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Topics to be covered in Quarter 3

oceanography ...................... atmosphere
climate change .................... meteorology

3rd Quarter EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY

Q3 Quarterly Test Study Guide

Q3 Quarterly Test Study Guide KEY



Links:

Earth Science Forecasting Weather with Science with NOAA research

Links for Forecasting activity:

Weather symbols:

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/html/stationplot.shtml#weather

more detailed weather symbols:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/synoptic/ww_symbols.htm

Weather systems

http://www.education.noaa.gov/Weather_and_Atmosphere/Weather_Systems_and_Patterns.html

Earth Science Cloud Webquest

Webquest Key


Welcome Letter/Syllabus
Date ........................
Period 2........................................................................................
Period 3................................................................................................................
W 1/23 A Day
Drill #1: What drives the convection cells in the mantle?

Reflection for Q2 (handed in for credit)
Goal Sheets for Q3 (CW #1)
Design an experiment to test a question about density in water (LP #3)

  • you can remove all Q1 and Q2 materials from your binder except:
1. Syllabus (belongs in front of binder)
2. Goal sheet Q3 (CW #1)
3. Lab safety contract (LP #1)
4. Buddy clock (LP #2)
5. APA quick guide from Ms. Currie-Scott (CW #2)
6. eTools: Information on Demand from Ms. Currie-Scott (CW #3)

HW: Read Chapter 20.1 questions p.500 #1,2,5,6,8,10 (HW #1)
Due Friday
Drill #1: What drives the convection cells in the mantle?

Reflection for Q2 (handed in for credit)
Goal Sheets for Q3 (CW #1)
Design an experiment to test a question about density in water (LP #3)

  • you can remove all Q1 and Q2 materials from your binder except:
1. Syllabus (belongs in front of binder)
2. Goal sheet Q3 (CW #1)
3. Lab safety contract (LP #1)
4. Buddy clock (LP #2)
5. APA quick guide from Ms. Currie-Scott (CW #2)
6. eTools: Information on Demand from Ms. Currie-Scott (CW #3)

HW: Read Chapter 20.1 questions p.500 #1,2,5,6,8,10 (HW #1)
Due Friday
Th 1/24 B Day
Drill #2: What is the composition of ocean water?

continue work on experimental design LP #3 (handed in at end of class)
Experiments to be conducted on Tuesday 1/29

HW: Read Chapter 20.1 questions p.500 #1,2,5,6,8,10 (HW #1)
Due Friday
Drill #2: What is the composition of ocean water?

continue work on experimental design (handed in at end of class)
Experiments to be conducted on Tuesday 1/29

HW: Read Chapter 20.1 questions p.500 #1,2,5,6,8,10 (HW #1)
Due Friday
F 1/25 A Day
Drill #3: What happens to wind when it blows against a house or a hill?

Topography of the ocean floor activity LP #4 (finish map for homework)

  • by Monday have map drawn *

Cool Down Questions: What is a topographic map? Why is understanding the topography of the ocean floor important in understanding how water moves around the Earth?

HW: Read Chapter 19.2 answer questions p. 478 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 (HW #2)
Key for Chapter 20.1
Drill #3: What happens to wind when it blows against a house or a hill?


Topography of the ocean floor activity (LP #4)
(finish map for homework)

  • by Monday have map drawn *

Cool Down Questions: What is a topographic map? Why is understanding the topography of the ocean floor important in understanding how water moves around the Earth?

HW: Read Chapter 19.2 answer questions p. 478 1, 2, 4, 6, 8
Key for Chapter 20.1
M 1/28 B Da
Drill #4: Do you think precipitation and evaporation have a large or small effect on deep ocean currents? Why?

Short Day - 2 hour delay

Day 2 - Finish analysis for topography of the ocean floor


HW: vocabulary ocean floor features (CW #4)
Drill #4: Do you think precipitation and evaporation have a large or small effect on deep ocean currents? Why?


Short Day - 2 hour delay

Day 2 - Finish analysis for topography of the ocean floor
  • if you did not finish in class it must be finished at home tonight *


HW: vocabulary ocean floor features
T 1/29 A Day
Drill NO DRILL

Student designed density experiment in Room 222
Format for lab write up (LP #6)

HW: Write up experiment Due Monday (LP #3)
  • you will have other homework during the week so plan accordingly *
Drill NO DRILL

Student designed density experiment in Room 222
Format for lab write up (LP #6)

HW: Write up experiment Due Friday (LP #3)
  • you will have other homework during the week so plan accordingly *
W 1/30 B Day
Drill #5: Why was the interval chosen for the topographic map important in the "mapping the ocean floor worksheet"?

