Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 14-17

Monday
Test preparation, including KAHOOT. I'm not sure it this will work, but here is the link to the Kahoot. To access Meghan's quizlet, go to "quizlet.com" and then meghan_rake. Thanks, Meghan!

Tuesday
Zero period final from 8:20-9:40
First period final exam from 9:55-11:15
Second period final from 11:50-1:10

Wednesday
Third period final from 8:20-9:40
Fourth period final from 9:55-11:15
Fifth period final from 11:50-1:10

Thursday
Sixth period final from 9:55-11:15
Seventh period final from 9:55-11:15

Friday
No school for students.

Attention honors students: There will be two essay questions on the test. The topics of the essay questions will be announced on Monday. Here are the topics Benson will choose from . . .

1. Chinook Winds - read MESPOW #61

2. Carbon Cycle - See list of resources below.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

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.Carbon Cycle Summary (web page)

Carbon Cycle Diagram

Saturday, January 5, 2019

January 7-11

Optional Replacement Assignment
The optional assignment is due on January 14. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. If you would like to do the assignment, ask Benson for the worksheet.

Attention honors students - The MESPOWs for this week are #114 and #116.

Monday
Students will do a lab related to latent heat (microbursts). If you miss this day, watch this video of the lab and the video below. Then do the make-up assignment - Ask Benson for a copy.

Tuesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains several aspects of tornadoes. Students should read text pages 573-574 (honors 564-568). If you were gone, get a copy of the notes handout, and copy it.

Wednesday
Benson will explain various types of fronts and then students will start a map activity (The Blizzard of '93) . . . to be continued on Thursday.

Thursday
We will go over the recent "latent heat" lab, and then students will continue working on the map activity that they started yesterday.

Friday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains various aspects of tropical cyclones - In the USA we call them "hurricanes". Students should read text pages 575-577 (honors 570-576). If you were gone, watch this presentation and check out this animation of a storm surge. Also, watch this 3-minute video and short storm surge video.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 2-4

Wednesday
Students will get new seats, and then we will go over the recent convection lab. Finally, they will learn about the flow of air around high and low pressure systems (brief notes). If you were gone be sure to read text pages 537-539 (honors 533-534).

Thursday
Students will watch a video about WWII balloon bombs (related to the jet stream), and then take notes as Benson explains several aspects of jet streams. If you were gone, watch this video, read this web page, and read this one also. Also read text pages 572-574 (honors 562-564).

Friday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains various hazards associated with thunderstorms. If you were gone be sure to watch watch/read all of the links below.

Flash Flood in Australia 2010 (YouTube)

Flash Flood in Southern Utah (YouTube)

Flash Flood in Nepal (YouTube)

Swath from Hi-Line Hail Storm Visible from Space (image and article)

Animation of Hail Formation

Watch This Microburst in Arizona (Vimeo)

Microburst Causes Blow-Down Near Butte (image and article)

Monday, December 17, 2018

December 17-21

The optional assignments are due Friday: For periods 1-4-5, do 1-20 page 527. For periods 3-6, do 1-7 and 9-14 on pages 519-520.

Monday
Students will watch a 31-minute video. If you were gone, watch the first 31 minutes of this video.

Tuesday
We will do a lab (Convection). If you miss the lab, get a copy from Benson, watch the videos of Part A of the Convection Lab and Part B of the Convection Lab, and do the questions on the lab handout.

Wednesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains global circulation (wind belts). If you were gone, read pages 540-542 (honors 535-538). Also, get the handout from Benson and copy the notes from a classmate. If you were gone watch this video.

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains several "wind topics".

Friday
Students will make electric motors.

Extras

Wind Generator Demo
Why is Livingston, MT so windy?

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 10-14

Optional Replacement Assignment
The optional assignment is due on December 21. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. For periods 1-4-5, do 1-20 page 527. For periods 3-6, do 1-7 and 9-14 on pages 519-520. Attention honors students - The MESPOWs for this week are #43 and #62.

Monday
We will go over a couple activities from last week and then students will be given time to work on a worksheet. Here is a link to the video that explains how to make a cloud with your mouth: VIDEO.

Tuesday
Students will do a lab titled, "What's the Recipe for a Cloud?". If you were gone, watch this video and then watch this one also.

Wednesday
Students will take notes on a handout. If you were gone, carefully read this web page and watch this video.

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains concepts related to atmospheric pressure (demo included). If you miss this class watch this Can Crush Demo (YouTube video), and ask Benson for a copy of the notes. Read text pages 532-533 (honors 526-528).

Friday
After a quick review of recent topics, Benson will do a demonstration and then students will do a "can-crush" activity. If you miss this class, watch this Fountain Demo (YouTube video) and check out the other links listed below.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December 3-7

Optional Replacement Assignment
This is due on December 21. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. For periods 1-4-5, do 1-20 page 527. For periods 3-6, do 1-7 and 9-14 on pages 519-520.

Monday
Students will take a test (atmosphere topics). After the test read text pages 504-509 (honors 490-496). Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #61 and #96.

Tuesday
Students will do a lab related to humidity.If you were gone, do "Reviewing Concepts" questions 1-6 on page 509 (honors do "Concept Check" questions on page 492 and 498.

Wednesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains humidity topics.

Thursday
We will do a Kahoot to review humidity concepts, and then students will do a lab to find out what the relative humidity is today. If you were gone, watch this video.

Friday
Students will take notes and watch demonstrations as Benson explains the basics of "cloud formation". If you were gone get a copy of the notes handout, copy the notes from a classmate, and watch the video below. If you were gone, watch this video AND the one at the bottom of this web page. Here's a link to the video about how to make a cloud with your mouth: Check it out!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

November 27 - December 1

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 MESPOW for this week is #124.

Monday
We will review some important concepts from last week, and then students will take notes as Benson explains acid rain. If you were gone, watch this video and then watch this one too.

Tuesday
We will finish watching the video "From the Ashes" (2017 National Geographic).

Wednesday
We will go over the recent "WS: Temperature" and then students will take notes as Benson explains temperature inversions. If you are gone, copy the notes and carefully read this web page (does not open on mobile devices).

Thursday
Benson will have a sub, so students will work on the study guide.

Friday
We will review for a test on Monday (atmosphere topics).

--------------------------------------------------------------------

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