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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.

                   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

                   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.

            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.

            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
            Positive and negative effects of scientific and technological development (everyday use,
             military use etc)

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