Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 15-19: First Test on Thursday

Here is a link to information about the big hike on October 5 -> Big Hike!
Unfortunately, the site doesn't open on some mobile devices.

Reminder: Students can come in this week on their own time (before school, lunch, after school) to make corrections on their tests. Honors students can only do this if they scored below 70/100 - and they can only raise the score to 70/100.

Classes are a bit shorter today due to early release (every Monday). Benson will explain the phenomenon known as "El Nino" and then students will work start a map activity related to El Nino. If you were gone, go to this web page and watch/read all of the resources that start with "El Nino" and get a copy of the map activity (and get it done). Ask Benson if you need help. Attention honors students - The MESPOWs for this week are #8 and #49. Carefully read both of them and then decide which one you want to the the worksheet with. The MESPOWs are due SOC on Friday.

Students will listen and take notes as Benson explains several concepts related to plankton. Students will have some time to complete the map activity from yesterday. If you were gone, copy the notebook entry from a classmate, read this web page and watch this video.

We wrap things up and review for the test tomorrow. Here are several Review Resources. Students will be given a review sheet - That sheet can be printed out from this web page.

Students will take a test. After the test they will work individually on a graph activity related to our next unit.

Students will do a lab. The lab will serve as an introduction to our study of the atmosphhere.

Question of the week: What is El Nino?
(What causes it? What happens in the Pacific Ocean during an El Nino? Why does it affect the path of storms?)

Click here to see the VIDEO OF THE WEEK!

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