• Earth Science

    Students should view agendas/assignments on Edmodo and will submit work via Edmodo. Please log in there for the full information and assignments.

    Students receiving special education services:  If you need any assistance, accommodations, or modifications, please reach out to Mrs. Segarra or Mr. Shickley.

     

    Weekly Earth Science classes via Zoom - links on Edmodo

    Period 7/8 Earth Science: Wednesdays @ 10:00 am  

    Optional Science Office Hours via Zoom (for questions): Fridays from 8-9 am  

     

    Earth Science work for 5/27 - 6/2/20

    Concept(s):  Observing and taking detailed measurements with tools allows scientists to determine atmospheric patterns to predict the weather.

    Essential Questions:

    1. How and why do we measure precipitation around the globe?

    2. How do hurricanes form?

    3. How does wind influence storms?

    Wednesday Zoom Lesson at 10:00 am - link on Edmodo

     

    1. Hurricane Presentation & student capture sheet

    2. Breakout rooms via Zoom for student collaboration on hurricane capture sheet

     

    Independent Work:

    1. Submit Hurricane Student Capture Sheet to Edmodo assignment folder. This is due 5/29/20

     

    Earth Science work for 5/20 - 5/26/20

    Essential Questions: ‌ 1. What is wind? ‌ 2. What factors affect wind? ‌ 3. How does wind influence storms? ‌

    Zoom Lesson: ‌ Wednesday @ 10:00 am 

    1. Warm-up: Positive highs from the week ‌
    2. Wind & wind weather factors ‌
    3. Class bonding game ‌ Friday @ 8 am : Science office hours
    4. Independent Work: ‌
    5. Edpuzzle assignment - Wild Weather Wind video & questions due 5/26/20

    Earth Science work for 5/13 - 5/19/20

    Essential Questions:

    1. What is air pressure?

    2. What factors affect air pressure?

    3. How is air pressure measured and modeled on a weather map?

    4. What do changes in air pressure indicate?

     

     

    Wednesday Zoom Lesson @ 10:00 am - link on Edmodo 

    1. Weather factors presentation - Air Pressure

     

    Independent Work:

    1. Edmodo assignment - Air Pressure Questions due 5/19/20

     

     

    Earth Science work for 5/6 - 5/12/20

    Essential Questions:

    1. How are clouds classified?

    2. How do different clouds lead to various weather patterns and storms?

    Zoom Lesson: Due to classroom packing & moving Wednesday, there is NO LIVE ZOOM CLASS on 5/6/20! However, you will need to watch the related video on Edpuzzle and complete the corresponding questions for class.

    1. Edpuzzle Video & Questions - Clouds & Cloud Formation, due by end of day 5/6/2020 (in lieu of Zoom lesson)

    2. NOVA Cloud Lab - due 5/12/20 to Edmodo assignment folder

     

    Earth Science Work for 4/29/20 - 5/5/20

     

    Essential Questions:

    1. How are relative humidity and dew point measured?

     

     

    Wednesday Zoom Lesson @ 10:00 am - link and resources on Edmodo

     

    1. Weather factors notes powerpoint part 3: relative humidity & dew point 

    2. Relative Humidity Lab - Sling Psychrometer

     

    Independent Work:

     

    1. Edmodo assignment - Finish Questions from Relative Humidity Lab - Sling Psychrometers due 5/1/20

    2. Edmodo assignment - Determining Relative Humidity & Dewpoint Worksheet - due 5/5/20

     

    Earth Science work for 4/22 - 4/28/20

    Essential Questions:

    1. What is humidity?

    2. What are the factors that affect humidity and dew point?

    3. How do clouds form?

    4. Why are there different forms of precipitation?

     

    Wednesday, 4/22/20: ‌ Zoom session: Period 7/8 Earth Science: Wednesdays @ 10:00 am

    - See Edmodo for notes and resources for the Zoom session

     

    During this session, we will do the following: ‌

    1. Warm-up: Describe what happens to molecules of air when they are heated. Describe in terms of molecular motion and density. (Write in chat box of Zoom)

    2. Weather factors notes presentation part 2

     

     

    Independent Work for this week:

    1. Edmodo assignment - Dewpoint & Relative Humidity due 4/24/20

    2. Edmodo assignment - Cloud formation & precipitation due 4/28/20

     

    Earth Science work for 4/15/2020 - 4/21/2020

    Essential Questions: 1. What is weather and where does it occur? 2. What are the factors that affect weather? 3. How is temperature measured and modeled on maps? 4. How does temperature affect density? 5. How does altitude affect temperature?

