Third Quarter Calendar Archive

Here you can find an outline of our third quarter. This will be especially helpful to review as we prepare for the CRCT next month.

March 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

  1. Benchmark Exams

Thursday, March 6, 2008

  1. Benchmark Exams

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

  1. Homework check
  2. Discussed the remainder of the benchmark study guide
  3. Homework: Study for benchmark. Third and sixth period exams are tomorrow; first and fifth period exams are on Friday

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

  1. Homework check
  2. Quarter 3 Questions
  3. Discussed page one of benchmark study guide
  4. Homework: Complete chapters 15 and 16 of your study guide

Monday, March 3, 2008

  1. Test 4
  2. Passed out Quarter 3 Benchmark Study Guide. Do not lose your study guide. You only get one copy, and I will not be able to post it here on the web site.
  3. Homework: Complete the first page of the benchmark study guide (freshwater and salt water)

February 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

  1. EQ: How do we predict the weather?
  2. Completed Storms worksheet
  3. Completed Predicting the Weather worksheet
  4. Looked at today's weather map with fronts
  5. Homework: What causes climate? worksheet; test over weather and climate on Monday

Thursday, February 28, 2008

  1. EQ: What causes storms?
  2. Storms Presentation - see PowerPoint
  3. Homework: Test on Monday over weather and climate

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

  1. Quiz 6
  2. Four Fronts Foldable: Fold piece of construction paper in half hamburger fold. Then make four flaps. Flaps should be labeled from top to bottom: cold front, warm front, stationary front, occuluded front. Also include a symbol for each front on the cover (page 587). The inside of the foldable should contain a diagram of each front on the back of the flap (left side). On the right hand side, you will list facts for each front. Cold front - five facts, warm front - five facts, stationary front - four facts, occuluded front - three facts. Use pages 563-565 in your book for diagrams and facts, as well as your notes. What you do not complete in class is homework due tomorrow.
  3. Homework: Complete fronts foldable; Test Monday on weather and climate (chapters 16-18).

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

  1. Warm Up: What causes storms (like the thunderstorms we had this morning)?
  2. Discussed Water in the Atmosphere Worksheet
  3. Completed chapter 16 notes - water and precipitation and PowerPoint
  4. Completed Precipitation Worksheet
  5. Passed out Chapter 17 and 18 notes
  6. Homework: Air Masses and Fronts Worksheet

Monday, February 25, 2008

  1. EQ: How do we describe water in the atmosphere?
  2. Warm Up: What causes wind?
  3. Discussed Atmosphere test retake - must complete retake assignment and retake test by Thursday. See Mrs. Wilson for more information.
  4. Completed Winds discussion
  5. Winds Worksheet
  6. Water in the Atmosphere discussion
  7. Homework: Complete Water in the Atmosphere Worksheet; Quiz on Wednesday; Weather and Climate test next Monday (open note but not mutliple choice only this time)

Friday, February 22, 2008

  1. Warm Up: What causes wind?
  2. Passed out Chapter 16 - Weather Notes and discussed
  3. Began Wind PowerPoint
  4. Homework: None

Thursday, February 21, 2008

  1. Benchmark I Post Test for First and Fifth Periods

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

  1. Benchmark I Post Test for Third and Sixth Periods

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

  1. EQ: How is the energy from the sun transfered to Earth?
  2. Heat Transfer PowerPoint
  3. Homework: None

Friday, February 15, 2008

  1. Weather Video
  2. Take 10 facts down while watching weather video
  3. Homework: None

Thursday, February 14, 2008

  1. Test for fifth and sixth periods.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

  1. Test for first and third periods.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

  1. EQ: What do I need to do to prepare for the atmosphere test?
  2. Warm Up: How prepared do you feel for the test?
  3. Classwork: Complete chapter 15 assessment on pages 522 and 523.
  4. Homework: Study for tomorrow's test.

Monday, February 11, 2008

  1. EQ: How do we describe the quality of our air?
  2. Warm Up: What do you think is the worst form of air pollution?
  3. Classwork: Read pages 504-507, chapter 15.2 in your book. Create a concept map or outline and complete the section review. Read pages 509-514, chapter 15.3 in your book. Create a concept map or outline and complete the section review.
  4. Homework: Complete classwork if not finished to be turned in tomorrow.

