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Introduction iii Keeping a Laboratory Notebook A laboratory notebook is essential for the experimental scientist. In this type of notebook, the results of all the experiments are kept together along

iv Focus on Middle School Astronomy Laboratory Workbook

Contents Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experiment 4 Experiment 5 Experiment 6 Experiment 7 Experiment 8 Experiment 9 Constellations MeasuringDistances LunarandSolarEclipses ModelingtheMoon Mo

vi Focus on Middle School Astronomy Laboratory Workbook

Experiment 1 Constellations 1 Experiment1Constellations Objective Date Hypothesis Materials pencil flashlight Results In the evening on a clear night go outside and, without using a compas

2 Focus on Middle School Astronomy Laboratory Workbook Polaris is the North Star, and when you turn towards Polaris, you are pointing north. It doesnt matter in which direction the Big Dipper is poi

Experiment 1 Constellations 3 Try to locate the Dragon. The Dragon constellation is between the Big Dipper and Little Dipper. head feet Dragon LittleDipper Polaris tail BigDipper On the follo

4 Focus on Middle School Astronomy Laboratory Workbook Draw the Dragon constellation as you observe it. Record your physical location, city, state, or country, whether you are in the Northern or So

Experiment 1 Constellations 5 Conclusions Summarize how easy or difficult it was to find the North Star, the Big Dipper asterism, and the two constellations the Little Dipper and the Dragon. What r

6 Focus on Middle School Astronomy Laboratory Workbook Review Answer the following The word astronomy comes from the Greek word which means and the Greek word which means . The word astronomy m

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