Welcome Back 2017: I hope you all had a great Winter Break! In quarter 3 we will be finishing our study of the Earth's waters and the water cycle. We will be connecting with the atmosphere to understand climate and weather factors. We will be studying how the Earth is heated and regulates heat. We will be studying the concept of global warming and the reasons for the seasons.
Week 1: Jan 9-13
We will be reviewing the concepts of the water cycle - vocab list #7 was due in December. Students will have another copy of this list to study for a test on Friday.
We will be reviewing the bottom of the ocean floor. The diagrams of the subtopography need to be reviewed. We will quiz on these Friday as well.
Start to work on list #9 (fresh water terms) and study any notes from class.
Week 2: Jan 17-20
This week we continued reviewing tides, and finished with water cycle concepts. We read a play, played a game, and wrote an essay.
Continue to finish list #9 , read notes and study questions and answers on E19 and E25.
Spelling words: 1. precipitation 2. condensation 3. evaporation 4. transpiration 5. hydrologic cycle 6. Atlantic Ocean 7. Pacific Ocean
8. Arctic Ocean 9. Antarctic Ocean 10. Indian Ocean
Week 3: Jan 23-27: See LIST 9 under More -Vocabulary under last tab on web site front page
Monday: We are studying percents and availability of fresh water./ water pollution- Study E19-E25 and vocab to get ready for Friday Hydrology test.
Tuesday We are studying ground water. List 9 is due Friday. a test on list 9 will be Friday.
Wednesday: Quiz waves, currents, tides. Finish fresh water- wetlands, rivers,
Thursday : Glaciers- How the Earth is heated- Are glaciers melting?
Friday- Spelling list , Vocab 9 , fresh and ocean question test. (hydrology test moved to the week after next)
Week 4: Jan 30-Feb 3: So many students are sick. We are having the hydrology test next week Feb 7 due to so many absences.
Monday- Friday This week we are studying climate change. We are looking at evidence in class from articles, lab data, data from NASA and writing down our evidence that we see to answer Why is the Arctic Ice melting? We will construct an argumentative essay when we are done to answer this question. Continue to study notes on water (E19 and E25 and notes). New list #10 on atmosphere has been given out. Students are to work on these. There are no test this week. Students have been instructed to bring in 2 litter, empty, clear and clean bottles with the cap. I am also collecting unbent aluminum soda cans (please rinse out). These are for air pressure demonstrations next week.
Week 5: Feb 6- 10:
Monday: We will use our evidence collected last week and write an argumentative essay. We are also finishing the observation lab set up.
Tuesday: Test on hydrology (ocean, water cycle, and fresh water questions)- I will be out at a meeting: continue to finish vocab list 10
Wed: The atmosphere continued: layers and pressure, air movement
Thurs: local and global winds
Friday: air masses
Week 7: Feb 13-17
This week we will finish meteorology part 1 (air and atmosphere) and move into meterology part 2 (Fronts and storms).
Test on part 1 will be toward the end of the week before break. Also test on list #10. List #10 will be due the day of the test.
Week 8: Feb 27-March 3
We are working on air masses, and fronts this week. Relative humidity and precipitation types. Read and study E 28-31 and finish list #11. Diagram test on global winds, air masses, air pressure on top and bottom of mountains., land and sea breeze
Week 9: March 6-March 10. Finishing fronts and storms this week. Study. all notes and list #11. Test on list #11 and meteorology Friday. We have field trip Thursday. Study guide - copy answers to questions due exam day next week.
Week 10: March 13-17 Exam week. We are reviewing and also starting seasons. Study guide E32- E33 due Thursday. Copy and summarize E33 onto E32. Study notes and vocab.
Tuesday- open note quiz for exam review. Walkthough lab and review time for seatwork to review for exam.
Thursday- new list #12 for seasons. due next week (quarter).
Friday- lab on seasons Enjoy your three day weekend!