Thursday, November 27, 2014

December 1-5

Attention period 1, 3, 4: Make test corrections by the end of the week.

Monday
We will start unit 4 today. Students will learn about all the hazards associated with lightning. They will take notes as Benson explains these. Be sure to watch/read the links below for December 1-2. Honors students: MESPOWs for this week are 79, 114, 116.

Tuesday
Students will continue to learn about all the hazards associated with thunderstorms. They will take notes as Benson explains these. Be sure to watch/read the links below for December 1-2.

Wednesday
Students will do a lab related to latent heat (microbursts). If you miss this day, watch the video below and complete the make-up assignment. Click here to print a copy of the make-up assignment..

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains several aspects of tornadoes. If you miss this day be sure to check the links listed below for December 4.

Friday
We will go over the lab from Wednesday and then students will take notes as Benson explains how Doppler RADAR works.

Question(s) of the week:What is a microburst, and what causes it?

Dec. 1-2: Watch Lightning Strike a Car
Dec. 1-2: Lightning kills 45 cows near Darby, MT on July 14, 2014 (news video)
Dec. 1-2: USA Lightning Fatalities so far this year
Dec. 1-2: Lightning Safety (National Weather Service)
Dec. 1-2: Details of Ben Franklin's Lightning Experiment
Dec. 1-2: PowerPoint Presentation: Thunderstorm Hazards
Dec. 1-2: Flash Flood in Australia 2010
Dec. 1-2: Flash Flood in Southern Utah
Dec. 1-2: Flash Flood in Nepal
Dec. 1-2: Time-Lapse of a Supercell
Dec. 1-2: Flash Flood in ?
Dec. 1-2: Swath from Hi-Line Hail Storm Visible from Space
Dec. 1-2: Animation of Hail Formation
Dec. 1-2: Watch This Microburst Near Kansas City
Dec. 3: Microbursts
Dec. 3: Microburst Causes Blow-Down Near Butte
Dec. 3: Latent Heat Lab Activity
Dec. 3: Latent Heat Demo
Dec. 3: Make-Up Assignment for Microburst Lab
Dec. 4: Tornado Presentation (PowerPoint)
Dec. 4: Tornado Outbreak of 1974 Pencast
Dec. 4: Interactive Map of Tornado Deaths Through the Years
Dec. 4: USA Weather-Related Fatalities 1996-2011
Dec. 4: Tornado Records
Dec. 4: TOR:CON explained
Dec. 4: Montana Tornadoes of 2010
Dec. 4: NWS Report (pdf) of the Father's Day (Billings) Tornado (photos, etc.)
Dec. 4: Tornado Damage Activity (Select "Launch Interactive")

Video of the Week

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 24-25: Short week!

Attention period 1, 3, 4: You can do this worksheet to replace your lowest non-test score for the second quarter so far. It is due on November 25 (last day before Thanksgiving break). Note: The page may not open on all mobile phones, etc.

Monday
We will start unit 4 today. Periods 1, 3, 4: We will go over the "fronts lab", take some notes on fronts, and then start watching a video about lightning. Period 5, 6: Students will have about 20 minutes to complete the last 5 questions on their test, and then they will start the lightning video. If you miss Monday and/or Tuesday be sure to watch this 50-minute video

Tuesday
Benson will do some demonstrations related to lightning and then we will finish the lightning video. If you miss Monday and/or Tuesday be sure to watch this 50-minute video

Question(s) of the week: How does a lightning rod work?

Nov. 24: Cold and Warm Fronts Animations
Nov. 24: Warm Front Simulation (from the lab on Friday)
Nov. 24: Cold and Warm Front Animations
Nov. 25: Watch Lightning Strike a Car

Lightning captured at 7,207 images per second from ZT Research on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 17-21: Test on Thursday!

Attention period 1, 3, 4: You can do this worksheet to replace your lowest non-test score for the second quarter so far. It is due on November 25 (last day before Thanksgiving break). Note: The page may not open on all mobile phones, etc.

Monday
Today, students will take some notes as Benson explains how "wind barbs" work, and then we will do a map activity together. If you were gone, check out the resources posted below for Nov. 17. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #2, #47, and #88.

