Louise Culver's Science Classes

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April 24, 2015

Earth Science:

Individuals Frayer: astronomer, star, planet, astronomical unit, galaxy, light-year, parsec, solar system, gravity, density, telescope, atmosphere, universe, parallax (p. 12-16)

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Individuals Frayers: “How Populations Change in Size” (p. 197-230)- population, density, dispersion, growth rate, reproductive potential, exponential growth, carrying capacity


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April 23, 2014

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up:

What is the expected temperature for ocean water at the equator at a depth of 500 meters?

Where is the thermocline least developed?

–Small Groups: Checking Up (p. 472).

–Individual: Fill in blank –Guided Reading notes

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Open Note quiz: “Dead Zones & Eutrophication: How Food We Eat Is Connected to Water Pollution”

  1. Diagram the process of eutrophication.
  2. In all of the world, how many dead zones are there?
  3. Where is the most famous dead zone located?
  4. Which state is closest in area to the area you determined for the total Hypoxic Zone?
  5. What are the largest sources contributing nitrogen & phosphorus to the Mississippi River?

Hook: What limits the size of a population? Can a population grow forever?


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April 21, 2015

Earth Science

–Warm Up: Match the vocabulary word with corresponding picture: thermocline, pycnocline, oceanographers, wind stress, Coriolis force, Coriolis effect

–Partners: Read “The Nature of the Ocean” (p. 468-472).

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Small Groups—Whole Groups: “Dead Zones & Eutrophication: How Food We Eat Is Connected to Water Pollution”, the mapping activity on the Gulf of Mexico Dead zone, & analysis questions at the end of the mapping activity


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April 20, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: The Causes of Ocean Circulation Investigate Open Note Quiz

–Individuals, partners, or small groups: create Frayer models-thermocline, pycnocline, oceanographers, wind stress, Coriolis force, Coriolis effect

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Small Groups Read “Dead Zones & Eutrophication: How Food We Eat Is Connected to Water Pollution” and complete the mapping activity on the Gulf of Mexico Dead zone.

Then, complete the analysis questions at the end of the mapping activity


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April 17, 2015

Earth Science:

–Warm Up: Why does water move in the ocean?

–Partners: Investigate

“Part A [demo] Wind on the Ocean Surface”

½ of the class will watch the teacher demo above while the other ½ of the class completes “Part B: The Coriolis Effect”

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Small Groups Read “Dead Zones & Eutrophication: How Food We Eat Is Connected to Water Pollution” and complete the mapping activity on the Gulf of Mexico Dead zone.

Then, complete the analysis questions at the end of the mapping activity


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April 16, 2015,

EARTH SCIENCE

–Partners ReadU.S. and China in joint effort to fight climate changehttps://www.newsela.com/articles/us-climatechange/id/5983/

 

It’s getting harder for polar bears to act naturally“ https://www.newsela.com/articles/polarbears-environment/id/7699/

 

àpartnersàsmall group: completing a synthesizing graphing organizer for U.S. and China in joint effort to fight climate change & taking a quiz for Scientists call 2014 warmest year ever

ENVIRONMENTAL

–Individuals: Create Frayer Models- Cellular respiration, Dead Zone, Dissolved Oxygen, Eutrophication, Hypoxia, Photosynthesis, Phytoplankton, ppm & mg/L, Runnoff, Tributary, Watershed

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