Mary Loredo, TX
TEKS: (C)Force, motion,
and energy. Force, motion, and energy are observed in living
systems and the environment in several ways. Interactions between
muscular and skeletal systems allow the body to apply forces
and transform energy both internally and externally. Force and
motion can also describe the direction and growth of seedlings,
turgor pressure, and geotropism. Catastrophic events of weather
systems such as hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes can shape
and restructure the environment through the force and motion
evident in them. Weathering, erosion, and deposition occur in
environments due to the forces of gravity, wind, ice, and water.
(8) Earth and space. The student knows that natural events
and human activity can impact Earth systems. The student is
expected to: B) analyze the effects of weathering, erosion,
and deposition on the environment in ecoregions of Texas; (10) Earth
and space. The student knows that climatic interactions exist
among Earth, ocean, and weather systems. The student is expected
to: (C) identify the role of the oceans in the formation
of weather systems such as hurricanes.
Directions: The student will choose any of the assignments listed that you would
like to complete. Remember that you do not have to do all of
the assignments. You only have to complete as many assignments
if takes to successfully complete each layer. You may only do
one assignment at one time.
Maximum 65 points in this section.
- Take notes on the “blizzard” video- 5 pts.
- Listen to textbook reading & follow along.
Answer questions orally.
- Make flash cards to explain terms snow, tornado,
hurricane, and blizzard in their own words. 5 pts.
- Name the common weather disasters in Texas
- Satellites vs. Radar 10 pts.
- Make a poster showing the different types of
weather 10 pts.
- Complete the "Weather Map Internet Activity"-on table &
watch the Brainpop movie "Weather Advanced" and
take 5 notes and write out the 10 quiz questions w/ their
answers. 15 pts.
- Read the chapter on weather and answer the questions
at the end of the chapter 10 pts.
- Create a picture chart showing the rain cycle.
- Create a poem using at least 4 weather words.
- Write a weather forecast using today’s newspaper.
- Create a brochure on hurricanes or tornados. It should include how
they form, why they're dangerous, how their strength is measured,
etc. 10 pts.
- Write a story about weather you have encountered
recently 10 pts.
- Watch the video on “Hurricanes” and write notes
Choose one. Maximum
15 points in this section.
- The student will create a model of the water
cycle and will present it. - 10 pts.
- The Student will create a windsock and describe
how it used. – 10 pts. .
- The student will create a barometer. – 10 pts.
A Layer. Choose one.
Maximum 20 points in this section.
- The student will research ways to prevent mass
destruction due to weather.
- The Student will answer one of the following
- Should the National Weather Service change the
way they collect data?
- Do you believe that the National Weather system
correctly updates the community about destructive weather?
40-55 = D 56-70
= C 71-85 = B 86-100 = A
Parent signature/date contact phone #
(sig. & phone worth 5 points in the “C” level).