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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

Date.................................
Period 4A.............................................................................................
Period 4B.......................................................................................................................
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) handed in for credit

* 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
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Th 1/24 B Day
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Drill #1: 1) What drives the convection cells in the mantle? 2) What is the composition of ocean water?

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) handed in for credit

  • 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), Read Chapter 21.1 questions p. 478 # 1,2, 4, 6, 8 (HW #2)
Due Monday
F 1/25 A Day
Drill #2: What is the composition of ocean water?
What happens when the wind blows against a house or a hill?

Topography of the ocean floor activity LP #4
Vocabulary for ocean floor features (CW #4)

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)
Vocabulary for ocean floor features (CW #4)
Key for Chapter 20.1 homework
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M 1/28 B Day
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Drill #2: What is the composition of ocean water?
What happens when the wind blows against a house or a hill?

Topography of the ocean floor activity (LP #4)
Vocabulary for ocean floor features (CW #4)

HW: Vocabulary for ocean floor topography (CW #4)
Key for Chapter 19.2 homework
Key for Chapter 20.1 homework
T 1/29 A Day
Drill NO DRILL

Student designed experiments (LP#3) in Room 222
Format for lab write up (LP #6)

Day 1: Ocean features experiments (LP#5)

HW: Finish lab write up (Due Monday)
Key for Chapter 19.2 homework
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W 1/30 B Day
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NO Drill

Student designed experiments (LP#3) in Room 222
Format for lab write up (LP #6)

Day 1: Ocean features experiments (LP#5)

HW: Finish lab write up (Due Tuesday)
Th 1/31 A Day
Drill #3:1)Why is the equation for finding the depth using sonar ....D=1/2 V * T, when you would normally find distance using the equation D = V * T?
2) What does the term turbidity mean?

Ocean features experiments and analysis question (LP #5)
Nike Shoe Lab (LP #7)

HW: Finish analysis questions
Current vocabulary (CW #5) Due Monday

Cool down question:
What feature of ocean topography has the greatest effect on current direction? Why?

Oceanography quiz Wednesday 2/6.
10 questions (8 multiple choice, 2 short answer). Know vocabulary CW #4, CW #5. All on review sheet.
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F 2/1 B Day
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Drill #3:1)Why is the equation for finding the depth using sonar ....D=1/2 V * T, when you would normally find distance using the equation D = V * T?
2) What does the term turbidity mean?

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

Ocean features experiments and analysis question (LP #5)
Nike Shoe Lab (LP #7)

HW: Lab write up (LP #3) due Tuesday
Current vocabulary (CW #5)
Oceanography review sheet (CW #6): we will finish in class

Oceanography quiz Wednesday 2/6.
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

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

Finish Nike Shoe Lab (LP #7)
Oceanography review sheet (CW #6)

HW: Study for quiz
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T 2/5 B Day
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Drill #4: What is the relationship between salinity, temperature and density?

Review oceanography material
Quiz
Handouts: Currents and Upwelling (CW #7 and CW #8)

HW: Finish handouts (Currents CW #7 and Upwelling CW #8)
W 2/6 A Day
Drill #4: What is the relationship between salinity, temperature and density?

Oceanography quiz
Handouts: Currents and Upwelling (CW #7 and CW #8)

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

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

Layers of the Atmosphere Activity (LP #7)

HW: Read Chapter 22.1 pg. 554 #1-3, 5, 7, 9, 10
AND finish modeling the atmosphere.

  • Test Chapter 22 - 2/26
F 2/8 A Day
Drill #5: What redistributes 2/3 of the equatorial solar energy? What redistributes the other 1/3 of the energy at the equator? Why does redistributing this energy matter?

Finish notes for composition of the atmosphere
Layers of the Atmosphere Activity (LP #7)

HW: Chapter 22.2 and 22.3 pg. 560 #1-9 (HW #4), pg. 564 #1-8 (HW #5)

* Test Chapter 22 - 2/28
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M 2/11 B Day
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Drill #5: What redistributes 2/3 of the equatorial solar energy? What redistributes the other 1/3 of the energy at the equator? Why does redistributing this energy matter?

