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Mary Loredo, TX

Name:______________________Period:________ Due Date:____________                                      

Grade: 8th Grade


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: 100 points

C Layer: Maximum 65 points in this section.

  1. Take notes on the “blizzard” video-  5 pts.
  2. Listen to textbook reading & follow along.  Answer questions orally.  5 pts.
  3. Make flash cards to explain terms snow, tornado, hurricane, and blizzard in their own words.  5 pts. 
  4. Name the common weather disasters in Texas  5 pts.
  5. Satellites vs. Radar 10 pts.
  6. Make a poster showing the different types of weather 10 pts.
  7. 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.
  8. Read the chapter on weather and answer the questions at the end of the chapter 10 pts.
  9. Create a picture chart showing the rain cycle.  10 pts.
  10. Create a poem using at least 4 weather words. 10 pts.
  11. Write a weather forecast using today’s newspaper.  15 pts.
  12. 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.
  13. Write a story about weather you have encountered recently  10 pts.
  14. Watch the video on “Hurricanes” and write notes  10 pts.

B Layer: Choose one.  Maximum 15 points in this section.

  1. The student will create a model of the water cycle and will present it. - 10 pts.
  2. The Student will create a windsock and describe how it used. – 10 pts. .
  3. The student will create a barometer. – 10 pts.

A Layer.  Choose one.  Maximum 20 points in this section.

  1. The student will research ways to prevent mass destruction due to weather.
  2. The Student will answer one of the following questions:
    1. Should the National Weather Service change the way they collect data?
    2. 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



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