Monday May 7th

Finish your excel charts with equation for R squared and slope intercept.  
     1. Write a conclusion stating which atmosphere warmed the most (highest temp), and
     2. Which one trapped the most heat.  You must decide which chart to use and justify your answer using one of the equations.  
          (Hint)  it s a cooling trend and something else.  Mr. Betts might be willing to give another hint.
     3.  Once you are finished with your equation begin researching one of the following topics  for humans and the environment: 
                      a)  Point source pollution
                      b)  Non point source pollution
                      c)  Air pollution
                      d)  Climate change
You will make a poster for your topic satisfying the following criteria
                     1)  Define your topic.   Why is this happening.  Does it help us?  Does it hurt us?  (Might be both)
                     2)  What are the causes, effects, costs to environment, cost to humans.  Give specific examples of where it is happening with photographs glued on your poster.
                     3)  What are the solutions.  And a written conclusion with your opinion. Is this ok.  Why or why not?

Excel Spreadsheet Rupric  
   You must have the following:  Open microsoft excel
        1.  An x y scatter plot showing the temperature graph for each of the four conditions.
        2.  The chart must have the axes labeled and a unique symbology for each condition.  ( Example - Line, dotted line, diamonds, circles)
        3.  A linear trend line for each of the lines showing the equation, r-squared value, slope.
        4.  All of this is copied and pasted onto a word document, printed in color, and turned in with your lab write up.  This is half of the grade.

Click here for mapping practice

Click here for ice project survey


   - Pre test   

        1.  How many oceans are there?      

        2.  Name them        

        3.  How are they different than lakes     

        4.  What feeds the oceans

        5.  What is the most important thing that oceans do?

  Ocean Scatter gory's: Cartoon characters that live in the oceaAN, islands, currents, food


Ocean Lab -  Which is the largest (in terms of are of the five oceans on planet earth?

(Hint:  Make sure areas in data table are all in same units)

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doomsday preppers eval

Click here for doomsday handout

Click here for Friday's writing assignment

Click here for San Andreas film clip

Click here for Dante's peak clip for volcanoes

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Plate boundaries

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Click here and read and play video for Principle of orig. horizontality

Click here and read and play for unconformities

Click here and follow instructions in 8. to put it all together.

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Sevies click here for grand canyon

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Sub type questions here for newer study guide

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Imagine that you are the owner of a mineral mine.  Please write three paragraphs about your mine and include:


-         The type of mineral that is mined (gold and silver are not an option)

-         The location of the mine

-         The mining method used

-         The benefits of the mine

-         The impacts of the mine


If you’d like to do a little research about the mineral, you are welcome to use a tablet during class. You have the entire class period to write three paragraphs, so make them good.


If you finish early, begin drawing a picture of your mine. 

Mineral Formation Reading-  Click on the link above, Read pages 145 - 150 and answer the following questions in your notes:
1)  What are the two most common elements in the earth's crust
2)  What is a 'silicate'?
3)  What are the other mineral families or classes? 
4)  Describe the elements in the other mineral families
5)  List and describe the different tests used to identify an unknown mineral.
Minerals Quiz Tuesday - Over the 4 part definition and 2 ways minerals  form. 


Conversion Instructions For Snow Water Equivalent Lab

To convert cm of SWE to gallons on the football field we need to convert the depth we calculated in cm to feet, then convert the area of the football field from yards into feet, multiply those together to get cubic feet of water, and finally convert cubic feet to gallons.  Here are the steps:

1)  Convert SWE average from cm to feet - divide average depth from all groups by 30 it is now in feet; 

2) Convert football field from yards to feet by multiplying each dimension 120 yards long and 50 yards wide by 3 (3 feet in a yard);

3)  Calculate area of football filed multiplying length of field (in feet) by width (in feet); 

4) Convert everything to cubic feet by multiplying depth in feet (calculation from step 1) x  football field area 

5) Convert cubic feet to gallons - Multiply cubic feet by 7.5 gallons/cubic foot to get gallons.  (For example if you had 10 cubic feet it would be 75 gallons)

Will you look just look at it!!