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

HW: Chapter 22.2 pg. 560 #1-9 (HW #4) and Chapter 22.3 pg. 564 #1-8(HW #5)

  • Test Chapter 22 - 3/1
T 2/12 A Day
Drill #6: 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


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


To get stamped: Bookwork pg. 560 (HW #4) & 564 (HW #5). Groundhog Data

HW: Seasons Foldable Activity (CW #11)
Key for Chapter 22 homework

  • Test Chapter 22 - 2/26
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W 2/13 B Day
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Drill #6: 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

Heat energy in the atmosphere PPT
Heat energy in the atmosphere notes (CW #10)
Seasons Foldable Activity (CW #11)

To get stamped: Bookwork pg. 565. Groundhog Data

HW: Season Foldable Activity (CW #11)

Key for Chapter 22 homework


* Notebook quiz 2/19
Th 2/14 A Day
1/2 Day
Drill #7: For the mercury barometer shown. What happens to the measurement when the air pressure increases?

Go over Seasons Foldable (CW #11)
Begin work on Earth's Energy Cycle (CW #13)

  • Notebook quiz 2/20
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F 2/15 NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
M 2/18 NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
T 2/19 B Day
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Drill #7: Define the term "Albedo".
Why does a leaf filled with chlorophyll look green to us?

Go over season foldable activity (CW #11)
Albedo Lab (LP #9)
Earth's Energy Cycle (CW #13)

HW: Finish Earth's Energy cycle
W 2/20 A Day
Drill #8: What is Albedo? Why do leaves with chlorophyll look green?

NOTEBOOK QUIZ

Albedo Lab (LP #9)
Earth's Energy Cycle (CW #13)
HW:
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Th 2/21 B Day
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NO DRILL

Heat Stations (LP #10)

HW: Finish Analysis Questions
  • Test Chapter 22 - 3/1
F 2/22 A Day
No Drill

Heat Stations (LP #10)

HW: Review Sheet for Test (CW #14)

  • Test Chapter 22 - 2/28
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M 2/25 B Day
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Drill #8:The average Temperature in Maryland has increased by 2 °F in 100 years. The average temperature in Alaska has increased by 5° F in the last 50 years. What factors play a role in the different rate of increase between Maryland and Alaska?

Notebook Quiz

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

Atmospheric winds activity (CW #15)
Directions for activity

HW: Review Sheet for Test (CW #14)
Key for study guide
T 2/26 A Day
Drill #9: The average Temperature in Maryland has increased by 2 °F in 100 years. The average temperature in Alaska has increased by 5° F in the last 50 years. What factors play a role in the different rate of increase between Maryland and Alaska?

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

Atmospheric winds activity (CW #15)
Directions for activity

AFTER SCHOOL TEST REVIEW
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AFTER SCHOOL TEST REVIEW
W 2/27 B Day
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Key for study guide
Drill #9:What does the term "Energy budget" mean? What are 3 important factors in maintaining Earth's energy budget

Carbon cycle
Review for test

Key for study guide
Th 2/28 A Day
Drill #9:What does the term "Energy budget" mean? What are 3 important factors in maintaining Earth's energy budget

Review for Test
Chapter 22 - atmospheric composition test

HW: Read Chapter 23.1 pg. 580 #1-9 (HW #6)
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F 3/1 B Day
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No Drill

Ch 22 Test
Carbon Cycle Packet (CW #15)
Water Cycle Packet (CW #16)

HW: Read Chapter 23.1 pg. 580 #1-9 (HW #6)
finish cycles handouts
M 3/4 A Day
Drill #10: Matter can be neither created or destroyed so what happens to matter in our environment?

Review test performance
Carbon cycle packet (CW #15)
Water Cycle packet (CW #16)
Key for homewok Chapter 23.1 (HW #6)
HW: Finish packets
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T 3/5 B Day
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Drill #10:What makes water change from a liquid to a gaseous state? Is energy absorbed or released when water goes from ...liquid to gas, gas to liquid, gas to solid, liquid to solid, solid to liquid?

