Extra Credit: Candy

Mrs. Spears’ favorite candy is PEPPERMINT PATTIES (and is MAYBE hoping to get some on Monday for her Birthday, lol)

What’s your favorite candy?  Write it down on a piece of paper with your name and give it to Mrs. Spears on Monday during homeroom for 5 points extra credit!

You must hand it to Mrs. Spears by 7:29 am in order to get the extra credit!

October 30th, 2015

Objective: To discover how the hydrologic cycle is relevant to our lives.

  • Do NOW!
    Define the following words: Transpiration, Permeability, Cohesion, & Sublimation
    Defina las siguientes palabras: transpiración, la permeabilidad, la cohesión, y sublimación
  • 10 minutes of class time to finish The Water Cycle and Our Earth questions and the Water Cycle Travel Log
  • Continue watching ‘Last Call at the Oasis’ (instant netflix).  Have students fill out a 3-2-1 (3 facts, 2 things you found suprising, 1 question you have) while watching.
  • Ticket-out-the-door: What did you know or believe about the global water supply before seeing this film? What did you learn from watching it? What was the single most surprising fact you learned?

Homework:
DiscoveryEducation.com quiz on the water cycle

October 29th, 2015

Objective: To discover how and where water is distributed on Earth.

  1. Do NOW!
    1. What percentage of water are Oceans? What percentage of water are glaciers? What percentage of water is groundwater? What percentage of water is surface water? What percentage of water is found in the atmosphere?
      ¿Qué porcentaje de agua son los océanos? ¿Qué porcentaje de agua son los glaciares? ¿Qué porcentaje de agua es agua subterránea? ¿Qué porcentaje de agua es agua superficial? ¿Qué porcentaje de agua se encuentra en la atmósfera?
    2. Finish working on the Jigsaw posters with your home group.
    3. Water Cycle Game-
      Students started at one of nine stations where water can end up on Earth (Lakes, Ground water, glaciers, plants, animals, soil, oceans, rivers, or clouds). At each station is a dice, students role the dice and move to another station or stay depending on the role, mimicking water’s movement on Earth.  While traveling students fill out the Water Cycle Travel Log
    4. Students who are done with the game will read Water Distribution Article Graph and fill out The Water Cycle and Our Earth

Homework:
DiscoveryEducation.com quiz on water cycle.  Quiz open until 11/04

October 28th, 2015

 Objective:How is what we have learned about water relevant to our lives and to society?

  1. Do NOW!
    Write down the name of the article you read yesterday.  Write down the claim from the article AND one interesting fact about it.
  2.  

    Current Events Jigsaw.  Students finished up with their “expert groups” where they read one of the following articles and  filled  out jigsaw expert worksheet:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150317092959.htm
    http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy/posts/2015/05/02-water-crisis-lake-mead-mulroy
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150131110641.htm
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150130081535.htm
    Next students went back to their home groups and shared what they learned.

  3. In their home groups students came up with a responce to the following question: Do you think that Earth and it’s inhabitants are in trouble due to the water crisis?  Explain why or why not with details from your articles.
    Students worked together to create a poster with their findings

Homework:
DiscoveryEducation.com Quiz on Water Distribution QUIZ CLOSES TONIGHT

October 27th, 2015

 Objective:How is what we have learned about water relevant to our lives and to society?

  1. Do NOW!
    Define the following terms: Deposition, Groundwater, Transpiration
  2. Current Events Jigsaw.  Students were assigned their “home” groups today, then dispirsed to their “expert groups” where they read one of the following articles:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150317092959.htm
    http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy/posts/2015/05/02-water-crisis-lake-mead-mulroy
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150131110641.htm
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150130081535.htm

Watch this video to go with water purification article:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVzppWSIFU0

While reading the articles students filled  out jigsaw expert worksheet

Homework:
DiscoveryEducation.com Quiz on Water Distribution (closes on Wednesday 10/28)

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140729093112.htm

October 23rd, 2015

Objective:  Describe the properties (characteristics) of water, and the water cycle.

 

 

 

  1. Do NOW:Draw and label a pie chart with the distribution of water on Earth.  Include the following: Oceans, Glaciers, Ground Water, Surface Water
    Dibujar y etiquetar un gráfico circular con la distribución del agua en la Tierra. Incluya los siguientes: océanos, glaciares, agua subterránea, agua superficial
  2. Distribution of Water Vocabulary + Water Cycle Vocabulary Lecture with Water Cycle Vocabulary Sheet
  3. Watch the next segment of ‘Last call at the Oasis’ and take 8 notes
  4. Ticket-out-the-door:
    If the water cycle is continuously cycling our fresh water, why are we concerned about a water crisis?  Write one paragraph

Homework:
DiscoveryEducation.com Quiz on Water Distribution

October 22nd, 2015

Objective: To discover how and where water is distributed on Earth.

  1. Do NOW!
    Is water an infinite resource?  Why or why not? What is the water crisis?  How can this impact the Earth’s (and human’s) future?
    Es el agua un recurso infinito? ¿Por qué o por qué no? ¿Qué es la crisis del agua? ¿Cómo puede afectar es (y del humano) el futuro de la Tierra?
  2. Using this CUBE TEMPLATE, students will create a learning cube based on the distribution of water on Earth following Distributions of Water Cube Project Directions
Homework:
DiscoveryEducation.com Quiz on Water Distribution