Astrophysics - Unit Detail

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16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 8.2 – Unit review

Learning outcomes

In this lesson students will:

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Learning Sequence

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  1. Welcome students to this lesson and encourage several of the students to introduce themselves to each other and the class. A brief discussion of the key ideas discussed in the previous lesson.
  2. Collaboration – Teachers provide general feedback on the quality of the Mission proposals given to the guest panel in the previous lesson.
  3. Reflection – Students are asked to vote remotely using an anonymous online voting survey for the best of the mission proposals they heard. They are encouraged not to vote for their own.
  4. The results of the student voting is revealed and discussed and the winning mission will be announced at the end of the lesson.
  5. Reflection – The teachers then discuss the observational results obtained from the Cepheid Variable Star task – Activity (3.1.2) if this was chosen as the alternate task. These are displayed on a graph.
  6. Reflection – Students then undertake a brief Mind Mapping exercise in which they attempt to identify the new knowledge they have encountered during the unit. Students are directed to create and share a Padlet screen. Resources
  7. Reflection - Students are then directed to the online Unit survey to provide feedback on their experiences with the unit activities and assessment tasks. Students complete this individually.
  8. Teachers announce the winning mission proposal and then thank them for their excellent work throughout the unit.

Home Learning

  1. Students to complete the Unit Self-Reflection spread sheet available on the NVSES Google drive.