Monday, October 31, 2016

Homework:  Work on your weather graphs that are due on Friday.


This week in School:

Monday:  Finish the lab from Friday

Lab Directions:  The lab must be completed and turned in no later than Friday.  Each person must complete the following information on your own.  You must transfer your observations and all other information onto the shared document found below.  The lab report must contain a graph and the conclusion must refer to data from the graph to support it.  The lab may be sent to the printer in room 225 by emailing your graph to "room225printer@gmail.com".  Make sure to put your name in the source and in the subject on your email.  You must also delete your email after printing it.
Lab Link

Weather Graphing Directions:  You must construct graphs for 3 categories from the weather observations chart that you have been completing for your chosen city.  Depending on the observations chosen, several categories may be combined and placed onto the same graph.  These graphs may be sent to the printer in room 225 by emailing your graph to "room225printer@gmail.com".  Make sure to put your name in the source and in the subject on your email.  You must also delete your email after printing it.

Tuesday:  Climate vs Weather
Section 1 WS
After completing the worksheet, work on the various graphs that you have due for Friday.

Wednesday:  Tropics


Thursday:  Temperate and Polar Zones
Work on Graphs

Friday:   Complete Graphs
Climate Webquest Directions:  Pick up a data sheet from the front of the room and click on the link below to begin your web quest.
Climate Webquest

Our book is available online.  The log-in information is listed below
1.  Go to the online textbook website located at:  my.hrw.com
2.  All students will use the same username and password.
3.  Username:  science907
4.  Password:  y2j8b


Absent Students:
You will need to complete the worksheets that were given out to my front groups during the week.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Homework:  Study for Wednesday's open notes Chapter 2 Test (Part 1) and Thursday's closed notes chapter 2 test (Part 2).

This Week in Science:
Monday:  Weather Predictions Video
Tuesday:  Forecasting Maps
Wednesday:  Chapter 2 Test: Part 1
Thursday:  Chapter 2 Test:  Part 2
Friday:  Today's Lab Link


Test Prep:  Textbook pages 36-63 (Online book pages are different)

Topics that appear on the test and the pages in the textbook where they can be referenced:

Water Cycle -38
Humidity, Relative Humidity and Dew point 39-41
Clouds 42-43
Precipitation 44
Air Masses 46-47
Weather Fronts and associated weather 48-49
Air Pressure 50-51
Severe Weather 52-58
Forecasting the Weather 60-63

Definitions and the tools of meteorology are found throughout the chapter.

*All of the Blog Posts from September 20th through today will help you prepare for the test as well.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Homework:  Complete the lab questions for Monday.

Today in School:
1.  Metric Measurement:  Mass
2. Triple Beam Balance Review

WIN PERIOD
Conversions Practice

Absent Students:
Arrange for a time to make up the lab.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Homework: None, Lab Tomorrow

Today in School:
1.  WGAL
2.  Weather Observation
3.  Lab Quiz
4.  Air masses and weather fronts review
5.  Air masses and weather fronts quiz

Absent Students:
Arrange for a time to take the quizzes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Homework:
Study for a tomorrow's lab quiz and air masses and fronts quiz.

Today in School:

1.  WGAL

2.  Use the link below to learn about Tornadoes and Hurricanes.

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/forces-of-nature/?section=t

You must know the 4 atmospheric conditions necessary for a Tornado to develop and the 3 atmospheric conditions required for a hurricane to form.

Reference the weatherwizkids web site to learn more about To learn Tornadoes and Hurricanes

3.  Complete the Create-a-Cane activity by clicking on the link below and filling out the worksheet that can be found up front on my lab table.

Create-a-Cane

4.  Complete the "Hurricane" activity.  The handout is located on my lab table and the link is located below.
Hurricane Activity Link
National Hurricane Center Link



Absent Students:
Complete the activities above and prepare to take the quiz upon your return.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Homework: Lab quiz and air masses/fronts quiz on Thursday

Today in Class:  

1.  WGAL

2.  Weather Observation

3.  Review for lab quiz

What is the temperature given a dew point of 7*c and the difference between wet-bulb and dry bulb of 6*?

What is the relative humidity given a dew point of 3*c and a difference between wet-bulb and dry bulb of 2*?


