Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 24-28

Monday
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: #91 and #123 (read them both, pick one to do with the WS).

Tuesday
Students will do a map activity called "Helena Area Watersheds". If you were gone, get the make-up assignment from Benson.

Wednesday
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.

Thursday
Benson will have a sub (science teachers will be at science curriculum meetings). 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.

Friday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various aspects of glaciers. If you were gone read pages 188-198 (honors 158-171).

Make-Up Assignment for Montana Rivers (last week)
The Great Falls of the Missouri
Watershed of the Yellowstone River
Milltown Dam
Triple Divide Peak
Handout for Watershed Project (pdf file)
Island Watershed Project
Oxbow Lakes
SNOTEL Sites

Video of the Week

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 18-21

Tuesday
We will go over the recent Map Activity: USA Basins, and then start working on the Island Watershed Activity. Honors students - There is no MESPOW this week. Instead, you will do an assignment called Intro to the Bakken Formation. It is due SOC Friday.

Wednesday
Students will continue working on the Island Watershed Activity. It is due at the start of class on Friday.

Thursday - Assembly Schedule Today
We will go over the recent Map Activity: Montana Rivers. Students will continue working on their islands.

Friday
Students will continue working on their islands.

Make-Up Assignment for Montana Rivers (last week)
The Great Falls of the Missouri
Watershed of the Yellowstone River
Milltown Dam
Triple Divide Peak
Handout for Watershed Project (pdf file)
Island Watershed Project
Oxbow Lakes
SNOTEL Sites

Video of the Week

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 10-14

Monday
We will go over the WS from last week. Benson will elaborate on several topics covered on the WS.

Tuesday
Students will do a map activity called (USA Drainage Basins). If you miss the map activity, get a copy of the packet from Benson, and complete it.

Wednesday
Students will watch the first 25 minutes of episode #6 on this site and then be given time to finish the map activity that we started yesterday.

Thursday
Students will start a map activity called "Montana Rivers". If you miss the map activity, print out a copy of the make-up assignment here and then watch this Montana Rivers PowerPoint.

Friday
Students will finish the "Montana Rivers Map Activity".

Friday, March 31, 2017

April 3-7

Attention students who missed the test that was given before spring break - You will be expected to take the test during class on Tuesday. Honors students - To review for the two essay questions, you should watch these two short videos: The Earthquake/Tsunami of 1700, and Radiocarbon Dating.

Monday
Students will learn some basic terminology associated with the water cycle, and then complete the "Porosity Lab" that we set up before the break. If you miss this day, read pages 158-161, read through the "Water Cycle Tutorial" (see link below).

Tuesday
Students who were gone missed the March test will make it up today. Others will do a worksheet.

Wednesday
Students will take notes on a handout (Groundwater). If you were gone, read pages 171-180. Also, watch this video.

Thursday
Students will take notes on "Groundwater Issues".

Friday
Students will be listening to a presentation about the Montana Conservation Corp.

Groundwater Basics
Water Cycle Tutorial
Interactive Water Cycle Graphic
Ogallala Aquifer Video
Ogallala Aquifer Article on Facebook
Berkeley Pit in Butte
Giant Springs in Great Falls
Septic Systems

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20-24

Monday
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 are marked with an asterisk(*). Honors students - MESPOWs for this week are 31, 35, 46.

Tuesday
Period 1-3-4 students will watch a video (Ultimate Earthquake) and periods 6-7 will take notes on a handout (Earthquake Hazards).

Wednesday
We will review for the test and then play a Kahoot review game. Attention honors students - The topics for the two level-2 questions on the test will be . . . the earthquake/tsunami of 1700, and radiocarbon dating.

Thursday
Test

Friday
We will start a lab (Porosity) - to be continued after spring break.

Alaska Earthquake Video
Tsunami Animation
Tsunami Demonstration (Oregon State Lab)
Impressive Video of 2004 Tsunami
Animation of 2004 Tsunami
Tsunami Tutorial Video
*Montana's Greatest Earthquake Disaster
*Earthquake Destroys Helena High in 1935
Photos of Damage from the 1935 Helena Earthquakes
*Helena Has Its Faults
Major Quake Hits Japan
Japan's Earthquake Warning System Explained
Before and After Photos of Tsunami Damage in Japan
30-Foot Wall no Match for Tsunami

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 13-17

Monday
Benson will be gone. Students will do a worksheet.

Tuesday
Period 1-4-5 students will learn about the basics of earthquakes as they take notes on a handout. If you were gone, read chapter 7 - Honors students will have time to work on their Science Circus Projects.

Wednesday
Period 1-4-5 students will do "epicenter location problems". Period 6-7 students will learn about the basics of earthquakes as they take notes on a handout. If you were gone, read chapter 7 - Honors read chapter 8.

Thursday
Periods 1-4-5 will learn about earthquake hazards. Periods 6-7 will do earthquake epicenter problems.

Friday
Students will watch a video called "Ultimate Tsunami".

Wednesday: Largest Earthquakes by Magnitude since 1900
Wednesday: YouTube explains Moment Magnitude Scale

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 6-10

If you were gone Friday
Students did a station to station activity related to recent topics. If you are gone (or aren't happy with your score) periods 1-4-5 do "Reviewing Content" 1-10 on page 89 (honors do 1-10 on page 78-79).

Monday
Benson will explain "relative age" and "absolute age", and then students will do a WS: Principles of Geology. If you are gone, go to this website and print out a copy . Do it!

Tuesday
We will go over the "station to station activity", watch a short video, and then finish the "Rock Cycle Activity" from last week. If you were gone watch this 26-minute video.

Wednesday
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.

Thursday
We will go over several concepts related to the "Principles of Geology" WS as we correct the WS in class.

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

Video of the Week