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Monday, October 8, 2018

Accessing the Textbooks Online

Please go to www.fossweb.com

Then enter your Class Username:  greenestem
Next enter the Password:                greenestem

Once this is done, you may access all of the reading material online.  This includes most of the key words and all of the context surrounding the scientific topics.

Weekly Scientific Article - Due Friday 10/12

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Counterargument, Audience documents must be completed on each article in order to receive full credit.  All articles with links are found on www.thinkcerca.com

2. Enter email
3. Enter password
4. Click on the Weekly Scientific Article - Food and Our Environment
5. Complete the following CERCAs below by Due Date (Submit)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Preventing Hurricanes/Typhoons - Project Based Assessment 9/25 and 9/27

“Developing Solutions in order to Prevent the Impact of Hurricanes/Typhoons
around the World”


Governor of NC - Researcher - Presenters
Governor of Florida - Researcher - Presenters
Governor of Texas - Researcher - Presenters
Governor of Louisiana - Researcher - Presenters
President of Japan - Researcher - Presenters


OBJECTIVE
Develop a standard operating procedure that would reduce the amount of greenhouse gases impacting
the US/Japan (planet) without drastically impacting  the economy

Develop an action plan to help save the lives of people impacted by hurricanes/typhoons


CRITERIA
Maintain the current GDP (Gross Domestic Product)


SOLUTION
Provide a solution that addresses the needs of your community, state, or country that will ultimately
reduce greenhouse gases and maintain your GDP


PRESENTATION:  Must include an opening CLAIM (STATEMENT).  
For example:  My name is _______________ and I am the Governor of NC and
over the last 5 years, we have been severely impacted by extreme weather patterns.  
Our state also has the largest amount of tourists that come to our state for religious
conventions and barbecue. Currently our country/state emits __________of carbon into
the atmosphere.  The global impact of our carbon emissions is tremendous. As a result of
the carbon emissions, we have seen an increase in ________________. Therefore, we
devised a strategy that would help to decrease our carbon footprint while not impacting our
current GDP.  Our country’s/state’s GDP is ___________________. This accounts for ___________________ of the US/world’s economy. In order for us to help to reduce
our carbon footprint in the atmosphere, we have decided to implement the following
strategies:
(1)
(2)
(3)


(EVIDENCE) Our research will help to explain the evidence that supports our claim
by____________________________
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)


(REASONING) In addition, we have also found several ways to ___________________
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)


You may use graphs to represent your data, increase or decrease of greenhouse gases like
CO2 emissions.  You may also include models to represent your project.  Your presentation
must be longer than 5 minutes but no longer than 10 minutes.  Each group member will
have to answer questions at the end of the presentation.


RUBRIC



Distinguished
Meets Most Requirements
Needs Improvement
Objective
34%
25%
20%
Evidence/Reasoning
34%
25%
20%
Data/Graphs/Models
34%
25%
20%
Cumulative Score



Total Score





801/802  Project Based Assessments will begin during class 9/25/18

701/702 Project Based Assessments will begin during class 9/27/18

Make sure you are adhering to the instructions outlined in the procedure.  Please ensure that each member is prepared and understands the content presented.  Be ready to answer questions at the end of your presentation.  Follow the Rubric for the project.  Good Luck!

Vocabulary Words To Know - Due Date 9.28.18

Please look up the following scientific terms and learn them by this Friday.  You will be tested on the content of the terms listed below:

tornadoes     hurricanes     typhoons     floods     drought     atmosphere     blizzards     microbursts   

wildfires     dust storm      jet stream     barometer     hygrometer     thermometer     carbon dioxide   

nitrogen     ozone     greenhouse gas     variable gas     permanent gas     methane     stratosphere

trophosphere     mesophere     thermosphere     exosphere     photosynthesis

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Weekly Scientific Article - Due Friday 9/21

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Counterargument, Audience documents must be completed on each article in order to receive full credit.  All articles with links are found on www.thinkcerca.com

2. Enter email
3. Enter password
4. Click on the Weekly Scientific Article - Sea Level Change
5. Complete the following CERCAs below by Due Date (Submit)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Weekly Scientific Article Due Friday 9/14

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Counterargument, Audience documents must be completed on each article in order to receive full credit.  All articles with links are found on www.thinkcerca.com

2. Enter email/password (assigned by teacher)
3. Add Class Code

802 Class Code - DL4ZBW
801 Class Code - RJKKRW
701 Class Code - LA6GJW
702 Class Code - 6YXJAW

4. Select the Assignment/Begin work
5. Complete the following CERCAs below by Due Date (Submit)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Agenda Books Now On Sale

It's a great day at Imagine Andrews!  Agenda Books will be on sale beginning tomorrow morning. The cost will be $5 cash or money order payable to Imagine Andrews only.  Please send your agenda book money/order envelope to Ms. Gunn immediately after the morning announcements, no later than 8:45.  Orders will be filled and delivered to the classroom.  Thanks for your support!