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 Monday, 29 March 2010
Monday, 29 March 2010 10:10:05 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

*= For homework this week, students are responsible for researching their assigned topics for the group Bioregion Poster.  Since students were assigned different research topics, all of the poster requirements are listed below but keep in mind, the requirements were divided amoung the group members.  On Friday in class, students will create posters about their bioregions based on their research.  I will provide the poster paper.

M 3.29- Research on bioregion*

Absent Monday?  We met up with our group members and divided up topics to research based upon what is to be included on the posters.  Periods 3-6 also completed SciNB p. 109 and 110 using TB p. 430-437.

T 3.30- Research on bioregion*

W 3.31-Research on bioregion*

R 4.1- Bring in everything you need for your group's poster (poster due at end of period on Friday)

Link for video seen in class on the North Pacific Gyre:  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch from Gorilla in the Greenhouse...

http://www.greengorilla.com/video-post/great-pacific-garbage-patch

another place the video is posted:  http://greengorilla.blip.tv/  (with Japanese subtitles)

F 4.2- Enjoy the weekend!

 

Bioregion Poster Requirements:

  • Describe the weather in the bioregion (include 7 days worth of weather - use data table provided in class; could be from ANY 7 day time period but must include the daily high and low temperatures, sky conditions, types & amounts of precipitation in addition to yearly high/low and yearly total for precipitation)
  • Describe the climate in the bioregion
  • Identify & explain 2 climate factors that effect precipitation in your bioregion
  • Identify & explain 2 climate factors that effect temperature in bioregion
  • Location of bioregion shown on a map
  • Animals & plants that live in the bioregion (name & illustrate 2-3 examples of each)
  • 3 major cities or towns in bioregion
  • 2 tourist attractions in bioregion
  • The poster must also include
    • Name of bioregion as title (make it standout)
    • Names of group members
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 Monday, 22 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010 10:16:17 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.22- Read TB p. 483-488, do SciNB p. 126-128 (yes, repeated from last week

Absent Monday?  We started recording weather data, you can earn extra credit by recording the forecasted weather and comparing it to the actual data that we collect in class.  We matched the climate controls and their meaning (to show how geography influences temperature & precipitation which then climate for a specific area - we will be revisiting this idea throughout the week)

T 3.23- Bring in a picture of a habitat (print or draw or cut out) picture should be 8.5 inches by 11 inches (the size of a piece of binder paper) and MUST include mountains and a body of water.

W 3.24-Read TB p. 490-496, do SciNB p. 129.

R 3.25- Do SciNB p. 130-131.

F 3.26- Find your group's bioregion on a map.

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Monday, 22 March 2010 10:15:34 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.22- Read TB p. 483-488, do SciNB p. 126-128 (yes, repeated from last week

Absent Monday?  We started recording weather data, you can earn extra credit by recording the forecasted weather and comparing it to the actual data that we collect in class.  We matched the climate controls and their meaning (to show how geography influences temperature & precipitation which then climate for a specific area - we will be revisiting this idea throughout the week)

T 3.23- Bring in a picture of a habitat (print or draw or cut out) picture should be 8.5 inches by 11 inches (the size of a piece of binder paper) and MUST include mountains and a body of water.

W 3.24-Read TB p. 490-496, do SciNB p. 129.

R 3.25- Do SciNB p. 130-131.

F 3.26- Find your group's bioregion on a map.

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 Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:11:42 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.15- No School for students - Inservice Today

T 3.16- Read TB p. 468-473, do SciNB p. 120, add "air pressure", "barometer"

Absent Tuesday?  Homework check #8 was done & students were able to start on their homework.

W 3.17- Read TB p. 472-474, do SciNB p. 122, answer TB p. 474 # 6, 7 in SciNB p. 122.

Absent Wednesday?  We answered TB p. 474 # 1, 3, 4 in the SumIt box of SciNB p. 121 (FCS, RSQ) and we also filled in the rest of SciNB p. 121. 

R 3.18- Read TB p. 483-488, do SciNB p. 127

Absent Thursday?  We took notes from "Unchained Goddess" which explained about weather on Earth.  Students wrote notes in SciNB p. 119 (KW+L chart).

F 3.19- Finish SciNB p. 126, 128.  Students may do the "How Does Fog Form?" for extra credit, students must record their observations in a data table, answer the Think it Over question and have a parent signature to verfiy the activity was done by their student.  Due Monday.

Absent Friday?  We finished yesterday's video, and did the "How long will the candle burn?", and "Is air there?" lab activities. Hand out given.

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Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:06:15 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.15- No School for students - Inservice Today

T 3.16- Read TB p. 468-473, do SciNB p. 120, add "air pressure", "barometer"

Absent Tuesday?  Homework check #8 was done & students were able to start on their homework.

W 3.17- Read TB p. 472-474, do SciNB p. 122, answer TB p. 474 # 6, 7 in SciNB p. 122.

R 3.18- Read TB p. 483-488, do SciNB p. 127

F 3.19- Finish SciNB p. 126, 128.

