Week of June 6th Monday: in class we completed our Before and After Lab: Pre-Activity Discussion
What are some catastrophic events that can affect ecosystems? Floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, pollution, etc.
What effects can catastrophic events have on an ecosystem? Example answers: destroy homes, destroy, or cause food source to leave, pollute or destroy water sources
How can we determine the effects such an event has had on an ecosystem? Some may include surveys and other scientific studies of an area.
Tuesday: In class we completed the Gummy Bear Activity: Measuring the length, width , height (cm) and mass (g) and Density mass/volume g/cm3 and completed the lab discussion questions Nightly Practice: QUIZ Review: The quiz will have questions on succession, competition, invasive species, and natural disasters Facts to remember when studying for the quiz: populations of organisms grow and die. Remember organisms will die if their habitat is destroyed. If habitat changes only those organisms that are able to withstand and survive the change will survive.. If a invasive species is introduced into a community it is INVASIVE and will outcompete with native species. Wednesday: Quiz Ecology Thursday: ELA STARR Testing Friday: Math STARR Testing Nightly Practice: Bring in Rocket bottle Materials for Monday
week of may 30th
Monday May 30th: Memorial Day No school Tuesday May 31st: Do Now Activity 1: The Dynamic Nature of Ecosystems Pre-Activity Discussion
Describe what happens during and immediately after a forest fire.
Coniferous Tree Disperse seeds, Plants and animals, habitat is lost, find new habitat
What are the negative and positive effects of a forest fire?
Animals die, environment suffers, trees die, species may die off, older dead trees are removed so that new trees can grow.
What happens to the burned area over the days, months, and years after a fire?
plants eventually regrow. dead trees decompose into the ground. New seeds are distributed into the land.
How does succession help an ecosystem recover from a disruptive event?
Describe the order of succession for the regrowth of the forest after a fire.
Under what conditions, other than a forest fire, does succession occur?
How does a fire followed by succession affect the species and populations of an ecosystem?
Nightly Practice: Read Accelerated Learning Article: Environmental Change Bring in Materials for Rocket Lab
What are some catastrophic events that can affect ecosystems?
What effects can catastrophic events have on an ecosystem
How can we determine the effects such an event has had on an ecosystem?
Discuss how the scale of a disruptive event effects changes to an ecosystem.
What variables are predictable and which are less predictable that can factor into the effects on an ecosystem after an event?
MONDAY JUNE 6TH
What are some catastrophic events that can affect ecosystems?
What effects can catastrophic events have on an ecosystem?
How can we determine the effects such an event has had on an ecosystem?
Nightly Practice: Study for Quiz on Wednesday. *Predator / Prey Relationships *Invasive Species *Succession Notes/Lab *Natural Disasters
Tuesday June 7th Quiz Review Questions In class we completed the Gummy bear lab Nightly Practice: Review your notes for the Quiz on Wednesday Wednesday: June 8th Quiz on Succession, Invasive Species, Natural Disasters
Thursday: ELA Star Testing Friday: Math Star Testing
MONDAY and Tuesday may 27th owl pellet dissection : Pre-Activity Discussion What do you know about owls? What adaptations do owls have for hunting? What is an owl pellet?
*Read the following article and write a 3 sentence summary in your notebook __ http://www.newsweek.com/2015/05/29/killing-barred-owls-keep-spotted-owls-breathing-332540.html * Watch the following movies about owls
*dissect an owl pellet
The Dynamic Nature of ecosystems
Wednesday May 25th Warm up: Complete the owl Pellet Data Table and Post Discussion Questions POST-ACTIVITY DISCUSSION 1. THE AVERAGE BARN OWL NEEDS A HUNTING RANGE OF 500-2,000 ACRES. THE RANGE WILL VARY WITH THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE OWL. WHAT CAN YOU INFER ABOUT THE PREY POPULATION IN THESE ECOSYSTEMS?
2. WHAT ADAPTATIONS MUST THE PREY ANIMALS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR POPULATIONS UP AND NOT BECOME WIPED OUT BY THE OWLS?
