Then we made an experiment with air pressure. There is a cup full of water, and a card o top, he turns the cup upside down and the water stays in the cup with out spilling. If ýou pull or tuch the card down the card would open a small air entrance. So as a reactio the water will escape.
The we learned how to sumarize. You can't be too specific and not too general. We wrote seven sumaries and made questions on any further problems we had.
Summary of the section in one sentence.
(No title - it’s the introduction.)
The atmosphere, a changing layer of gas, provides us with air to breath and protection from the sun.
Example Questions about the section: How does the atmosphere change (over time)?
The Composition of the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Pressure and Temperature
Air pressure comes from the weight of air and it pushes on all things in the atmosphere.
As Altitude Increases, Air Pressure Decreases
Atmospheric Composition affects Air Temperature
Layers of the Atmosphere
The atmosphere is divided into four layers based upon temperature: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.
The Troposphere: The Layer in Which We Live
The Stratosphere: Home of the Ozone Layer
The Mesosphere: The Middle Layer
The Thermosphere: The Edge of the Atmosphere
This is how we wrote our summaries:
How to write a summary:
- Read the text.
- Identify the main subject of the section.
- Identify a main verb that the subject is doing. It may not be the exact verb from the section.
- Summarize the main idea about the subject. Tips for summarizing:
- Any ideas that are repeated probably contain the main idea.
- Often the main idea is in the section title or in the first sentence of the section.
This is a finished student example:
After we shared them with Mr.Pro.
The plan was to do the dry ice experiment today, but however we dint have time. So we dint do it.