     

    Wednesday, 4/15/20: ‌ Zoom session: Period 7/8 Earth Science: Wednesdays @ 10:00 am ‌

    - See Edmodo for notes and resources for the Zoom session

     

    During this session, we will do the following: ‌

    a. Warm-up: What is your definition of weather?

    b. Weather vs. Climate video clip

    c. Weather factors notes powerpoint & practice - slides 1-25 ‌

     

    Optional Science Office Hours via Zoom (for questions): Fridays from 8-9 am

     

    Independent work this week:

    1. Worksheet - Temperature Conversions & Isotherms (see Edmodo assignment) - due 4/17/20
    2. Weather Forecast Edmodo assignment due 4/20/20
    3. Edpuzzle video & questions: Relative Humidity and Dew Point due 4/21/20 (This will be a preview of new information.)

     

     Earth science work for 4/8/2020 - 4/14/2020 ‌

    Essential Question(s): How is Earth's ocean system connected to the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere? How do the dynamics of ocean currents affect biotic and abiotic factors on Earth? ‌

    Please complete the following items this week. If you have any questions, please let us know. ‌

    1. Ocean Current Demo Activity - Edmodo assignment Due: Wednesday, 4/8/2020 ‌(This was assigned last week.)

    2. Live Zoom Session Wednesday, 4/8/2020 @ 10:00 am  ‌ ‌

    3. Complete Oceanography Open Notes Edmodo Assessment - this is due 4/14/2020. ‌

    Optional Science Office Hours via Zoom (for questions): Fridays from 8-9 am 

     

    Assignments for 3/30/2020 - 4/7/2020

    Essential Question(s): How is Earth's ocean system connected to the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere? How do the dynamics of ocean currents affect biotic and abiotic factors on Earth?

     

    Monday, 3/30/2020 - Tuesday, 3/31/2020 ‌

    1. Please finish "Mapping the Ocean Floor" assignment from in class, 3/12/2020. You can submit your work via scan or by taking a picture. This should be submitted to the corresponding Edmodo assignment. Due 4/10/2020. ‌

    2. Also, use these two days to work on any missing assignments from quarter 3 that were due prior to the closure. This would include any work due on or before 3/12/2020. Please upload your missing work (scan or photos) from quarter 3 to the appropriate Edmodo assignment - due by 4/10/2020. Mrs. Harris will then grade it and update PowerSchool accordingly. Email or send Edmodo message with any questions about this work to Mrs. Harris. ‌

     

    Wednesday, 4/1/2020 ‌

    1. Today we will meet virtually via Zoom. Please see the times and links below to join in. Attendance will be taken. Note: these sessions will be recorded. ‌

    Earth Science @ 10 am Join Zoom Meeting  ‌

     

    Today we will cover the Ocean Waves Powerpoint (see below links).

    Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3b47Jjo3Hs7SEdEZWlzV2lpcG8/view?usp=sharing

    Notes sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3b47Jjo3Hs7WWxMRVJFMTRqQkE/view?usp=sharing

     

    Independent work: Edpuzzle video & questions, (Waves, Currents, & Tides) due Friday, 4/3/2020. http://www.edpuzzle.com ‌ ‌

     

    Thursday, 4/2/2020 - Friday, 4/3/2020 ‌

     

    Oceanography article summary - Edmodo assignment ‌

    Please visit the following website https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/oceanography/ and choose one current article from the past two months.

    After reading the article, answer the corresponding questions in the Edmodo assignment. This is due Monday, 4/6/2020.

     

     

    Monday, 4/6/2020 - Tues, 4/7/20

    1. Ocean Current Demo Activity - see Edmodo assignment

    Due: Wednesday, 4/8/2020

     

    Enrichment resources for 3/16/2020 - 3/27/2020:

    Mrs. Cole posted a TEDed video on "How soap kills the coronavirus" on edmodo :)

    Edmodo virtual lab - How the moon affects tides

    TedEd - https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-ocean-currents-work-jennifer-verduin

    Ted Talk How Citizen Sailing Oceanographers will save the World’s Oceans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcdksWjgUnc

    s://youtu.be/jcdksW

    Visit Reef Relief on Facebook. They are hosting live virtual ocean-related lessons on 3/23 (Ecosystems), 3/25 (Coral Reefs), and 3/27 (Mangroves) at 10:30 am each day. You can also view the videos at a later time.  Enjoy!