Louise Culver's Science Classes

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May 30, 2013

Lab-Oil Spill II

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Extra Credit-Big Bang Webquest

Each question is worth 1 point.  

 

Beginning URL: http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_uni/uni_101bbtest.html

 

Questions:

Part 1: Expansion of the Universe

  1. Why did Einstein develop the “cosmological constant”?
  2. Which theory was the natural beginning of a Big Bang theory?
  3. Who showed that the universe was indeed expanding?
  4. According to the expansion law do the galaxies expand away from each other equally? Explain.

 

Part 2: The Abundance of Light Elements

  1. What is nucleosynthesis?
  2. What is Big Bang nucleosynthesis?
  3. What was the universe like immediately after the Big Bang started?
  4. How much of the universe’s ordinary matter is thought to be helium? Does Big Bang theory support this number?
  5. What is WMAP?
  6. Where do elements heavier than lithium come from?
  7. Where do elements heavier than iron come from?

 

Part 3: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

  1. What is CMB? Explain.
  2. Who predicted the existence of CMB?
  3. Who discovered CMB?
  4. Describe the CMB as it exists today.
  5. How old is the universe thought to be?
  6. What did the FIRAS experiment show?
  7. What event was thought to occur about 400,000 years after the Big Bang?
  8. What is the most striking characteristic of the CMB?
  9. The article mentions cosmology and cosmologists over and over again. What is cosmology?


May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013 Honors-

  • Warm Up: Last Word Synopsis-Create an acrostic poem using the words O-C-E-A-N  L-I-F-E
  • Quiz: Life in Oceans
  • Minute to Win It (extra credit)-List as many resources as you can think of that come the ocean.
  • Reading & note taking-Ocean Resources p. 505-508
  • Video– Video-The Living Planet: The Open Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7WtduFycDY
    • Write three O.W.L.’s (I observed…I wonder…I learned…)

 

Friday—2nd & 3rd

  • Warm Up: Last Word Synopsis-Create an acrostic poem using the words O-C-E-A-N  L-I-F-E
  • Quiz: Life in Oceans
  • Minute to Win It (extra credit)-List as many resources as you can think of that come the ocean.
  • Reading & note taking-Ocean Resources p. 505-508


May 23, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013—Honors

  • Warm Up-Create an original mnemonic for the classifications and location of marine environments (Ex: ROYGBIV).
  • Reading & note taking  p 501-504-Life in Oceans (Q-A-D)
  • Video– Video-The Living Planet: The Open Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7WtduFycDY
    • Write three O.W.L.’s (I observed…I wonder…I learned…)

 

Thursday –2nd & 3rd

  • Warm up: Use the following terms to create a concept map: ocean water, salinity, temperature, density, dissolved solids, & dissolved gas.
  • Reading and note taking-Life in Oceans p. 501-504 (Q-A-D)
  • T.O.D. –Create an original mnemonic for the classifications and location of marine environments (Ex: ROYGBIV). 


May 22, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013—Honors

  • Warm up: Use the following terms to create a concept map: ocean water, salinity, temperature, density, dissolved solids, & dissolved gas.
  • Ocean Flood Sediment PowerPoint Review
  • Reading an note taking-Life in Oceans p. 501-504 (Q-A-D)
  • Video– Video-The Living Planet: The Open Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7WtduFycDY
    • Write three O.W.L.’s (I observed…I wonder…I learned…)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday—2nd & 3rd

  • Warm Up: Imagine that you have just been shipwrecked on a volcanic island in the middle of the ocean. Plan what you must do during the next five days in order to survive until you are rescued. Include an illustration.
  • Turn in last week’s warm ups
  • Quiz your shoulder partner-Properties of Ocean Water (student created)
  • Quiz-Properties of Ocean Water
  • Video-The Living Planet: The Open Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7WtduFycDY
    • O.W.L.’s (I observed…I wonder…I learned…)


May 21, 2013

Tuesday May 21, 2013—Honors

  • Warm Up: Imagine that you have just been shipwrecked on a volcanic island in the middle of the ocean. Plan what you must do during the next five days in order to survive until you are rescued. Include an illustration.
  • Turn in last week’s warm ups
  • Quiz your shoulder partner-Properties of Ocean Water (student created)
  • Quiz-Properties of Ocean Water
  • Video-The Living Planet: The Open Ocean
    • Write three O.W.L.’s  (I observed…I wonder…I learned…)

Tuesday—2nd &3rd

  •  Warm up: Ocean Streams are moving streams of water in the oceans. If you put a message in a bottle and tossed it into the ocean, where would you like the current to take it? What message would you send? Who do you hope would find the bottle?
  • Please collect the homework and leave on my desk.
  • Finish: Jig-Saw: Properties of Ocean Water

Partner A: Read-Learn-Teach p. 493-496

Partner B: Read-Learn-Teach p. 496-500 à Today students should be at the teaching stage of the Jig-Saw-Partner A should teach B first. Please put the ‘learning focus’ PowerPoint up for them to use as a guide.

  • Create Quiz-Create a quiz with 10 questions. Include 5 multiple choice questions with incorrect answers/distracters. Do not include the correct answers on the quiz. You will be quizzing a classmate tomorrow.