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 Monday, 30 March 2009
Monday, 30 March 2009 05:39:22 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.30- Do Reading Check p. 344 in "Summarize It" box p. 86, AND
      Do p. 353 # 2, 3, 8 in "Summarize It" box p. 87, AND
      Do Reading Check p. 352, p. 353 # 6 in "Summarize It" box p. 88.

T 3.31- Read p. 334-341, do SciNB p. 82 (add oxidation, humus, soil horizons, soil profile).  AND finish SciNB p. 83 (will start in class)
Reminder: Extra credit about the Underwater Volcanic Eruptions is due by Friday!

W 4.1- Do SciNB p. 84, and answer Reading Check p. 337 ad p. 341 # 7 in "Summarize It" box p. 84 AND answer "Why are plants important in preventing erosion?" in SciNB "Summarize It" box  p. 83. Prepare for tomorrow's in class presentations.  I'm looking for good eye contact, good volume & posture, accurate information and preparedness.

R 4.2- Do TB p. 369 all, AND p. 370-371 # 1-11, 15, 16, 19-22.  FCS/WOTQ for all.
Reminder: Extra credit about the Underwater Volcanic Eruptions is due by tomorrow!

F 4.3- Study for chapter 8 test on Monday.

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 Monday, 23 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009 08:56:12 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.23-Read TB p. 355-361, do SciNB p. 89, 90 (add on vocabulary to p. 89: meandering rivers, V-shaped valleys, U-shaped valleys, playas, moraines)

T 3.24- Answer TB Reading Checks p. 356, 357, 359 in"Summarize It"box p. 90 SciNB, and Do SciNB p. 91.

W 3.25- Answer TB p. 361 # 3, 5 in "Summarize It" box p. 91, AND do Reflection/WIGWAY de Friday.

R 3.2- Read TB p. 342-353, do SciNB p. 86, answer Reading Check p. 344 in "Summarize It" box (p. 86)

F 3.27- Finish SciNB p. 85, 87, and 88 from class.  (the will be many words to add onto p. 85 because this section covers many more than the publisher singled out)

Note: Extra credit opportunity was posted online last week.  It's due Friday, April 3.  Click here to link to the details. (or scroll down one entry)

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 Thursday, 19 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009 21:02:53 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29769097/

Read the news article from the Associated Press as reported by MSNBC and watch the video footage in the link above - it's quite amazing.  Pay particular attention to the waves of the water and the audio at the end when the passengers or crew are talking about the volcanic hazard that could be approaching.  Answer these questions using complete sentences which restate the question.  You can earn up to 2 points per answer, and 11 points for the bibliography for a total of 35 bonus points.  This must be handed in to Mrs. Fischer on or before Friday, April 3.

  1. What volcano hazard(s) could affect the passengers and crew of the boat? 
  2. Describe their concern about the hazard.
  3. What landform is the volcanic eruption helping to create? 
  4. What type of volcano is erupting? 
  5. What type of rock is being formed? 
  6. Find the latitude/longitude of the eruption near Tonga.
  7. Identify the location of Tonga on a map of the lithospheric plate boundaries. (requires map)
  8. What are trade winds?
  9. What causes trade winds?
  10. What direction do the trade winds near Tonga blow?
  11. Identify a location that the trade winds could carry the volcanic ash? 
  12. What questions do you have about the article or the volcano?
If you create a bibliography for the news article & other resources you used to answer the questions (use the MLA format, with alphabetical order by author and hanging indent), you can earn up to 11 more bonus points.
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 Friday, 13 March 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009 18:18:15 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.16- Read TB p. 301-306. Finish SciNB p. 73, 74 (will start in class).  Reflection/WIGWAY/Grade Check signed by parent due WEDNESDAY.  Volcano Quick Facts due Thursday (for 3° and 4°- we will be in the assembly during class, you will need to turn it in before/after school/at snack break)

T 3.17- Answer TB p. 311 # 1, 6 in “Summarize It” box  in SciNB p. 74 AND Do SciNB p.75, answer TB p. 304 Reading Checks (both) in the “Summarize It” box.  Reflection/WIGWAY/Grade Check signed by parent due WEDNESDAY.  Volcano Quick Facts due Thursday (for 3° and 4°- we will be in the assembly during class, you will need to turn it in before/after school/at snack break)

W 3.18- Read TB p. 307-311.  Do SciNB p. 76 AND answer TB p. 308 Figure 12- Identify..., AND Reading Check p. 309.  Volcano Quick Facts due Thursday (for 3° and 4°- we will be in the assembly during class, you will need to turn it in before/after school/at snack break)

R 3.19- Do TB p. 325 # 1-15, p. 326-327 #1-11, 13, 18, 23.  FCS/WOTQ.

F 3.20- Study for chapter 7 test on Monday.

 

Thank you B.C.-6° for pointing out that I marked the dates as Feb.

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Friday, 13 March 2009 06:11:27 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

 I found a news article about activity of magma and water moving in Mount Redoubt in Alaska.  Here is a link to the Alaska Volcano Observatory - they have details on the recent activity and warnings which have been forecasted.

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Redoubt.php

Check it out!

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 Monday, 09 March 2009
Monday, 09 March 2009 07:35:32 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

 M 3.9- Read TB p. 313-317, do Sci NB p. 77, 78 AND and answer TB p. 317 # 2, 3 in summarize it box on p. 78.

T 3.10- Do SciNB p. 79 AND answer TB p. 317 # 5, 6 in Summarize it Box on p. 79.

W 3.11- Read TB p. 294-299, do SciNB p. 70, 72 and answer TB p. 299 # 1, 2 in Summarize it Box on p. 72.

R 3.12- Do SciNb p. 71 and answer TB p. 299 # 3, 6 in Summarize it Box on p. 71.

F 3.13-  Find photo and map that show your Volcano.  Below are the files I promised I'd post related to this mini-project which is due 3/19.

Download /view/print the Volcano Quick Facts assignment as a .doc file (Microsoft Word/Office - thank you TB4 for showing me the export feature in Pages!).  Second page contains notes on point values of each portion... 6.doc (654 KB)

Download /view/print the Volcano Quick Facts assignment as a .pdf file.  Second page contains notes on point values of each portion ...6.ch7VolcanoFactSheet+Grading.pdf (688.67 KB) 

Download/ view Mrs. Fischer's sample of the project..... 6.ch7VolcanoQuickFactsSample.pdf (859.65 KB)

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 Monday, 02 March 2009
Monday, 02 March 2009 08:31:13 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.2- Floor plan with key due tomorrow; Do TB p. 285 #1-14 (FCS/WOTQ) due Tue.  AND 
Do TB p. 286-287 # 1-9, 12-15, 17, 19.  (FCS/WOTQ) due Wed.

T 3.3- Finish classwork and study for Thursday's chapter 6 test.  (Absent today?  You'll need to pick up a handout -Vocabulary Review - 2 sided)

W 3.4- Study for tomorrow's test on chapter 6 (lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4)
In class computer activity on finding the epicenter & magnitude of an earthquake -

     Earthquake Website link for today's class. <---that is the link for Wednesday
     (Absent today?  Do the activity at home and print out your certificate of completion - this is what you'll turn in!)

R 3.5- Find something at home that is made by a volcano. (Absent today? You have a test on chapter 6 to make up)
(Today is the end of the grading period!)

F 3.6- No School!!  Happy 3 day weekend.

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