We will be having and astronomy test 5-15 over planets and Earth's place in the universe.
A few students have homework tonight if they didn't complete their cloud project. Most students completed this in class. If they need help, I will be in my classroom from 7:40am to 8:00am. I can help them at that time.
There will be a test over atmosphere and a quiz over new vocabulary words this week. There will not be a study guide over atmosphere. Students will take home their notes and use them to study. They also may use the book (pages 448-453).
Science Vocabulary Quiz- 3/31
Science Vocabulary Words Quiz Date- 3/31
Vocabulary Quiz 2/24
Ocean Floor Projects Due 2/27- information has been given to students. We will work on this in class, but they may need to finish up at home.
1. Barometer- An instrument that measures air pressure in the atmosphere.
2. Relative humidity- The comparison of the amount of water vapor in the air with the maximum amount of water vapor that can be present in air at that temperature.
3. Convection current- A circulation pattern in which material is heated and rises, then cools and sinks.
4. Sleet-Small pellets of ice that form when rain passes through a layer of cold air.
5. Radiation- Energy that travels across distances as certain types of waves.
6. Atmosphere-The mixture of gases that surround the earth.
7. Conduction-The transfer of heat energy from one substance to another through direct contact.
8. Jet Stream- Wind that flows in the upper troposphere from west to east over vast distances at great speeds.
9. Altitude-The distance above sea level.
10. Ozone- A gas molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms. It protects us from UV rays.
There will be a science test Thursday 1/26. Students should review their study guides. The study guide covers earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami, and continental drift.
We will be studying plate tectonics for the next few weeks.
e. Recognize that lithospheric plates constantly move and cause major geological events on the earth’s surface
We will also continue the Greek and Latin roots vocabulary quizzes. These roots will help students identify the meanings of science words they come across.
S6CS10. Students will enhance reading in all curriculum areas by:
c. Building vocabulary knowledge
Demonstrate an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects.
Use content vocabulary in writing and speaking.
Explore understanding of new words found in subject area texts.