Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8-12: First full week of school!

Classes are a bit shorter today due to early release (every Monday). Benson will give some papers back today and go over them. Then we will have a notebook entry. Honors students will have an assignment (worksheet) that is due SOC Tuesday and a MESPOW that is due SOC on Friday (read 110 and do 25). If you were gone today you should copy the notes from a classmate and watch this PenCast (select "full screen"). NOTE: These PenCasts may not work on all mobile devices.

We will be doing a lab today. The WS that goes with the lab is due SOC Wednesday. If you miss the lab, watch this YouTube Video and complete the WS (Lab: The Briny Deep is available on the Benson's handouts page).

Students will listen and take notes as Benson does a presentation on ocean currents. If you were gone, get the notes handout and then copy the notes from a classmate. Also, be sure to carefully read pages 448-454 (honors read pages 426-433). Finally, watch the video of the week below.

Reminder: Open House at HHS tonight - In class today we will review some recent assignments/concepts and then students will watch a 26-minute video about the Ocean Conveyor Belt. If you were gone read this web page and watch this 26-minute video.

Students will take notes as Benson explains "the Ocean Conveyor Belt". Then we will will watch a video about El Nino (a topic to be covered in more detail next week). If you were gone, copy the notebook entry from a classmate and go to this web page and watch/read all of the resources that start with "El Nino".

Question of the week: In the ice-water lab, why did the temperature of the salty water get colder than that of the fresh-water by making come of the ice melt?


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