Today in class students began their research for the severe weather project. The rubric is under the resources tab. There are 4 due dates. The first was for deciding which of the four types of severe weather you would like to research. The next is for the completed quilt piece (Nov 3). The next due date is for all research to be done (Dec 8). Finally the finished and well researched product is due Dec 21. Merry Christmas to me!
Today in class students reviewed the weather forecast, took the Atmosphere/Water Cycle Test, and then began their Severe Weather Project Quilt Piece which is due November 3rd.
Today in class students who have completed their water cycle model are working through interactives, videos, and a webquest to learn more about how the sun drives the weather.
Today in class students discussed convection currents, how air is heated by radiation from the ground up, why we have wind, and energy in the water cycle.
Today in class students learned about the expectations for the Severe Weather Project this quarter. We continued to work on the water cycle.
Today in class students were wrapping up their water cycle model. There are questions to ponder in the google classroom as well...
Today in class students realized that a lot more detail is needed to complete their water cycle model in 7th grade as opposed to elementary school. The vocabulary and sample illustrations are posted in the google classroom.
Today in class students completed the Atmosphere Interpreting Data Quiz (all answers are on the quiz in illustrations or tables and charts). We also began creating a model of the water cycle.
Today in class students wrapped up their studies of the layers of the atmosphere.
Today in class students defined some of the properties of the layers of the atmosphere. Why do meteors burn up in the mesosphere? How is it that the temperature of the exosphere is super hot, but you would freeze if you went there? What does the ozone layer do to the temperature of the stratosphere? Where do all of the weather events happen? Why do we measure the humidity so often? What tools do we use to measure the weather?