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October 30, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: : Preparing for the Chapter Challenge (# 7 p. 544)

–Quiz: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms?   

–Individualsà small groups: What Do You See? *Interpret the illustration. Why did the airplane fly over and around the cloud and not through the clouds? How do you think this illustration is related to the title of this section? Write a caption for the illustration. p. 545

– (I will model how to set up & record in Geo Logs) Think About it: What causes towering rain clouds to form? What causes such clouds to move from place to place? p. 545

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Warm Up: What are the three biggest threats to our environment and Why?

–Whole Group: Environmental Impact Presentation https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L16033

–Partners Finish: Read p.p.  539-543 Environmental Policies in the United States with “Science Notebook” Guided note-taking graphic organizer.


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October 29, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Write 5 multiple choice questions that you expect to be on tomorrow’s quiz.

–PartnersàSmall groupsà whole group: Understanding & Applying (p. 543)

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Warm Up: Interpret the illustration. What do you think that the illustrator is trying to say? What do you think of the illustration? Write 3-5 sentences about this illustration.

– Partners: Read p.p.  539-543 Environmental Policies in the United States with “Science Notebook” Guided note-taking graphic organizer.


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October 28, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Create an acrostic using the word “thunderstorm”.

  1. Decide what to write about “Thunderstorms”.
  2. Write your word down vertically.
  3. Brainstorm words or phrases that describe your idea.
  4. Place your brainstormed words or phrases on the lines that begin with the same letters.
  5. Fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem.

Whole Group: How is hail formed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-9zhXuLN0 (1.54 mins.)

Partners: Checking Up (p. 542) – Combine answers & using color create a large display of answers

–Quiz Thursday!

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Warm Up: Interpret the illustration. What do you think that the illustrator is trying to say? What do you think of the illustration? Write 3-5 sentences about this illustration.

– Partners: Read p.p.  539-543 Environmental Policies in the United States with “Science Notebook” Guided note-taking graphic organizer.


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October 27, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: List & describe the steps in the formation of a thunderstorm.

–Video Clip: What Conditions cause Thunderstorms? Part III https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUkoCWVxNRQ (12:30)

–T.O.D.: 3-Learned 2-Interesting 1-Question/AHA (from the section)

–Individualsà Partner: Checking Up (p. 542) – Combine answers & create a large display of answers

–Quiz Wednesday!

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Warm Up:  Imagine that you live within 25 miles of a national park. Biologist have recommended expanding the boundaries of the park to preserve certain wildlife species. However, local industries that currently use these lands would have to move or stop operations if the boundaries were to be expanded. Who should decide the fate of the land: federal, state, or local government? Why   Answer using the A-R-E Model  (Assertion-Reason-Evidence/Examples)

–Whole Group: Share responses to The Environmental History Timeline

–Partners: Read p.p.  539-543 Environmental Policies in the United States with “Science Notebook” Guided note-taking graphic organizer.


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October 24, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: How are air masses classifies? And, how are they related to fronts? Include page number where you found the information.

–Partner Finish : Read How & Why Warm Air Rises pp539-542 with 3 column note graphic organizer- Development of a Thunderstorm

(one summary & picture per paragraph-7)

–Video Clip: What Conditions cause Thunderstorms? Part III https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUkoCWVxNRQ (12:30)

–T.O.D.: 3-Learned 2-Interesting 1-Question/AHA

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Warm Up: Interpret the illustration. What do you think that the illustrator is trying to say? What do you think of the illustration? Write 3-5 sentences about this illustration.

Whole Group: US Environmental History: Movements and Timeline (3 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_16gKx_wB-M  (pause periodically for note-taking & summarization).

– Partners: Environmental History Timeline (web-based scavenger hunt http://www.runet.edu/~wkovarik/envhist/

–3-Things Learned 2-Interesting 1-Question/Aha!: Environmental History


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October 23, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Explain the three mechanisms that cause air to rise (use your books). Include page number where you found the information.

–Whole GroupàPartners: Read How & Why Warm Air Rises pp539-542 with 3 column note graphic organizer (Topic-Summary-Detail/Pix; Bolded topics teacher models to whole group)

Topics:

How & Why Warm Air Rises

Convection Uplift

Orographic Uplift

Frontal Wedging

Convergence

What is a Front?

Continental

Maritime

Polar

Tropical

What is a Front Continued (last paragraph p. 540)

Development of a Thunderstorm

(one summary & picture per paragraph-7)

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Warm Up: Interpret the illustration. What do you think that the illustrator is trying to say? What do you think of the illustration? Write 3-5 sentences about this illustration.

– Partners: Environmental History Timeline (web-based scavenger hunt http://www.runet.edu/~wkovarik/envhist/


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October 22, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up:  Use the following words to create a crossword puzzle: Convection current, orographic, front, water vapor

*Be sure to write clues for the words NOT definitions.

–Whole GroupàPartners: Read How & Why Warm Air Rises pp539-542 with 3 column note graphic organizer (Topic-Summary-Detail/Pix; Bolded topics teacher models to whole group)

Topics:

How & Why Warm Air Rises

Convection Uplift

Orographic Uplift

Frontal Wedging

Convergence

What is a Front?

Continental

Maritime

Polar

Tropical

What is a Front Continued (last paragraph p. 540)

Development of a Thunderstorm

(one summary & picture per paragraph-7)

–Video Clip: What Conditions cause Thunderstorms? Part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d155OY8pBCM (7:06)

–T.O.D.: The Important Thing & the Most Important Thing that you learned from the video (2 sentences)

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Warm Up: Interpret the illustration. What do you think that the illustrator is trying to say? What do you think of the illustration? Write 3-5 sentences about this illustration.

–Whole Groupà Partners: Environmental History Timeline (web-based scavenger hunt http://www.runet.edu/~wkovarik/envhist/

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