3. IF THERE IS A LARGE NUMBER OF PREY RODENTS, THE NUMBER OF OWLS WILL INCREASE DUE TO A HEALTHY FOOD SOURCE. MORE OWLS FEEDING ON THE RODENTS WILL CAUSE THEIR POPULATION TO DECREASE, WHICH IN TURN WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE OWLS NUMBER TO DECREASE. WOULD YOU EXPECT TO FIND THIS PATTERN IN OTHER ECOSYSTEMS BETWEEN PREDATORS AND PREY? EXPLAIN. Introduction to The Dynamic Nature of Ecosystems Warm
MONDAY: SYMBIOSIS ACTIVITY TUESDAY: POST DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
In the deer and the tick interaction, which is the predator and which is the prey?
Sometimes in symbiotic relationships both organisms are helped. Which interaction had this type of relationship?
Sometimes in symbiotic relationships one organism is helped but the other is neither harmed nor helped. Which interaction had this type of relationship?
What resource are the oak and pine trees fighting for?
Nightly Practice: Tuesday April 12th and Wednesday April 13th Log on to Accelerated Learning and complete the Stemscopedia : Write the following definitions in you Science Notebook: Ecosystem, Population, photosynthesis, adaptation, predator, Food Web. Complete the data table with animals at the bottom of the page and submit answers. DUE THURSDAY
Wednesday April 12th and Thursday April 13th Student Reference Sheet: Scenarios
Scenario 1: A pattern of rain producing multiple heavy storms in the same area cause floodwaters to crest.
Scenario 2: A volcano erupts, sending a plume of ash into the atmosphere for five weeks.
Scenario 3: A severe drought occurs and lasts for multiple consecutive years.
Scenario 4: A tourist attraction of exotic non-native species is built in the area. The company goes out of business and releases all of the animals into the local environment. This introduces a new top level consumer to the environment.
Thursday April 13th Complete Do Now #1 Activity Do Now # 2 Pre Activity Discussion Questions
Quiz on Thursday April 7th
MONDAY April 4th Continue with Do Now # 2 Activity 5. Carefully cut out and observe the male part of the flower. Use the hand lens to observe the smaller structures. 6. Draw each individual part and label them below the drawing of the whole flower. Title this drawing Male Parts. 7. Next, carefully cut out and observe the female parts of the flower. Use the hand lens to observe the smaller structures. 8. Draw each individual part and label them below the drawing of the whole flower. Title this drawing Female Parts. 9. Write a scientific explanation describing how flowers have adapted for successful reproduction.
What structures of the flower did you observe that help in reproduction?
Which part of the flower makes the pollen?
Where in the flower are the ovules located?
What do the ovules make when they mature?
If one plant with both male and female structures and one plant with only one type of sex structure are both planted in a barren field, could you be 100% sure if each plant will be able to reproduce successfully?
TUESDAY: April 5th Complete Do Now #3 Activity Which Behavior Has More Success? Pre-Activity Discussion
How do fish reproduce?
What is this process called?
Why would some fish have reproductive behaviors that include spawning over a period of time?
Why would some fish have reproductive behaviors that include spawning all at once?
How would the presence of an egg-eating predator affect the probability a fish will successfully reproduce?
Nightly Practice Tuesday:
Nightly Practice for Tuesday and Wednesday Night STUDY FOR QUIZ on THURSDAY: STUDY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR LAB NOTEBOOK: *Nature Walk: What are some behaviors used to ensure reproductive Success? *Do Now #1 Video Table Notes: Nesting, Peacock feathers, seed dispersal methods, Bright colors, fragrance *Escopedia Terms: Reproductions, Asexual Reproduction; Budding, Spores, Vegatative Propagation. Sexual Reproduction *Do Now Activity # 2 : Study the parts of a Perfect Flower and their function: Flower Labeling Diagram and Post discussion questions.
Wednesday April 6th Review Lab Post discussion questions Enrichment Article: Choice Reading Review Questions for Quiz
Introductions to New Biology Unit Questions Illuminate: Read the statements made by each of the three students. Write a short explanation of what is correct or incorrect in each statement. Student A: Organisms do not have any factors that affect their growth.
