Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 20-23

The optional assignment that can be done to replace your lowest non-test score for the quarter is available: Periods 1-4-7: Do 1-17 on page 275. Periods 3-6: Do 1-10 on pages 292-293. The optional assignment is due by the end of February, but it can be handed in at any time.

Tuesday
Students will continue taking notes as Benson explains various hazards associated with volcanism. See links below if you were gone.

Wednesday
Students will watch a video called Earth's Deadliest Eruption.

Thursday
Students will do a lab to called "Magma and Lava". If you were gone, read pages 70-74 and do questions 1-7 page 74 (Honors: Read 55-60 and do 1-7 p. 62).

Friday
Benson will explain 3 great eruptions.

Click on the links below to see many resources related to this unit.

Mt. St. Helens Lava Dome

Monday/Tuesday: Deadliest Eruptions of All time

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens

Benson's Three Days of Hiking - St. Helens and Rainier

Mt. Rainier Mudflow (future)

Bodies at Pompeii

Collection of Photos: Bodies at Pompeii

Krakatau Tsunami (1883)

Ship Survives Krakatau Tsunami (1883)

Ashfall Fossil Site in Nebraska

Mazama Ash near Helena

Yellowstone Volcano Explained by the Scientist-In-Charge

Misconceptions about the Yellowstone Volcano

Monday/Tuesday: The Elkhorn Volcano (near Helena)

Time-Lapse of Mt. St. Helens Lava Domes 2004-2008 (1:26)

Short Time-Lapse of Mt. St. Helens Lava Dome (00:07)

Animation of Mt. St. Helens Lava Domes (00:12)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 12-16

Monday
We will review for the test tomorrow. Honors students: The MESPOW for this week is #80. HERE is the link to the Kahoot that we played in class today.

Tuesday
Students will take a test (storms and plate tectonics). After the test students should read 280-286 (honors 282-287).

WednesdayStudents will do a lab - "What happened at Lake Nyos?" If you are gone, read this and watch this video.

Thursday
Students will watch a video - "Mystery of the Meagavolcano". If you were gone, be sure to watch it HERE.

Friday
Periods 1-4-5: Benson will explain various hazards associated with volcanoes as students take notes. If you were gone, take a look at this photo album.

Interactive: Three Types of Volcanism
What happened at Lake Nyos?

Video of the Week

Monday, February 5, 2018

February 5-9

Monday
Students will take notes as we go through a timeline of the Theory of Plate Tectonics. Honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are 20 and 93

Tuesday
We will watch a video called "Magnetic Storm" - If you were gone, watch it HERE and write a 1 paragraph summary. Hand it in upon return.

Wednesday
Students will do a group problem-solving activity.

Thursday
Benson will explain differences in geologic activity at various types of plate boundaries, and then he will explain the upcoming Science Circus.

Friday
Students will watch a video called "Birth of the Earth". If you are gone, get a copy of the WS and answer the questions as you watch the video HERE.

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 29 - February 2

Monday
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
Benson will explain the Super-Blue-Lunar Eclipse (website). Students will watch a video about Hurricane Sandy. If you were gone, watch it on YouTube.

Wednesday
We will finish the video and then read an article about the possible influence of global warming on hurricane intensity. If you were gone, get the article from Benson and write a 1-paragraph summary of the article (3 points possible).

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains the theory of Plate Tectonics. If you were gone, read text pages 248-261 (honors 194-200).

Friday
Students will watch a video called "The Deepest Place on Earth." If you were gone, watch it on YouTube.

Question(s) of the week: Warm water provides the "fuel" for tropical storms (we call them hurricanes). Explain how warm water contributes to the rain AND wind in a tropical cyclone.

Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22-26

Monday
Students will do a worksheet.

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
Students will watch this 43-minute video.

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains how Doppler RADAR works. If you were gone, read this web page and watch this video.

Friday
After a short introduction, students will do a map activity (The Blizzard of '93). Read text pages 567-568 (honors 558-561). If you were gone watch this presentation, then do the map activity.

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 (honres 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.

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 15-19 is Finals Week!

Monday
No school

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: The topics of the essay questions are as follows . . .

1. El Nino - See Map Activity from last fall and/or read text page 543-545

2. Chinook Winds - read MESPOW #61

3. The Greenhouse Effect - See notes handout from last fall and/or read text page 477

4. Temperature Inversions - See MESPOW #18

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January 8-12

Monday
Students will watch a video about lightning. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #2 and #114.

Tuesday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains various hazards associated with lightning and hail. If your were gone be sure to read through this web page. Get a copy of the notes handout and copy the notes you missed, and watch this 5-minute video.

Wednesday
Students will continue to take notes on a handout as Benson explains various hazards associated with thunderstorms. If you were gone be sure to read through this web page and watch watch/read all of the links below as well.

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)

Thursday
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 - Click here to print a copy.

Friday
We will take some notes on fronts, and then review for the test. If you were gone, take a look at these Cold and Warm Front Animations. Also read text pages 564-567 (honors 556-557). Here is a link to the Kahoot review: KaHoot!

Question of the week: Explain what causes a microburst.

Watch this 15-second video!

8-30-15 - Wet Microburst Chandler Arizona from Monsoon Tracker on Vimeo.