Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Scribe Post-Reviewing What We Know

The first thing that we did in class was fill a cup with water and then put food coloring in it. We then put an index card on the cup and then predicted what would happen when we turned the cup over. What we found was that the index card stuck to the cup when we turned it over and it did not let the water out.
 
We then discussed why the index card stayed on the cup. The reason why is because the air and the gravity are going opposite ways, but the air preassure is more powerful  so it holds up the index card.
The class then read pages 448 until page 452. In the task book we then needed to write a short summary of each section. A section is a group of one or two paragraphs. We needed to write a short summary for section A until section G.
Above is an example, the whole paragraph is considered section A.


After everyone had written their paragraphs, we went over what we could conclude about each paragraph and what we thought. The last thing that we did in class was read over other people's deductions to see if they were adequate or not.
Under are the final deductions

Page
Section Title
Summary of the section in one sentence.
448
(No title - it’s the introduction.)
Student Examples)
  • The atmosphere protects us from the sun.  (too specific)
  • The atmosphere enables us to live. (too general)
  • Our actions change the atmosphere. (too specific)
  • The atmosphere containing oxygen, which we need to breathe, protects us from the sun
Teacher Example)
The atmosphere, a changing layer of gas that we affect, provides us with air to breath and protection from the sun.
Example Questions about the section: How does the atmosphere change (over time)?  How do we affect that atmosphere?  
448
The Composition of the Atmosphere
A) The atmosphere is made of mainly nitrogen, oxygen and small particles like ash and it also has water vapour with some water.
The atmosphere is mostly made of nitrogen gas and the water is also part of the atmosphere.
A)The atmosphere is made of mostly nitrogen and oxygen and the rest is made of other small particles such as ash, carbon dioxide, water and ice.
449
Atmospheric Pressure and Temperature
Air pressure comes from the weight of air and it pushes on all things in the atmosphere.
449
As Altitude Increases, Air Pressure Decreases
B) As altitude increases, air pressure decreases.  
Everytime you move further away from the surface of the earth, there’s less air pressure.
The closer you are to the earth the more air pressure there is since there are more gas molecules pressing down on you!
B) The atmosphere, held on Earth by gravity creates air pressure, and air pressure decreases as altitude increases.
449
Atmospheric Composition affects Air Temperature
C) some parts of the atmosphere are warmer than others because certain parts of the atmosphere contains different gases.
air temperatures also changes as altitude increases mainly because of the way solar energy is absorbed.
C) Air temperature varies with location, altitude and the amount of solar energy absorbed.
450
Layers of the Atmosphere
The atmosphere is divided into four layers based upon temperature: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.
451
The Troposphere: The Layer in Which We Live
D) The troposphere is the layer where we live, because almost all the gases are in this layer.
D) The troposphere, the lowest and densest layer of the atmosphere, is where all weather and life is.  
451
The Stratosphere: Home of the Ozone Layer
E) Gases in the stratosphere is the home of the ozone and the ozone allows us to live.
The second layer of the atmosphere, the stratosphere, contains the ozone layer, a layer which absorbs UV radiation and heats up the upper stratosphere.  
451
The Mesosphere: The Middle Layer
F) The mesosphere is the middle and the coldest layer.  
452
The Thermosphere: The Edge of the Atmosphere
G) The thermosphere is the uppermost layer and has the highest temperatures, but the lowest density.  


Block 1
Page
Section Title
Summary of the section in one sentence.
448
(No title - it’s the introduction.)
Student Examples)
  • The atmosphere protects us from the sun.  (too specific)
  • The atmosphere enables us to live. (too general)
  • Our actions change the atmosphere. (too specific)
  • The atmosphere containing oxygen, which we need to breathe, protects us from the sun
Teacher Example)
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)?
448
The Composition of the Atmosphere
A) There’s a lot of different gases in the atmosphere.
    The atmosphere contains gases like nitrogen and oxygen.
A)The atmosphere is made of mostly nitrogen and oxygen and the rest is made of other small particles such as ash, carbon dioxide, water and ice.
449
Atmospheric Pressure and Temperature
Air pressure comes from the weight of air and it pushes on all things in the atmosphere.
449
As Altitude Increases, Air Pressure Decreases
B) Air pressure, which is a measure of the force of air over an area, decrease as altitude increases.  
B) The atmosphere, held on Earth by gravity creates air pressure, which decreases as altitude increases.
449
Atmospheric Composition affects Air Temperature
C) The air temperature decreases as you go up because there are less gases that absorb solar energy.
The temperature changes when there are different amounts of gases in the air.
The temperature differences are caused by the way solar energy is absorbed as it moves through the atmosphere.
C) Air temperature varies with location, altitude and the amount of solar energy absored.
450
Layers of the Atmosphere
The atmosphere is divided into four layers based upon temperature: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.
451
The Troposphere: The Layer in Which We Live
D) The lowest, densest atmospheric layer is called the troposphere which contains the most stuff inside.
The lowest and densest layer of the atmosphere, contains 90% of the atmosphere’s mass, and causes gases to mix due to the differeces in air temperature and density.  
Almost everything on earth is in the troposphere.
D) The troposphere, the lowest and densest layer of the atmosphere, is where all weather and life is.
451
The Stratosphere: Home of the Ozone Layer
E) The layer above the troposphere and it’s temperature increases as the altitude increases.  
The stratosphere is layers so gases don’t mix much and it contains the ozone layer.
The second layer of the atmosphere, the stratosphere, contains the ozone layer, a layer which absorbs UV radiation and heats up the upper stratosphere.  
451
The Mesosphere: The Middle Layer
F) The mesophere is the coldest layer of the atmosphere, and temperatures in it decrease as altitude increases.  
The middle and the coldest layer has temperatures that decrease as altitude increases.
F) The mesosphere is the middle and the coldest layer of the atmosphere.  
452
The Thermosphere: The Edge of the Atmosphere
G) The uppermost layer, the thermosphere, has a low density; however the temperature is high because it absorbs solar energy.
G) The thermosphere is the uppermost layer and has the highest temperatures, but the lowest density.  