Student B: Environmental factors affect the growth of organisms.
Student C: Genetic factors affect the growth of organisms.
Nightly Practice: Study Notebook and Do Now 1 and 2 for Quiz tomorrow. Use the study guide questions under Tuesday night's homework.
Friday April 8th Warm up: Ask students to take out their notebook / Header on a new Page: Unit: Organisms Interactions in Ecosystems
ILLUMINATE ACTIVITY: Copy down the question from the white board and answer in their notebook
Predator / Prey Relationships 1. What happens to predators when the prey population decreases?
HOOK ACTIVITY: PreparationPrint one Student Handout: Defining Biotic and Abiotic for each group. You may also choose to project the Student Reference Sheet: The Pond for the class to refer to. Write the following on the board or on chart paper:
Make a T-chart, but leave the column headers unlabeled.
Prepare a separate single-column header for a list labeled “Defines the Subject of the Image.”
Prepare a separate single-column header for a list labeled “Interactions.”
Nightly Practice: Complete the Illuminate and Hook Activity Question for homework if you do not finish in class. Both Docs are attached below.
Monday March 28th Illuminate: In this activity, students observe images that present three different methods of plant reproduction. Students choose which they feel is the most effective in increasing overall population. Hook: Observation Walk Pre-Activity Discussion
Why is the reproductive system important to all living things?
All organisms adapt to their environments. What are some ways you can think of that animals have adapted to protect and enhance their means of reproduction?
What about plants?
Tuesday, March 29th
What evidence of reproduction did you find on your walk?
Based on your observations today and throughout your life, what do you think is the dominant form of plant life on Earth?
Nightly Practice: Note book Check this Friday. Log on to Accelerated Learning and take notes on the escopedia: define the following terms: Reproduction, asexual reproduction, binary fission, budding, spores, vegetative propagation, sexual reproduction. Try the matching vocabulary activity. Do not have to do the activity at home on the last slide.
Thursday: March 31, 2016 Field Trip to Museum of Science Boston Nightly Practice: complete you definitions from Escopedia on Accelerated Learning
Friday: April 1st, 2016
Complete # 9 on the card sort. Discuss answers with your friends. Procedure
Observe the entire flower.
Use a hand lens to observe the smaller structures of the flower.
Identify all the parts of the flower using the diagram provided by your teacher.
Draw and label the whole flower in your lab journal. Title this drawing Flower.
week of march 15th
MONDAY: Magnetism Do now #1 Nightly Practice: Complete your Post discussion questions.
Quiz on Friday March 18th
TUESDAY: Electromagetism Activity Do now #2 Quiz on Friday March 18th
WEDNESDAY: Review Magnetism Activity. Complete Electromagnetism Activity. Nightly Practice: Electromagnetsim Activity due Thursday: Answer Questions 1-4 on from you lab sheet. Complete Data Table, Graph Data, Y Axis # of paperclips, X Axis length of wire, Answer Pre-and Post discussion questions. Complete Step # 10 in RACES format. ( hint: Was your prediction correct, what did your data tell you. Use examples (cite evidence from you data table) Restate your results; explain the relationship between length of wire and number of turns.
FRIDAY: Quiz on Magnetism and Electromagnetism Nightly Practice: None
week of february 29th
BRING IN TWO LITER BOTTLES FOR ROCKET LAB !!!!
MONDAY: Pass back Force and Motion Quiz. Started the Relationships between Force, Mass and Acceleration Activity
TUESDAY: Continued with Newton's 1st Law Activity.
Nightly Practice: Accelerated Learning Reading: Watch your Velocity. Try to complete on line but if you can not log on please print out document attached below.
