Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Copy of today's quiz

This was requested by some to be able to study over the weekend:
meteorology quiz

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Extra reading packet for this unit may be linked here
Questions for the packet are here (Due Wednesday 4/16)
Leidenfrost reading and discussion
pre-lab for Dry Ice Lab was worked on/discussed
We talked about safety concerns with dry ice (no sealed containers!)
Some classes started notes on Wind (see previous post for the link)
Homework for Thursday (see previous post)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Today in class:
Turned in homework
Reading: Hail / edge of space engineering
Notes: meteorology, clouds,wind
HMWK for Thursday/Friday (some classes don't meet Thursday):
Read p. 529-534, p.534#1-6

Tomorrow: leidenfrost reading and some packet work to prepare for Block Schedule labs.

Monday, April 7, 2014


homework due tomorrow (see Friday's post)
Reading: $150 edge of space camera
Finish notes: meteorology
Notes and demonstration: cloud development

Friday, April 4, 2014

HMWK for Tuesday

Today in class: answers to homework, watched the forecast, saw a big air pressure demonstration, and made more progress on the meteorology notes (see last post)

HMWK for Tuesday:
Read p. 523-528

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review Materials

Recommended review: p.384-387  (come see my teacher's book with the answers in it any time)
TGT review game
(look at older posts from this unit to review all of the notes too, as well as your own notes!)
Possible exam essay topics:
1. Describe why the asthenosphere “melts” as it comes to the surface of the Earth, and how this relates to the inner and outer core of the Earth.
2. Explain in detail the process used to locate the epicenters of earthquakes.  Why is it important to locate epicenters, especially if the earthquakes occur over water?
3.  Describe how volcanoes can form as a result of two types of plate boundaries.
4.  Describe different types of volcanoes, and the reasons they form different shapes and erupt differently.
5.  Relate the energy released within the Earth’s interior to movement of continents, explaining all processes involved and the regions within the Earth involved.
Learning Objectives for this unit:
1. Compare the densities of oceanic and continental crust using vocabulary (felsic, mafic, intermediate) and implications when they meet
2. Relate the densities of the materials found in continental and oceanic plates to the processes that result in each type of plate boundary (i.e., diverging, converging, transform)
3. Describe the internal source of energy on Earth that results in uneven heating of the mantle (i.e., decay of radioactive isotopes)
4. Illustrate and explain the convection currents that result from the uneven heating inside the mantle and cause movement of crustal plates
5. Describe how the energy of an earthquake travels as seismic waves and provides evidence for the layers of the geosphere
6. Describe the effects of the movement of crustal plates (earthquakes, seafloor spreading, mountain building, volcanic location on planet, hot spots)
7. Articulate the processes involved in the theory of Plate Tectonics (uneven heating of the mantle due to the decay of radioactive isotopes, mantle convection currents, movement of continental and oceanic plates along diverging, converging, or transform plate boundaries) and describe evidence that supports this theory (correlation of rock sequences, landforms, fossils, faults, evidence of seafloor spreading)
8.  Relate the concepts of thermal energy, convection, and pressure to the layers inside the Earth, and identify them.