Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…


Extra Credit: Due Monday 2/25/13

We just learned about Karst topography, and how it can cause sinkholes to develop. Recently sinkholes have become a huge problem in Florida. Write a report on how you can test your land to see if a sinkhole could develop. Also write about what can be done if your home is built on a sinkhole, and how the ground can become stabilized. This must be a page long, hand written, and written in well versed paragraphs. Please do not plagiarize. This is worth 10 bonus points towards your current event grade.


2-20-13

Warm Up:

What would happen if there were no cars, buses, trains, boats, or planes? 
How would this change the world as we know it?
Think ECONOMICALLY as well as SCIENTIFICALLY.
 
Guided Reading: Holt pages 546-552
1. Draw the Nitrogen Cycle. 

Include the following:

  • Process of Nitrogen being removed from the air by bacteria
  • Importance of Nitrogen to plants.
  • Animals consuming plants.
  • Nitrogen returned to soil.
  • Nitrogen being released back to atmosphere.

Draw Pictures!!!

2. Draw a Concept Map.  Use LINKING words to connect the following terms:

  • Oxygen
  • Atmosphere
  • Air
  • Nitrogen
  • Water Vapor
  • Ozone
  • Particulates


2-19-13

Warm Up:

What is special about Earth?

Predict answer to the LEQ: What characteristics of the Earth’s atmosphere support life?

Give-One-Get-One

  1. Make a list of as many words that relate to the atmosphere.
  2. Walk around the room and meet seven students.
  • Get one word from each student- It must be a NEW word.
  • If person does not have a new word, you should create a new word together.
  • Have the person who gives you a word write their initials next to the word that they gave you.

3. Go Back to your seat

  • With your shoulder partner, compile your lists of words.
  • Divide your list into two categories.
  • You may use your books to define words & come up with categories.
  • Discard words that do not fit into the categories.

4. Make a Graffiti board:

  • Choose one category
  • Create a poster that displays the category and the words that belong in the category
  • Use/Draw Picture to illustrate your words
  • Sign your names!


2-14-13

Happy Valentines Day!

Agenda:

Warm Up:
Write one (serious) fact about yourself.
Write one interesting or unusual thing about yourself.
Write one ‘Aha’ or amusing fact about yourself.

Review with Study Guide.
All Questions are from the textbook or from the Article “Florida’s Geologic History.”

Link to Article:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw208

TEST TOMORROW ON CHAPTER 14!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2-13-13

Warm Up:

—What is the difference between weathering and erosion?  Give at least three real world (weather phenomena) examples.
Post Test (not counted towards grade)
Formal response to the LEQ.  See rubric below:
 

Response to LEQ: Weathering and Erosion


 

CATEGORY

4 – Above Standards 3 – Meets Standards – Approaching Standards 1 – Below Standards Score
Position Statement The position statement provides a clear, strong statement of the author’s position on the topic. The position statement provides a clear statement of the author’s position on the topic. A position statement is present, but does not make the author’s position clear. There is no position statement.  
Support for Position Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement. Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement. Includes 1 piece of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that supports the position statement. Does not includes evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).  
Evidence and Examples All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\’s position. Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\’s position. At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author\’s position. Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.  
Sequencing Arguments and support are provided in a logical order that makes it easy and interesting to follow the author’s train of thought. Arguments and support are provided in a fairly logical order that makes it reasonably easy to follow the author’s train of thought. A few of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order, distracting the reader and making the essay seem a little confusing. Many of the support details or arguments are not in an expected or logical order; distracting the reader and making the essay seem very confusing.  
Sentence Structure All sentences are well-constructed with varied structure. There are no grammatical errors. Most sentences are well-constructed and there is some varied sentence structure in the essay. There are one to two grammatical errors. Most sentences are well constructed, but there is no variation is structure. There three grammatical errors. Most sentences are not well-constructed or varied. Four or more grammatical errors exist.