Day 1: Building a model of the ocean floor topography (LP #5)

HW:current vocabulary (CW #5) due Friday
write up lab report on Tuesday's lab (LP #3) Due Monday
Drill #5: Why was the interval chosen for the topographic map important in the "mapping the ocean floor worksheet"?

Day 1: Building a model of the ocean floor topography (LP #5)

HW:current vocabulary (CW #5) due Friday
write up lab report on Tuesday's lab (LP #3) Due Monday
Th 1/31 A Day
Drill #6:What does the term "turbidity" mean? What do you think a turbidity current is?

Day 2: Experiments on models of ocean floor

HW:current vocabulary (CW #5) Due tomorrow
Finish analysis questions for lab Due tomorrow
Write up Tuesday's lab (LP #3) Due Monday
.
Drill #6:What does the term "turbidity" mean? What do you think a turbidity current is?

Day 2: Experiments on models of ocean floor

HW:current vocabulary (CW #5) Due tomorrow
Finish analysis questions for lab Due tomorrow
Write up Tuesday's lab (LP #3) Due Monday
F 2/1 B Day
Drill #7:What feature of ocean topography has the greatest effect on current direction? Why?

Nike Shoe Laboratory (LP #7)
Oceanography review sheet (CW #6) (begin.....to be finished Monday)

    • long term weather observation project **
collect data to be checked every Monday (3 points per week)
directions

To be checked today: current vocabulary
HW: Write up Tuesday's lab (LP#3) Due Monday

Oceanography quiz Tuesday 2/5.
10 questions (8 multiple choice, 2 short answer). Know vocabulary CW #4, CW #5. All on review sheet.
.
Drill #7:What feature of ocean topography has the greatest effect on current direction? Why?

Nike Shoe Laboratory (LP #7)
Oceanography review sheet (CW #6) (begin.....to be finished Monday)


    • long term weather observation project **
collect data to be checked every Monday (3 points per week)
directions

To be checked today: current vocabulary
HW: Write up Tuesday's lab (LP#3) Due Monday

Oceanography quiz Tuesday 2/5.
10 questions (8 multiple choice, 2 short answer). Know vocabulary CW #4, CW #5. All on review sheet.
M 2/4 A Day
No Drill

Finish Oceanography review sheet (CW #6)
Practice questions and review for quiz

HW: Study for tomorrow's quiz
.
No Drill

Finish Oceanography review sheet (CW #6)
Practice questions and review for quiz

HW: Study for tomorrow's quiz
T 2/5 B Day
Drill #8: What is the relationship between salinity, temperature and density?

Oceanography quiz
Oceanography/climate connection reading (CW #7, CW #8)

HW: Oceanography/climate connection reading
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Drill #8: What is the relationship between salinity, temperature and density?

Oceanography quiz
Oceanography/climate connection reading

HW: Oceanography/climate connection reading
W 2/6 A Day
Drill #9: 1) what redistributes 2/3 of the solar radiation absorbed at the equator 2) what redistributes the other 1/3 of the equatorial solar radiation 3) Why is redistribution of this energy important?

Composition of the atmosphere PPT
Notes for atmosphere (CW #9)

Get stamped CW #7, CW #8
HW: Chapter 22.1 pg. 554 #1-3, 5, 7, 9. 10 (HW #3)
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Drill #9: 1) what redistributes 2/3 of the solar radiation absorbed at the equator 2) what redistributes the other 1/3 of the equatorial solar radiation 3) Why is redistribution of this energy important?

Composition of the atmosphere PPT
Notes for atmosphere (CW #9)

Get stamped CW #7, CW #8
HW: Chapter 22.1 pg. 554 #1-3, 5, 7, 9. 10 (HW #3)
Th 2/7 B Day
No Drill - Substitute

Layers of the Atmosphere Activity (LP #8)

Get stamped: pg.554 (HW #3)
HW: finish analysis questions (LP #8)
No Drill - Substitute

Layers of the Atmosphere Activity (LP #8)

Get stamped: pg.554 (HW #3)
HW: finish analysis questions (LP #8)
F 2/8 A Day
Drill #10: Define the term "El Nino", What would an "El Nino" do to weather on the California coast?

Finish Layers of the Atmosphere Activity (LP #8)

HW: Chapter 22.2 pg. 560 #1-9 (HW #4)
Drill #10: Define the term "El Nino", What would an "El Nino" do to weather on the California coast?

