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									Science 9           Exploring our Universe Assessment
       1. Outcome EU9.1

            Inquire into the motion and characteristics of astronomical bodies in our solar system and
            the universe.

            Hint:
                   Movement patterns
                   Historical and modern explanations for real and apparent retrograde motion (sun, moon,
                    planets, comets, asteroids, satellites)
                   Historical and contemporary models of planetary motion (geocentric, heliocentric)
                   Experimentation importance (data provided by astronomy, radio astronomy, satellite-
                    based astronomy, satellite exploration)
                   Composition and physical characteristics of astronomical bodies
                   Solar phenomena (sunspots, solar flares, solar radiation)
                   Physical characteristics of stars, quasars, black holes, nebulae, galaxies




       2. Outcome EU9.2

            Analyze scientific explanations of the formation and evolution of our solar system and the
            universe.

            Hint:
                   Scientific theories about the formation of the solar system
                   Scientific theories about the formation of the universe and its evolution (red shift of
                    galaxies, cosmic microwave background radiation, abundance of light elements)
                   Life cycle of stars
                   Need for new evidence
3. Outcome EU9.3

     Examine how various cultures, past and present, including First Nations and Métis, understand
     and represent astronomical phenomenon.

     Hint:
            First Nations and Métis perspectives on the origin of the solar system and universe
            Importance of summer and winter solstices and vernal and autumnal equinoxes
            Common characteristics of stories about the origin of the world




4. Outcome EU9.4

     Analyze human capabilities for exploring and understanding the universe, including
     technologies and programs that support such exploration.

     Hint:
            Major advances in Canadian and other space programs
            Physical and psychological barriers to exploring and/or living in the universe beyond the
             inner solar system
            Travelling at the speed of light
            Economic and societal benefits of space exploration
            Technologies designed to explore natural phenomena (quadrant, astrolabe, cross-staff,
             optical telescope, star chart, radio telescope, satellite, space-based telescope,
             unmanned probe, robotics)
            Techniques for determining the position of objects in space. (horizontal – azimuth and
             altitude, and equatorial – declination and right ascension)
            Canadian research projects in space science and technology
            Careers (astronauts, astrophysicists, materials technologists, pilots, computer
             programmers)
            Positive and negative effects of scientific and technological development (everyday use,
             military use etc)

								
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