Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…


Extra Credit due 12-2-13

Complete the Inquiring Further (p 226) # 2- a b & c

15 points

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November 22, 2013

–Warm Up: In science, a prediction is a rigorous, often quantitative, statement, forecasting what will happen under specific conditions. Make a prediction of how many breaths you take in one minute. Then, time yourself to see how many you actually take. Was your hypothesis correct? What conditions could affect the results of your experiment? Make a second prediction; then, time yourself to see how many you actually take. Is your second prediction closer or farther away from the actual number? Why do you think that is?

–Finish Vocabulary Graphics: shear strength, elastic deformation, elastic rebound, friction, primary wave, fault plane, secondary wave; students create a graphic organizer that with a definition in his own words and a picture.

–Write a pun &/or analogy for each “geo word” (vocab) OR create a crossword puzzle. Generate clues for each “geo word”. 


November 21, 2013

Warm Up–Small groups (3) take turns reading out loud your response to: What kinds of materials are emitted by a volcanic eruption? Could material from a volcanic eruption affect your community? Each person listening should share a 10-15 second constructive response for the student that has read his or her paper out loud.

On your warm up paper, list the other students in your groups. And, critique them on a scale of one to five (with one being and incomplete or incorrect answer and five being an exemplary answer to the questions).

–Small groups: Volcanoes and the Atmosphere Quiz error analysis.

What do you see?p.227

Think About it: If you have experienced an earthquake, describe your most vivid memory. If you have not experienced an earthquake, what you expect to see, feel and hear?

 

–Individuals: Anticipation Quiz: 5 multiple choice questions. If you know the correct answers mark it on your paper. If you do not know the correct answer, write IDK (I don’t know)

–Vocabulary Graphics: shear strength, elastic deformation, elastic rebound, friction, primary wave, fault plane, secondary wave; students create a graphic organizer that with a definition in his own words and a picture.


November 20, 2013

–Warm Up: Pick one of the exercises below: Write in a ‘Stream of Consciousness’ and do not edit anything. Just write.

Select an object on your desk or in your book bag & write about it for 5 minutes.

Look out the window and write for 3 minutes about the first thing you see.

Write for 5 minutes about the last book you read (or movie that you watched).

Write for 5 minutes about your favorite recurring daydream (or dream).

Write in the first person for 5 minutes about what it’s like to be a pirate.

Write 5 minutes about yourself from your pet’s perspective.

 Write 5 minutes in the 1st person about your life in an 1865 log cabin.

Write for 5 minutes about your first day of high school (or school).

— Small Groups/Individuals: brainstorm topics related to What kinds of materials are emitted by a volcanic eruption? Could material from a volcanic eruption affect your community?  

*remind students to consider the Investigate Part A: Airborne Debris assignment when answering the second part of the question. à Reread the section focusing on details that answer the questions.

–Write Formal Responses in class. 


November 18, 2013

–Warm Up: Make a list of the important steps in writing a great paper. What is the most important step in exemplary writing? What formula do you use to write?

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Write your name date and class period in the upper right hand corner. Then, title the paper Volcanoes and the Atmosphere Quiz. Number the paper from one to fifteen. Set the paper aside.

When you are finished, sit and study quietly.

–Writing ClinicàUsing the writing prompt How do Volcanoes affect the biosphere?: Discuss what the question is asking, practice brainstorming and planning.  

–Assign: Think About it Again (p225) – What kinds of materials are emitted by a volcanic eruption? Could material from a volcanic eruption affect your community? Due Friday 11-22-13