Sunday, November 18, 2018

November 19-21

Optional Replacement Assignment
This is due on November 30. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. For periods 1-4-5, do 1-20 page 499. For periods 3-6, do 1-12 page 485. Monday
Benson will be gone today. Students will do a worksheet.

Tuesday
Students will watch the first half of a video called "From the Ashes" (2017 National Geographic). Unfortunately I cannot find it online.

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Carbon Cycle Base Camp

1. Carbon Cycle Processes (web page)

2. What's the deal with Carbon? (video 3:03)

3. Scapegoat Mountain (web page)

4. Ashgrove (web page)

5. Fossil Fuels 101 (video 2:42))

6. Deforestation (video 2:48)

7. Ocean Acidification (video 2:51)

8. What you can do about climate change (video 9:59)

9. Carbon Footprint (video 2:00)

10. Climate Science: What you need to know. (video 6:12)

11. Dear Future Generations (video 6:02)

12.Carbon Cycle Summary (web page)

12.What if all the ice melted? (video 5:50)

Carbon Cycle Diagram

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 12-16

Optional Replacement Assignment
This is due on November 30. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. For periods 1-4-5, do 1-20 page 499. For periods 3-6, do 1-12 page 485. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #18 and #104.

Monday
We will review some important concepts from last week, and then students will finish the Carbon Cycle Packet. It is due at the start of class tomorrow.

Tuesday
We will go over the recent graph activity and then students will listen and take notes as Benson explains "The Hole in the Ozone Layer". If you were gone, get a copy of the notes handout and copy the notes from a classmate, read this web page and watch this video,and the video of the week below.

Wednesday
Benson will show students a demonstration, and then students will continue to take notes and learn about the hole in the ozone layer. If you were gone, copy the notes from a classmate and read this web page and be sure to select the arrow to watch the change over several years. Then watch this 4.5-minute YouTube video. If you would like to know more about skin cancer, click here. Also watch this video -> How the Sun Sees You.

Thursday
We will do a lab to help students understand the heating of land and water.

Friday
We will go over the Carbon Cycle packet, and then students will take notes as Benson explains acid rain. If you were gone, watch this video and then watch this one too.

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Carbon Cycle Base Camp

1. Carbon Cycle Processes (web page)

2. What's the deal with Carbon? (video 3:03)

3. Scapegoat Mountain (web page)

4. Ashgrove (web page)

5. Fossil Fuels 101 (video 2:42))

6. Deforestation (video 2:48)

7. Ocean Acidification (video 2:51)

8. What you can do about climate change (video 9:59)

9. Carbon Footprint (video 2:00)

10. Climate Science: What you need to know. (video 6:12)

11. Dear Future Generations (video 6:02)

12.Carbon Cycle Summary (web page)

12.What if all the ice melted? (video 5:50)

Carbon Cycle Diagram

Saturday, November 3, 2018

November 5-9: Second quarter begins!

Optional Replacement Assignment
This is due on November 30. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. For periods 1-4-5, do 1-20 page 499. For periods 3 and 6, do 1-12 page 485.

Monday
After a brief introduction, students will do a WS.

Tuesday
Students will take notes during a presentation on climate change (aka "global warming"). Periods 1-4-5 should read pages 602-603. Periods 3-6 should read 594-601. Also, check out this climate change graphic and watch this 2.5 minute YouTube Video.

Wednesday
Students will work on a graph activity - "Climate Data from the Past".

Thursday-Friday
Students will be working on a Carbon Cycle Activity.

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Carbon Cycle Base Camp

1. Carbon Cycle Processes (web page)

2. What's the deal with Carbon? (video 3:03)

3. Scapegoat Mountain (web page)

4. Ashgrove (web page)

5. Fossil Fuels 101 (video 2:42))

6. Deforestation (video 2:48)

7. Ocean Acidification (video 2:51)

8. What you can do about climate change (video 9:59)

9. Carbon Footprint (video 2:00)

10. Climate Science: What you need to know. (video 6:12)

11. Dear Future Generations (video 6:02)

12.Carbon Cycle Summary (web page)

12.What if all the ice melted? (video 5:50)

Carbon Cycle Diagram

Monday, October 29, 2018

October 29 - November 2

Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #1, #8, and #49.

