1. Explain the water cycle and describe how evaporation, transpiration, condensation, cloud formation, precipitation, infiltration, surface runoff, groundwater and absorption occur within the cycle.
2. Analyze the flow of water between the components of a watershed, including surface features (lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands) and groundwater.
3. 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.
E.ES.07.41 / E.ES.07.81 / E.ES.07.82
Today in Class:
1.We completed the % of Water on Earth Questions (base on the demo last Friday).
2. We collected the Atmosphere Layers Graphs. You should have completed these during class last week Friday (and if you needed time – this weekend for HW).
3.. Macro Observation: A. Wetland Observations, the Water Cycle: Sevey Drain. Everyone moved into groups of 3 or 4. Your group chose /were assigned a particular goal to study and observe for this outside activity. All goals related to application of our standards for the day (components of the Water Cycle; Weather Data; Soil Testing; Animal and Plant observations; Size / Observations of a Wetland; Environmental Data; Watershed==mini-watershed analogy; Human Impacts to the Environment.
4. Your group should have shared your data with another group concerning your wetland / water cycle observations.
Homework: Complete the Air Masses and Fronts worksheet. *** The last few questions on the worksheet refer to High and Low Pressure areas. You may type in the url or click on the hyperlink, below:
High and Low Pressure Information
scroll down— to the 3rd or 4th weather map for information regarding air pressure, High and Low and isobars.