Friday, December 2, 2016

December 5-9

Monday
Benson will do some demonstrations related to lightning and then we will finish the lightning video. If you miss Monday be sure to watch this 45-minute video

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 (YouTube)

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
Students will take notes as Benson explains several aspects of tornadoes. If you were gone, get a copy of the notes handout, copy it, and take a look at this interactive map of USA tornado deaths through the years.

Question of the week: Explain what causes a microburst.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 28 - December 2

IMPORTANT - The optional assignment to replace your lowest non-test score for this quarter is due on Wednesday, November 30. Periods 1-4-5 should do 1-20 page 553, periods 6-7 should do 1-9 page 547.

Monday
We will review the concepts covered on the pressure WS. Next, we will do a map activity related to high and low pressure systems, and then have a short notebook entry. If you were gone, read this web page and take a look at this Real-Time Animation of Winds in USA (Must see!). Also check this site to see current winds around the world - you should be able to identify areas of high and low pressure. Use your cursor to manipulate the world, and see what's happening in other areas. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #79 and #116.

Tuesday
We will go over the Map Activity: Prevailing Winds,and then review for the test (Kahoot!). A review sheet will also be provided.

Wednesday
Students will take the test. After the test they should read pages 564-567 (honors: 556-557).

Thursday
Students will do a lab (Understanding Fronts). If you were gone, do questions 1-7 on page 570 (honors students do "concept check" questions on page 558), and take a look at these Cold and Warm Front Animations. Also watch this Cold Front Simulation (from the lab) and this Warm Front Simulation (from the lab).

Friday
We will go over the "fronts lab", take some notes on fronts, and then start watching a video about lightning. If you were gone, take a look at these Cold and Warm Front Animations. Also watch this Cold Front Simulation (from the lab) and this Warm Front Simulation (from the lab). Watch this animation of a mid-latitude cyclone to see how an occluded front forms - watch it a couple times, and be sure to click on the little rectangle to get a side view. If you miss today and/or next Monday, be sure to watch this 45-minute video

Question(s) of the week: What is the weather like along a cold front, and why is it often more intense than weather along a warm front?

Video of the Week

Friday, November 18, 2016

November 21-22 . . . Short week!

Optional Assignment
The optional assignment to replace your lowest non-test score this quarter is due on Wednesday, November 30. Periods 1-4-5 should do 1-20 page 553, periods 6-7 should do 1-9 page 547.

Monday
After a quick review of some concepts covered last week, students will do a map activity related to global wind patterns. If you miss this day, please request the handout from Benson, or to this website click on the link "to print first semester handouts", and then select "Prevailing Winds WS (H for honors, R for regular).

Tuesday
We will review "jet streams". Students will take notes as Benson explains "wind barbs", and then we will do a map activity together. If you were gone get a copy of the map activity (Jet Streams) from Benson and copy it from a classmate (we did it together in class). Also, copy the notes from a classmate, and read this web page.

Question(s) of the week: What are the three factors that cause the global pattern of prevailing winds?

Video of the Week

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 14-18

Monday
We will do a lab to help students understand convection, and it's role in causing wind. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs this week are #23, #41, #88.

Tuesday
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 notes handout from Benson and copy the notes from a classmate. If you were gone watch this video.

Wednesday
Students will watch a 30-minute video and then do a "Pressure WS" - due SOC tomorrow. If you were gone, watch the first 29 minutes of this video.

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

Friday
Students will watch a video about WWII balloon bombs (related to the jet stream), and then take notes as Benson explains jet streams. If you were gone watch this video, read this Wikipedia page, carefully read this web page, and carefully read this web page.

Question(s) of the week: What are the three factors that cause the global pattern of prevailing winds?

Extras

Wind Generator Demo
Why is Livingston, MT so windy?
Weather Balloon Launch
Jet Streams Video
Image of current jet streams

Video of the Week

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 7-11

Monday

We will go over a couple labs from last week, review some concepts, and then students will do a WS. Attention honors students - MESPOWs for this week are #43 and #62.

Tuesday and Wednesday
No school today due to the fire. Check the district's website for updates.

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.

Extras

How to make Supercooled Water
What might happen to a human in the vacuum of space? (article)
What might happen to a human in the vacuum of space? (video)
Watch this 55-Gallon Drum get Crushed
Can Crush Demo on a MUCH Larger Scale!

Video of the Week

Saturday, October 29, 2016

October 31 - November 4

Reminder
Period 1-4-5 students can come in this week to make corrections on their recent test. Honors students can do this if their test score was below 70%.

Monday
Students will take notes as Benson explains humidity topics. Attention honors students: The MESPOW this week is #61 - read it carefully (there will be an essay question on the next test about this topic).

Tuesday
We will go over the recent test and then students will do a lab to find out what the relative humidity is today. If you were gone, watch this video

Wednesday
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.

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

Friday
Students will take notes on a handout. If you were gone, carefully read this web page and watch this video. Also view the the PowerPoint posted on this page

Question of the week: Tell what Chinook Winds are, and explain how they become warm.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 24-28 . . . Test on Thursday

Optional Replacement Assignment
This is due on October 31. 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 6-7, do 1-12 page 485.

Monday
Benson will be gone today. Students will do a WS (due at the start of class tomorrow). Attention honors students - MESPOWs this week are #14 and #104.

Tuesday
We will go over several concepts covered on the WS and then students will take notes as Benson explains "temperature inversions". If you were gone, go to this website and read it carefully. It does not open on some mobile devices.

Wednesday
We will review for the test using a Kahoot game. Students will also be given a review sheet.

Thursday
Test today! After the test periods 1, 3, 4 should read text pages 504-509 (honors students read pages 490-498). Carefully examine all of the figures/illustrations and read the captions.

Friday
Students will do a lab today - Introduction to Humidity

Question of the week: What is "relative humidity" and why does it change throughout the day.