Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday's schedule is D-C-Lunch-A-B.

D - Geography 12 - Today we're looking at water. The USGS diagram to the left shows the distribution of water on the planet and explains the amount of water available for "human use". You'll note that there is precious little water available for 6.7 billion people. Then consider that the flora and fauna of the biosphere require water as well and you can see the importance of water to all forms of life on the planet. Today we'll look at the properties of water in its three phases and then you'll need to sketch a diagram of the hydrologic cycle (page 253 in Geosystems) and of groundwater environments (pages 266 & 267 in Geosystems). Next you'll need to define: condensation, evaporation, transpiration, precipitation, sublimation, percolation, aquifer, zone of aeration, and zone of saturation. Lastly you'll need to complete questions 2 & 5 from page 210, 1 from page 278, and 14, 16, & 18 from page 280 all in your Geosystems text. To help look at the United States Geological Survey Water Cycle website and ther University of Kentucky Geology Department flash animation site.

A - Law 12 -Today we'll continue working on yesterday's case study activity: You and a partner will look at R. v. Hundal (1993), R. v. Bernshaw (1995), R. v. Colarusso (1994), and R. v. Dersch (1993). Read through the cases and discuss the questions together. You will briefly summarize each the four cases and identify the important points of law that an individual in society (a reasonable person) should learn from them (think the moral of the story). I'll need you to do this as a concept map on a large chart paper, showing connections between the four cases. On your concept map you'll need to include the relevant Criminal Code violations with explanations (example: in R v. Dersch, 1993, Dersch was charged with four counts of criminal negligence - CC 219 and having "care or control" of a vehicle while impaired - CC 253). You should indicate court levels, penalties, and Charter of Rights and Freedoms violations (if any).

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we start with an explanation of three types of volcanoes (composite or stratovolcano, shield, and cinder). You can find explanations at the following websites:
Exploring the Environment: Volcanoes
SDSU Geology Department: How Volcanoes Work
USGS: Principal Types of Volcanoes
GSC: Types of Volcanoes
You can also look at videos explaining them here:
How Stuff Works: Types of Volcanoes
National Geographic: Volcanoes 101
Next you've got your mid unit quiz and then after we're off to the library to work on our project (your first benchmark is due tomorrow!)

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