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For this week please take a look at the different Climates across Earth.  For your assignment use Google earth to identify a location in each of the climate zones shown above and in Study Island this week.  Using what you see on Google Earth describe what type of landscape and plant life is seen.  Is this location in a grassland, forest, tundra, alpine or desert?  Then explain how its location on earth effects what the landscape looks like.

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Please post your answers on the blog site this week.  A successful post will include the following:

  1. Three location from three different climate zones
  2. A description of each landscape and what type of biome is there
  3. A brief sentences about why each location has the climate it does.

OH Grade 7, Science Standard Earth and Space Sciences 8
Describe how temperature and precipitation determine climatic zones (biomes) (e.g., desert, grasslands, forests, tundra and alpine)
 
 
This weeks post is 2 parts...

1.  Using information in your Study Island lesson, describe how bio-geochemical cycles such as the water cycle effects weather.  This should be written in the comment section and be 3-4 sentences. 
2.  Using Weather.com look up two cities and describe the weather forecast for Friday 9/23/2011.  Include the predicted temperature (the high and the low temp.), the chance of rain and include what type of clouds (if any) will be in the atmosphere. 


Include both parts in one post!
 
 
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England, France and Spain all made journeys to the Americas in the 1400's and 1500's.  For today's activity you will each create a slide show including facts about each of these countries conquests. 

You will be split up into three groups, representing each of the above mentioned nations.  Once in groups you will create slide shows including the following information...
1.  Reasons that this group came to the Americas
2. Famous explores that came from that nation
3. What areas did they settle/conquer
4. Are there lasting effects in the regions they settled (for example, French Quarter in New Orleans)

Group 1
Spanish
English
French

Group 2
Spanish
English
French

Group 3
Spanish
English
French

Make sure to include 10 slides...One of the slides should have all group members names, include pictures and add color to your slide show...BE CREATIVE!

 
 
Complete your journal this week on the the lesson in study island titled Resources and Environmental Quality.  Remember to refer to the Journal Rubric for this assignment.  Post your journal in the comments section of this blog.  First name and last initial only.

OH Grade 7, Science Standard Earth and Space Sciences 2
Explain that Earth's capacity to absorb and recycle materials naturally (e.g., smoke, smog and sewage) can change the environmental quality depending on the length of time involved (e.g. global warming).