This file includes Guiding Questions signs to post next to the Key Understandings for CSCOPE 8th grade Science Units 10 and 11 over Space Science.
Guiding Questions include:
•Why is a light year a unit of distance rather than time?
•Why do we need to use light years as a way of measuring cosmic distances?
•What is the speed of light?
•How are light years used to measure distances in the universe?
•What is a theory?
•What is the theory of the Big Bang?
•Why do some scientists believe that the universe is expanding?
•Why do scientists revise theories?
•How are galaxies classified?
•Where is our Sun located in the Milky Way galaxy?
•What characteristics are used to classify stars?
•How are stars classified on an H-R diagram?
•Once a star has been identified as a main sequence star, will it always remain in that area on an H-R diagram?
•What factor determines the life cycle a star will have?
•How is the life cycle of a main sequence star different from the life cycle of a massive star?
•How is our Sun classified as a star?
•What star is closest to Earth?
•What is a wave, and what are its main parts and properties?
•What is the pattern between frequency of a wave and its wavelength?
•What is a spectroscope, and what can it tell us about the properties of objects in the universe?
•Why is the electromagnetic spectrum an important tool for studying the components of the universe?
•How are light waves used to gain information about components in the universe?