During week 27, students will finish the unit on Oceanography. We will complete the questions as a quiz grade. Then, we will begin our unit on Meteorology, which starts with chapter 17 in the book. This unit is part of the ES.12and ES. 13 SOL.

ES.12 The student will investigate and understand the origin and evolution of the atmosphere and the interrelationship of geologic processes, biologic processes, and human activities on its composition and dynamics. Key concepts include a) scientific evidence for atmospheric changes over geologic time; b) current theories related to the effects of early life on the chemical makeup of the atmosphere; c) comparison of the Earth’s atmosphere to that of other planets; d) atmospheric regulation mechanisms including the effects of density differences and energy transfer; and e) potential atmospheric compositional changes due to human, biologic, and geologic activity.

ES.13 The student will investigate and understand that energy transfer between the sun and the Earth and its atmosphere drives weather and climate on Earth. Key concepts include a) observation and collection of weather data; b) prediction of weather patterns; c) severe weather occurrences, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and major storms; and d) weather phenomena and the factors that affect climate including radiation and convection.

We will start with Earth's Atmosphere. The week will go as follows:

Tuesday: Complete unit on Oceanography chapter quiz from book

Thursday: Begin unit on Meteorology, chapter 17.1, layers of the atmosphere

Have a great week.