Louise Culver's Science Classes

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March 27, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: How does the area of hurricane formation change from May to September (with graphic)?

–Partners: pre-read Hurricane Katrina –The Storm That Drowned A City discussion questions

–Whole Group: Watch Hurricane Katrina –The Storm That Drowned A City pausing to discuss questions

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Whole Group Watch: Climate change just hit home NBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8EXhJmUkNE

à Individuals: 3-2-1 (Learned-interesting-question/AHA


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March 26, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: What percentage of tropical storms become hurricanes?

–Small Groups compare reading notes

–Whole Group watch: The Coriolis Effect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mec3vgeaI (3:05)

& “Hurricanes 101” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP4rgvu4xDE (2:51) &

How a hurricane is born – The Science Of Superstorms – BBC (2:28)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f45jA5UxB0

à Write 2 things (sentences) that you learn for each movie for a total of six sentence/facts.

–Whole Group: Lecturette “Hurricanes” with Q & A

–Individualà Partners: Checking Up p. 605

ENVIRONMENTAL:

–Whole Group: Teacher Models how to interpret data to answer questions from “Fish as Fertilizer” –case study: Part I—Do salmon add marine-derived nitrogen to the stream ecosystem?

–“Fish as Fertilizer” –case study: Part 2-Jigsaw


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March 25, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Individuals Finish: “Hurricanes” (p. 597-605) Taking 3-column notes

*early release

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Small Groups Finish: “Fish as Fertilizer” –case study: Part I—Do salmon add marine-derived nitrogen to the stream ecosystem? (think-pair-share)


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March 23, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE

–Warm Up: Create a comic strip that illustrates all of your vocabulary words. à small group (Tropical cyclone, tropical depression, tropical storm, hurricane, eye (of a hurricane), eye wall, storm surge)

–Pairs: “Hurricanes” (p. 597-605) Taking 3-column notes

ENVIRONMENT:

Small Groups: combine salmon life cycle diagrams to create a new full color diagram of the life cycle of a Salmon. Make the diagram large & be sure to include descriptions of changes in the salmon & changes in location.


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March 20, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Compare your investigate (p. 593) within your small group.

Whole Group: Q & A

Individuals: Investigate Quiz:

-Which three states reported the most hurricanes?

-What area of Florida has the highest % of major hurricanes?

-What was the name of the hurricane that made landfall on the Louisiana- Mississippi border that you tracked in part B of the Investigate (1b)?

-From Part A, question 4c, during which month do the most hurricanes occur?

-What percentage of hurricanes in the United States (TX-ME) are major hurricanes?

Individuals: Frayer Models-Tropical cyclone, tropical depression, tropical storm, hurricane, eye (of a hurricane), eye wall, storm surge

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Partners: “Fish as Fertilizer” –case study with questions & jigsaw activity (p. 1-3)

–Individuals: Create a diagram that illustrates the life cycle of salmon.

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