Page
Section Title
Summary of the section in one sentence.
448
(No title - it’s the introduction.)
Student Examples)
  • The atmosphere protects us from the sun.  (too specific)
  • The atmosphere enables us to live. (too general)
  • Our actions change the atmosphere. (too specific)
  • The atmosphere containing oxygen, which we need to breathe, protects us from the sun
Teacher Example)
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)?
448
The Composition of the Atmosphere
A) 1)The atmosphere is made of nitrogen gas, dust, ash and water.
A)The atmosphere is made of mostly nitrogen and oxygen and the rest is made of other small particles such as ash, water and ice.
449
Atmospheric Pressure and Temperature
Air pressure comes from the weight of air and it pushes on all things in the atmosphere.
449
As Altitude Increases, Air Pressure Decreases
B) Air pressure is a measure of the force of gravity on air at the Earth’s surface.
As altitude increase pressure decrease, because there are less gas molecules pushing.
B) The atmosphere, held on Earth by gravity creates air pressure, which decreases as altitude increases.
449
Atmospheric Composition affects Air Temperature
C) The temperature difference is mainly from the way solar energy is absorbed as it moves through the atmosphere.  
C) Air temperature varies with location, altitude and the amount of solar energy absorbed.  
450
Layers of the Atmosphere
The atmosphere is divided into four layers based upon temperature: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.
451
The Troposphere: The Layer in Which We Live
D) The lowest layer of the atmosphere, which is also the densest layer.  
The troposphere contains 90% of the atmosphere’s mass and is where the weather is.
D) The troposphere, the lowest and densest layer of the atmosphere, is where all weather and life is.  
451
The Stratosphere: Home of the Ozone Layer
E) The stratosphere gets very hot because of the sun and very cold because of the layers and it contains the ozone layer.  
It’s the second layer in the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer.
the ozone layer protects life by absorbing the sun rays and is located in the stratosphere.
The second layer of the atmosphere, the stratosphere, contains the ozone layer, a layer which absorbs UV radiation and heats up the upper stratosphere.
451
The Mesosphere: The Middle Layer
F) The mesophere is the middle layer where temperatures can be as low as negative 93 degrees Celsius.
The mesosphere is the middle and the coldest layer of the atmosphere.
F) The mesosphere is the middle and the coldest atmospheric layer.  
452
The Thermosphere: The Edge of the Atmosphere
G) The thermosphere is the uppermost layer and the temperature increases with altitude and it absorbs the sun’s energy
The density of the thermosphere is so low that the particles do not ofen collide and transfer energy.
G) The thermosphere is the uppermost layer and has the highest temperatures, but the lowest density.  

Summary key
Page
Section Title
Summary of the section in one sentence.
448
(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)?
448
The Composition of the Atmosphere
A)The atmosphere is made of mostly nitrogen and oxygen and the rest is made of other small particles such as water and ice.
449
Atmospheric Pressure and Temperature
Air pressure comes from the weight of air and it pushes on all things in the atmosphere.
449
As Altitude Increases, Air Pressure Decreases
B) The atmosphere, held on Earth by gravity creates air pressure, which decreases as altitude increases.
449
Atmospheric Composition affects Air Temperature
C) Air temperature varies with location, altitude and the amount of solar energy.
450
Layers of the Atmosphere
The atmosphere is divided into four layers based upon temperature: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.
451
The Troposphere: The Layer in Which We Live
D) The troposphere, the lowest and densest layer of the atmosphere, is where all weather and life is.  
451
The Stratosphere: Home of the Ozone Layer
E) The stratosphere contains ozone which is a greenhouse gas and provides protection from UV rays.
The second layer of the atmosphere, the stratosphere, contains the ozone layer, a layer which absorbs UV radiation and heats up the upper stratosphere.  
451
The Mesosphere: The Middle Layer
F) The mesosphere is the middle and the coldest layer.  
452
The Thermosphere: The Edge of the Atmosphere
G) The thermosphere is the uppermost layer and has the highest temperatures, but the lowest density.  




1 comment:

  1. Jonathan,
    I think you did a great job describing what you did and your images are really good because you can see it clearly and you put the images in order for example when you talk about the flash card and the water you put a picture related to that. The only feedback that I think I could give you is to write a little more of information describing what you did and why do you think you did this activaty and in the begging of the post you could have said for example: This unit we are learning about ... because ....

    Thank you!

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