Earth Science, Spring 2016

We are in the final 8 weeks of school. I realize I am your 4th teacher this term, but  I plan to make the transition as easy and seamless as possible. We will be studying Meteorology and Astronomy for the remainder of the term. Please use this webpage to access the Daily Agenda (lessons and due dates) and the following two documents:


Final Grades will be based on the following grading scale:
    33% Assignments, Labs, Activities (weeks 1 through 12)
    33% Chapter Assessments (weeks 1 through 12)
    12% Assignments, Labs, Activities (weeks 13 through 18)
    12% Assessments (weeks 13 through 18)
    10% Participation & Time Management (weeks 13 through 18)          Participation & Time Management Rubric

The first two-thirds of your grade has already been determined and will not change. You can see this grade in the Portal. The second grade you see in the Portal is your current grade, which includes the first two-thirds of this term AND everything since then. Your final grade in Earth Science will be the second grade which includes the the scores you earned during the first two-thirds of the term and the scores you are earning during the last one-third of the term. Your grade may appear to increase or decrease a lot at first, during this last one-third of the term, but will accurately reflect your overall performance the further we progress through the term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. It is a bit confusing, but I assure you that this grading plan DOES accurately reflect your performance according to the above grading scale.

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Daily Agenda by Unit:

Please use this website to check on work missed due to absence and to stay informed about what we are doing in class.
Information given in class, however, supercedes anything written here. Students must LISTEN IN CLASS for more complete and updated information. Students, if you are absent, be sure to ask Mrs. Miller for your makeup work!

 
Meteorology   Click on the link to the left to see the Daily Agenda and Due Dates.

Notes - Introduction to Meteorology    April 5-12


Ozone Project - Worksheet & Project Description    You need the informational handout given in class to complete this worksheet.

Cloud Packet Worksheet    You need the informational handout given in class to complete this worksheet.

Notes - Weather & Water Powerpoint    April 13-15


Video Sheet - BBC, Weather: Wet    If you were absent, you need to come see this video during lunch and/or before school. It will take 60 minutes.

Weather Project Requirements & Grading    Due Friday, April 22.

    

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Astronomy   Click on the link to the left to see the Daily Agenda and Due Dates.





Notes - Solar System & Planets   (You do not need to copy all of these notes. See me in class for the Planet Facts you need.)













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