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Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:06:14 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.15- No School for students - Inservice Today

T 3.16- Read TB p. 468-473, do SciNB p. 120, add "air pressure", "barometer"

Absent Tuesday?  Homework check #8 was done & students were able to start on their homework.

W 3.17- Read TB p. 472-474, do SciNB p. 122, answer TB p. 474 # 6, 7 in SciNB p. 122.

R 3.18- Read TB p. 483-488, do SciNB p. 127

F 3.19- Finish SciNB p. 126, 128.

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 Monday, 08 March 2010
Monday, 08 March 2010 10:18:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.8- Read TB p. 475-477, do SciNB p. 124, answer TB p. 482 # 3, Reading Check p. 476, Figure 10 Predict (those are 3 questions total) in SumIt box of SciNB p. 124 (FCS, RSQ)

Absent Monday?  We drew a small picture showing air pressure, used the air pressure matt to demonstrate the pressure exterted by the air on us every day, and discussed the term "fair weather" since it is relative to your location.

T 3.9- Mini Lab TB p. 477 (do on handout)

Absent Tuesday? Students recorded corrections on the ch 9 test from Friday (student's were allowed to keep the results to show parents but the test itself was recollected because there are students who need to take the test due to illnesses), and students started on their homework.

W 3.10- Read TB p. 478-482, do SciNB p. 123, and 125.

Absent Wednesday?  We read about 5 weather instruments, learned how to read some of the symbols on weather maps, and practiced identifying warm fronts & cold fronts.  You will need two handouts to do this.

R 3.11- Answer TB p. 482 # 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 on binder paper (FCS, RSQ)

Absent Thursday?  We watched Discovery Young Scientist Challenge - Extreme Weather.

F 3.12- Homework Check on Tuesday Monday - prepare!  (There is no school on Monday for students)

Absent Friday? Corrected last night's homework, distributed Homework Check # 8 (click link to download: HWcheck8.pdf (41.91 KB)) and returned numerous assignments.  Announcement: students can make an instrument that measures weather for extra credit - it is due on Tuesday & is worth 5 points.  Please, try to keep it smaller than a shoe box (otherwise, students wil have a difficult time moving their weather measuring instruments).  Need ideas or instrucionts?  Below are a few links which contain directions for differet types of weather measuring instruments; there are pleanty of other resources (like library books, or other online resources) which also have directions.  If you do not have the materials listed in the directions, you might be able to find somehting else at home that would serve the same purpose.  Have fun & enjoy the 3 day weekend!

 

 

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 Monday, 01 March 2010
Monday, 01 March 2010 14:50:25 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.1- Read TB p. 401-409, do SciNB p. 101, add "eddy", "hemisphere" (define all words instead of writing the paragraph).

Absent Monday?  We recorded data from an in-class activity in SciNB p. 93 (in the "Science Journal" section), and recorded details about how reflective the different surfaces on Earth are (top of SciNB p. 102).  This information is available in tonight's reading; be sure to record the percent reflected for each surface on Earth.)

T 3.2- "ch 9 lesson 3 Answer the Questions" worksheet (these are questions from the textbook, p. 409 # 2, 3, 4, Reading Checks on p. 402, 404, 408, Visual Check on p. 404, and the Explain Fig. 24 on p. 402.  Students must use full complete sentences & restate the question in their answers.)
       Reminder: ch 9 test on Friday.
       ch 8 WIGWAY due Monday 3/8  -> not yet distributed.

Absent Tuesday?Use TB p. 403-404 to draw the updraft and downdraft into your SciNB p. 102, use TB p. 407 to draw in the winds in the northern & southern hemisphere's in SciNB p. 103.  Pick up the "Investigate Updrafts/Investigae the Coriolis Effect" lab activities.  We completed "Investigate Updrafts" in class by putting a beaker of water over a candle & placing a drop of red food coloring in the bottom of the beaker.  We watched the updraft form.  You can complete the "Investigate the Coriolis Effect" with someone at home for extra credit (parent must sign to verify that you completed the activity) -  be sure to answer the questions.  It will be part of the next homework check.

W 3.3- Answer TB p. 415 all, TB p. 416-417 # 1-10, 14.  (FCS, RSQ)

Absent Wednesday?  We watched a short video on Weather and the atmosphere (we took notes - phone a study buddy to get the notes), corrected last night's homework and added details into the SciNB.  Use your textbook to fill in SciNB p. 103 for the 3-cell model & write a definition of jet stream (included specific details about what the altitude and speed of the jet stream). 

R 3.4- Study for tomorrow's test on ch. 9.

Absent Thursday? We corrected last night's homework.  We answered TB p. 418-419 on binder paper (just the letter for the answer this time) & corrected the questions - if students had incorrect answers they were to write out the question and the correct answer in words.  We then did a short oral quiz show style review for tomorrow's test.

F 3.5- Ch 8 WIGWAY due Monday, 3/8.

Absent Friday?  Students completed the ch. 9 test, and started the ch 8 WIGWAY.

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