Earth Science

This year we will begin learning about the celestial space and other concepts in astronomy. Then we will take a look at the study of the scientific method and learn the basic skills needed to perform experiments. Students will practice these skills while learning about soil and its many characteristic features. Students will also study the basics of geology. Included in this topic are rocks, minerals, weathering and erosion. Next, students will be exposed to concepts regarding the atmosphere, this will include topics of weather. Lastly, students will go over basic topics in environmental science.


Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18, 2018

posted May 11, 2018, 8:30 AM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY

Review Chapter 5


TUESDAY

Review Chapter 6


WEDNESDAY

Review Chapter 7


THURSDAY

Review Chapter 8 & 9


FRIDAY
Semester Final

Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11, 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 8:38 AM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated May 11, 2018, 8:27 AM ]

MONDAY

Create Asterisms


TUESDAY

NO CLASS

9th Grade English Field Trip


WEDNESDAY

Constellations, Asterisms and Black Holes


THURSDAY

Field Trip to Radford University Planeterium & Museum of Earth Science.


FRIDAY
Review

Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4, 2018

posted Apr 30, 2018, 12:14 PM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated May 2, 2018, 6:56 AM ]

MONDAY

Tornadoes & Hurricanes

Activity 9B

Measuring Basics Project


TUESDAY

Quiz #25 (pp 269-277)

Measuring Basics Presentations


WEDNESDAY

Measuring Basics

Activity 9C & Matching


THURSDAY

Quiz #26 (pp 283-294)

Summarizing Weather Conditions pp. 294-300

Finish/Review Chapter 9


FRIDAY
Chapter 9 Test

Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27, 2018

posted Apr 20, 2018, 11:56 AM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY

Lightning & Tornadoes

Read pp. 264-274

Complete Questions # 3-6


TUESDAY
Quiz #24 (pp. 261-266)
Tornadoes Continued

WEDNESDAY
Hurricanes
Read pp. 274-279
Complete Questions #1-6


THURSDAY

Hurricanes


FRIDAY
Quiz #25 (pp. 269-277)
Measuring Basics
Read pp. 282-290

Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20

posted Apr 13, 2018, 10:15 AM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 4:08 PM ]


MONDAY

NO CLASS:  STANDARDIZED TESTING


TUESDAY
NO CLASS:  STANDARDIZED TESTING

WEDNESDAY
NO CLASS:  STANDARDIZED TESTING


THURSDAY

Thunderstorms

Read pp. 261-265

Complete Questions #1-2


FRIDAY
Lightning
Read pp. 264-268
Complete Questions #3-4

Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 13, 2018

posted Apr 6, 2018, 11:59 AM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 6:41 AM ]

MONDAY

Review Activity 8A Clouds

Types of Fog

Quiz #22 Clouds

Liquid Precipitation

Read pp. 247-249

Complete Questions #1-3 pp. 254


TUESDAY
Solid Precipitation & Drought
Activity 8C

WEDNESDAY
Types of Air Masses
Activity 8B


THURSDAY

Fronts & Weather

Activity 8C

Quiz #23


FRIDAY
Chapter 8 Test

Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 2018

posted Apr 2, 2018, 10:41 AM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 11:55 AM ]

MONDAY

NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK


TUESDAY
Clouds 
Read pp. 240-246 
Complete Questions #1-6


WEDNESDAY

Build volcano models


THURSDAY

Build volcano models


FRIDAY
Activity 8A


March 19 - 23, 2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 11:21 AM by Kathleen De Boer   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 12:13 PM ]

MONDAY
TOPIC:  Factors Causing Weather
HOMEWORK:  Read pp. 233-235
Questions #1-2

TUESDAY--Chapel Schedule
TOPIC:  Factors Causing Weather
HOMEWORK:  Read pp. 235--236
Complete Questions #3-4

WEDNESDAY
TOPIC:  Factors Causing Weather
HOMEWORK:  Read pp. 237-239
Complete Question #5-TP2

THURSDAY 2 hour delay
Review Section 8.1
Discuss 8.1 Questions #3-TP#2 in pods
Quiz #21

FRIDAY
Clouds

March 12 - 16, 2018

posted Mar 13, 2018, 12:09 PM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY
NO SCHOOL--Teacher Work Day

TUESDAY--2 Hour Delay
TOPIC:  Rotating Winds & Earth's Wind Zones
HOMEWORK:  Read pp. 222--228 up to "Coastal Breezes"
Complete Questions #5-7  p.231

WEDNESDAY
TOPIC:  Earth's Wind Zones
HOMEWORK:  Read pp. 228-231 
Complete Question #8-11 & T.P. p. 231

THURSDAY
QUIZ #20
TOPIC:  Local Winds
ACTIVITY 7B
HOMEWORK:  Study for Chapter 7 Test

FRIDAY
Chapter 7 Test

March 5 - 9, 2018

posted Mar 5, 2018, 12:12 PM by Kathleen De Boer

MONDAY
TOPIC: Atmospheric Pressure and Heat and the Atmosphere
Read pp. 213-215 up to "Decompression Cooling"
Complete Questions #4-5 p.216

TUESDAY--Chapel schedule
TOPIC:  Heat Distribution in the Atmosphere
DEMOS:  Ice of Blue & Circulating Paper
Read pp. 215-218 up to "The Coriolis Effect"
Complete Questions #6 & T.P.  p.216

WEDNESDAY
TOPIC:  Patterns of Circulation
Quiz #19
Read pp. 218-222 up to "Rotating Winds"
Complete Question #3 p. 231

THURSDAY
TOPIC:  The Coriolis Effect
Demo: Bending the Wind
Read pp. 222-225, up t0 "Trading-route winds"
Question #4 p. 231

FRIDAY
TOPIC:  Earth's Wind Zones
Read pp. 225-228 up to "Coastal Breezes:
Question: #5-7 p. 231

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