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Vocabulary Fun Run--Atmosphere. Mrs. Anna Ward James Martin MS September 5, 2012. DO NOW!!!. On page 13 of your science notebook, please draw the chart written on the white board. You will need to fill the entire page and should include 10 blocks. Leave space to write the definition.

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vocabulary fun run atmosphere

Vocabulary Fun Run--Atmosphere

Mrs. Anna Ward

James Martin MS

September 5, 2012

do now
DO NOW!!!

On page 13 of your science notebook, please draw the chart written on the white board. You will need to fill the entire page and should include 10 blocks. Leave space to write the definition.

The vocabulary list is as follows:

announcements
Announcements
  • Please turn in your Parent Info Sheets. ASAP.
  • Remember to turn in your Student Survey & Interest Inventory. ASAP.
  • FRIDAY—First Notebook Check.
    • You will leave your notebooks with me over the weekend.
agenda
Agenda
  • Vocabulary Fun Run (45 minutes)
  • Short Notes on Atmosphere

(15 minutes)

  • Exit Ticket (5 minutes)
the method
The Method….

Around the room, there are hidden clues and vocabulary words associated with the ATMOSPHERE.

It is your goal to work with your assigned group to gather all TEN vocabulary words & their definitions as quickly as possible.

Words must be written in each

player’s notebook LEGIBIALLY and

in the correct location.

prizes
PRIZES…

As an incentive, I will be offering prizes to the groups that complete the Vocabulary Fun Run.

  • First, Second, and Third Places will chose as a team between:
        • Snack Food
        • Juice Boxes
        • Blow Pops
  • Consolation Prize for finishing the Activity: Piece of Candy
  • Remember, these can not be eaten in another classroom without that teacher’s permission. DO NOT LET ME FIND ANY TRASH OR FOOD LEFT IN MY CLASSROOM. OR ELSE.
the rules
The Rules…
  • You must work WITH YOUR ASSIGNED GROUP.
  • You may NOT TALK.
  • You may NOT RUN.
  • Every player is responsible for copying their definition from each notecard. You may NOT COPY ANSWERS OFF OF ANOTHER PLAYER’S PAPER.
  • Definitions MUST BE WRITTEN LEGIBILY and on page 13 of EACH PLAYER’S NOTEBOOK.
  • If your team breaks a rule, the referee (me) will call you back to HOME BASE (FRONT DOOR) for a 1 minute TIME OUT.
facts about the atmosphere
Facts about the Atmosphere….
  • Please Label the top of Page 14 “Facts about the Atmosphere” and copy down the following facts into the top half of your notebook.
  • The Earth’s Atmosphere is made up of 5 layers that have distinct characteristics.
    • Each has a different:
      • Temperature
      • Air pressure
air pressure the atmosphere
Air Pressure & the Atmosphere
  • Air Pressure is a characteristic of the atmosphere.
  • As ALTITUDE increases, AIR PRESSURE decreases.
  • This is because as you move up, the air molecules move further apart because of gravity.
air pressure
Air Pressure
  • Close to Earth’s Surface  Stronger pull from Gravity  More Air Molecules  molecules are close together Higher Air Pressure
  • Far from Earth’s Surface  Less pull from Gravity  Less Air Molecules  molecules are farther apart  Lower Air Pressure
exit ticket
Exit Ticket

Answer in COMPLETE sentences for full credit.

  • Is Air Pressure higher or lower as you move away from the Earth’s Surface? Why?
  • How many layers make up the Earth’s Atmosphere? Looking at your VOCABULARY list, can you guess the names of the layers?