Finish Layers of the Atmosphere Activity (LP #8)

HW: Chapter 22.2 pg. 560 #1-9 (HW #4)
M 2/11 B Day
Drill #11: Describe what happens to temperature as altitude increases for each of the 4 main layers of the atmosphere. 2) Explain the mechanism for temperature fluctuations seen in each layer

Finish Layers of the Atmosphere notes
Notebook Organization

To get stamped: Groundhog data week 2, Chapter 22.2 pg. 560

HW: Chapter 22.3 pg. 564 #1-8 (HW #5)
Drill #11: Describe what happens to temperature as altitude increases for each of the 4 main layers of the atmosphere. 2) Explain the mechanism for temperature fluctuations seen in each layer

Notebook Organization

To get stamped: Groundhog data week 2, Chapter 22.2 pg. 560

HW: Chapter 22.3 pg. 564 #1-8 (HW #5)
T 2/12 A Day
Drill #12: For the mercury barometer shown.What happens to the measurement when the atmospheric pressure increases?

Heat energy in the atmosphere PPT
Heat energy in the atmosphere notes (CW #10)

To get stamped: Groundhog data week 2, Chapter 22.3 pg. 564

HW: Check Chapter 22 homework key
*Notebook quiz 2/20
Drill #12: For the mercury barometer shown.What happens to the measurement when the atmospheric pressure increases?

Heat energy in the atmosphere PPT
Heat energy in the atmosphere notes (CW #10)

To get stamped: Groundhog data week 2, Chapter 22.3 pg. 564

HW: Check Chapter 22 homework key
*Notebook quiz 2/20
W 2/13 B Day
Drill #13: Define the term "greenhouse effect". Is the greenhouse effect good or bad? Explain.

Finish heat energy notes
Seasons foldable activity (CW #11)

HW: Finish foldable
*Notebook quiz 2/20
Drill #13: Define the term "greenhouse effect". Is the greenhouse effect good or bad? Explain.

Finish heat energy notes
Seasons foldable activity (CW #11)

HW: Finish foldable
*Notebook quiz 2/20
Th 2/14 A Day
1/2 Day
Drill #14: Explain in 3 sentences or less why there are distinct season in the mid-latitudes but not in the tropics.

Movie: Extreme Ice - Nova

HW: Organize you notebook
*Notebook quiz 2/20
1/2 Day
Drill #14: Explain in 3 sentences or less why there are distinct season in the mid-latitudes but not in the tropics

Movie: Extreme Ice - Nova

HW: Organize your notebook
*Notebook quiz 2/20
F 2/15
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
M 2/18
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
T 2/19 B Day
Drill #15: What is albedo? Why do leaves with chlorophyll look green?

Albedo Lab (L/P #9)

HW: Finish Lab Analysis Questions
Drill #15:
What is albedo? Why do leaves with chlorophyll look green?

Albedo Lab (L/P #9)

HW: Finish Analysis Questions
W 2/20 A Day
Drill #16: The temperature in Maryland has increased by about 2°F over the past 100 years while the temperature in Alaska has increased by about 5°F in the past 50 years. Explain a reason for this difference from what you know about albedo.

Notebook Quiz
Earth's Energy Cycle (CW #12)

HW: Finish Earth's Energy Cycle Question #7 & #8
Drill #16: The temperature in Maryland has increased by about 2°F over the past 100 years while the temperature in Alaska has increased by about 5°F in the past 50 years. Explain a reason for this difference from what you know about albedo.

Notebook Quiz
Earth's Energy Cycle (CW #12)

HW: Finish Earth's Energy Cycle Question #7 & #8
Th 2/21 B Day
No Drill:

Heat Stations Lab Day 1 (LP #10)

Homework: None
No Drill:

Heat Stations Lab Day 1 (LP #10)

Homework: None
F 2/22 A Day
No Drill:

Heat Stations Lab Day 2

HW: Chapter 22 Review Sheet (CW #14)
No Drill:

Heat Stations Lab Day 2

HW: Chapter 22 Review Sheet (CW #14)
M 2/25 B Day
Drill #17: Describe the difference between global and local winds. What winds are responsible for the climate of a given area?

Atmospheric winds notes (CW #13)
Movement of atmosphere powerpoint

HW: Review sheet #16-30
Drill #17: Describe the difference between global and local winds. What winds are responsible for the climate of a given area?