WEDNESDAY: Balanced Forces Activity
Nightly Practice: Lab due tomorrow: Questions 1-4, data table, graph ; x - axis# of turns and y axis the # of paper clips, answer conclusion question # 10 in RACES format. THURSDAY: Relationship between Force, Mass and Acceleration Activity
Nightly Practice: Vector Worksheet due
FRIDAY: Continue F=MA Activity
Nightly Practice: F=MA Packet Due Tuesday QUiz Thursday March 10th
Monday: In Library Completing Career Survey with Mrs. Metcalf Nightly Practice: Review Guide for Newton's 3rd law of motion Due Wednesday. Tuesday: Review Newton's 3rd Law Activity. Start Magnetism Activity Nightly Practice; Complete lab for homework and Complete Review Guide Questions for homework Wednesday: Complete Magnetism Activity. Review Answers for Quiz Review Guide Nightly Practice: Study for quiz . Use your review guide, class notes and activiities Thursday: Newton's 3rd Law of Motion Quiz. Read a Science Article when complete Friday:
week of february 1
Week of February 8th NEWTON's 3 Laws of motion quiz postponed until after February Break Monday: Snow Snow Snow ...No School Nightly Practice: bring in your green sled materials Tuesday: We will complete our Newton's 3 laws of Motion Activity Today] Wednesday: Sled Building in Class today Thursday: Newton's 3 laws of motion lab due today: Sled Building in class today Friday: Sled Race Today, STEM Activities
SCIENCE IS FUN
MONDAY: Bring in your repurposed / recycled materials for the Green Sled Challenge. All materials are due by this Friday 2/5. We will be building the sled in class on Monday 2/8 , Tuesday 2/9. We hope to have the competition on 2/12 if there is snow. Otherwise we will have the competition after vacation. In class today we reviewed force notes. Power point and Fill - in notes attached below
TUESDAY: Completed Fill in notes and next we reviewed our Mass vs Weight Reading Notes. We started our Accelerated Learning Do Now #1 Activity.
Nightly Practice: Bring in your Sled Materials by Friday:
WEDNESDAY: Do Now AL Activity # 1 Continued. Nightly Practice: Complete your Forces and Motion Graphic Organizer questions 1-12. Make sure you have the first few pages completed as well. All answers should be completed. Remember to use elaboration and lots of details with your answers. Next work on your Accelerated Learning Reading Assignment: Newton's three laws of Motion DUE Friday. Extra copies Attached Below
THURSDAY: Do Now #2 Accelerated Learning Activity
Nightly Practice: Complete your AL Reading Assignment online. Extra copy attached below if you are having a hard time logging on. FRIDAY: Do Now #2 Accelerated Learning Activity Quiz on Newton's 3 laws of Motion Thursday February 11th
Watch the last 15 minutes of the National Geographic Video on YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVIigCMhCZc
THURSDAY: Introduction to Forces of Motion Nightly Practice: None
FRIDAY: Forces of Motion, Illuminate and HOOK Activity Nightly Practice: None
week of january 19th
que MONDAY: No School TUESDAY: Quiz Seasons and Eclipses WEDNESDAY: Special Guest: Mr. Scott: Moon Presentation w/ moon rocks END OF UNIT ASSESSMENT ON MONDAY JANUARY 25TH THURSDAY: Review Eclipse Quiz. Formation of the Solar System : Discovery Activity go to www.discoveryeducation.com, Type in username from class example: username: barronja password: discovery click on Assignments click on Formation of the Solar System Activity 1 questions:
How did the solar system form and what forces were involved?
Why do the eight planets in our solar system have different sizes and compositions?
...watch videos and answer questions)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kay2-F8uXPo comparing the inner and outer planets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b878DNyBuHE Due Monday. Nightly Practice: quiz corrections and Parent signature: Start your review for your end of unit assessment: Rotation, Revolution, Solar System, Galaxy, Universe, Moon Phases, Solar System, Eclipses, Seasons Review old quizzes. FRIDAY: Discussion: formation of the Solar System: Start End of Unit Assessment Packet
Nightly Practice: Study for the End of Unit Assessment on Monday January 25th
MONDAY: TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY:
MONDAY: Students received feedback from their Patterns of Motion quiz, Next we discussed and hand in our Seasons Activity # 2 from last week. We began our next seasons lab, Activity # 3 from the Sun, Earth, Moon Unit.
