warm up: 1 . Wearing away of ancient Egypt’s Great Sphinx is an example of

2. The difference between weathering and erosion is that

classwork: finish notes on Astronomers
watch video on Big Bang
Discuss Big Bang Theory

 1.How are altitude, humidity and temperature related to air pressure?
 2.The name of any area where two types of air masses meet is called a ___________________
3.Define equinox
Classwork: review part 1
work on part 2 (review landbreeze & sea breeze; review coriolis effect)
For multiple choice, write only the question and the correct answer.
1.Which factor is most important in decrease in hurricane’s strength? a. Rising hot air from the land
b. Sinking cool air from the land
c. Lack of warm, moist air over land
2.The sun’s energy is not a factor in producing a. Humidity of air
b. Air temperature
c. Motion of tides
3.What is the relative humidity of air at its dew point?
Classwork: Weather Review Part 1 (review fronts & weather instruments)
Homework: 1st and 5th period:
Warm up: 
1.Convert 27.5 km to meters
2.What are the 3 layers of the earth in the compound model?
3.How are igneous rocks formed?

Classwork: blizzard graph prediction & narratives

Homework: check edmodo (test contents)*****edmodo not working today. Please review the following & come with questions****
Unit test-weather
*wind (how is wind made; what affects wind; how is wind affected)
*weather instruments
*tropical storms
*severe weather
*air mass/fronts
*precipitation (blizzards & graph)

  1.Pick up a handout from the front. PICK 1 CLOUD (each person in your group must have a different type of a cloud)-write this on top along with your name
2.Start your story by writing the first two sentences on your paper. Pass paper to the right. The next person, writes 1 sentence. Pass to  the right. Do this 3 complete rounds. Finish the story by writing the final 1 sentence on your own paper. (Story is 14 sentences total)- No talking! Don’t influence others to change the story-but you may use your notes
3.The story must be about: The life of a cloud from birth to its end. (You must tell me what must happen to make this cloud to be born: its altitude, composition, appearance & the weather that is associated with the cloud)
 4.When you are finished, please illustrate your story in the  box (the overall story as a picture).
5.Pick the best story out of the group & share! (It’s a group effort, so whichever one gets picked, you had a part in it!)
Homework: be thinking about the "mad scientist" story & the machine.
Weblinks and further instructions. This webquest is due __________________.

Weblinks for the Webquest (Weather or Not...)

Prompt 1: Let's review air masses. Click on the link to fresh your memory  and define air mass in your own words.

Prompt 2: Now we need to  review the types of air masses, where they form, and the characteristics of the air in each. Learn which air masses affect us in the U.S. by going to the link below. Please make a graphic organizer (a table, preferablly) to help you condense the notes. 

Prompt 3: See if you can identify the types of air masses that are present in the U.S. today by clicking on Temperature and Humidity next to the map and comparing the two views (on the right side, make sure you click on "layers" tab, click on "weather stations",     on settings (the wheel) click on temperature then humdity. It should give you the temperature and hudimity inside a colored bubble. See how the colored bubbles clump up together. Draw this in "lumps"). Use a pencil and try to draw these air masses on the map provided to you on the answer sheet.
Prompt 4:Read the information on the site, and define the front in your own words. 

Prompt 5: Now click on the following links to learn about the types of fronts, their symbols, and the weather they bring. 

Prompt 6: Now click on this link to see a nifty animation and learn why cold fronts bring the weather they do. No response necessary, but make note of imporant concepts: http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/met130/notes/chapter11/graphics/59_Cold_Front/59.html

Prompt 7: Click on this link to see a nifty animation and learn why warm fronts bring the weather they do. No response necessary, but make note of imporant concepts: : http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/met130/notes/chapter11/graphics/58_Warm_Front/58.html

Prompt 8 & 9:
Now revisit this site: http://www.wunderground.com/ and click on fronts. Is there a correlation between where you placed the air masses on your map and where the fronts are located? Draw the fronts on your map.

Prompt 9: Write down your prediction of weather. Draw on the map in front according to direction.
Prompt 10: Essay
Warm-up: Read about different types of clouds
Classwork: Make graphic organizer
Draw clouds according to the altitude scale
Homework: none (turn i