We will continue watching the video titled "From the Ashes" (about the role of coal in modern USA).
Monday, November 20, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
This is due on November 30. Your score on this assignment can be used to replace your lowest non-test score. For periods 1-4-7, do 1-20 page 499. For periods 3-6, do 1-12 page 485. Attention honors students: The MESPOW for this week is #104.
We will review some important concepts from last week, and then students will finish the graph activity that we started on Friday. It is due at the start of class tomorrow.
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 the video of the week below.
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.
We will do a lab to help students understand the heating of land and water.
We will have a notebook entry - Benson will explain acid rain, and then we will start watching a video called "From the Ashes'.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
All of the science teachers will have subs today, so students will do a worksheet. It is due at the start of class tomorrow.
Students will take notes during a presentation on climate change (aka "global warming"). Periods 1-4-7 should read pages 602-603. Periods 3-6 should read 594-601. Also, check out this climate change graphic.
Students will be watching the documentary "Chasing Ice".
Students will work on a graph activity - "Climate Data from the Past". . . to be continued on Monday. It is due on Tuesday. If you were gone, watch this 3-minute video.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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. Site does not open on mobile devices. Also, watch this video.
We will review for the test. A review sheet will be provided.Attention honors students: The topics of the 3 essay questions will be 1- The primary source of water for the city of Helena, 2-How having lots of land at high elevation contributes to the onset of ice ages (see notes handout), 3-The Berkeley Pit . . . Here are some resources that may help
1. Lake Helena Watershed (Does not open on mobile devices)
2. The Berkeley Pit (Does not open on mobile devices)
Students will take a test.
IMPORTANT - Period 1-4-7 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%.
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.
Students will do a lab called "Burning Up the Atmosphere". If you were gone, periods 1-4-7 should do questions 1-10 on page 499 . . . periods 3-6 should read 472-477 and questions do questions 1-2 on page 478.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #101 and #115.
Students will take notes as Benson explains various aspects of glaciers. If you were gone read pages 188-198 (honors 158-171).
We go over the Helena Area Watershed packet and then finish the notes from yesterday (glaciers, etc).
We will watch a video: Snowball Earth - If you were gone, watch it here (43 minutes).
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).
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.
Below: Important Links - Be sure to check them out if you missed class.
|Ice Ages changed the Missouri River|
|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
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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).
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.
Students will learn about the water cycle and then . . . Periods 1-4-7 will finish their Helena Area Watersheds Map Activity. Periods 3-6 will do a worksheet related to the water cycle. If you were gone, read through this Water Cycle Tutorial, get the handout, and watch this PowerPoint (goes with handout).
Students will watch a video called "The Last Extinction". If you were gone, get a copy of the video worksheet and fill in the answers as you watch it online here.
Enjoy your 4-day weekend!
Video of the Week
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Students will continue working on the Island Watershed Activity. It is due at the start of class on Friday. Honors students - MESPOWs are due on Friday: #13 and #68 (read them both, pick one to do with the WS).
Counselors from the guidance dept. will be working with students in class today all period.
Students will do a map activity called "Helena Area Watersheds". If you were gone, get the make-up assignment from Benson.
|The Great Falls of the Missouri|
|Watershed of the Yellowstone River|
|Triple Divide Peak||Island Watershed Project|
Video of the Week