7th Science Rocks!

Tuesday, April 11

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Daily Objectives:

1. Explain how human activities (surface mining, deforestation, overpopulation, construction and urban development, farming, dams, landfills, and restoring natural areas) change the surface of the Earth and affect the survival of organisms.
2.  Describe Cloud formation and how clouds are formed by varying amounts of condensation in the atmosphere and change in temperature differences in the lower atmosphere
3.  Describe weather conditions associated with frontal boundaries (cold, warm, stationary, and occluded) and the movement of major air masses and the jet stream across North America, using a weather map.
E.ES.07.72 /  E.FE.07.11  /  E.ES.07.74  /   E.ES.07.82
Today in Class:
1.  The class finished watching the video, “After the Storm.”
You should have completed answers on an accompanying worksheet as you watched the video to help you to focus on the concepts illustrated in the video.  Mr. Fowler also answered questions after the video, to make sure that you understood the concepts in the video.
2.  Mr. Fowler reviewed the types of clouds, shapes, altitudes, and composition of clouds with you.
3.  You were shown how to make “Cut Sections Notes” and you wrote the terms on the 8 sections — regarding weather: fronts and air masses.  You will complete these notes tomorrow during class.  
If you were absent, here is an example of how the notes were cut–
a.  Take a piece of copy paper and make it into a “tri-folded” paper.  Make 3 cuts on each side, so you have 4 tabs on each side.  Here is an example of the type of notes that we made (but you created notes with 4 tabs and this picture shows 3 tabs on each side). 
b.  The left tab labels should be: Cold Fronts, Warm Fronts, Occluded Fronts, Stationary Fronts
c.  The right tab labels should be written as: Tropical Air Mass, Polar Air Mass, Maritime Air Mass, Continental Air Mass
4.  Permission slips for the Invasive Species Trip #2 were sent out in your 7th Hour Class today.  Please make sure that all slips are returned no later than Monday, April 17 (signed slips should be given to me!).  Please ask your parents if they can chaperone for a half or whole day next week Friday, April 21.

Review: Water Cycle using your  Water Cycle Comic Strip notes.   Double-check your notes with the class notes that have been posted on this Blog (“Notes for the Unit” page).   
Quiz #1: Thursday
Extra Study & Review sessions – Wednesday and Thursday mornings before school

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