Nightly Practice: Quiz on Eclipses and Seasons on Tuesday 1/19
TUESDAY: Graphing Skills Seasons Activity #3
Nightly Practice: Seasons Poster due Thursday. Rubric Attached below Quiz on Eclipses and Seasons on Tuesday 1/19
WEDNESDAY: Seasons review in class. Seasons Activity # 4
Nightly Practice: Seasons Poster Due Wednesday. Rubric Attached below Quiz on Eclipses and Seasons on Tueday 1/19
MONDAY: In class today we recorded information about Lunar and Solar Eclipses. Next we started modeling, observing and illustrating Eclipses in out Lab Journals. Eclipse notes attached below.
NIGHTLY PRACTICE : NONE
TUESDAY: Continue working on Modeling Eclipses
Nightly Practice: Complete Eclipse Lab for homework. Eclipse lab data sheet questions Accelerated Learning Reading Assignment : The Universe due Thursday WEDNESDAY: Collect Eclipse Lab . Eclipse Review workshop. Watch Video on Eclipses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRgua7xceDA
Nightly Practice: Accelerated Learning Reading Assignment : The Universe ANOTHER VIDEO http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.eiu.totaleclipse/total-solar-eclipse-animation/ THURSDAY: FRIDAY:
FRIDAY: In class we reviewed the phases of the moon and watched a video on Sidereal, Synodic Lunar Cycles .
Nightly Practice: Accelerated Learning. Reading due Monday. Moon Phases https://n11099d39416.acceleratelearning.com/login STUDY FOR QUIZ ON TUESDAY: USE YOUR REVIEW GUIDE, MOON PHASES HAND WRITTEN NOTES AND YOUR MOON PHASES DEFINITION SHEET. BE SURE YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVOLUTION AND ROTATION. SYNODIC AND SIDEREAL LUNAR CYCLES.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 7TH MONDAY: we reviewed for the quiz on Wednesday Nightly Practice: Study for Quiz
TUESDAY: In class we completed the Orbital Velocity Activity Nightly Practice: Study for Solar System Quiz and make sure your lab is complete with: Focus Question, Hypothesis, Data Table and Concluding statement in RACES format.
WEDNESDAY: Solar System Quiz Nightly Practice: None
THURSDAY: Today in class we built a model of our Galaxy the Milky Way. Next we developed a paragraph describing the relationship between our SEM system and our galaxy. Use all of the following terms in your paragraph. Galaxy, Solar System, Sun Earth, Moon, 200 Billion, 24 hrs, 365 1/4 days, 27.3 days, Orbit (revolve), Rotation
Nightly Practice: Complete your paragraph for homework FRIDAY:
week of november 30th
MONDAY: In class we reviewed our measurement skills using a metric ruler. (millimeters, centimeters and meters) Next we began our Solar System Scale Model Using Paper and string. Scale factor was 1/10,000 Here's a link to a great website if you would like to explore more information about our Solar System http://www.windows2universe.org/our_solar_system/moons_table.html
Nightly Practice: None
TUESDAY: In class we continued to work on our Solar System Model Nightly Practice: Accelerated Learning Project Reading Assignment Due Thursday copy and past link below for the accelerated learning webpage https://n11099d39416.acceleratelearning.com/login
WEDNESDAY: Solar System Model Activity Continued Nightly Practice: Accelerated Learning reading assignment and the Solar System Model are due on Thursday
THURSDAY: in class today we reviewed our Solar System Model Nightly Practice: None FRIDAY: Discuss the following ideas with the members at your table. View the table of Planets and their orbiting speed. Next create a statement about why they have the speed they do. Design an experiment using a piece of string, 4 washers and a timer Create a data table to collect data.
Quiz on Solar System on Wednesday December 9th ! Nightly Practice: Complete your Review guide and watch the video on Tides. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlWpFLfLFBI
MONDAY: In class we continued with the Tidal Activity. Additional copies of the Activity Questions attached below this weeks agenda. Nightly Practice: Complete your Tidal Activity Questions and Post Discussion questions for homework tonight.