4.  Air Masses and Fronts Review

5.  Use the following website to answer these common questions:  Place your answers in your notebook.

Thunderstorms Link


Thunderstorms
What is a thunderstorm? 
What causes a thunderstorm?
Are thunderstorms dangerous?
What is the difference between a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH and a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING?
List Several Thunderstorm Safety Tips

Lightning 

What is lightning? 
What causes lightning?
What causes thunder?
How far away can you see lightning and hear thunder?
What is heat lightning? 
Can you tell how far away a storm is? 

Absent Students:  Complete the questions above using your textbook and the links provided.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Homework:
Complete the weather fronts diagram worksheet- due tomorrow

Today in School:
1.  WGAL
2.  Weather Observation
3.  Weather Fronts Scale
4.  Weather Fronts Diagramming

Fronts animation with descriptions

Absent Students:
Pick up a copy of the homework.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Homework: Complete your lab questions if you haven't already done so and turned them in.

Today in School:
1.  Return and go over yesterday's quizzes
2.  Volume and Temperature lab
3.  Dew point lab (If time allows)

Absent Students:
Arrange for a time to make up the lab during WIN.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Homework: None, Lab Tomorrow

Today in School:
1.  WGAL
2.  Weather Observation
3.  Lab Quiz
4.  Cloud Review
5.  Cloud Quiz
6.  Today's air mass and weather front video clip: Air Masses and Fronts
7.  Fronts animation with descriptions

Absent Students:
Arrange for a time to take the quizzes during WIN period.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Homework:
Study the cloud packet, Cloud identification quiz tomorrow and lab quiz

Today in School:
1.  Wgal
2.  Weather Observation
3.  Check Grades
4.  Name that cloud!
5.  Complete Internet Cloud packet

Cloud Resources:
Cloud Packet Internet Site

Additional cloud resources:

Absent Students:
Pick up a cloud packet from me upon your return.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Homework:
Study the cloud packet

Today in School:

1.  Wgal
2.  Weather Observation
3.  Check Grades
4.  Cloud Video clip (found below)
5.  Begin Internet Cloud packet

Cloud Resources:
Cloud Packet Internet Site

Additional cloud resources:



Wind Arrow Color Descriptions (on weather maps)

Arrows placed onto the charts point in the direction of wind flow, while their color indicates the temperature of the air mass.

A red arrow represents a hot wind that generally causes temperatures to be greater than 5 degrees above average for that time of year.

An orange arrow reflects a warm wind with temperatures up to 5 degrees above average.

A green arrow specifies a cool wind with temperatures generally between 0 and 5 degrees below average.

A blue arrow is a cold wind causing temperatures greater than 5 degrees below average." 


Absent Students:
Pick up a cloud packet from me upon your return.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Homework:   None

Today in Class:

WGAL

Observations for your city "Weather Chart"

**Relative Humidity and Dew Point (A closer look)

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/kinetic/relhum.html#c2

This link helps with understanding relative humidity and dew point.  This link gives a much more in depth description of both and contains a calculator that helps students see the relationships between dew point and relative humidity.

Hurricane Web Quest

Absent Students:
Please look over the above links.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Homework:  Complete the questions in the lab packet.

Today in Class:

WGAL

Observations for your city "Weather Chart"

"Dew Point and Relative Humidity" Lab  



**Relative Humidity and Dew Point (A closer look)

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/kinetic/relhum.html#c2

This link helps with understanding relative humidity and dew point.  This link gives a much more in depth description of both and contains a calculator that helps students see the relationships between dew point and relative humidity.


Absent Students:
Please meet with me to get lab information.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Homework:  Bouncing Ball Graph is due tomorrow.

Today in Class:

WGAL

Observations for your city "Weather Chart"

Dew Point Temperature and Relative Humidity Practice

Begin "Dew Point and Relative Humidity" Lab  

Absent Students:
Please complete the homework listed above

Monday, October 3, 2016

Homework:  Study "Water in the Air" (pages 482-489)

Today in Class:

WGAL

Observations for your city "Weather Chart"

Water Cycle Summary (discussion)

Understanding Weather Notes

Humidity and Relative Humidity discussion

Dew Point Temperature and Relative Humidity Practice


Today's WIN Lesson
The real cost of fake bomb threats
What was the biggest impact the bomb threats at Eastern York had on you?
How did your parents respond?
How did the threats impact your education?  

Absent Students:
Please complete the homework listed above