Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery.
Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feb 6th-10th

Weekly Lesson Plans February 6th-10th

Monday- Bellringer #32 1. Which layer of the atmosphere is the closest to Earth? 2. Which layer of the atmosphere is farthest away? 3. Which layer of the atmosphere is coldest? Students will take notes and have discussion over Chapter 22 Section 1 Characteristics of the atmosphere.  Homework: CH 22 Review pg. 780 #1-7. Students will have a 10 point quiz over Section 1 on Tuesday.

Tuesday-  Students will have 5 minutes to review Section 1.  Students will take a 10 point quiz over the main points in Section 1.  Students will work on an activity where they are graphing altitudes and temperatures and then labeling the different layers of the atmosphere. Homework- Finish Graphing the Atmosphere.

Wednesday- Bellringer #33 Read Harnessing the Wind on page 788, answer question 2.  Students will discuss the limitations to wind energy and watch a video clip about how wind turbines are causing bat lungs to explode.  Students will take notes over Chapter 22 Section 2 Water and Wind.  Homework: Labeling clouds and the water cycle sheet and the Chapter 22 Section 2 Review questions pg. 787 #1-7.  Students will have a quiz on Thursday over the main concepts of Section 2.

Thursday- Students will be conducting a greenhouse effect lab.  Thier lab sheet is due Friday.  Inbetween taking temperatures of their jars, students will be taking the Quiz over the main points of section 2, and working on their vocab.  Homework- Lab and Chapter 22 Vocab page 799, 15 words.

Friday- Students are going to do a Prehistoric Climate Activity. In the lesson plan, the class does the work of a team of paleontologists studying a time of rapid global warming 55 million years ago. By examining fossils of leaves from various tree species, and by incorporating the findings into a mathematical formula, the students are able to tell average annual temperatures during this prehistoric time.

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