Today we compacted for Science so I may not have seen some of you today since you may have been with another teacher. Remember to try and start on your project this weekend if you know who you are working with (if you chose to have a partner) and what each of you are responsible for.
HW: Work on Project!
Today we took a quick quiz over air pressure and air composition. We also got our project hand outs that we will be working on for the next couple of weeks. You may work with a partner, just know that they MUST have the same storm as you, the same period as you, and you both are equally responsible for the different components of the project.
HW: Work on the project! Due February 12th
We are compacting tomorrow, so I will see most of you on Monday!
Today we went over air pressure and why there is LOW pressure, LOW density, and LOW temperatures near the top of the atmosphere, but there is HIGH pressure, HIGH density, and HIGH temperatures where we live. We also completed our air pressure lab as well that you can try at home if you want!
Since we lit a candle, it caused all the oxygen to be used up and just leave nitrogen and carbon dioxide in the glass. These are two gases that are not very dense, which caused them to rise in the glass. When they rise in the glass, it sucks everything else up with it. This includes the water and even the paper plate! You can see that almost all of the water was sucked into the glass and even the paper plate was vacuumed to the jar.
HW: Finish your lab sheet if you have not already done so. Short quiz over air composition and air pressure tomorrow. Unit 5/6 folder is due TOMORROW!!
Today we went over climate vs. weather. Just think of climate as your personality (your overall self) and weather as your mood (temporary). We discussed the difference between the two, did a gallery walk to see if we understood, and also watched a couple brainpops to make sure we were also getting the material.
HW: Make sure you finish your Climate vs. Weather sheet if you haven't already. Watch the video below and fill in your 'Air Pressure' notes
Unit 5/6 Folder is due by THURSDAY! (1st and 2nd period you should have already turned in your essay)
Homeroom: Make sure you bring in Box Tops again for our Spring box top collection!!!!!!!!
Today we completed Unit 7 Vocabulary. Make sure if you did not finish it, that you finish it TONIGHT!
HW: Watch the video below and fill in your guided notes. You only need to fill in the front section of your notes.
Unit 5/6 Folder is due by THURSDAY!
Today we took our Unit 6 Test on Oceanography and also our pretest on Unit 7. The grades are already in the gradebook so you can take a look at that this weekend. We will be starting Unit 7 on Meteorology on MONDAY so look forward to that :)
HW: 1st and 2nd period: Essay is due MONDAY!!
I will be collecting your Unit 6 Folder next week so make sure you get it organized.
Today we finished our Unit 6 Study Guide and also played a couple review games. Remember your Unit 6 Test is TOMORROW!
HW: STUDY! Unit 6 Test TOMORROW!
1st and 2nd period: Essay is due MONDAY!
Your assignment for today:
1. Go to www.explorelearning.com
Go to the 'Tides' gizmo and answer the questions at the bottom after you have played around with the gizmo
2. Tides video and quick quiz: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-climate/tides.htm
3. Currents game (get to at least level 6): http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ocean-currents/en/#
4. Flashcard game: http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_3/elUcj.htm
5. Practice Quiz: http://kudzuacres.com/wwow/quandry/wavesetc.htm
HW: Study for your Unit 6 Test FRIDAY!!!!
Your assignment today:
Write 5 paragraphs (yes, 5 paragraphs including an introduction and a conclusion) explaining the following:
What oceans border North America?
How has this affected us (historically, economically, politically, climatologically (weather), etc.)?
Make sure you brainstorm FRIST, write down resources, make a final draft. This is due MONDAY 1/25/16 and counts as a test grade
HW: Work on Essay. Unit 6 Test FRIDAY!!
Today we had compacting for Science so chances are you did not have me for Science today with the exception for a few of you :)
HW: Bring headphones for the lab tomorrow!
Unit 6 Test will be FRIDAY!! Make sure you are studying
Today we reviewed waves and tides by watching the brainpop on tides. We also took our quiz on waves and tides and started on our tides gizmo. Tuesday we will be compacting for Science so make sure you report to Ms. Dudek FIRST and she will tell you where to go for Science.
