1. Our place in the universe
a. The modern view of the universe
1) What is our Sun and what is its role in the solar system?
a. The Sun is a fairly ordinary but large star.
b. The Sun is the focal point of our solar system, because all of the planets orbit the Sun.
2) What is our Milky Way galaxy and the sun’s position in it?
a. The Milky Way galaxy is where our solar system is located in the universe.
b. The Milky Way galaxy is home to over 100 billion stars and the Sun is one of those stars.
3) What is the Big Bang and what does it say about the age of the universe?
a. The Big Bang is when the …show more content…
a. The Moon changes phases because of the position it is in orbit.
b. The Moon moves by orbiting the Earth and rotating on it’s axis at the same time.
b. What is the science of astronomy? 1. What are the roots of science? a.) Science began as basic observations. b.) After careful observations people would make analytical guesses, hypotheses, or theories as to why or how the phenomena happened. 2. How is science used in astronomy? a.) Science is used in astronomy by observing natural phenomena. b.) Theories are made from the observations. c.) Theories are tested repeatedly to see if the results can be proven or disproven.
c. What is the scientific method and how does it relate to the science of astronomy? 1. What is the scientific method? a.) The scientific method is a five step process. b.) The five steps include observe, question, hypothesis, predict, and test. 2. How is the scientific method related or used in the science of astronomy. a.) The scientific method somewhat began with trying to understand the “heavens”. b.) The scientific method is used in astronomy by applying it to the method to the universe.
d. Who was Aristotle and what was his relationship to the science of astronomy? 1. Who was Aristotle? a.) Aristotle was a very