Sunday, January 4, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome back everyone! I hope that your Winter - Christmas break was restful and you had lots of opportunity to recharge your bodies for the final push in semester one (yep three weeks left).

Today's schedule is A-B-Lunch-C-D

A - Law 12 - Today we will spend the entire block working on our civil law case study project. Tomorrow I would like to talk about slander and libel with you but today I will review the topic from Thursday, December 18th with you. In case you forgot (and I know you did) here's what we were supposed to look at:

Take a look at the section on Trespass to Person and Property in Intentional Torts (chapter 12 - pages 321-327) in the All About Law textbook. There are defenses to trespass (consent, self-defense, defense of a third party, defense of property, legal authority, and necessity) that you should take a look at as well (pages 328-331)

You should be aware that there are 13 classes remaining until our final exam days and 15 classes remaining until our major project is pressure.

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we'll review our weather and climate unit from before the Christmas - Winter break. Once we've had a chance to do that, then we'll begin our look at the astronomy section of Earth and Space Science. This is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing (July 20, 1969) an incredible feat for humankind and when you take a look at the moon, reflect on that. The First quarter moon occurred at 3:56 am yesterday (Jan 4th) and the full moon rises at 7:27 pm (19:27) this Saturday (Jan 10th). You can find out all kinds of neat data on NASA's Sky Events calendar. There's lots of astronomical events occurring this year, but unless you'll be in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal or China, you will not have the chance to see a full solar eclipse this year. We will, however, get the chance to see a penumbral lunar eclipse at 6:38 am on Monday February 9th, 2009.

C - Introduction to Law 9/10
- Today we are off to the library again to continue working on our forensic science web page project. You have precious few classes remaining in the library (two more to be specific) so please work hard and finish the task at hand.

D - Geography 12 - Today we are going to take a look at climatology and climate types on the planet. We will make sense of the Koppen climate classification system and today you'll need to explain in your own words the follwing climates: Af, Am, Aw, Cfb, Csa, Csb, Dfb, Dwb, Dfc, Dwc, ET (don't say it!), Bw, and Bs (Many thanks to Michael Ritter for his on line Physical Environment textbook!). You'll also need to complete questions 9, 14, and 19 from page 326 in your Geosystems text.

For help with Koppen - Geiger see:
Blue Planet Biomes - World Climates - Climate classification - Koppen chart

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