Thursday, Jan 3rd
CW: Read Ocean Word: El Nino, What is an El Nino? , and Tracking El Nino with the iPads. Also, pages 546 , 547, and 549 in the textbook

Friday, Jan 4th
University students visit us to talk about STEM careers

Mon, Jan 7th
El Nino Investigation - Day #1. (WE WILL BE DOING THIS INVESTIGATION FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS. IF YOU ARE ABSENT FOR 1 DAY, YOU CAN PROBABLY CATCH UP. IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS, YOU WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE THE ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENT)

Tue, Jan 8th
Afternoon SUB
High School science recommendations will be made today
CW: El Nino readings and questions. Due Friday

Wed, Jan 9th
El Nino Investigation - Day #2

Thu, Jan 10th
El Nino Investigation - Day #3.
Pass out and discuss study guide for next week's exam

Fri, Jan 11th
Students may begin preparing their Final El Nino Writeup as early as today
Check and turn in El Nino readings from Tuesday. We went through this pretty quickly today, so if you didn't get a chance to write it all down, you can download the key here and here

Mon, Jan 14th
Time to work on El Nino writeups with 2 computer carts

Examples of La and El Nino
Websites that may help you with your writeup:
http://ggweather.com/enso/oni.htm
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/enso.php
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/esu601/esu601page01.cfm

Tue, Jan 15th
Exam Review or time to work on El Nino writeups (1 computer cart only)

Wed, Jan 16th
AFTERNOON SUB & Exam Review.
Note: you will NOT have access to computers today!
Use it or lose it on your 2nd mkp HW passes

Thu, Jan 17th
Exam Review
Use it or lose it on your 2nd mkp HW passes
ATTN: After school study help today from 3:15 - 4:15!

Fri, Jan 18th
Oceans and Climate Exam.
FYI - ILA field trip. Those students who are absent today may take the exam either Thursday or next Tuesday.


Tue, Jan 22nd
El Nino Writeups are due today. Make sure you have your papers printed out and ready to turn in
Make-up day for Oceans and Climate Exam
Hydrothermal Sea Vents movie

Wed, Jan 23rd
Investigation - Hydrothermal sea vents and energy
How to cancel and convert units

Thu, Jan 24th
CW: Continue Hydrothermal sea vents and energy investigation
HW: Read 3.1 and do 3.1 Assessment due Tuesday
HW: Make a table comparing a specific sedimentary, metamorhpic, and igneous rock. Comparison should include the following: composition, grain size, color, texture. Students may use information found in 3.2 - 3.4 to help complete. Due Tuesday

Fri, Jan 25th
SUB
End of mkp2- 1/2 day. Hours 4,5,6 only
Students may use this time to finish hydrothermal sea vents or yesterday's HW assignments

Monday, Jan 28th
SNOW DAY!!! :)

Tuesday, Jan 29th
Return Oceans and Climate exam and discuss
1st day of mkp 3: change seats, new bathroom passes, revisit some classroom expectations
Check and turn in 3.1 Assessment and rock comparison
*Hydrothermal Sea Vents assignment will either be finished up next week or will become extra credit due to our missed day on Monday. More details to come*

Wednesday, Jan 30th
Review p. 67 - Rock Cycle Active Art
How to use EduCreations
CW: ipads: create videos on Rock Cycle

6th hour only: I had to leave early today, so 6th hour students did not have a chance to do these activities. They were assigned the following to do with the sub:
p.69 "Writing in Science"
p.74 "Writing in Science"
p.79 "Connecting Concepts"
p. 89 #1-22

Thursday, Jan 31st
I am out today. Students are watching BBC's "Earth: The Biography". I hope to return tomorrow!

Friday, Feb 1
Unfortuantely, I am out again today. Students are going to be reading the section on Relative Dating in section 12.1, found on pages 337 - 341 in their textboks. They will use this, along with the short video: Basic Geologic Principles to complete the worksheet Bedrock Geology: Basic Geologic Principles. I am assuming this will not give them too much trouble. Planning on returning Monday, when I will discuss and collect this assignment.