Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…

April 30, 2014

–Warm Up: From the data below, create a bar graph showing the temperature of the different parts of the Sun’s atmosphere:

Part of Sun’s Atmosphere Temperature
Chromosphere (low) 4,000°C
Chromosphere (high) 50,000°C
Photosphere 6,000°C
Sunspot 3,500°C

Small groups: Read The Sun & Its Effects p. 79-86 Individuals go back and take notes on the section.


April 29, 2014

–Warm Up: Scatter plot analysis (below) — Compare results with Small Groups What are the errors in the warm up? What would make the scatter plot easier to read (10 minutes?)
–Small groups: Analyze the Sunspot Activity Line Graph & Strongest Solar Flare Events from 1978-2005 Histogramwhole groups: Describe any patterns that you see for each graph. Compare the two graphs; What patterns do you see that connect the two? How would you explain the pattern?

–Watch How the Sun Effects Earth take notes that help answer: In what ways does solar radiation benefit life on the planet? And, in what ways can solar radiation be harmful or disruptive? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygu0HqFc_do

–T.O.D.: Write a summary/or a draw a picture of what you learned today.

April 28, 2014

–Warm Up: Create a frequency table and a histogram with the following data. Math test scores for class 1: 70, 78, 68, 82, 91, 98, 76, 97, 89, 79, 88, 90, 85, 77, 84, 82, 90, 86, 93, 64, 94, 68, 86, 87

Individuals: FINISH: The Sun & Its Effects Investigate p. 79
–Vocabulary Graphics; photosphere, chromosphere, corona, albedo, ozone, proton, electron, plasma, ionosphere

April 25, 2014

Warm Up: Teacher appreciation week is in a little over a week. On a new sheet of paper, write a friendly letter to a teacher that you appreciate. Be specific. Tell them why you appreciate them; and what you learned from them. I will mail all the letters next week. So, they should get them the following week in time for teacher appreciation week. In order for me to mail it, the teacher must work at a Polk County Public School (that includes magnet schools). I cannot send to: schools outside of Polk County, private schools, or charter schools. The teacher can be from elementary, middle, or high school. You must know the school that they teach at for me to send it to them.

–Histogram PowerPoint & practice.
–Finish: The Sun & its Effects Investigate p. 77

April 23, 2014

— No Warm Up

–Study for quiz & get your paper ready; there are 10 questions

–Quiz: Impact Events & the Earth System

–What Do You See? “The Sun & its Effects p. 77
–Think About It
In what other ways does solar radiation benefit life on Earth?
In what other ways can solar radiation be harmful or disruptive?

April 22, 2014

–Warm Up: Using the formula for energy on p. 68 & the formula for Richter scale magnitude equivalent on p. 69, calculate the energy and the Richter scale magnitude equivalent for the following objects:

–Individual: Create a brochure on Asteroids and Comets. *Preview Rubric & create checklist
-Due at the end of class


Assignment: Create a brochure on Asteroids & Comet.

Brochures & flyers are common ways of conveying information in a persuasive visual manner. Each is a short, powerful persuasive piece of advertising.

Space is limited in a brochure & you need to use as few words as possible to get your idea across. Attention-getting visuals, headlines, & graphics are all key features in the brochure design. Consider the following guidelines:

1. What is the concept?
2. What can it provide that is different from other related concepts?
3. Who is the audience?
4. What do I want to make clear to the reader?
5. Are the who, what, when, where, & how questions all answered in the brochure?
6. Is the brochure clear & attractive?