Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…


January 30, 2015

Earth Science:
–Warm Up: Describe the kind of weather that is most effective at producing flash floods?

–Partners Whole Group: Checking Up p. 570; 1-5

–Whole Group: Introduce writing rubric

–Individuals: Think About It Again (p. 571; open notes; no books)-What is the difference between a flood & a flash flood? How do flash floods impact communities?

ENVIRONMENTAL:
–Warm Up: Explain the relationship between plate tectonics and the shape of Earth’s surface.

–Intro to Vocanoes (3:34) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be7o6BYVOzA
–How tsunamis work – Alex Gendler (3:36) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9vPv-T51I

–Whole Group: Compare “The Geosphere” reading notes with teacher’s reading notes –Lecturette

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January 29, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:
: Describe why a flash flood might occur in a lower part of a drainage basin several hours after a storm ends in the upper part of the same drainage area.

–Individuals: Either finish reading & note-taking or reread “Flash Floods” (p. 566 & 570).*15 minutes

–Whole group: compare reading notes with the teacher’s notes/lecture-tte.

–Individuals: Checking Up (p. 570) 1-5  Partners Whole Group

ENVIRONMENTAL:
–Warm Up: The Hoover Dam: List & describe the interactions of the “four Spheres” (geo, hydro, bio, & atmosphere).  class discussion

–Whole Group: Watch Plate Tectonics Explained (2:37) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwfNGatxUJI

Partners: Read “The Geosphere” (p. 59-66)
Take 3 column notes (Topic/MI-Summary-details/pix)

–Watch: How Earthquakes work (2:28) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSgB1IWr6O4


January 28, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:
Using all of your ‘Geo Words’ (flash flood, drainage basin, flood plain), draw a comic strip. Be sure to write a caption.
 Share with small group

–Whole Group Watch: Historic Flash Flood in Zion National Park (The Narrows) (6:45) Students write down things that stand out to them during the video. After the video, students free write (whatever comes to mind) for 3 minutes after the video. Pair & Share

–Whole Group: Read first three paragraphs of “Flash Floods” (p. 566 & 567). Teacher models reading & 3 column note-taking.

–Partners: Continue reading “Flash Floods” (p. 566 & 570) & take 3 column notes.

ENVIRONMENTAL:
–Whole Group: Watch Earth’s Interior – Seismic Evidence Explanation (14:30)  Individuals: write 3 O.W.L.s (Observed-wonder-learned)  Teacher stops the movies & discusses key concepts & offers further explanations.

–Whole Group: Compare notes with the teacher’s notes for pages 59 & 60 “The Geosphere” (p. 59-66)


January 27, 2015

Earth Science:
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Inner Act Alliance
Mrs. Tammy Coker

ENVIRONMENTAL:
–Whole Group Partners: Read “The Geosphere” (p. 59-66)
Take 3 column notes (Topic/MI-Summary-details/pix)


January 22 & 23, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE
–Whole Group: Review -Topographic Map Reading Worksheet.
–Whole Group: Vocabulary PowerPoint presentation: flash flood, drainage basin (watershed), floodplain students take notes
–Individuals: Frayer Models: flash flood, drainage basin (watershed), floodplain
–Whole Group Watch: Historic Flash Flood in Zion National Park (The Narrows) (6:45)

ENVIRONMENTAL:
–Warm Up: Draw & label a diagram of the interior of Earth.
–Whole Group: Finish Vocabulary PowerPoint: “The Geosphere”-students take notes

–Individuals: Frayer’s -geosphere, crust, mantle, core, lithosphere, asthenosphere, tectonic plates, erosion

–Whole Group: Read “The Geosphere” (p. 59-66)
Take 3 column notes (Topic/MI-Summary-details/pix)


January 20 & 21, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:
–Warm Up: Stop & think about your first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. Write a page about how you did. Think about your grades, behavior & your friends. What would you do differently? What can you do better in the second semester? What are your plans for the next 3 & ½ years? What are your plans for after high school? What steps can/should you take to make sure that you reach your goals? *Due today

–Whole Group: Watch Introduction to Topographic Maps (15:01) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqPMYGDxCr0 Individuals write a 3-2-1 (learned-interesting-Question/Aha!)
— Topographic Map Reading Worksheet http://cfbportal.schoolwires.net/cms/lib04/TX01001392/Centricity/Domain/1777/Wkst-Reading%20Topographic%20Maps.pdf

ENVIRONMENTAL:
–Warm Up: Stop & think about your first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. Write a page about how you did. Think about your grades, behavior & your friends. What would you do differently? What can you do better in the second semester? What are your plans for the second semester? What are your plans for after high school? What steps can/should you take to make sure that you reach your goals? *Due today
— Whole Group watch: Isostacy (Part one) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY3j7PWH7fw (14:53)
–. Individuals: write 3-2-1 (learned-interesting-question/AHA!

–Vocabulary PowerPoint: “The Geosphere”-students take notes & video embedded Rebound an Earth Story (3:14) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe1jCw-aorw

*Periods 1, 3, 5, 7