Archive for April, 2011

  1. Studied notes for 5 minutes.
  2. Made test corrections.
  3. Worked on vocabulary dictionary.
  4. Watched The Mountain video (see below).

Home: Vocabulary dictionary is due on Wednesday.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

  1. Warm Up – Sit with your Rock Partner. Grab one laptop for the two of you.
  2. Log in to the computer and the class web site.
  3. Open your notebook to page 208.
  4. Watch the video Mrs. Wilson shows you. On page 208, jot down the thoughts that come to your mind as your watch the video. (See video below)
  5. Now it is your turn to make video. Since we have been studying Earth Science all year, and it is Earth day, you are going to create a video that showcases what you have learned and the beauty of the Earth. We will use Animoto to make the videos.
  6. Your video should include information on all of the main units we have covered this year: Rocks, Fossils/Paleontology, Plate Tectonics, Natural Resources, Weathering/Erosion/Deposition/Soil, Hydrology, Meteorology, and Astronomy.
  7. Your video can be an assortment of photographs, images, and text to explain our world. Make sure you are finding photos that are labeled for reuse.
  8. Set your video to music (choose one of the provided musical selections), and save it. Then, copy and paste the link to your video onto both of your portfolios.
  9. You will have today and two class periods next week to make the perfect video. Good luck!

HW: Use study resources from yesterday to prepare for CRCT and relax.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

  1. Warm Up – Page 206: What do you feel the most confident about in regards to what we have learned about astronomy? What do you feel the least confident about in regards to what we have learned about astronomy.
  2. Partners sheet.
  3. Review (game or notes).

If you are looking for PowerPoints to help you review, check out all of the ones here: http://www.slideshare.net/janellewilson

Homework:

Homework:

Review for CRCT using these resources:

CRCT Study Guide from the State

CRCT Practice Questions: Chapter 1, 4-5, 7-10, 13-18, 20-23

  1. Test
  2. Vocab review dictionary

Homework:

Homework:

Review for CRCT using these resources:

CRCT Study Guide from the State

CRCT Practice Questions: Chapter 1, 4-5, 7-10, 13-18, 20-23

  1. Warm Up – Page 204: Tape podcast notes and answer the final reflection question.
  2. Discussed answers from the podcast.
  3. Watched lunar landing video clips.
  4. Began reviewing astronomy concepts.

Homework:

Review for CRCT using these resources:

CRCT Study Guide from the State

CRCT Practice Questions: Chapter 1, 4-5, 7-10, 13-18, 20-23

  1. Warm Up – Page 202: Why do we always see the same side of the moon?
  2. Reviewed answers to the study guide.
  3. Played the Earth and Moon Jeopardy Review.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow’s test

Also, here are some resources to help you study for the CRCT:

CRCT Study Guide from the State

CRCT Practice Questions: Chapter 1, 4-5, 7-10, 13-18, 20-23

  1. Warm Up – Page 204: Copy the EQ and and answer what you think the effects would be.
  2. Finished our gravity and inertia concept attainment lesson.
  3. Wrote two haiku poems  about gravity and inertia.
  4. Passed out What if the moon did not exist? note taking sheet.
  5. Listened to the What if the moon did not exist? podcast from the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast series.

Homework: Where are we? blog post due tomorrow

Links to help you write your blog post:

http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/milkyway.html

http://homepage.mac.com/astronomyteacher/documents/globular.pdf

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-did-scientists-determ

http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/ast123/lectures/lec10.html

http://legacy.spitzer.caltech.edu/features/articles/20070103.shtml

http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/index.html

  1. Warm Up – Page 202: How do you know about our explorations of the moon?
  2. Finished notes about the features of the universe. (See the slideshow  below.)
  3. Watched footage of the lunar landing.
  4. Worked with our groups on our Earth-Moon-Sun system study guide.

Homework: Study for test on Thursday on the Earth-Moon-Sun system

  1. Warm Up – Page 201: Draw a picture of our galaxy and include where we are.
  2. Notebook organization.
  3. Turned in essays.
  4. Discussed Where are we? blog post. Details below.
  5. Worked on concept attainment lesson.

Homework: Where are we? blog post due Wednesday

Write a blog post to post to your portfolio. The article will explain where we are in the universe in case any other aliens get stranded on planet Earth. (We will not have time in the computer lab, so please make arrangements to work on this before school or during homeroom if you cannot use a computer at home.) The article should include the following information:

  • A description of our solar system:                            10 points
  • Our place in the solar system:                                    10 points
  • A description of the types of galaxies:                    10 points
  • Detailed information about the Milky Way           10 points
  • Our location in the Milky Way                                     10 points
  • Our galaxy’s location in the universe                       10 points
  • Correct grammar usage                                                 10 points
  • Creativity in writing                                                         10 points
  • Two images                                                                        10 points
  • References for images                                                  10 points
  1. Warm Up – Page 200: Why do we place large Earth based telescopes on the top of mountains?
  2. Continued to work on notes.

Homework: None