Update on Turner Field: I e-mailed the event coordinators to schedule a time when the following students could possibly run the field since they INSIST that water molecules move in a wave, we will run around the field (like the crazy people we sound like) when it is time to do the wave. Of course, the rest of my students KNOW that water molecules just move in a small circle (just like standing up and sitting down during the 'wave' at a Braves game).
HW: 1st and 2nd Period: Finish the Gizmo on tides
3rd period: No homework
Today we went over waves and tides, practice a little so we can see when we have high and low tides. The power point is below so you can review it if you need to.
HW: STUDY for a short quiz on waves and tides tomorrow. Finish the El Nino sheet and also the tides matching sheet.
Today we took a short quiz on current, went over our homework, and also completed a lab on currents!
HW: Complete your Lab Sheet, including the questions and graph
Green salt water was added to fresh water. The green water settled at the bottom. Which is denser, fresh or salt water?
Cold blue water was added to hot water. The blue water settled at the bottom. Which is denser, cold or hot water?
Hot red water was added to cold water. The red water mixed in with the cold water. Which is denser, hot or cold water?
Today we went over surface and deep ocean currents, watched a brainpop about currents, and got started on our homework. Did you know that surface currents effect climate??
HW: Finish the temperature effects and surface waves sheet.
Study for a short quiz on currents tomorrow too!
Today we FINALLY got to make 3D model of the ocean floor. Thank you SO much to all the parents who donated massive amounts of play-dough so that way each student was supplied with one play-dough tub. They turned out great and everyone enjoyed making their learning come to life.
HW: Watch the 'Currents' video below and fill out the front page of your notes. Be sure to have them filled in tomorrow :)
Today we took our quiz over the ocean floor and some vocabulary for Unit 6. Great job to 2nd period who took the AC quiz and did very well! The grades are now in the gradebook so make sure you check it out. Monday we will FINALLY be making our 3D models of the ocean floor using play dough that students have brought it (thank you guys SO much!)
Bill Wagner mentioned that we can create diamonds using compressed carbon yesterday during his lesson with 2nd period. I wanted to let the rest of the periods know that you can now be made into a diamond when you pass. Pretty morbid, but pretty cool science! Here is the link, they are pretty expensive :)
HW: None :) Have a wonderful weekend
Make sure to bring back your SIGNED report card and a possible probation letter if you are in AC and received below an 80% in a class.
Today we had the pleasure of having Bill Wagner from the Georgia Geology department come speak to our class about the rock cycle and also rocks that we can find in Georgia!
HW: Study for your quiz tomorrow! We will be taking a quiz over the topography of the ocean floor. Make sure you know your vocabulary.
Complete these assignments IN ORDER
1. Performance Tasks (the sheet is attached in case you lost your copy)
2. Go here and hear about the ocean floor: http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/518/deploy/interface.html
3. Go here and play the game to see if you can get the high score:
Write down your highest score on a piece of paper
4. Go here and explore the different levels of the Ocean and collect data:
From this link answer the following questions on a scrap sheet of paper to be turned in at the end of the period:
. a. As you go deeper into the ocean, does temperature increase or decrease?
b. As you go deeper into the ocean, does the amount of light increase or decrease?
c. What ocean floor feature would include the deepest part of our ocean?
d. Which ocean floor feature is formed by a divergent boundary?
5. Go to this link and watch this short video:
6. Complete the desalination sheet for homework
Welcome back! I hope that you enjoyed your first day back from break. I can't believe we only have 18 weeks of school left.
Today we looked back at Finding Nemo to see if we could find any more topographic features that they included in the last part of the movie. We also went over the main features that you will need to know for your quiz later on this week.
HW: Watch the video below and fill in your notes (FRONT AND BACK!)
Remember to bring play-dough for Friday!
Happy New Year!!! Hopefully you have enjoyed your break as much as I have. What crazy weather we are having with the temperature changes and inconsistency. Luckily after Oceanography, we will be getting into meteorology and learn a little more about why we may be having the weather we are having.
HW: Remember performance tasks are due TOMORROW! Also please bring in play-dough if you can.