You made it! Science Rules... - September

Science Portal- Welcome!

Dinner conversations: Why does the wind blow?  Can you explain how the earth is heated unevenly and what that means for earth? How can I study for the quiz? (see the study guide in CE worksheets)

Text: Understanding Weather & Climate
Lesson 1: Thinking About Catastrophic Events
Lesson 2:  Introducing Storms
Lesson 3:  Heating Earth's Surfaces
Great time for a 1-3 quiz  + notebook check
Lesson 4:  Heat Transfer and the Movement of Air
Lesson 5: Convection Currents in the Air
Quiz on Lessons 4-6 coming!    Lesson 4-6 QUIZ!! click here to find study guide       
Next: Lesson 6: Temperature, Pressure, and Cloud Formation
   
Reading for Storms Unit 1-8:  How Scientists Study the Earth, Views from Space, Tornado Watch or Warning?, What is a Vortex, That's a Fact: Intro to Thunderstoms, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes, Weather vs. Climate, The Source of the Earth's Heat, The Atmosphere: A Blanket of Air, Joseph Henry: Father of Weather Forecasting, Air Masses, What's the Forecast?, Why Does the Wind Blow?, Weather Fronts, Trouble in Tornado Alley, The Truth About Air, Hurricane Mitch, How Trade Winds Cause Upwelling, Surface Currents, El Nino
 
Vocabulary:

Catastrophe
Meteorologist
Geologist
Seismologist
Volcanologist
Anemometer
Thermometer
GOES
POES

Vortex
Tornado
Hurricane
Storms
Volcano
Climate
Atmosphere
Solar energy

Solar radiation
Saffir Simpson Scale
Fujita Scale
control variable
independent variable (manipulated)
dependent variable (responding)
Air Mass
Stable Air Mass
Unstable Air Mass
 

Earthquakes
Volcanoes

 

Target Practice: 

Target Practice - (Make up)

(click above to get access to the learning target assignment for the latest lesson)

Homework: Daily Thought- reflective paragraph that discusses the science topic of the day, specific thing(s) learned, and make a connection or opinion about the day. See notes for examples.

Science notebooks are a large part of this class.  Please investigate the provided materials on the homework/classwork page to learn more.

 


Daily Thoughts are required in the science notebooks.  This requirement can be met even while sick or on vacation.  Keep your eye out for science and then share. Make connections to what you learn. Upon your return, talk to a "study buddy" to get the missed notes.

Sick? Home-bound? Check out the Sick page for instructions. 

 

 

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