Science Study Guide

Topics: Sun, Corona, Star Pages: 4 (618 words) Published: April 20, 2013
Astronomy Review

* The quiz will be similar in format to the first quiz we had in physics. For most questions you can choose the most appropriate way to answer, sentences, point form, calculation, graphic organizer.

Major concepts to understand:
* The Big Bang Theory
* The Nebular model
* The galaxy
* The solar system (including the planets)
* Distances in space
* Our Sun (layers and solar events)
* General properties of stars (luminosity, heat)
* H-R Diagrams and what they mean
* Two types of telescopes (reflecting & refracting)
* The key scientists (Ptolemy, Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, Halley, Hawking & Oort) **Those in bold have been covered since the winter break and will be the main focus of the quiz.


Studying science is like studying a new language. Including the terms from before the holiday we have studied more than 40 new vocabulary words this unit. You need to really know and understand these terms. You need to be able to read a question that includes the words and understand the meaning of the question. Review vocabulary regularly; do not try to memorize the vocabulary the night before!

Level 5–6 Questions:
* Remember these questions will generally include something new that you have not seen before, but that you should be able to answer from what you have learned in class. * The key to your answer here is that you are showing a depth of understanding of the scientific concepts that we have learned. * In practicing for level 5-6 questions to make comparisons between the different topics we have discussed. See where similarities and differences lie. Which of these do you think is really important and why. Ask yourself if you know why and how things happen the way they do. If you understand the whys and hows you should be well placed for the level 5-6 questions. * Remember this exam covers both units. These units are related so you...
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