Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…


October 30, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Get your paper ready for today’s quiz. Write your name, today’s date & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper; & title the paper “-Orbits & Effects-Week 10”. Then, sit quietly. & How does the precession of Earth’s axis affect the seasons? Justify your answer.

–Quiz: “Orbits & Effects-Week 10”

Newsela Article: “Astronomers discover an active, bright galaxy “in its infancy””

APES:

Finish sharing with class–Galapagos Part II: group members share information with teammates. à students are randomly picked to answer one question then others can chime in if they have something to add.

–Galapagos Part III: Read part III, analyze for learning issues, look at the problems that beset the Galapagos from the view point of a particular interest group. Each group is assigned a role: sea cucumber fisherman, tourist, store owners, scientist at Darwin Research station, Sierra Club members, & Ecuadorian politicians from the mainland. Groups are to identify the central concerns of their interest group & do a literature search on the topic for the next class. Next class, student will be split up to form negotiating teams and that each person will go to a different team to represent the interest of their “home group”.

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October 29, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Scenario 2

An experiment was done to discover the right amount of water to use on a plant. Ten seeds were planted in each of 5 pots found around the house that contained 500g of “Pete’s Potting Soil.” The pots were given the following amounts of distilled water each day for 40 days: Pot 1, 50ml; Pot 2, 100ml; Pot 3, 150ml; Pot 4, 200ml; Pot 5, 250ml. The height of each plant was measured at the end of the experiment.

Identify the following:

Question:

Dependent Variable:

Independent Variable:

Constants (at least 2):

Hypothesis:

–Reading: Eccentricity, Axial Tilt, precession & Inclination (p. 43-47)-take three column notes (Topic-Summary-Detail)

APES:

Galapagos Part II: group members share information with teammates. à students are randomly picked to answer one question then others can chime in if they have something to add.


October 27, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: No Warm Up

-Unit One Assessment (IBTP)

–Start: –“Orbits & Effects” Vocab Presentation: Motion, speed, velocity, orbital velocity, acceleration, Kepler’s first Law, Kepler’s second law, Kepler’s third law, eccentricity, coma, axial precession, orbital plane, inclination (13 words)

APES:

–Galapagos Part I: group members share information with teammates. à students are randomly picked to answer one question then others can chime in if they have something to add.


October 26, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: No Warm Up

–Unit One Review (IBTP): questions: 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16

–Partner: Finish “Orbits & Effects” Investigate p. 41

APES: –Galapagos Part  I (Case Study)


October 23, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Get your paper ready for today’s quiz. Write your name, today’s date & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper; & title the paper “Nature of Science-Week 9”. Then, sit quietly.

–Quiz: “Nature of Science”

–NASA says future astronauts to Mars will likely have drinking water there-

APES:

–Finish Chapter 4 PowerPoint with figures from the book.

–Chapter Four Quiz


October 22, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Think About It (T.A.I.) Students read the Think About it on page 41 in the textbook. Then answer both questions.–> share with partner

–Have students copy a data table (p. 42)

–Partner: Investigate p. 41

APES:

–Chapter 4 PowerPoint with figures from the book.


October 21, 2015

Earth Science:

–Warm Up: Continue Writing your “rough draft” (sloppy copy). So far your paper should look like (image not available online; see a classmate or Ms. Culver for image) :

–Individuals: write a final copy of lab report in ink, double spaced (skip lines) *final copies due 10/26/15

APES:

–Finish: –Climatagrams & questions.