Friday, February 8, 2008

  1. Bill Nye: Atmosphere Video and discussion

Thursday, February 7, 2008

  1. Warm Up: In what layer of the atmosphere does weather happen?
  2. Discussed Quiz 5 results
  3. Continued layers of the atmosphere foldable
  4. Homework: complete layers of the atmosphere foldable - due tomorrow

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

  1. EQ: What are the main features of the layers of the atmosphere?
  2. Quiz 5
  3. Collected vocabulary folder
  4. Began working on atmosphere foldable
  5. Homework: None

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

  1. Warm Up: Why is nitrogen important for you?
  2. Atmosphere vocabulary: Make folder as instructed and flashcards. On the front of each card, write the word and draw a picture. On the back of the card write the definition. The words are:
    1. atmosphere
    2. weather
    3. ozone
    4. oxygen
    5. nitrogen
    6. carbon dioxide
    7. air pressure
    8. air pollution
    9. pollutants
    10. acid rain
    11. photochemical smog
    12. barometer
    13. altitude
    14. troposphere
    15. stratosphere
    16. mesosphere
    17. thermosphere
    18. ionosphere
    19. exosphere
    20. ozone layer
  3. Homework: Complete vocabulary folder

Monday, February 4, 2008

  1. EQ: Why is the atmosphere important?
  2. Warm Up: What is the atmosphere?
  3. Test 2 Results
  4. Atmosphere PowerPoint

Friday, February 1, 2008

  1. Test 2
  2. The Air Around Us worksheet

January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

  1. EQ: What do I need to do to be prepared for tomorrow's salt water test?
  2. Warm Up: What question do you have about the test tomorrow?
  3. Turned in haikus
  4. Discussed Neritic Zone and Open Ocean Worksheet
  5. Discussed quiz results
  6. Jeopardy Review Game
  7. Homework: Study for tomorrow's test

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

  1. EQ: How are animals adapted to live in different parts of the ocean?
  2. Warm Up: Quiz 4
  3. Neritic Zone and Open Ocean Worksheet (pages 472-478)
  4. Intertidal Zone Haiku (pages 468 and 469; make sure to decorate your paper and make it colorful
  5. Homework: Complete Haiku and Open Ocean Zone Worksheet - due tomorrow; Salt water test Friday - study notes and anything in your notebook

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

  1. EQ: How are animals adapted to live in different parts of the ocean?
  2. Warm Up: Name five organisms that live in the ocean.
  3. Discussion of the planton, nekton, and benthos
  4. Coral Reef Video
  5. Homework: None

Monday, January 28, 2008

  1. EQ: What are the major features of the ocean floor?
  2. Warm Up: Draw a picture of what you think the ocean floor looks like.
  3. Discussion of the features of the ocean floor.
  4. Exploring the Ocean Worksheet
  5. Homework: Complete Exploring the Ocean Worksheet

Friday, January 25, 2008

  1. EQ: How does ocean water travel the world in currents?
  2. Warm Up: Copy today's essential question. Yesterday, we saw a demonstration of an egg in two different types of water. What was that demonstration about?
  3. Completed water column foldable
  4. Surface currents and deep ocean currents PowerPoint
  5. Homework: None

Thursday, January 24, 2008

  1. EQ: What are the chemical and physical properties of the ocean?
  2. Warm Up: Copy today's essential question. Answer yesterday's essential question using two or three sentences.
  3. Ocean water density demonstration
  4. Ocean water properties PowerPoint
  5. Salt Water Notes passed out
  6. Water column foldable
  7. Homework: None

Wednesday, January 23

  1. EQ: How does the ocean move in tides?
  2. Warm Up: Answer yesteday's EQ.
  3. Quiz
  4. High Tides, Low Tides, Spring Tides and Neap Tides discussion
  5. Spring Tides and Neap Tides Foldable
  6. Homework: Complete Tides Worksheet