Atmospheric winds notes (CW #13)
Movement of atmosphere powerpoint

HW: Review sheet #16-30
T 2/26 A Day
Drill #18: At what latitudes do you expect the air pressure to be highest?

Atmospheric winds activity (CW #15)
Directions for activity

HW: Finish foldable
Study for test
AFTER SCHOOL REVIEW SESSION
Drill #18: At what latitudes do you expect the air pressure to be highest?

Atmospheric winds activity (CW #15)
Directions for activity

HW: Finish analysis questions
Study for test
AFTER SCHOOL REVIEW SESSION
W 2/27 Bday
Drill #19: Describe what is meant by the term "Earth's energy budget". Identify 3 important factors in maintaining Earth's energy budget. Explain.

Chapter 22 test in class Review

HW: Study for test
Key for study guide
Drill #19:
Describe what is meant by the term "Earth's energy budget". Identify 3 important factors in maintaining Earth's energy budget. Explain.

Chapter 22 test in class Review

HW: Study for test
Key for study guide
Th 2/28 A day
Chapter 22 test

HW: Read Chapter 23.1 pg. 580 1-9 (HW #6)
Chapter 22 test

HW: Read Chapter 23.1 pg. 580 1-9 (HW #6)
F 3/1 B day
Drill #20: Matter can be neither created or destroyed. What happens to matter in our environment?

Carbon cycle packet (not available online) CW #16
Water cycle packet (not available online) CW #17

HW: Finish packets
Chapter 23.1 pg. 580 1-9 (HW #6)
Drill #20: Matter can be neither created or destroyed. What happens to matter in our environment?

carbon cycle packet (not available online) CW #16
Water cycle packet (not available online) CW #17

HW: Finish packets
Chapter 23.1 pg. 580 (HW #6)
M 3/4 A day
Drill #21:Define "Relative humidity" and "Dew Point". How are these 2 terms related.

Review test
Review water/carbon packets

Start Relative humidity lab (LP #11)

Key for homewok Chapter 23.1 (HW #6)

HW: practice problems relative humidity lab
Drill #21:Define "Relative humidity" and "Dew Point". How are these 2 terms related.

Review test
Review water/carbon packets

Start relative humidity lab (LP #11)

Key for homewok Chapter 23.1 (HW #6)

HW: practice problems relative humidity lab
T 3/5 B day
Drill #22: What causes water to turn from liquid to gas?
Is energy absorbed or released when water changes from.... liquid to gas, liquid to solid, gas to liquid, gas to solid?

Finish Relative humidity lab (LP #11)

HW: Finish lab analysis
IF THERE IS A SNOWDAY: Work on webquest part 1
Drill #22: What causes water to turn from liquid to gas?

Is energy absorbed or released when water changes from.... liquid to gas, liquid to solid, gas to liquid, gas to solid?

Finish Relative humidity lab (LP #11)

HW: Finish lab analysis
IF THERE IS A SNOWDAY: Work on webquest part 1
W 3/6 A day
NO DRILL - SNOW DAY

Cloud webquest
NO DRILL - SNOW DAY

Cloud webquest
Th 3/7 B day
Drill #23: Is there a relationship between air pressure and relative humidity?, Is there a relationship between air pressure and dew point?

Cloud webquest Day 2
Drill #23: Is there a relationship between air pressure and relative humidity?, Is there a relationship between air pressure and dew point?

Cloud webquest Day 2
F 3/8 A day
Drill #25: Where in the world do you expect to find the highest relative humidity? At what time of day do you expect to find the highest relative humidity? Why?

Cloud webquest Finish Day (CW #17)

HW: Finish cloud webquest
Study Guide Chapter 23
Drill #25: Where in the world do you expect to find the highest relative humidity? At what time of day do you expect to find the highest relative humidity? Why?

Cloud webquest Finish Day (CW #17)

HW: Finish cloud webquest
Study Guide Chapter 23
M 3/11 B day
Drill #26: What cloud types tend to bring precipitation? What cloud types tend not to bring precipitation? Do clouds have a warming or cooling effect on the environment?

Review cloud webquest
Review quiz

HW: Study guide
Study Guide Chapter 23 due Wed.
Drill #26: What cloud types tend to bring precipitation? What cloud types tend not to bring precipitation? Do clouds have a warming or cooling effect on the environment?

Review cloud webquest
Review quiz

HW: Study guide
Study Guide Chapter 23 due Wed.
T 3/12 A day
Drill #26: How does temperature change as you increase in altitude in the troposphere? Why do you think it rained more than snowed during last week's storm?

