Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 23-27

The optional assignment for periods 1-4-7 is 1-20 page 243. For periods 3-6 it is 1-11 pages 252-253 (due on the last day of the month).

Monday
Students will be constructing rockets. Rockets are due by the end of the day on Friday.

Tuesday
Students will be constructing rockets. Rockets are due by the end of the day on Friday - Hopefully we will launch them next week.

Wednesday
Students will begin watching a video about the "Space Race" and then be given time to put finishing touches on their rockets. If you miss this class, print out this worksheet and watch the first 65 minutes of the video below.

Thursday
We will finish watching the video and then Benson will explain the Apollo missions. If you were gone, watch the video below.

Friday
Benson will have a sub, so students will do a worksheet.

Interesting Links

NASA's YouTube Channel

Brief History of Animals in Space

Video of the week:

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 16-20

Attention Honors students - To review for the two essay questions, you should watch this short video: The Earthquake/Tsunami of 1700, and read this page Radiocarbon Dating (does not open on mobile devices).

The optional assignment for periods 1-4-7 is 1-20 page 243. For periods 3-6 it is 1-11 pages 252-253 (due on the last day of the month).

Monday
We will review for the test. CLICK HERE to access the Kahoot that we played in class today.

Tuesday
Students will take the test and then start watching a movie called "October Sky".

Wednesday
Benson will explain the historical context of the movie and then we will continue watching it.

Thursday
We will finish the movie.

Friday
Students will begin making rockets (to be continued next week).

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 9-13

Honors students - the MESPOW for this week is #15. The optional assignment for periods 1-4-7 is 1-20 page 243. For periods 3-6 it is 1-11 pages 252-253 (due on the last day of the month).

Monday
Students will watch a video called "Himalayan Megaquake".

Tuesday
Students will finish the video and then do some epicenter problems. If you were gone, do the "Virtual Earthquake Activity" HERE, print out your answer sheet (or write your answers on your own sheet of paper) and hand it in .

Wednesday
Benson will go over several aspects of earthquakes. If you were gone, watch this video. Also watch this one.

Thursday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains various earthquake hazards. If you were gone, watch this Tsunami Animation and this Tsunami Demonstration (Oregon State Lab).

Friday
Students will take notes as they learn about Montana Earthquakes. If you were gone, get a copy of the handout, copy the notes, and carefully read each of the links below that have an asterisk (*).

*Montana's Greatest Earthquake Disaster
*Earthquake Destroys Helena High in 1935
*Helena Has Its Faults
Major Quake Hits Japan
Japan's Earthquake Warning System Explained
Before and After Photos of Tsunami Damage in Japan

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April 3-6

Tuesday
We will go over the recent station to station activity, and then start watching a video called "The First Face of America". If you were gone, read this article.

Wednesday
We will finish the video and then go over the recent WS.

Thursday
Benson will explain how radiometric dating works, and then students will do an assignment called "Dating Deep Blood Kettles". If you were gone . . .
1. Watch the video posted below.
2. Read this web page: Radiometric Dating at a Bison Kill Site
3. Print out the "Radiometric Dating Assignment" handout here or get a copy from Benson.
2. View the PowerPoint Presentation. Do as instructed.

Friday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains basic concepts related to earthquakes.

Video of the Week

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 19-23

Monday
Students will watch a video called "The Day the Mesozoic Died". If you were gone, watch it here (33 minutes, scroll down once the site opens). Honors students: The MESPOWs are #73, #56, and #117.

Tuesday
Freshmen and seniors do not have school today due to CRT and ACT testing for sophomores and juniors.

Wednesday
Students will do an activity to help them understand the rock cycle. If you were gone, carefully read pages 67-69 (honors pages 52-54), get a copy of the handout, and go through at this Rock Cycle Presentation Complete the handout.

Thursday
Benson is scheduled for jury duty, so he will may be gone today. However, trials are often cancelled, so he may end up being here. Students will do a worksheet - Principles of Geology.

Friday
Students will do a station to station activity related to recent topics. If you are gone, periods 1-4-5 do "Reviewing Content" 1-10 on page 89 (honors do 1-10 on page 78-79)

Scroll down and select "Older Post" to see last week's post.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 12-16

Periods 1-4-7: Your optional "replacement assignment" for March is 1-22 on page 303. It is due on March 23. It will replace your lowest non-test score. Also, remember that after every test, you have a week to come in and make corrections before school, at lunch, or after school.

Monday
Students will do a worksheet.

Tuesday
Benson will have a sub today. Students will watch a video.

Wednesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains weathering and erosion. If you were gone, it is important that you read chapter 5 in your text (Honors - chapter 4), and watch this animation - 5 parts.

Thursday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains sedimentary rocks. If you were gone, read pages 76-79 (Honors 62-68). Also read these web pages: Montana coal - Madison limestone - Eagle sandstone - Belt formation

Friday
Students will be listening to a guest speaker in the Little Theater.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 5-9

Periods 1-4-7: Your optional "replacement assignment" for March is 1-22 on page 303. It is due on March 23. It will replace your lowest non-test score. Also, remember that after every test, you have a week to come in and make corrections before school, at lunch, or after school.

Monday
We will review several topics covered last week, and then spend some time examining various types of igneous rocks.

Tuesday
We will return and go over several recent assignments/labs, and review for the test (Kahoot). A study guide will be provided. The photo below may be helpful in preparing for the test. This is the KHOOT that we played in class today.

Wednesday
Students will take a test.

Thursday
Students will do a lab titled, Frost Wedging. (If you were gone, click on the link and follow instructions. Does NOT open on mobile devices.)

Friday
Period 1-4-7 students will take notes. Honors students will have the period to work on their Science Circus Projects.

Question of the Week: Crown Butte is made of an igneous rock called "porphyry". Explain how this rock formed.

Longer Video (13-min) about Alex Honnold Climbing
Excellent Video About Hiking Onto Half Dome
Ringing Rocks