Why does the Earth experience seasons?

First Period:

  1. Book check out.
  2. Discussed weather patterns and climate re-test.
  3. Why do we measure time the way we do? notes and discussion.

Third-Fifth Periods:

  1. Book check out.
  2. Discussed answer to EQ.
  3. Drew a diagram of how we think the Earth experiences seasons on page 150.
  4. Answered questions about initial ideas regarding seasons on page 150.

Homework: Moon Journal

Why does the Earth experience seasons?

First Period:

We retook our weather patterns and climate test today and then worked on a table about what we know regarding days, weeks, months, and years.

No Homework

Third-Fifth Periods:

  1. Moon Journal – created. Remember to look for the moon starting tonight until March 20th.
  2. Completed discussion of the basic movements within the Sun Earth Moon System.
  3. Wrote our initial ideas for why we have seasons.

Homework: Moon Journal

Why do we measure time the way we do?

First Period:

Completed our review of air masses, fronts, weather patterns, and climate. Remember that our in class retake is tomorrow. Please study the new notes we worked on the past two days as well as your prior notes and study guide.

Third – Fifth Periods:

  1. Discussed and took notes on days, weeks, months, and years.
  2. Discussed the basics of the Sun Earth Moon System.
  3. Comet PanSTARRS: visible after sunset in the west this week. For more information, check out NASA’s info. Remember, if you can’t see it, try binoculars.

If you plan on retaking the weather patterns and climate test, please complete the study review and come in tomorrow morning. If you cannot make tomorrow morning, make sure you schedule an alternative time with me next week. Weather Patterns and Climate Retake assignment

Why do we measure time the way we do?

  1. Passed back and discussed Friday’s test. First period will have an in class retake on Thursday. Anyone else who would like to retake the test should plan to come in Thursday morning. If you cannot make Thursday morning, please talk to me so we can set up an alternative date/time.
  2. Passed back and discussed the PBA from last Monday.
  3. Began talking about why we measure time the way we do.

Homework: Third-Fifth periods, dress to go outside tomorrow as part of our lesson will take place outside.

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Update from Friday

We took our weather patterns and climate test on Friday. We will discuss this test and the results in class Tuesday. After the test, you should have completed your reflection (one paragraph summarizing something you learned during this unit and a picture) on page 146 and a Sun-Earth-Moon System cover page on 147. I will be checking cover pages tomorrow.

If you did not take the test on Friday of if you would like to retake the test, the retake/make up test will be this Thursday. I will provide study materials in class on Tuesday for those of you interested in the retake. (The test scores were posted yesterday.)

For first period, I have decided to offer a whole class retake during class time. We will review tomorrow and Wednesday, and the retake will be in class on Thursday. We will discuss this in class more tomorrow. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to leave a comment or email.

Homework: Finish cover page on 147 for the Sun-Earth-Moon System.

What factors affect climate?

  1. Turned in severe weather cookbooks.
  2. Climate notes on page 144.
  3. Test review.

Here is the study guide key: WeatherPatterns-Study-Guide-Key

Remember to look at the post from Tuesday for study materials. Also, if you are missing your weather forecast map, here is a blank map. USA The data is further down the page.

Homework: Study for tomorrow’s test!

Also, don’t forget that there is NO SCHOOL on MONDAY!

How does severe weather form?

First Period:

  1. Created severe weather cookbook. We will finish the last couple recipes at the start of class tomorrow.
  2. Homework: Complete study guide. Test on Friday.

Third-Fifth Periods:

  1. Work time for severe weather cookbook. 
  2. Homework: Finish cookbook to turn in at the start of class tomorrow. Test on Friday.