Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…


2-28-13

2nd & 3rd:
Warm Up- Why is it important that Scientist study ALL wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum?
Guided Reading: 555-558

1st, 5th-7th
Warm Up: Fill-in-the-blank Concept Map on Section 2 Vocabulary
Jigsaw reading activity:
Partner A reading about Greenhouse Gases
Partner B reading about Renewable Energy

Greenhouse Link: http://www.eia.gov/oiaf/1605/ggccebro/chapter1.html
Renewable Link: http://www.altenergy.org/renewables/renewables.html

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2-27-13

2nd & 3rd:
-Warm Up: What EFFECTS does the sun have on the Earth? List at least three.
-5 minute study/review
-Quiz: Characteristics of the Atmosphere
-Drawing the Electromagnetic Spectrum

1st, 5th-7th:
-Warm Up:In the mid 1990’s a famous conservative expert claimed that since chlorofluorocarbons are more dense than air, it is not possible for them to be present at high atmospheric elevations (in the ozone layer). Thus, they cannot play a role in the alleged destruction of ozone. Highlight the strengths and weakness of his argument and comment on its overall validity.
-Reading and Note taking with Guided questions for Section 2 (555-560)

Guided Questions:
After reading page 555- Why is it important that Scientist study ALL wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum?

After reading page 558 answer the following question:
What is the ‘Greenhouse Effect’ and how does it work? Give specific details.

After reading page 559 answer the following question:
Why is a landmass close to water more likely to have moderate temperatures?
Why are deserts colder at night than other areas are?

After reading page 560 answer the following question:
Explain how fans in a convection oven help cook food more evenly.

Ticket-Out-The-Door:
Create a concept map using the following words:
Electromagnetic waves
Infrared waves
Greenhouse effect
Ultraviolet waves
Visible light
Scattering
Absorption
Reflection
Albedo
Ozone


2-26-13

2&3 Period:
Warm Up:List the four layers of the atmosphere and one key detail for each
Ozone Hole Activity

1st, 5th-7th:
Warm Up: What EFFECTS does the sun have on the Earth? List at least three.
-Finish Ozone Hole Activity
-Start reading and note taking for section 2 (555-560)


February 25, 2013

Warm Up:

1st period: list the 5 components of the atmosphere.

5th-7th Periods: List the layers of the atmosphere; include one key detail about each layer.

  • Collected Sink hole extra credit and Last Word Synopsis (Atmosphere)
  • 5 minutes to study for Characteristic of the Atmosphere quiz
  • Reviewed learning objective of the Burning up the Atmosphere Lab
  • Characteristic of the Atmosphere Quiz
  • Movie Clip-Ozone depletion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUfVMogIdr8
  • PowerPoint Tutorial on Ozone Depletion with activity

2nd & 3rd Periods:

Warm Up:plus-minus-delta -Burning up the Atmosphere Lab

Finished Reading the Characteristic of the Atmosphere with Guided notes PowerPoint

Last word Synopsis (Atmosphere)-create an acrostic of the word ‘Atmosphere’ with each letter having a scientific sentence about what students have learned in section one of chapter 22.


2-22-13

No Warm Up

Lab: Burning up the Atmosphere

Last Word Synopsis: Atmosphere
If the last word synopsis was not finished in class then it must be done for homework over the weekend. This assignment involves creating an acrostic of the word ‘Atmosphere’ with each letter having a scientific sentence about what students have learned in section one of chapter 22.


2-21-13

Warm Up:

What is the purpose of the Ozone layer?
What are the potential problems that could arise if the ozone layer continues to deplete?
Guided Reading: Pages 550-554
Ticket-Out-The-Door:

After reading page 551 answer the following question:

Why is atmospheric pressure generally lower beneath a mass of warm air than beneath a mass of cold air?

After reading 553 answer the following question:

Why does temperature begin to increase in the upper stratosphere?

After reading page 554 answer the following question:

What industrial city would have fewer air-pollution incidents related to temperature inversions: a city in the Great Plains (Mid-West) or one near the Rocky mountains?  Answer the question in the A-R-E format.