Dear Teachers, Students, Parents and Friends of NASA's Cassini Scientist for a Day essay contest,
We have updated our website this week with new videos about the essay contest. (Since we know a lot of schools block YouTube, the videos can be downloaded directly from our website.)
The first video is an introduction to the contest by Cassini's Project Scientist, Linda Spilker. The Project Scientist is the head scientist on the mission, and she is also one of the many judges who will be reading the essays in the U.S. edition of the contest.
The second video is a discussion between three Cassini scientists, talking about why they think the Cassini spacecraft should image Saturn's F ring, Saturn's moon Titan, or the north polar region of Saturn.
After watching the video and researching their topics, students may want to have a class-wide debate of their own about why they like their chosen topic. Teachers may decide whether to set aside class time for this activity.
We have also added a section of the Cassini website for students to start their research on their topic of choice. This can be found under the "Topics" link near the top of the page.
Our online entry form should be available within the next week or so.
As always, the contest is open to students in grades 5-12. Students may work alone or in groups of up to four. Creativity is encouraged. Essays may be up to 500 words long.
The contest deadline is April 17, 2014, and essays must be submitted by the students' teacher, using the contest's online entry form. (Note: this entry form is for U.S. entries only. Other participating counties have different contest deadlines and other places to submit contest entries.) For more information, visit http://go.nasa.gov/1k1sDGj
For questions about the essay contest, please check the Rules and FAQs first. If the answer you're seeking isn't listed, e-mail us at email@example.com and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
The Cassini Outreach Team
Homework for the week of: 4/7/14 - 4/11/14
Monday - P. 253-257: Q 1-23
Tuesday - Castlelearning due Thursday. All old assignments must be completed.
Wednesday - p. 260: Process Skill 2
Thursday - Study for Quiz on Friday
Assignment over SPRING BREAK: All of Chapters 6 & 7 from workbook must be completed. Date posted 3/11/14 - You will have had 42 days to complete:)
Homework for the week of: 3/31/14 - 4/4/14
Monday - read "An Eclipse in April"
Tuesday - Lab Skill p. 249
Wednesday - Test corrections
Thursday - Test corrections & signed
Homework for the week of: 3/24/14 - 3/28/14
Monday - read and highlight pgs. 320-326
Tuesday - p. 326 - 329: Q 38-54
Wednesday - study and castlelearning
Thursday - Castlelearning and bring in quarterlies
Meteorology Test Thursday, March 27th
Tri-Quarterly Monday, March 31st
over the weekend of 3/7 - 3/9 = Greenhouse Societal Reading
Homework for the week of: 3/7/14 - 3/14/14
Monday - worksheet
Tuesday - worsheet with questions
Wednesday - article
Thursday - study for quiz
Homework for the week of
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday: 3/3/14-3/7/14:: Test corrections & get test signed: Lab skill pg. 299-300: Q 1-5: workbook pgs 295-309: Q 1-21
Homework for the week of: 2/24/14 - 2/28/14
Monday: Read and Highlight workbook pages 355-361 and answer questions 36-47
Tuesday: Read and Highlight workbook pages 342-355 and answer questions 17-35
Wednesday: castlelearning (Astronomy Review)
Thursday: Study for test on Friday + create a 3x5 reference card
Over the Winter Recess: 2/17/14 - All of Chapter 5 from Workbook (start of 7th grade review)
Over the Weekend: 2/7/14 - Read and Highlight article
Homework for the week of: 2/10/14 - 2/13/14
Tuesday: castlelearning & article
Thursday: Study for quiz on Friday
Over the Weekend: 1/31/14 - Clean out your binder
Homework for the week of: 2/3/14 - 2/7/14
Monday: workbook pages p. 339: Q 1-3
Tuesday: Workbook page Table 12-1 & Process Skill
Wednesday: Workbook pages 340-342: Q 4-16
Midterm: Monday, January, 27th @ 8am!
Hour and half Exam
Over the Weekend: 1/17/14 - Finish article and Review page #1 (castlelearning assignment too:)
Homework for the week of: 1/21/14 - 1/24/14
Tuesday: Complete review packet page #2 and Castlelearning
Wednesday: Complete review packet page #3
Thursday: Complete review packet page #4Over the Weekend: 1/10/14 - summarize the two articles
Homework for the week of: 1/13/14 - 1/17/14
Monday: read workbook pgs 101-109, finish notes, & answer Q 1-13; Quiz Tuesday
Tuesday: read workbook pgs 109-113, finish notes, & answer Q 14-24
Wednesday: read workbook pgs 113-122, finish notes, & answer Q 25-38
Thursday: outline chapter 13, test Friday - STUDY
Homework for the week of: 1/6/14 - 1/10/14
Monday: STUDY FOR TEST ON WKBK - Chapter 13
Tuesday: Read & Comprehend Chapter 16, Section 1 and complete questions 1, 5, & 6 in complete sentences. Get take home scantron signed.
Wednesday: Read & Comprehend Chapter 16, Section 2 and complete question 3 in complete sentences.
Thursday: Read & Comprehend Chapter 16, Section 3 and complete question 1 in complete sentences.
Over the Holiday Recess:
Complete the 50 question take-home exam. There was no test on Friday, December 20. It will replace the score from the last exam.
Workbook: Read & highlight Chapter 13 - Science, Technology, Society (p. 362-385)
Put the answers, just the answers (don't write-out the questions), on a separate piece of paper. If it is a graph, it must be done in your book. If it is a sentence, you must write a sentence.
Must be stapled prior to coming to class.
The signed scantron must be stapled to the top of the corrections.
You're adjusted score must be written on the scantron.
1st Sentence: Write the question with the correct answer.
If there is a diagram or graph, sketch/draw it.
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sentence
For each of the incorrect answers, create a sentence describing how/why the answer was not the best choice.
The online access code is as follows:URL: http://www.glencoe.com/ose/
You must copy and paste the URL code in order for it to work! Access Code for Physical Science with Earth Science is : EFA51F61D9