Monday
Students will take a test (hydrology, glaciers, ice ages). After the test, students should read text pages 476-482. (honors 462-467).

IMPORTANT - Period 1-4-5 students have one week to come in (before school, at lunch, or after school) to make corrections on their tests. They can use their notes and handouts. Honors students can make corrections if their score was less than 70%, and can only raise their score to 70%.

Tuesday
Students will do a lab called "Burning Up the Atmosphere". If you were gone, periods 1-4-5 should do questions 1-10 on page 499 . . . periods 3-6 should read 472-477 and do questions 1-2 on page 478.

Wednesday
We will discuss several factors that influence the flight of a baseball or football. If you were gone, carefully read this web page and pages 479-480 in your text (honors pages 466-467). Students will do a graph activity. It is due at the start of class tomorrow.

Thursday-Friday
Students will be watching the documentary "Chasing Ice".

Video of the Week

Monday, October 22, 2018

October 22-26

The optional assignment for October (to replace your lowest non-test score) is 1-21 page 183 (Honors - Do the following questions from your text: p. 120 #2, p. 122 #1, p. 125 #3, p. 127 #1-3, p. 129 #3, p 130 #1, p. 132 #1, p. 134 #1-3).

Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #101, #115, and #123.

Monday
Benson will explain a couple current issues related our hydrology unit and then students will be given time to complete their crossword puzzle from last week.

Tuesday
We will take notes on a handout called "Ice Ages". Honors students who were gone should read the text section titled "Causes of Glaciation" (pages 174-177)..

Wednesday
We will watch a video: America's Ice Age - If you were gone, watch it here (43 minutes).

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various ways that the last ice age impacted Montana.If you miss this class, go to this site and read each of the following: 12, 24, and 33, and watch this 18-minute video.

Friday
We will review for the test, which will be on Monday.

Attention honors students: The topics for the two essay questions will be . . .

1. The Upper Tenmile Watershed (Helena's primary source of water) - Where is it? How do we manipulate it (structures, time of year, storage, etc.)? CLICK HERE for a review resource (does not open on mobile devices).

2. The Berkeley Pit - What is wrong with the water, and how did it get that way. CLICK HERE for a review resource (does not open on mobile devices).

Below: Important Links - Be sure to check them out if you missed class.

Glacial Landforms
Striations
Milankovitch Cycles
Ice Ages changed the Missouri River
Flathead Lake
Snake Butte in North-Central Montana

Question of the Week: What caused the formation of Glacial Lake Missoula, and how did the outburst floods cause the Scablands of Washington?

Video of the Week

Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15-17 . . . No school on Thursday and Friday!

The optional assignment for October (to replace your lowest non-test score) is 1-21 page 183 (Honors - Do the following questions from your text: p. 120 #2, p. 122 #1, p. 125 #3, p. 127 #1-3, p. 129 #3, p 130 #1, p. 132 #1, p. 134 #1-3).

Attention honors students: There are no MESPOWs this week due to the short week.

Monday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various aspects of glaciers. If you were gone read pages 188-198 (honors 158-171).

Tuesday
We will watch a video: Snowball Earth - If you were gone, watch it here (43 minutes).

Wednesday
Students will work in groups on a crossword puzzle.

Monday, October 8, 2018

October 8-12

The optional assignment for October (to replace your lowest non-test score) is 1-21 page 183 (Honors - Do the following questions from your text: p. 120 #2, p. 122 #1, p. 125 #3, p. 127 #1-3, p. 129 #3, p 130 #1, p. 132 #1, p. 134 #1-3).

Monday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various Helena area water resources. If you miss this class, read this webpage, get the notes handout, watch this PowerPoint Presentation, and watch the video of the week below.

Tuesday
Students will watch a short video (watch the "video of the week" below), and then they will do a lab (Porosity and Permeability).

Wednesday
Students will take notes on "Groundwater Issues". If you were gone, get a copy of the notes handout, copy the notes from a classmate, and watch this video.

Thursday
We will take a quick look at Hurricane Michael, go over the recent map activity, and then students will watch a video (The Last Extinction). If you were gone, watch it HERE.

Friday
We will go over a recent lab, and then students will finish watching the video.

Video of the Week