April 27-May 1 Severe Winds and Tornadoes


Wednesday and Thursday April 29-30:

  • Attend a Zoom meeting during your scheduled class time when you will be graphing the data collected by yourself and your classmates. You will be broken into 5 groups with each group assigned a specific instrument. Please have your weather data uploaded an hour before your class is scheduled to begin. Graph the provided data from that instrument and upload it to the appropriate Box folder. Please be sure that your names are on the graph. Also, be sure to follow the steps of graphing!
  • Complete the “Cloud Lab” and upload your answers to the appropriate Box folder with your name in the title of the document.

Monday and Tuesday April 27-28:

  • Attend a brief Zoom meeting during your scheduled class time to go over the assignments for the week.
  • Do the lab at the beginning of Severe Winds and Tornadoes. Do not worry about Part B which asks you to have among other things, a bicycle pump. If you are able to do it and are looking for something to do, please do it and report back! Upload the completed answers to the lab in appropriate Box folder with your name in the title of the document
  • Here is a link to a printable map of the United States to assist with Part A of the lab: https://www.waterproofpaper.com/printable-maps/united-states-maps/printable-map-of-the-united-states-labeled.pdf
  • Read the chapter on Severe Winds and Tornadoes and take notes. Upload your notes to the appropriate Box folder with your name in the title of the document.
  • Don’t forget to be taking your weather measurements! If they are not working the best, it is all right. Part of what I wanted was the experience of building it and taking the measurements. We will graph it as best we can on Wednesday.

April 20-24 Weather

Friday April 24: Don’t forget to take your weather measurements!

Wednesday and Thursday April 22-23:

  • Don’t forget to start your weather measurements
  • There is no Zoom meeting today!
  • Please do the Thunderstorm lab at the beginning of this chapter. Please do as much of it as you are able with the supplies that you have at home. There is a Box folder for what you are able to accomplish.
  • Read the chapter and take notes (they don’t have to be detailed). Upload your notes to the provided Box folder.

Monday and Tuesday April 20-21:

  • During your scheduled science class, we will have a brief Zoom meeting so that I can go over instructions for the week. I will send that link via email right before class with the waiting room enacted.
  • Build an anemometer, wind vane or barometer. Please build as many as you are able and collect data from them. Use the following website to help you build these items. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/gather_data/thermometer.htm. You should also use a rain gauge and outdoor thermometer to collect data. Also found on this website is a document that will help you record your data. Please take a measurement everyday until next week when we will get into breakout groups to graph the data. Upload your data in the provided Box folder by 9am on Wednesday April 29.
  • Read the chapter Weather Basics from the EarthComm text book. Take notes on it (they don’t have to be detailed) and upload it to the Box folder provided.

April 13-17 Keep It Rockin’!

Wednesday April 15-Friday April 17: Read and take notes on sections 3.6 Structural Geology, 3.7 Reading of Geologic History. I have also posted 3.8 Geology of the United States for your enjoyment. I will be available in a zoom chat during your scheduled class times if you wish to “enter the meeting” and discuss the material. This is not a requirement.

Tuesday April 14: Attempt to do one of the labs found at the beginning of section 3.2 Igneous rocks, 3.3 Sedimentary rocks or 3.4 Metamorphic Rocks. The one for sedimentary rocks looks fun, messy and doable with supplies likely already in your house.

Monday April 13: There is no Zoom meeting today and no required Zoom meeting this whole week! Get outside, be active and have fun! Take a walk with your brother or sister (or whoever is available to you during this time of quarantine) and take 5 pictures of different rocks that you see, or make a fun video or some other form of media. Although this assignment is more a suggestion and for fun, I think that it would be really fun to look at what each other has come up with. I will provide a Box folder for you to upload your media. Try to:

  • Identify the mineral type
  • Is it extrusive or intrusive
  • What is the crystal size
  • What is it being used for
  • Where did it likely originate? Is it indigenous? (Probably not)