TUESDAY: In class we reviewed our Tidal Activity and reinforced our understanding of the Sun Earth Moon (SEM) relationship on Tides by watching the Tide Film. Things to Review for Quiz the week after Thanksgiving. Rotation, Revolution, Moons role on high and low tides. Prediction Tides. Diagram Spring and Neap Tides Review this video some time over the weekend.
Enrichment: JPL Solar System Simulator: A Web-based activity providing students an opportunity to change a variety of variables to observe the current position of the planets of the solar system from different angles and perspectives. http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/ • SOHO: Observe a near real-time view of the Sun using data from the SOHO spacecraft. http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/hmi_igr/512/ • JPL KIDS: A Web site containing a wealth of fun games and activities dealing with the solar system. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm
Nightly Practice: None TUESDAY: Warm up: Complete The Pull of Gravity Activity along with your post discussion questions. (must be complete by Wednesday) Watch: How the Universe Began on Discoveryeducation.com Discovery Learning
Nightly Practice: Log on to Accelerated Learning and complete the Vocabulary Graphic Organizer for homework. Due Thursday https://ali3.acceleratelearning.com/
WEDNESDAY: Gravity Post Activity Questions. In class we reviewed the Gravity Activity and watched a short film about Tides.
THURSDAY: Introduction to Class DOJO. Make sure you sign up and show the page to your parents. Signature page due Monday. In class we started building our Tides model.
FRIDAY: Continue with your Solar System Tides Activity.
Nightly Practice: Complete your Tides Activity for Homework.
Week of November 9th Introduction to Earth and Space Unit Monday: Earth and Space Pre-assessment Nightly Practice: Clean out your binder. No Weather documents in binder.
Tuesday: In class we completed our Illuminate and Hook questions on our Solar System Graphic Organizer. We view the YouTube video. A tour through our Solar System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evWeRHMwSu0
Nightly Practice: None
Wednesday: No School
Thursday: In class we completed our hook questions on our graphic organizer and started Do Now Activity 1 : the Tango Attraction.
Friday: Do Now Activity 1: Tango Attraction Nightly practice: Complete your post discussion questions for the Tango Attraction Activity for monday.
Week of November 2nd Monday in class we completed the convection currents activity
Nightly Practice: Check you email for a study guide for the End of Unit Assessment on Thursday. Review your Quizzes and Activities for all 4 Units we studied during semester 1.
Tuesday in class we completed Hurricanes Activity Focus Question: How is thermal energy absorbed by the ocean water along the equator moved toward the pole? A. Storms (hurricanes) carry warm air and water away from the Equatorial tropical waters and towards the Poles.
Hurricanes lose energy when the reach land and cold water temperatures.
El Nino brings warm winds and ocean surface waters towards South America. The currents bring warm tropical weather including heavy rainfall. Indonesia is left with Deep, Dense Cold water rising to the surface which in turn leaves the country with dry climate.
Nightly Practice: Complete Units 1 and 2 in the study guide packet, review your quizzes and labs
Wednesday: Review for End of Unit Assessment Nightly Practice: Study for End of Unit Assessment
Thursday: End of Unit Assessment Nightly Practice: None
Friday: Introduction to Earth and Space Science Unit No Nightly Practice
MONDAY: Introduction to Oceans Influence on Weather and Climate Unit. HOOK and Pre-Activity Discussion Questions to Absorbing Heat Activity. Pass back Predicting Weather Quizzes
NIGHTLY PRACTICE: None
TUESDAY: Absorbing heat Activity Absorbing the Heat Activity 1. Focus Question: Does water store and slowly release thermal energy?
2. Ocean temperatures do affect our well being.
3. Variables: (things that change or VARY) Control Variables: wattage lamp, amount of water, distance from beaker (20cm), time (5minutes) Dependent Variables (affected by the independent) Temperature of the material. Independent Variables: (I Change) scientist…. Materials (medium) sand, water, air.
4. Hypothesis: I predict the _______will heat up the fastest and the _______ will cool down the fastest
5. Collect Data 6. Write your RACES response for homework? Does water store and slowly release thermal energy?
Complete Absorbing Heat Activity.
