Warm-up: 1.How do the tornadoes form?
2.How would you prepare for tornado safety?
3.___________is the measure of the moisture (water vapor) in the air.
Classwork: Discuss Analysis & graph for Seasons gizmo
start on Hurricane gizmo
Homework: finish Seasons (due tmrw)
finish Hurricane (due Monday)
 
 
Warm-up: make gizmo account: www.explorelearning.com

Classwork: Seasons gizmo

Questions to consider: what happens as you increse the number of degrees? (How does tilting the plate relate to how much sun rays hit the plate?)

How is this related to seasons?

Homework: Seasons gizmo due on Friday (lab grade)
 
 
Warm-up:
1.How do the clouds form?
2.What causes lightning?
3.What is the tool that measures wind speed?
Classwork:
Review for quiz
Take quiz (Severe Weather & Fronts)
Read Twister Science Article
Homework:
Answer questions on Twister Science Ariticle
 
 
 Warm-up:
1.Define stationary front
2.What measures the air pressure?
3.What happens to the air pressure as the temperature decreases?
Classwork:
Predict Weather
Go over forecasting temperature & precipitation worksheet
(concepts to know: know that temperature of day & night depends on cloud coverage & type of wind that blows. How does cloud coverage affect day time temperatures? How does cloud coverage affect night time temperatures?)
(Concepts to know: know that precipitation occurs when moist air cools and condenses. Why is moisture necessary for making precipitation? How do fronts affect precipitation?- Fronts affect precipitation because warmer air is pushed up and cools, condenses, and turns into cloud)
Homework: study for the quiz [concepts to know: formation & location of thunderstorms, tornadoes, tropical storms; types of fronts & their movement; weather instruments; how air pressure is affected by temperature, humidity and altitude; how precipitation is affected by fronts]
 
 
Warm-up: What have you learned in the past couple of weeks? (Write at least 3 concepts learned). How do you think you did on your project? Could you have produced a better product? Please explain.

What was most memorable to you (stands out most) out of this unit? Why was this most memorable?

Classwork: notes on weather & weather instruments
predict temperature and precipitation

Homework: try to predict the weather for Monday based on Sunday's weather. Please be sure to justify your prediction with at least 2-3 sentences (based on Sunday's weather).

 
 
Warm-up: 
1.How are thunderstorms formed?
2.Cyclones are formed ___________(specific location).
3. What happens during a warm front?
Classwork: review how each type of storm is formed
work on the flipbook
Homework: finish flipbook (due tomorrow!)
 
 
Writing test today. Revised schedule.

class work: take notes on front (see attached for notes on severe weather and fronts)
work on flip book

Homework: work on flipbook (due Friday) and study for Quiz (Tuesday 1/28/13)
severe_weather_and_fronts.pptx
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File Type: pptx
Download File

 
 
Ms. Kwon's voice is finally back! Yay!!! Let's take some notes =)

Classwork: Notes on thunderstorms, tornado, tropical storms (notes will be posted tmrw along with tmrw's notes)
Start on Flipbook. Flipbook instructions:

  1.Write your name on the front page. Write date & period. Title this “Severe Weather” (or something along those lines)
2.Please label the subheadings: thunderstorm,  tornado, tropical storms
3.For each page (each type of storm) you must write` ¡Formation: describe how each is formed (in detail) ¡Location: Where it is formed ¡Illustration: draw (in color) what it looks like
 4.In each page, you must describe how each is formed 5.On the back of the page, label 4 different types of fronts: warm front, cold front, occluded front, and stationary front. ¡Illustrate & describe how each is formed

Homework: work on flipbook (Due Friday)
 
 
Warm-up: 
1.What are the 3 types of tropical storms?
2.Where does a hurricane form?
3.Which direction does a tropical storm spin on northern hemisphere? (Balloon demonstration)

Classwork: introduce tropical storm safety project
go over how to solve math problem

Homework: finish at least part A of your handout for the safety project
 
 
Classwork: Review & revise sub work from yesterday and Tuesday
Homework: Research your country's natural disasters from 1990-present. Pick 5 most devastating natural disasters and write 1 paragraph about each (3-5 sentences). 3 out of 5 natural disasters should be about tropical storm.