Saturday, February 1, 2014

01.30.14 - Astronomy - Week 04 - Venus

Week 04

Read Usborne Complete Book of Astronomy and Space pg 20-21
Completed Narration Sheet

Janice Van Cleave's "Astronomy for Every Kid" pg 22-23
Hot Box
Purpose: To determine why Venus is so hot

  Materials Used                                

Starting Temperature

Under the "Sun"

Ending Temperature                    

Owen checking out the Temperature of the air in the jar

Result: The temperature inside the closed jar is higher than the outside of the jar.

Why: Much of the sunlight(light bulb) that reaches the surface of the planet(the bottom of the jar) is absorbed, thus heating the planet(the jar)
Write Up pg

Read Usborne First Encyclopedia of Space pg 35
Completed Narration Sheet

Read Usborne Spotter Guide - The Night Sky pg 39
Completed Narration Sheet

Added to the Map of the Solar System
This week:

Weekly Science Vocabulary Word:
layers of gas that surround a planet

This week's test

Owen's comments on what the most interesting thing he learned was:
That Venus is hotter than Mars

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