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

  1. EQ: How does the ocean move in waves?
  2. Warm Up: You have a friend who has never been to the beach - and hasn't even seen a picture! Describe a wave to them.
  3. Wave powerpoint/discussion
  4. Homework: Wave quiz tomorrow

Friday, January 18, 2008

  1. Test
  2. Wave Action Worksheet

Thursday, January 17, 2008

  1. EQ: How can I prepare for tomorrow's test?
  2. Complete Fred the Fish activity conclusions
  3. Test review game
  4. Homework: Freshwater vocab dictionary due tomorrow and Freshwater test tomorrow

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

  1. EQ: How does point source and non point source pollution affect our rivers?
  2. Warm Up: What is the worst form of water pollution?
  3. Fred the Fish Activity - demo part
  4. Homework: Continue to work on freshwater vocabulary dictionary; continue to study for test on Friday

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

  1. EQ: Why are the Everglades an important wetland?
  2. Completed and turned in groundwater foldable and page 381 #1, 2, and 4. The words to label in the inside of the foldable are permeable layers, unsaturated zone, water table, saturated zone, aquifer, impermeable layer, and solid rock.
  3. Watched Everglades: River of Life video clip and discussed the importance of this ecosystem
  4. Homework: Continue to study for Friday's test and to work on freshwater vocabulary dictionary

Monday, January 14, 2008

  1. EQ: How do we use groundwater?
  2. Warm Up: Copy these words - groundwater, evaporation, condensation, transpiration, precipitation, tributary, watershed, reservoir, permeable, impermeable, pores, saturated zone, water table, unsaturated zone, aquifer, drought, conservation, nonpoint source, point source.
  3. Made mini booklet for Freshwater vocabulary dictionary. On each page, write one of the words above, its definition, and a picture or illustration. This is due on Friday and will help you prepare for your test.
  4. Groundwater foldable and page 381, #1, 2, and 4.
  5. Test on Friday - Freshwater: chapters 11 and 12. Your study guide is you notes page
  6. Homework: Work on vocab dictionary and begin studying for test

Friday, January 11, 2008

  1. Warm Up: Aquifer Model
  2. Continued classwork assignments which were due at the end of class
  3. Homework: If you did not complete any of these assignments, they are homework due on Monday: River System Map and River System Labels/Definitions; Textbook page 366, #2-4; Textbook page 377, #1-4, and Watershed Map copy from page 369 in book: draw, label and color five main watersheds with the five main rivers

Thursday, January 10, 2008

  1. Warm Up: Discussed Quiz results
  2. Continued our classwork assignments: River Systems, page 366 #2-4, page 377 #1-4, and watershed map
  3. Homework: None

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

  1. No Warm Up Today (Quiz)
  2. Passed back water cycle bracelet reflection
  3. Passed out freshwater notes
  4. Quarter 3 Quiz 1
  5. Continued our classwork assignments: River Systems, page 366 #2-4, page 377 #1-4, and watershed map
  6. No Homework

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

  1. Warm Up: What do you think is the most important step in the water cycle? Explain your answer.
  2. Turned in water cycle bracelet reflection
  3. River Systems activity
  4. Quiz tomorrow

Monday, January 7, 2008

  1. Warm Up: Where is most of the Earth's fresh water found?
  2. Passed back and discussed Global Distribution of Water worksheet
  3. Work on water cycle bracelet reflection
  4. Homework: Complete water cycle bracelet reflection - description in sentences and drawing. See Friday's PowerPoint for more information. Due tomorrow

Friday, January 4, 2008

  1. EQ - What is the water cycle?
  2. Warm Up - What is the water cycle. Explain what you know. If you don't know, tell what you think it means.
  3. Water Cycle Bracelet - please see the PowerPoint for instructions. We will ocmplete the reflection portion in class on Monday. If you were absent today, you will be able to make your bracelet on Monday.
  4. Homework: None

Thursday, January 3, 2008

  1. EQ - What is the distribution of water on the Earth?
  2. Warm Up - There is a saying - "Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink." What does this saying mean?
  3. Global Distribution of Water Worksheet
  4. Homework: Finish global distribution of water worksheet. Due tomorrow