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Republic of the Philippines

RAMON MAGSAYSAY TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY


San Marcelino Campus San Marcelino, Zambales

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ARTS AND SCIENCES SYLLABUS in ASTRONOMY


First Semester, A.Y. 2013 2014

University Vision RMTU shall be a university for sustainable development - a learning and resource center for the development of leaders and entrepreneurs responsive to appropriate and emerging advanced technologies for the sustainable utilization of natural, indigenous and human resources for community-centered development within a dynamic and ever-widening society. University Mission RMTU shall primarily provide instruction, undertake research and extension and provide advanced studies and progressive leadership in agriculture, forestry, engineering, technology, education, arts, sciences, humanities and other fields as may be relevant to the development of the Province. I. COURSE CODE: Nat Sci 5 II. COURSE TITLE: Astronomy III. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course covers the various motions observed in the heavens and the fundamental physical laws that govern them. The course also includes a discussion of the theories behind the formation of the solar system and other astronomical bodies. IV. CREDIT: 3 units (3-hour lecture) V. NUMBER OF CONTACT HOURS PER WEEK: 3 hours VI. PRE-REQUISITE: None VII. GENERAL OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course, the students should be able to: 1. Define astronomy as a unified system of understanding; 2. Analyze the facts of everyday astronomy, important observations and phenomena in the sky; 3. Appreciate several theories and concepts proposed in the past which help explain astronomical observations of the present. VIII. TIME ALLOTMENT: 51 hours 1

IX. COURSE CONTENT:


Expected Outcomes At the end of the unit, the students should be able to: 1. Be familiarized on the thrust of the university, thus giving vivid direction on the course of study; 2. Define astronomy; 3. Determine the scale of the universe; 4. Trace the origin of modern astronomy; 5. Characterize the Earths moon. At the end of the unit, the students should be able to: 1. Identify the members of the solar system; 2. Differentiate the Learning Content (Tasks/Topics) PRELIMINARY PERIOD Teaching Methods/ Techniques Instructional Materials Needed Enrichment Activities Values Development Evaluation Techniques No. of Hours

University VMGO

Interactive discussion

Student manual Chalkboard

Journal writing

Sense of responsibility

Journal entry

I. Introduction A. Astronomy Defined B. Scale of the Universe C. Latitude and Longitude D. Angles in the Sky II. Origin of Modern Astronomy A. Early Astronomy B. The Earth-Moon-Sun System C. The Earth D. Earths Moon MID-TERM PERIOD

Lecturediscussion Film Viewing Video clip showing

Books Lab Manual Slide presentation Graphic organizers Handouts

Research Group activities Journal writing

Inquisitiveness Cooperation Awareness

Quiz Seatwork Recitation Journal entry Research paper

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III. Touring our Solar System A. The Solar System B. The Terrestrial Planets C. The Outer Planets D. Minor Members of the Solar

Lecturediscussion Film Viewing Video clip showing

Books Slide presentation Graphic organizers

Research Group activities Journal writing

Critical thinking Cooperation Honesty Openmindedness

Quiz Seatwork Recitation Journal entry

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planets; At the end of the unit, the students should be able to: 1. Describe the structure of the sun; 2. Explain how sun produces energy; 3. Identify the properties of stars; 4. Analyze the stellar evolution.

System FINAL PERIOD

Reportorial

Handouts

IV. Studying the Sun A. The Study of Light B. Astronomical Tools C. The Sun IV. Beyond our Solar System A. Properties of Stars B. Stellar Evolution C. The Universe

Lecturediscussion Film Viewing Video clip showing Reportorial

Books Slide presentation Graphic organizers Drawing materials

Research Group activities Journal writing

Appreciation of the world Cooperation Honesty

Quiz Seatwork Recitation Journal entry

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Total Number of Hours: 51

X. GRADING SYSTEM Criterion Reference (Absolute Standard) Term examination Quizzes Assignments Research Work Attendance Project 35% 20% 10% 15% 10% 10% ---------100 %

XI. REFERENCES Abastillas, Vivicencio Jr. N. 2000. Introduction to Astronomy. Philippines: Phoenix Publishing House, Inc. Ocampo, Crisanta A., et al. 2006. Physical Sciences: A Reviewer for the Licensure Examination for Teachers. Manila: Philippine Normal University Press. Tarbuck, Edward J. and Lutgens, Frederick K. 2006. Prentice Hall Earth Science. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Pearson Prentice Hall.

Prepared by: DANILO V. ROGAYAN JR. College Instructor

Checked by:

NESTOR Z. RONDINA, Ed.D. Dean, College of Education, Arts & Sciences