Precipitation situations (CW #18)

Study Guide Chapter 23
AFTER SCHOOL REVIEW SESSION
Drill #26: How does temperature change as you increase in altitude in the troposphere? Why do you think it rained more than snowed during last week's storm?

Precipitation situations (CW #18)

Study Guide Chapter 23
AFTER SCHOOL REVIEW SESSION
W 3/13 Bday
Drill #27: What is the difference between climate and weather? List 2 factors you think are important in determining climate?

Precipitation situations

FLEXTIME REVIEW SESSION
Drill #27: What is the difference between climate and weather? List 2 factors you think are important in determining climate?

Precipitation situations

FLEXTIME REVIEW SESSION
Th 3/14 A day
Drill #28: Write down 1 content question you would like answered before we have our quiz.

Test Chapter 23- Water in the Atmosphere
Factors that affect climate packet (CW #19)

HW: Chapter 24.1 review section #1-8 (HW #8)
Drill #28: Write down 1 content question you would like answered before we have our quiz.

Test Chapter 23- Water in the Atmosphere
Factors that affect climate packet (CW #19)

HW: Chapter 24.1 review section #1-8 (HW #8)
F 3/15 B day
Drill #29: What causes air masses to form?

Notes Air Masses and Fronts
ppt air masses and fronts

HW: Weather prediction packet (HW #9)
Drill #29: What causes air masses to form?

Notes Air Masses and Fronts
ppt air masses and fronts


HW:
Weather prediction packet
(HW #9)
M 3/18 A day
Drill #30: Look at the NOAA weather map for today. What will have the greatest effect on our weather over the next few hours.

Go over homework Weather prediction packet
Weather prediction activity (LP #12)

HW: Groundhog data analysis Q1 (graphing)

Quarterly Test W. 3/27 - study guide
Drill #30: Look at the NOAA weather map for today. What will have the greatest effect on our weather over the next few hours.


Go over homework Weather prediction packet
Weather prediction activity(LP #12)

Quarterly Test W. 3/27 - study guide
HW: Groundhog data analysis Q1 (graphing)
T 3/19 B day
Drill #31:Look at the NOAA weather map for today. Where is the occluded front? Where is a likely location for areas of higher pressure on the map.

Weather prediction activity by NOAA (CW #20)
  • see link on front page *

HW: Finish weather prediction online activity and groundhog data analysis Q2-9
Drill #31:Look at the NOAA weather map for today. Where is the occluded front? Where is a likely location for areas of higher pressure on the map.

Weather prediction activity by NOAA (CW #20)
  • see link on front page *

HW: Finish weather prediction online activity and groundhog data analysis Q2-9
W 3/20 A day
Drill #32: Look at today's weather map with isobaric lines. Identify where you expect to see clouds and/or precipitation. (we discussed how doppler radar works)

Analysis of groundhog data with partners (Question 10)
Hand in all groundhog information: analysis page, graphs, data table, and instructions sheet

HW: Finish analysis of groundhog data.
Create a climate map for Howard County
Drill #32: Look at today's weather map with isobaric lines. Identify where you expect to see clouds and/or precipitation. (we discussed how doppler radar works)

Analysis of groundhog data with partners (Question 10)

Hand in all groundhog information: analysis page, graphs, data table, and instructions sheet

HW: Finish analysis of groundhog data.
Create a climate map for Howard County
Th 3/21 B day
Drill #33:Choose a location on today's weather map. Which direction do you think the winds will be moving?

Air pressure and winds notes
PPT pressure and winds

HW: Finish climate map activity for Howard County
Drill #33:Choose a location on today's weather map. Which direction do you think the winds will be moving?

Air pressure and winds notes
PPT pressure and winds

HW: Finish climate map activity for Howard County
F 3/22 A day
Drill #34:Pick up the weather map handout from the handout bin, answer the questions and hand in

Climate

Study Guide for Quarterly Test
Extreme weather assignment Due April 10th
NO CLASS - MODIFIED LOCK DOWN

Study Guide for Quarterly Test
Extreme weather assignment Due April 10th
M 3/25 B day
SNOW DAY
SNOW DAY
T 3/26 A day
Drill #35: Picture of winter monsoon winds. What makes the winds blow this way during the winter?
Drill #35: Picture of winter monsoon winds. What makes the winds blow this way during the winter?
W 3/27 B day
Quarterly Test
Quarterly Test
Th 3/28 A day
1/2 Day
END OF MARKING PERIOD
1/2 Day
END OF MARKING PERIOD