school you are at and which course you are in.  The MW class should select ERTH-101 30373.  The Tu Night class should select ERTH-101 33131.  For the five digit ID number, use the last five digits of your student K number.  Then you will see a list of Smartwork assignments and due dates.
  • NOTE ON DUE DATES:
    Since it takes some time for students to get on-line access to the system and to familiarize yourself with the system, due dates have been extended.  Don't wait to the last minute to complete all assignments.  Try to pace yourself.  Do a few now, then a few later, and then just finish up the weekend before being due.  Assignments are generally due Sunday night before class at midnight.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work. 
  • CLICKER QUIZZES:  Clickers scores are being registered to you.  Be sure to sit in the same seat or you will lost your scores.
  • DEPARTMENT WELCOME BBQ:  We had a great time.  I hope you can join us next time.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
  • FIRST CLUB MEETING:  First club meeting for the semester Friday 9/15, 6 pm, EBS-102.  Only one "official" club meeting per semester.  Come join us to plan out the semester's activities, to get to know your fellow club-mates, and to share your interest in astronomy!  Food, prizes, signups for field trips! This year we have arranged for the Cassini Spacecraft to crash into Saturn just for us, to honor our astronomy club and all new members.  Don't miss out.  We will tell you all about it and we will watch the news highlights of the crash!
  • TUTORS:  Visit the tutors and say "Hi" to them.  Here is the Tutor Schedule.  They have taken the class and can help you understand the material and will give you all the "tips" on how to do well.  You are required to visit at least once by the end of next week (as an assignment for points).
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study and get caught up if they miss a class.  Many of the same "in-class" slides, animations, and discussion topics can be found in these video clips.  Although not required, these are yet another great study resource.
  • Space Shuttle trip date changed to Oct 22, 2017.  More info on the trip will be given out later.
9/19 Tu
  • ERTH-101 ASTRONOMY LECTURE (Tu Night 6 - 9:05 pm)
  • LECTURE CARDS:  Lecture "kit cards" were due two weeks ago.  These are available at the bookstore (from the cashier on the top floor and not from downstairs where the texts are located).  Cost is about $5.  Students will be dropped at the end of the week if these have not been turned in.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Read Ch 3 on historical characters in Astronomy, and then Ch 4 (only Section 4.1 on properties of light), then Ch 6 on the Earth and the Moon.
  • FIRST TEST:  Our first test is scheduled for Tuesday of next week (9/26). This is only a 50 question test.  Scantrons will be provided (you do not need to buy one or bring one).  Our first test will focus on material from Ch 2 on rotation, revolution, moon phases and eclipses, and Ch 3 on the history of astronomy including Kepler's laws and Newton's laws as well as his Universal Law of Gravitation.
  • TUTOR ASSIGNMENT DUE NEXT WEEK:  To encourage you to make use of tutorial services, you are required to "visit" a tutor so that you meet them and know where they are located.  The Tutor Schedule is posted on my web site.   This is a required assignment and is worth 10 pts if done by Thurs noon of next week.  Don't miss out on these points.  Be sure to "sign in" for credit.  To get credit you must sign in with the Tutor.  It's not enough to just sign in with the Gateway Center.  You must actually talk to the tutor!
  • NOTE ON DUE DATES for CRASH COURSE and SMARTWORKS:
    Some more due date extensions for some Chapters (Ch 1 past due, Ch 2 extended to Wed, Ch 3 until next Sunday).  Also, please note that you can ALWAYS turn in late work for a minimal penalty of 10% per day.  Since it takes some time for students to get on-line access to the system and to familiarize yourself with the system, due dates have been extended.  Don't wait to the last minute to complete all assignments.  Try to pace yourself.  Do a few now, then a few later, and then just finish up the weekend before being due.  Assignments are generally due Sunday night before class at midnight.
  • CRASH COURSE:  Watch the Crash Course videos posted on Canvas and take the associated quizzes.  You can take the quizzes three times and only your highest score will be recorded.  Detailed instructions on how to access the Crash Course videos can be found in last week's announcements above.
  • SMART WORKS:  Take the interactive problem solving Smart Works quizzes posted on Canvas.  You will need to use your textbook access code, or purchase one before you can access the system.  There is a free trial you can activate until you are able to purchase activation.  Detailed instructions on how to access the Smartworks videos can be found in last week's announcements above.  For technical issues contact the publisher's Tech Support for assistance.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work. 
  • CLICKER QUIZZES:  Clickers scores are being registered to you.  Be sure to sit in the same seat or you will lost your scores.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2017-18"
  • FIRST CLUB MEETING:  Our first club meeting was last Friday and we celebrated the end of the Cassini mission as it crashed into Saturn.  We will learn more about Cassini later in the semester.  We had a fun time and I hope you will join us for our future club events.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study and get caught up if they miss a class.  Many of the same "in-class" slides, animations, and discussion topics can be found in these video clips.  Although not required, these are yet another great study resource.