Tuesday
We will go over the Map Activity: Prevailing Winds, and then do a map activity related to high and low pressure systems. If you were gone, check out the resources posted below for Nov. 18

Wednesday
We will review for the test. A review sheet will be provided. The review sheet is posted here.

Thursday
Students will take the test.

Friday
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 check out the resources posted below for Nov. 21

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?

Nov. 17: All About Weather Balloons
Nov. 17: Wind Barbs PenCast (Review)
Nov. 18: Highs and Lows PenCast (Review)
Nov. 18: Highs and Lows - Read this.
Nov. 18: Real-Time Animation of Winds in USA (Must see!)
Nov. 19: Relative Humidity Review I Pencast
Nov. 19: Relative Humidity Review II Pencast
Nov. 19 Intro to Atmospheric Pressure Pencast
No. 19: Chinook Winds Explained
Nov. 19: Chinook Winds Pencast
Nov. 21: Cold Front Simulation (from the lab on Friday)
Nov. 21: Warm Front Simulation (from the lab on Friday)
Nov. 21: Cold and Warm Front Animations

Video of the Week

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10-14: Wind Week!

Monday
We are continuing Unit 3 this week. We will review a couple recent labs, and then we will go over/correct the convection lab. If you were gone check out the links listed below for November 10. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs this week are #23, #41, #43.

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 check out the links listed below for November 11.

Wednesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains several wind topics. If you were gone check out the links listed below for November 12. Students will also do a map activity (Prevailing Winds). The map acttiviy is posted here.

Thursday
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 check out the links listed below for November 13.

Friday
Benson will check notebooks/folders as students watch a video.

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

Nov. 10: Watch this 55-Gallon Drum get Crushed
Nov. 10: Can Crush Demo on a MUCH Larger Scale!
Nov. 10: Part A of the Convection Lab
Nov. 10: Part B of the Convection Lab
Nov. 10: Boiling Water With Ice
Nov. 11: Global Wind Belts (Prevailing Winds)
Nov. 12: The Monsoon Effect Explained
Nov. 12: Wind Generator Demo
Nov. 12: Why is Livingston, MT so windy?
Nov. 13: Balloon Bombs Delivered by Jet Stream
Nov. 13: Balloon Bombs of WWII
Nov. 13: Balloon Bombs of WWII (Wikipedia)
Nov. 13: All About Weather Balloons
Nov. 13: Weather Balloon Launch
Nov. 13: Jet Streams Video
Nov. 13: Image of current jet streams

Video of the Week

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 3-7: Field Trip on Tuesday!

IMPORTANT: Students must turn in a permission slip in order to go on the field trip to the Museum of the Rockies on Tuesday.

Monday
We are continuing Unit 3 today. We will go over the details for the field trip, and then students will watch a 25-minute video as Benson returns papers. After the video, we will go over the papers/review.

Tuesday
Students will meet in Benson's room at 8:15 to load the buses for the field trip to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. Students must have a permission slip that has been signed by a parent.

Wednesday
Benson will do a demonstration, students will take notes. If you were gone check out the links listed below for November 5.

Thursday
Benson will do a demonstration, students will do a "can-crush" activity, and then do a worksheet. The worksheet is posted here. If you were gone check out the links listed below for November 6. If you miss this class (or want a review), check out the resources (Nov. 13 links) below.

Friday
Students will do a lab ("Convection"). If you were gone, print the lab handout (Convection Lab) from this site, watch the video posted below (November 7), and do the questions on the lab handout.

Question(s) of the week: Explain how the atmosphere was able to crush the cans this week (lab and demos)?

November 3: How to make Supercooled Water
November 5: Intro to Atmospheric Pressure
November 5: Can Crush Demo
November 5: What might happen to a human in the vacuum of space? (article)
November 5: What might happen to a human in the vacuum of space? (video)
November 6: Watch this 55-Gallon Drum get Crushed
November 6: Can Crush Demo on a MUCH Larger Scale!
November 6: Fountain Demo
November 7: Conduction, Convection, Radiation Explained Review
November 7: Part A of the Convection Lab
November 7: Part B of the Convection Lab

Video of the Week