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 (honors 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.
We will finish the video and then read an article about the possible influence of global warming on hurricane intensity. If you were gone, get the article from Benson and write a 1-paragraph summary of the article (3 points possible).
Students will take notes as Benson explains the theory of Plate Tectonics. If you were gone, read text pages 248-261 (honors 194-200).
Students will watch a video called "The Deepest Place on Earth." If you were gone, watch it on YouTube.
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.