Nightly Practice: WEDNESDAY: Global Air Conditioning Activity To locate the videos search for NASA; within the NASA homepage, search for hurricanes; select videos on the left; and scroll down until you find the numbered videos. Click on 01: Hurricanes, then click on Download Video. Repeat with videos 20: Under the Hood, 22: The Hurricane Heat Engine, 27: Death of a Hurricane, and 32: Benefits of Hurricanes.
Nightly Practice: Accelerated Learning Reading: The Gulf Stream Due Friday https://n11099d39416.acceleratelearning.com/login
THURSDAY: Today in class we reviewed our Lab and Quiz. Nightly Practice: Remember to log onto accelerated learning. Link in Thursday Night's homework. Reading assignment attached below and in your email if you cannot log on.
Monday: In class today we worked on the last Activity of the Unit. Tracking Hurricanes. We plotted points and completed the data table creating predictions and alerts for the hurricane's movement across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Caribbean.
Nightly Practice: Complete the plot, questions 5-10 and data table for Activity #3 Storm Trackers. extra copies attached below
Tuesday: Team Building Field Trip at Cole Middle School
Nightly Practice: Complete the plot, questions 5-10 and data table for Activity #3 Storm Trackers
Wednesday: Reviewed Storm Trackers Lab Questions and completed Post Reflection Questions.
Nightly Practice: Study for Quiz this Friday, Weather Fronts, Predicting Probability, Hurricane Tracking
Thursday: Review for Quiz Review Questions for the Quiz on Friday October 22. Please review your 3 Activities from the Predicting Weather Unit along with the Graphic Organizer Pre/Post Discussion Questions.
1. The weather reports calls for clouds, drizzle and temperatures to fall 20 degrees over night. What conditions are causing the change in weather?
2. A Hurricane just hit the city of Miami and was down graded to Tropical Storm status. Why has this occurred?
3. Scientist received 10 prediction models for a possible hurricane to make landfall. 2 have been predicted to hit New Orleans. What is the probability of the hurricane to make landfall in New Orleans? (Show your work)
4. The sun is shining this morning however, a low pressure system is arriving from the South. How will the weather change over the next 24hour period?
5. What are some of the tools meteorologist’s use to predict weather? Why is weather so hard to predict?
Nightly Practice: Study for Quiz Friday: Predicting Weather Quiz
Nightly Practice: Log on to Accelerated Learning. YOur password is on your agenda. Copy and paste the link https://n11099d39416.acceleratelearning.com/login complete the Reading assignment due 10/16
Thursday: Complete Activity #2 Storm Tracker along with your Pre and Post discussion questions
Nightly Practice: Log on to Accelerated Learning. Your password is on your agenda. Copy and paste the link https://n11099d39416.acceleratelearning.com/login complete the Reading assignment due 10/16 Friday: Predicting Weather Activity #3.
Nightly Practice: Complete Packet Due on Monday Except the POST ACTIVITY STORM TRACKER QUESTIONS> we will complete them in class on Monday.
A Quiz is scheduled for next Thursday, October 22 on the Predicting Weather Unit. (Be sure to study your packet. Be prepared to track weather using fronts (Activity #1) , test the probability of a hurricane hitting Florida (Activity #2) and plot hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean (Activity #3)
MONDAY: in class we reviewed the Activity #3 discussion questions and looked over the Quiz Review Guide. Please check your email or download an additional copy of the study guide from the documents attachted below. Nightly Practice: Study for Water in the Atmospher Quiz
TUESDAY: Quiz Today. Nightly Practice: None
WEDNESDAY: Introduction to Predicting Weather Unit Nightly Practice: Watch a weather report on TV or the internet. Document information about the air temperature, cloud cover, air pressure and fronts _ THURSDAY: Introduction to Acitvity #1 Predicting Weather
Monday: Water Cycle Cartoon Passed back. Discussion re: Water in the Atmosphere Activity #1 from last Friday. Nightly Practice: WEather Report Tuesday: Activty #2 Maps and Weather Nightly Practice: Local Weather Report if you did not do one for last nights homework. Wednesday: How do currents affect weather and climate? Warm currents lead to lots of evaporation and brings warm air and rain Cold Currents have less evaporation and less water in the atmosphere and therefore very little precipitation
Activity # 2 Maps and Weather Continued
How does being close to an ocean affect the weather?
