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Day 77: History of Astronomy – Day 2 December 11, 2006

Posted by Admin in Astronomy, Homework, Test.
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Monday included more work on the History of Astronomy presentations that were started in class on Friday. These presentations will serve as the final assessment of the semester, counting as a 30-point test. See the full Directions and Scoring Rubric.

After completing the research notes (with at least three sources cited – including one or more books), students began construction of their posters or PowerPoint presentations. Tomorrow we will continue with another work day. All presentations are due during the scheduled finals period. Periods 6, 2, 4, and 7 will meet in that order on Wednesday, periods 1, 3, 5, 8 will meet in that order on Thursday. Any student who misses their scheduled finals period is required to make up their presentation on January 2nd or face a zero.

A few reminders if you are doing a PowerPoint presentation:

  • Save as a file with your last name and period in the title. For example, if I was in 6th hour, my file name would be 6Gontesky.ppt
  • Store it on a USB Flash Drive, burn it to a CD, or email it to me at jgontesky@mail.tong464.k12.ks.us
  • Remember to keep the wording limited – you only want a few words per slide since your classmates will be taking notes. If you have too many words, they won’t be able to take the notes in 2-4 minutes.
  • Email or supply me with at least one or two slides at least a day before your presentation so we can double-check that your file is fully functional! I’ve already received several that work wonderfully, but the worst feeling in the world would be to show up on the day of the final and not have a file that worked!

Regardless of the type of presentation you are doing (Poster or PowerPoint) don’t forget these essentials:

  • At least three different main points per person
  • Each person will present for at least one minute
  • Each pair of students will have a maximum of four minutes to present
  • Your notes must include at least three citations, including at least one book

Any questions: Don’t hesitate to email or call me! I’ll be in early tomorrow (by 7:15) and will be staying late (4:30-5) to help anyone who needs it.

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