Catastrophic Events 20010-2011 Mr. Johnson, Science
CE 1 • What is an example of a catastrophic event? When and where do they occur? How are humans affected by these events?
CE 2 • Explain what you know about causes and effects of Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and a Hurricanes. Provide details such as common locations, size, speed, and how they are measured.
CE 3 • Explain how the different surfaces on the earth absorb the sun’s energy. Describe the heat transfer from the surface to the atmosphere. Be specific in how that heat energy remains in the atmosphere. Use science terminology when ever you can.
CE 4 • How does the temperature of the earths surface affect the density of air above it? Draw a picture, label and explain how the air moves between warm and cool land surfaces. (Hint: Use the convection tube drawing you made to help answer this question.)
CE 5 • Use words, pictures, and labels to explain how convection currents work to move air masses. Use any of the following to support your answer - Warm fronts, cold fronts, global currents, wind, land breeze & sea breeze.
CE 6.1 • How does the suns energy drive the water cycle?
CE 6.2 • How are temperature and air pressure involved in cloud formation? How can this lead to a hurricane?
CE 7 • How does temperature affect the way water moves in the oceans? Explain the unexpected change that occurs with surface currents.
CE 9 • Explain how the heat transfer from the sun influences atmospheric and oceanic currents.
CE 10 • Provide at least two benefits and at least two drawbacks of earthquakes.
CE 11 • What are the similarities and differences of S and P waves? How do earthquake waves affect structures?
CE 12 • Explain what you know about how scientists record and locate earthquakes. How does this information tell scientists where they occur and help people reduce risks in the future?
CE 13 • Where on earth are earthquakes likely to occur? What can the patterns of these locations tell us about the structure of the earth?
CE 14 • Diagram and label the layers of the earth’s interior. Provide detailed descriptions of each layer.
CE 15.1 • What are at least two pieces of evidence that support the theory of plate tectonics?
CE15.2 • Provide examples that occur at each type of boundary.
CE 16 • Why do the earth’s plates move? How does this relate to other earth processes we have studied?
CE 18 • What are the pros and cons of volcano’s and volcanic eruptions? • What is the difference between lava and magma?
CE 19 • How do magma and lava influence the surface changes on the earth?
CE 20 • Use words, pictures, and labels to describe the types of volcano’s associated with different lava viscosities.
CE 21 • Why do scientists classify objects? What are three properties used to classify igneous rocks?
CE 22.1 • How do igneous rock crystals form. Identify the different conditions under which the igneous rocks form. What is the rock cycle?
CE 22.2 • Create a short story involving a pet igneous rock travelling through the rock cycle.
CE 23 • Describe the composition of volcanic ash. Include the six properties in your answer.
CE 24 • Identify the factors that influence the ash distribution and explain the beneficial and detrimental effects of the ash fall.