°Review test performance
°Review cycles packets
°Relative humidity lab

Key for homewok Chapter 23.1 (HW #6)
HW: Finish relative humidity lab
IF SNOWDAY: WORK ON CLOUD WEBQUEST
Bring a thumb drive for next class
W 3/6 A Day
SNOW DAY
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Th 3/7 B Day
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Drill #11:Is there a relationship between air pressure and relative humidity and dew point?

°Cloud webquest (CW #17)

HW: Finish cloud webquest


Study Guide Chapter 23 (Quizzes and Tests)
due at test WEDNESDAY
F 3/8 A Day
Drill #12: What makes water change from a liquid to a gaseous state? Is energy absorbed or released when water goes from ...liquid to gas, gas to liquid, gas to solid, liquid to solid, solid to liquid?

°Start Cloud Webquest (CW #17)


HW: Finish cloud webquest
Study Guide Chapter 23 (Quizzes and Tests)


Study guide Ch. 23 due at Thursday
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M 3/11 B Day
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Drill #12: What cloud types tend to bring precipitation? What cloud types tend not to bring precipitation? Do clouds have a warming effect or a cooling effect on the environment?

Review cloud webquests
Review quiz
Precipitation situations (CW #18)

HW: Study Guide
QUIZ FRIDAY CH.23
T 3/12 A Day
Drill #13: What cloud types tend to bring precipitation? What cloud types tend not to bring precipitation? Do clouds have a warming effect or a cooling effect on the environment?

°Relative Humidity Lab (LP #11)
Review Clouds

HW: Study guide

AFTER SCHOOL REVIEW SESSION

QUIZ MONDAY CH. 23
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AFTER SCHOOL REVIEW SESSION
W 3/13 B Day
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FLEXTIME REVIEW SESSION
Drill #13:What is the difference between climate and weather? List 2 factors you think are important in determining climate.

Finish precipitation situations
Climate activity (CW #19)

HW: Study

FLEXTIME REVIEW SESSION
Th 3/14 A Day
Drill #14: What is the difference between climate and weather? List 2 factors you think are important in determining climate.

Precipitation situations (CW #18)
Climate activity (CW #19)

HW: Study
Chapter 24.1 #1-8 (HW #7)
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Friday 3/15 B day
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Drill #14:
Test Ch. 23- Water in the Atmosphere
Notes Air Masses and Fronts (CW #20)
ppt air masses and fronts

HW: Chapter 24.1 #1-8 Due Monday (HW #7)
Weather prediction packet (HW #8)
M 3/18 A Day
Drill #15: write down 1 content question you want answered before the quiz.

Quiz Chapter 23 - Water in the Atmosphere
Forecasting Weather Computer Activity (CW #21)

HW:ppt air masses and fronts
Groundhog data analysis Q1 (graphing)
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T 3/19 B Day
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Quarterly Test Tues. 3/26 - study guide
Drill #15:Look at the NOAA weather map for today. Where is the occluded front located. Where are you likely to find areas of high pressure on the map?

Review weather prediction packet
Forecasting Weather computer Activity (CW #21)

HW: Groundhog analysis Q1-9
Quarterly Test Wed. 3/27 - study guide
W3/20 A Day
Notes Air Masses and Fronts (CW #20)

Drill #16: Look at the weather map for 3/19. Identify where the occluded front is located. Where is there likely to be areas of higher pressure?

Air pressure and winds notes
PPT pressure and winds

Weather prediction packet (HW #8)
Pair work to compare groundhog data
Create a climate map for Howard County

HW: Groundhog analysis graphs
Finish climate map for Howard County
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Th 3/21 B Day
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Drill #16:
Air pressure and winds notes
PPT pressure and winds

Pair work to compare groundhog data
Create a climate map for Howard County

HW: Finish analysis of groundhog data
Finish climate map activity
F 3/22 A Day
Review for Quarterly Test
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M 3/25 B Day
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Review for Quarterly Test
T 3/26 A Day
Quarterly test

W 3/27 B Day
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Introduce spring break projects

Quarterly Test
Th 3/28 A Day
Introduce spring break projects.
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