Earth Science


Week 1
8/29 - 9/2

Monday
Teachers Only

Tuesday
Freshman Orientation

Wednesday
First Day for all Students and Faculty
Handed out the Safety Contract
Handed out and discussed the Prospectus

Thursday
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Friday





End of Semester 1
Week 16
12/7 - 12/11

Monday
Coriolis Effect Activity

Tuesday


Wednesday


Thursday


Friday



Week 15
11/30 - 12/4

Monday
Weather Around the World

Tuesday
Temperature Inversion Activity

Wednesday
Temperature Inversion Activity

Thursday
Early dismissal
Temperature Inversion Activity
Coriolis Effect Activity

Friday
No school for students - Teacher professional development day

Week 14
11/23 - 11/27

Monday
Review of thermal energy movement
Air pressure, humidity, temperature and density relationships

Tuesday


Wednesday - Friday
Thanksgiving Holiday....Enjoy!

Week 13
11/16 - 11/20


Monday
Meteorology
     - the study of weather
     - what factors influence weather
     - how is weather related to climate?

Tuesday


Wednesday
Solar radiation
     - interactions with the atmosphere, clouds, the Earth's crust and the ozone layer

Thursday
Thermal energy movement - radiation, convection and conduction

Friday
Tornadoes and hurricanes

Week 12
11/9 - 11/13

Monday
What do you know about the universe?
Write a paper in 15-20 sentences about what you know.  You can use your notes from the presentations and from the "Beyond the Big Bang" video.

Tuesday


Wednesday
Veteran's Day - No school!

Thursday


Friday

Week 11
11/2 - 11/6

Monday
Astronomy Project - Day 4

Tuesday
Astronomy Project Models are due (unless they are edible which are due on Wednesday)

Wednesday
All edible Astronomy project models are due
Presentations begin, if necessary they will continue on Thursday

Thursday
Astronomy Project presentations - issues with computer/internet means some will present tomorrow
If time allows we will watch more of the "Beyond the Big Bang Video"

Friday
Astronomy Project Presentations
Start the second half of "Beyond the Big Bang", questions 1-9 of 2nd half

Week 10
10/26 - 10/30

Monday
Lens and Telescope Assessment

Tuesday
Retest for Assessment

Beyond the Big Bang - Part 2
Beyond the Big Bang Video
Beyond the Big Bang Questions (1st Half)

Handed out Astronomy Project packet
Astronomy Project Directions

Wednesday
Astronomy Project - Day 1

Thursday
Astronomy Project - Day 2

Friday
Astronomy Project - Day 3

Week 9
10/19 - 10/23

Monday
We started the lens/telescope activity - Investigating and Building Refractor Telescopes
Class activity - focal point, focal length and ray diagrams of a double-convex lens
Investigating and Building Refracting Telescopes

Tuesday
Investigating and Building Refractor Telescopes
Class activity - focal point, focal length and ray diagrams of a plano-convex lens

Wednesday
Investigating and Building Refractor Telescopes
Class activity - focal point, focal length and ray diagrams of a double-concave lens
Thursday
Investigating and Building Refractor Telescopes
Class activity - focal point, focal length and ray diagrams of a Galilean telescope
Class activity - focal point, focal length and ray diagrams of a Keplarian telescope

Friday
Conclusion - Investigating and Building Refractor Telescopes


Week 8
10/12 - 10/16

Monday 
No school - Columbus Day

Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday

Week 7
10/5 - 10/9

Monday 10/5
Review for retake of Measurement Assessment

Tuesday 10/6
Retake of Measurement Assessment
Finish Topographic Mapping Activities

Wednesday 10/7
What is Earth Science?

Thursday 10/8
Pep Rally 1:20 - 2:20

Friday 10/9
No school - Teacher Workshop Day

Week 4
9/14 - 9/18

Open House is Thursday evening, 9/17, from 6-8pm...

MEASUREMENT ASSESSMENT has been moved to Monday 9/21!

Link to video about turning in a assignment that is a document in Google Classroom that you fill in

Link to video about turning in an assignment that is in Google Drive

Monday 9/14
We finished collecting the measurement data for the Measurement Activity

Tuesday 9/15
Worked on the conversions for the Measurement Activity

Wednesday 9/16
Continued to work on the conversions for the Measurement Activity

Thursday 9/17
Measurement Activity due
Review for the Measurement Assessment on Friday

Week 3
9/7 - 9/11
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, September 7th!! Enjoy the 3-day weekend.....

Tuesday 9/8
We continued with the Measurement Powerpoint. The Prefixes and conversions sheet was filled out using the base 10 (10 with an exponent, 103) value for each prefix.

Wednesday 9/9
Using the information from the Prefixes and Conversions sheets we filled out the Metric Conversions Chart

Thursday 9/10
First Current Event due 9/14. Make sure that you upload it to your Google Classroom under the assignment called Current Event #1.

Friday 9/11
We watched a Hank Green video about standards and conversions
Link to the Hank Green Crash Course Video on units and significant figures:

Measurement Activity

Other useful information.....
Link to the SI Conversion chart: SI Conversion.pdf
Link to Scientific Notation Rules: ScientificNotationRules02SEP15.docx.docx

Week 2
8/31-9/4
Lab Safety Assessment on Monday 8/31/15

Google classroom codes: Period 1 - xmxxrk0, Period 5 - d2kbbk

Measurement Unit pretest Tuesday 9/1/15

Measurement PowerPoint:

Scientific Notation Worksheets:

Week 1
8/26-8/28
All students should have returned their signed prospectus and safety contract to me!

Complete Lab Safety powerpoint presentation with answers to student slides:

Lab Safety Assessment will be on Monday 8/31/15
Measurement Unit pretest will be on Tuesday 9/1/15

Week 
10/26 - 10/30

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday