Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 12-16

Students will continue watching the video (Into the Storm). Attention honors students: The MESPOW for this week are #65 and #72.

Students will take notes as Benson explains several aspects of tornadoes. Students should read text pages 573-574 (honors 564-568). If you were gone, get a copy of the notes handout, copy it, and take a look at this interactive map of USA tornado deaths through the years.

Students will take notes as Benson explains how Doppler RADAR works. If you were gone, read this web page and watch this video.

After a short introduction, students will do a map activity (The Blizzard of '93). Read text pages 567-568 (honors 558-561). If you are gone watch this presentation, then do the map activity.

Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains various aspects of tropical cyclones - In the USA we call them "hurricanes". Students should read text pages 575-577 (honres 570-576). If you were gone, watch this presentation and check out this animation of a storm surge. Also, watch this 3-minute video and short storm surge video.

Question(s) of the week: Warm water provides the "fuel" for tropical storms (we call them hurricanes). Explain how warm water contributes to the rain AND wind in a tropical cyclone.

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