Science Class March 8th - 12th
Week 24: Earth/Space Science Week 4 – Weather and Climate
Please note that Studies Weekly may provide students with a project and/or activity that involves materials. These activities are optional and can be done at home with parent support if you and your child are interested. They are not required.
Objective – Students will be investigating weather and climate in order to understand the impact that weather has on a region and the various climate regions of the Earth.
Monday – All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning
Vocabulary; barometer, anemometer, climate, microburst
Students should review & write down the vocabulary words & definitions for the week. Afterwards, students will create a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word. The Frayer Model has been explained & students will have an example to view. The PDF of these words has been posted into Teams. Please go to Science, then click on the “Vocabulary” Channel on the left-hand side. Next, click files at the top. There is a PDF entitled “Science Vocab. Week 24”. Students should write these definitions in their notebook, then complete the Frayer Model. There is also a PDF entitled “Vocabulary Frayer Model” to which students may refer.
Students will begin the “Cloud Match” Worksheet found in the classwork Tab of the Science Class Notebook.
Tuesday - All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning
We will begin the investigation of Soil on the Earth. We will read and discuss the following articles: and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article.
- Weather and Climate I
- Weather and Climate II
- Explore Terraforming
Wednesday – All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning
Students should read the following articles on Studies Weekly and answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of each article. The articles are titled:
- Aristotle's ‘Meteorologica’
- Can severe weather be forecasted accurately?
- Lightning Rods
Complete the “Cloud Match” Worksheet/Activity if not already done.
Thursday – All Classes are Online ONLY-- Asynchronous learning
We will review the articles from the previous day and go over answers to student questions. We will be reading these articles during class time and, as always, students should answer the comprehension questions after each article.
- Investigating the Sun’s Rays https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/sunprotection/
- Music—Not just for People! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOkcvGPHsgk
- Let’s Investigate -------Students should answer the questions in the Let’s Investigate Article and create a document on the Science Teams page to record their responses.
Friday – (graded assignment) No in-person classes
Complete the Week 4 Earth/Space Science Quiz on www.studiesweekly.com. Students are permitted to go back to the articles to reread in case they have forgotten something!