How does being far away from an ocean affect the weather?
How do ocean currents affect the weather in your area?
Hurricane Reading Discussion. Nightly Practice: Complete Hurricane Reading questions if you did not complete them in class
Thursday: What are the condition that need to be met in order for a hurricane to form? OCEAN TEMPS 80F, LOW WINDS IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WARM, MOIST AIR.FORM IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, 74 MPH OR FASTER.
Hurricane Jaquin.... Cold Fronts, Warm Fronts, Air Pressure Discussion. DO NOT FORGET TO LOOK AT THE POWERPOINT I EMAILED YOU ON WEDNESDAY. Do now Activity #3 Nightly Practice: Watch the Bill Nye Video on Weather & Climate. Video attached below. Record 10 facts from the video for homework. Friday: Do now Activity #3 Nightly practice: Quiz Next Wednesday.
Monday: Water Cycle Cartoon passed back. Review results from Water in the Atmosphere Do now Activity. Weather Report Review. Lunar Eclipse Discussion. Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:
Monday: Pass back Water Cycle Cartoon. Review Weather Reports. Discuss results from Do Now # 1 Activity from Friday's Class. Begin Now # Nightly Practice: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:
Week of September 15th
Monday: No School
Nightly Practice: Do Now Water cycle Conclusion questios Answer the following questions in your lab journal:
a. What occurred in the bag covering the leaves of the plant?
b. What mechanism of the water cycle is this?
c. What would have happened if the bag had ot been over the leaves?
d. Describe what happened in the bag with sand and water?
e. What mechanisms of the water cycle are you able to identify in this activity?
f. Where did the energy in these systems come from?
g. What mechanisms were you not able to observe?
Tuesday: Review conclusio questions and enrichment reading assignment. Start Activity #2 Water Cycle
Nightly Practice: Study your vocab terms Water Cycle Quiz on Monday
Wednesday: Activity #2 Answer the following questions on the back of your labsheet: 8. a. Compare your journey with another student in class. What were some similarities betweeen your two journeys? b. Explain what causes the water to move through the cycle? c. Describe why you may have traveled to the sam estaion many times.Why would this happen in nature?
Thursday: Water Cycle Cartoon Activity, Review for quiz on Monday SOLID, LIQUID, and GAS are the phases of Matter. Sun heats water molecules expand...become less dense therefore rise.....Turn into a gas... High elevation...cool air CONDENSES and turns back to a liquid Suns Energy Heats Water. water Vapor....COOLS and CONDENSES when it travels to higher elevations. Gravity: carries it back to earth
Nightly Practice : Work on your Cartoon (due Monday) Study for Water Cycle Quiz on MONDAY
Friday: Review questions for Activity #2. Cartoon Work. Mini Video Quiz Water Cycle changed to MONDAY. OPEN ENDED QUESTION PRACTICE
Nightly Practice: Complete Cartoon and study for quiz. Use your vocab sheet, your Water Cycle Game sheet, classroom notes and your RACES constructed response sheet to study.
week of Sept 7th
MONDAY: NO SCHOOL HAPPY LABOR DAY TUESDAY: FINISH CLASSROOM POLICIES. INTRODUCTION TO THE WATER CYCLE NIGHTLY PRACTICE: Log on to https://n11099d39416.acceleratelearning.com/login Username: The student email address without the @student.egsd.net (for example, psmith665) Password: The same password students use to login into school computers Do not worry if you did not get your log in today. I will give it to you tomrrow in class.
WEDNESDAY: In class we will continue to explore the Water Cycle. We will answer questions and complete a vocabulary matching foldable.
NIGHTLY PRACTICE: Try to log on to Accelerated Learning. Link above THURSDAY: Do Now #1.
NIGHTLY PRACTICE: complete the reading assignment on acclerated learning. Next watch the youtube video on the Water Cycle: