Louise Culver's Science Classes

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December 17, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: Read pages 562 & 563. Write a list of questions that you have concerning the project. When everyone is done reading, we will discuss all questions regarding the Chapter Mini-Challenge.

*When you are finished reading turn to page 534 in your book & sit quietly.

–Whole Group: Read pages 534 & 535à add questions to your list & cross off questions that were answered from reading pages 534 & 535. à Project groups: discuss each person’s questions concerning the project. Answer each other’s questions & compile a list of questions to ask Ms. Culver.

–Whole group: Chapter 6 Mini-Challenge Q & A

–Small groups: work on Chapter Mini-Challenge; if you did not write a goal at the beginning of the Chapter Challenge, write one now.

*determine group roles: Leader, recorder, & presenter

Environmental Science:

–Warm Up: No Warm Up

–Field Study of Lake Bonny

à Individuals; complete Think Globally, Act Locally site study handout & Observations: Connections Among Components


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December 16, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: Get your paper ready for the quiz. Title the paper “Quiz How Radar Works”. There are 13 questions. Be sure to write your name, today’s date, & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper.

–Quiz: “How Radar Works”

–Finish “How Radar Works” Icon

*Icons due tomorrow

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Warm Up: No Warm Up

–Whole group: Saving Planet Earth: Documentary on the Science behind Saving the Earth’s Environment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB2qY14v2BQ (45:11 mins.)

3learned-2Interesting-1question/Aha!


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December 15, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: Last Word Synopsis: Radar. Write the word Radar vertically on your paper. Then write two to three sentences about how radar works from each letter. The first words of each sentence should begin with the corresponding letter in the word radar.

 –Individuals: Design a “How Radar Works” Icon

Quiz tomorrow!

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Warm Up: Twenty Questions-Display an initial clue about the topic or key concept from the upcoming lesson. Tell students that they may ask “twenty questions” which require a yes/no response in order to figure out what that topic/concept might be.

–Intro To Earth Systems PowerPoint with slide notes.


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December 12, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: How are a MCC & and a squall line the same? How are they different?

–IndividualsàPartner: U& A (p. 561)

–Whole group: Compare U&A answers with the teacher’s answer

–Individuals: Think About It Again (T.A.I.A.) p. 561

How can you predict how long a thunderstorm will last? How do you know when the danger of severe weather has passed?

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Warm Up: No Warm Up

Quiz: “The Importance of the Individual”

Finish T-shirts


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December 11, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: Describe a mesoscale convective complex be sure to include at least 3 characteristics.

–Individuals: Finish reading or REREAD: p. 558-560 “How Radar Works” taking three column cotes (topic/summary/picture-detail) -10 minutes

–Whole Group: compare notes with teacher’s notes

–Individualsà small groupà whole group: Checking Up: p. 560

ENVIRONMENTAL:

 –Warm Up: No Warm Up

–Design a T-Shirt about “The Importance of the Individual” concerning the environment.


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December 10, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: Explain how radar works. Be sure to explain the property of clouds that radars detect, the maximum range & why there is a maximum range.

–Whole Groupà Partners: Read p. 558-560 “How Radar Works” taking three column cotes (topic/summary/picture-detail)

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Warm Up: How can a consumer affect the environment?

–Design a T-Shirt about “The Importance of the Individual” concerning the environment.


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December 9, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: What is ground clutter?

–“Writing Definitions” (p. 32 Analyze/Classify Strategies –Vocabulary Instruction: A Learning Focused Model): squall line, mesoscale convective complex (MCC), supercell

– How Radar Works and How it is Used to Track Thunderstorms 2/2 (9.24 mins.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6fVncxxHs8

*Write 6 beautiful sentences: 3things learned -2Interesting things -1question/Aha!

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Warm Up: “I Know no safe depositary (a person to whom something is lodged in trust.)of the ultimate powers of the society but, the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion the remedy is not to take it from them, but, to inform their discretion by education”.  –Thomas Jefferson

How does this quotation apply to environmental responsibility?

–Design a T-Shirt about “The Importance of the Individual” concerning the environment.

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