Monthly Archives: September 2011

9.30.11 Water Cycle

Good evening, Your work for today was to completeWater in the Atmosphere using Water in Atmosphere from Weather and Climate. If you have time this weekend, stop by the Solar decathlon. It was fantastic, take a look at some of … Continue reading

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9.28.11 Water and Climate

Good evening, today’s objective was to identify the factors that influence climate, specifically the effect of water as a modifier. We started the lesson off with the most missed  questions from the test. Then we discussed the Factors Influencing Climate … Continue reading

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9.27.11 Solar Energy Test Part 1

Today’s objective was to explain how heat is transferred around the Earth. We then took the summative assessment. Remember all missing work needs to be turned in by tomorrow, which is a half day.

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9.26.11 Study Guide and Climate Factors

Today’s objective was describe the geographical factors that influence climate including latitude, direction of prevailing winds, mountain ranges, volcanic eruptions, ocean currents and proximity to oceans. We started the lesson going over the solar review answer key. We then investigated … Continue reading

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Falling Satellite?!?! What happened and where is it?!

“NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) fell back to Earth between 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 23 and 1:09 a.m. Sept. 24, 20 years and nine days after its launch on a 14-year mission that produced some of the … Continue reading

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9.23.11 Winds

Today’s objective was to model and describe the 4 major winds that move air over the Earth. We talked about how wind can be friend or foe to humans and what causes wind. Then we worked in groups to follow … Continue reading

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9.22.11 Sun Angle and Insolation

Today’s objective was to explain how the sun’s angle determines climate and seasons. We started the lesson off with suns angle warm up. We then went into sun angle and insolation and questions. Your homework is How the Earth’s Surface is … Continue reading

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Reasons for the Seasons

You know that the Earth’s tilt of 23.5 degrees is the reason we experience seasons, but don’t just take me word for it. Take a look at this interactive activity to find out what the weather and sunlight would be … Continue reading

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9.21.11 Radiation Lab Quiz and Latitude Practice

Today’s objectives were to complete a quiz reviewing the radiation heat energy transfer lab and explain how the sun’s angle determines climate and seasons. We started the lesson with seasons warm up. Then we took the quiz from the C … Continue reading

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9.20.11 Reasons for the Seasons

Today’s objectives were to recognize and explain that the tilt of the Earth’s axis causes seasonal differences in the northern and southern latitudes, and describe the reasons for the seasons on Earth by analyzing the Latitudinal Patterns graph and using a globe … Continue reading

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