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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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October 21, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: What did you get out of the Investigate that will help you with the Chapter Challenge. Write 5-7 sentences.

–Whole Group: Introduce the vocabulary words: Convection current (lava lamp demo), orographic, front, water vapor

–Individuals: Create Frayer Models for each vocabulary word (with color). à share with partner (25 mints) minutes

–Video Clip: What Conditions cause Thunderstorms? Part I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qdqyCmfaEY

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

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Download App then get ready for the quiz.

Socrative Quiz App: Economics and International Cooperation

 (ROOM: c81b4bfe)

http://b.socrative.com/login/student/

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


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October 17, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: No Warm Up

–Individuals: Density Quiz

–Whole groupàpartner Guided practice of:

–Section 1 Investigate: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms Part B

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.

–Economy and the Environment (embedded note-taking worksheet)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF9YsVpZnSE  (6:55)

–Whole group: discussion of an economic model (Figure 2; p. 536). Students will annotate the diagram on their guided notes.

 –Partners: Read p. 533-538 with “Science Notebook” guided note-taking worksheetà small groups


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October 16, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:
Warm Up:
1. Calculate the density of a material that has a mass of 52.457 g and a volume of 13.5 cm3.
2. A student finds a rock on the way to school. In the laboratory he determines that the volume of the rock is 22.7 mL, and the mass in 39.943 g. What is the density of the rock?
3. The density of silver is 10.49 g/cm3. If a sample of pure silver has a volume of 12.993 cm3, what is the mass?

–Teacher Models (again) procedures for –Section 1 Investigate: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms Part A/ Then demos what should have happened.

–Whole grouppartner Guided practice of:

–Section 1 Investigate: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms Part A
–Section 1 Investigate: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms Part B

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. 533-538 with “Science Notebook” guided note-taking worksheet

–Whole Group: Why Japan Needs To Stop Whaling! (3:45)


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October 15, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:
Predict the weather for the next seven days include temperature (highs & lows), cloud cover, & chances of rain. What things did you consider to help you make your predictions?
–Think About It (p. 536 SE): Where are thunderstorms most likely to occur in the United States & Why? How do thunderstorms form?
–Section 1 Investigate: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms Part A

–Section 1 Investigate: What Conditions Create Thunderstorms Part B

Homework: With your weather predictions, on a separate table, record the actual weather for next week (same as your predictions). Starting Sunday 10-19-14 through Saturday 10-25-14

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Environmental problems are international in scope & require international cooperation to be addressed. Air pollution, emission of greenhouse gases, loss of topsoil, disposal of nuclear waste. Ocean pollution, and depletion of forest are just a few problems that cross international boundaries. How can the actions of one nation affect the environmental health of many others?
*Answer in the A-R-E model:
A-assertion (something is so)
R-reason (explain why)
E-Evidence (back it up; use examples)

–Partners: Read p. 533-538 with “Science Notebook” guided note-taking worksheet


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October 14, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:
Warm Up: Density = mass/volume
4. A 10.0 cm3 sample of copper has a mass of 89.6 g. What is the density of copper?
5. Silver has a density of 10.5 grams/cm3 and gold has a density of
19.3 g/cm3. Which would have the greater mass, 5cm3 of silver or 5cm3 of gold?
6. Five mL of ethanol has a mass of 3.9 g, and 5.0 mL of benzene has a mass of 44 g. Which liquid is denser?

–Predict the weather for the next seven days include temperature (highs & lows), cloud cover, & chances of rain. What things did you consider to help you make your predictions?

–Getting Started Severe Weather (p. 532 SE): Introduce the Chapter Challenge & Rubric

–What Do You See? (p. 536 SE): Small group whole group

ENVIRONMENTAL:
Warm Up: Do you believe environmental racism is evident in modern society?
*Answer in the A-R-E model:
A-assertion (something is so)
R-reason (explain why)
E-Evidence (back it up; use examples)

Partners: Read p. 533-538 with “Science Notebook” guided note taking worksheet

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