SCIENCE IS AMAZING! *Italian accent*
What we did:
- we talked about the last scribe post, and about some things that are going to change for the second round of the scribe posts. CHECK OUT THE NEW RUBRIC for grading.
- we talked about atmospheric layers: Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Exosphere. (we didn't talk much about the Exosphere.)
- Today's lesson: bring all ideas together for test. The Unit Test is on November 14th. Be ready!
- Mr. Pro spoke italian and chinese
- we watched a Tim & Moby brain pop video - Wind how to get there:Wind BrainPopTask Procedure:
- go to www.brainpop.com
- Login by using the following details
- username: graded2
- password: graded
- Search for wind, and click on it.
- Watch the video.
- Do two quizzes. The review and the quiz.
- we did two demos- the glass jars & sacks, and the fire and glass jar.
(For the demos we had one two glass jars, one with a plastic bag inside, and the other, the plastic bag outside. Then for the third demo, about the fire, we had a glass jar flipped with the mouth to the table, and then we had a small plastic container, under the jar, with water.We lit the fire inside the jar and waited for the reaction. If you were absent, predict what is going to happen.)
- We used the big, bouncy, globe to learn about local winds and how and where they form.
- We Drew Global Winds
- We Drew Local Winds
- students took notes on weather, wind, pressure, heat, and density.
We learned that:
-black objects absorb more radiation that changes to heat than other colored objects.
-energy of wind comes from the sun.
-sunlight changes to heat.
-the higher the temperature, the lower the pressure. The lower the temperature, the higher the pressure.
Local Winds Drawings:
Drawing from: Juliana!
After, students had to draw predictions about local winds. Drawing from: Julia Jacob!
Answers Key for weather, wind, pressure, heat, and density document:
the state of the air and atmosphere at a particular time and place: the temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain, cloudiness, wind) at a particular time and place
the average climate; a region with particular weather patterns or conditions; the average weather in a region over years
to draw in (heat, light, energy, etc.) ; for this unit we usually mean absorbing solar radiation and it changes to thermal energy
mass divided by volume
the uneven warming up of land, ocean or other objects on Earth
to move (something) so that it is no longer in its original or regular location or position
the lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 6–10 km (the lower boundary of the stratosphere).
a natural movement of air outside often due to differences in air pressure
volume of air in lower troposphere that is higher pressure than the surrounding areas
volume of air in lower troposphere that is lower pressure than the surrounding areas
Somethings we answered in the end of class:
Learning about pressure:
The weather and atmospheric pressure in São Paulo, BR
Last: Mr. Pro doesn't expect anyone to fail the test!