February 6, 2014

Polar Vortex

After another day off for bad weather, find out why we can expect more of the same!
What question do you have after watching this video?

What question do you have after watching this video?

How much more snow will this cause? Why last winter we barley got any snow and wasn't nearly as cold, but why this winter we had like 3 times as much snow as last winter and we had temperatures in the negatives? Overtime, will the Polar Vortex cause colder temperatures to occur? why doesn't the south pole effect the polar vortex ? Will this trend of colder air affect the warmth of the summer, will it be warmer or colder than normal How long will this polar vortex last? How much farther is the polar vortex going to spread throughout the earth? Will the arctic sea ice area ever increase again in the future Will summer and spring bring colder weather in our area still? How will this effect the human race as we know it? Will the decreasing of the ice area soon lead to the end of the arctic ice all together due to the changes in temperature? Would there be any extreme changes in animal migrations due to the polar vortex moving cold air to the mid-latitudes? Why did the temperature difference shrink? Is global warming really as bad as people say it is, or is it simply distorted for financial reasons and to halt production of large oil and coal companies? What will happen if global warming continues in the future? What causes the Global Warming? What are some of the factors that cause it to be getting warmer in the north? What can we do to stop this from happening? What is causing global warming? How can this affect the arctic region? will the ice melt away and cause no winter? will this continue into the next winter? how will this effect wild life in the artic and North America? Will this weather get worse or better for the world overtime? Why are we getting very low temperatures and massive snow storms in the United States while over 33 years the Arctic is getting warmer? Is it possible to reverse global warming? If so, how? Does the Arctic Sea Ice Area shrinking affect us? Will the whole world eventually reach to thermal equilibrium? What will happen once the Arctic Sea Area temp. goes down? how can this affect us in the future? What causes the temperature difference? Is there anything society can do in order to stop this pattern by trying to deplete the effects of global warming? what causes the global warming? Why is the polar vortex above us? Why is the polar vortex reacting like this? Is it because of greenhouse gases? why do people and groups protest or make programs to help stop global warming when it doesn't exist? the heating of the arctic circle isn't good nor bad.

Project Instructions

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February 10, 2014

Alternative Energy Presentations

Link to Presentations

February 11, 2014

Organize Your Essay

February 12, 2014

How big/small is an atom?

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February 17, 2014

Discovering Parts of Atoms

February 18, 2014

The Atomic Nucleus

Indirect Observation Lab

Click to see the lab

February 19, 2014

Earth Photo (taken from Mars)

Can you find the Earth in this picture? This is the Martian horizon and Earth is seen 99 million miles away! Click on the picture to see a labeled picture and get more information.
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Bohr's Atomic Model

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Atomic Theory Song

Atomic Theory Video

Forces in an Atom


February 25, 2014

Review Energy Resources

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Transition phrases to use in essays

Element Social

Link to project documents


Review Games for Atoms

Rags to Riches Game
Study Guide Answer Key
Review Topics

Take Home Lab - Bend Water!

Try the lab, take pictures or videos to share, write it up on your wiki page for some extra credit in Science class! Be sure to write a conclusion paragraph summarizing your observations, analyzing your results, and explaining how the results relate to what we have learned in class.
Bending Water Experiment

February 28, 2014

Element Research

http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/j1WRbkgsMew9/Element-Research Element Social Guidelines

March 3, 2014

The Periodic Table

March 7, 2014

Periodic Table Review Games

Battleship game
The Element Song
Element Game

March 10, 2014

What do you think?


Radioactivity Glog
Questions to answer about Radioactivity
Questions to answer about Isotopes

March 18, 2014

Flash Cards for Radioactivity

Half Life Questions

March 21, 2014

Radioactivity Lab

Online Graphing
Create a graph

March 24, 2014

Chemical Bonding


Art Museum Trip

Element Social Red Carpet Interviews

March 25, 2014

Chemical Bonding Glog

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March 30, 2014

Chemical Bonding Game

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April 8, 2014

Study Guide

Study Guide Answers for Ch 13