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Environmental Science - 05

8:00 - Opening

  • Questions, comments, concerns?

  • FIELD TRIP FORMS!!! I gotta have them!
  • Let's take a few moments to talk about this week's field trips
    • Working with the *wonderful* folks at Harbor Wild Watch on Friday
    • Heading up to Mt St Helens and doing the Hummocks Trail with the fine folk of the Mt St Helens Institute
    • ACK! Here's another permission form I forgot to have your folks at home sign. Please send this FORM to them and have them sign it and get it back in the next day or two!
8:05 - 8:15 Daily observations #1 GO HERE for Data Entry
Session #1: Ecosystems 04 -- Puget Sound Intertidal (8:15 - 9:00)

 

PREPARING FOR TODAY'S FIELD TRIP TO PENROSE BEACH:

Weather Report is HERE

  • Leave GHHS @ 9:30
  • Arrive Penrose Beach @ 10:00
  • Assist Harbor Wild Watch with beach survey 10:00 - 12:00
    • Harbor Wild Watch is a local environmental/educational non-profit that monitors the health of beaches around Gig Harbor
    • We often work with a biology professor from Pacific Lutheran University to assist him with his research
  • Lunch: 12:00 - 12:30
  • Leave Penrose 12:30
  • Arrive GHHS 1:00

Keep in mind it will likely be a bit cloudy/chilly in the morning but will likely (but not for sure) warm up and could be much warmer around noon.

Bring close that can get wet, dirty and muddy

Bring flip flops/sandals or old running/tennis shoes that you can slop around in the mud and water

Bring sun screen!

We will provide lunch and water

THIS IS A WORKING FIELD TRIP -- Our job is to support Harbor Wild Watch and Pacific Lutheran University research.

This is an AWESOME opportunity for us to assist in actual biological research... I will *insist* that we behave accordingly!

OPENING QUESTION:

Name three different factors that influence the weather in and around Gig Harbor.

Now suggest the absolutely number 1 MOST important factor on the weather

 

LEARNING TARGET:

I will be able to explain how temperature effects weather during today's class.

WORDS OF THE SESSION:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Air Pressure

WORK OF THE SESSION:

Take a look at this graphic:

There *seems* to be an awful lot going on in that diagram, but work with your crew to see if you can analyze the goings on there.

Now let's talk about how that influences our weather.

How about this?

 

9:30 Depart for Penrose Beach

10:00 Arrive Penrose

10:00 - 12:00 Work with Harbor Wild Watch on beach monitoring Survey

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - Depart Penrose

1:00 - Arrive GHHS

1:00 - 1:30 Work on Field Trip Reflection

CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE - Volcanoes

REVIEW: Did you check with your folks at home about your water heater and your foundation?

Why did I have you do that?

Describe the process that built-up the Cascade Volcanoes (Mt Baker, Mt Rainier, Mt St Helens etc...)

WORK OF THE DAY: How many Cascade Volcanoes can you name?

What states have Cascade Range Volcanoes?

WORDS OF THE DAY:

  • Glacier
  • Puget Sound Basin
  • Fault
  • Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Subduction Earthquake

WORK OF THE DAY:

Mrs Smith was kind enough to share THIS with us today (courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency!)

Let's review THIS:

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And THIS:

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Now let's start talking about Cascade Range Volcanoes

Let's start by adding some new words of the day:

WORDS OF THE DAY:

  • Glacier
  • Puget Sound Basin
  • Fault
  • Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Subduction Earthquake
  • Lahar
  • Pyroclastic Zone
  • Ash Cloud
  • Blast Zone

 

Lahars -

Lahar is an Indonesian Word for "mud flow". Not just any old mud flow but a mud flow that happens when snow and ice on a volcano *suddenly* melt during an eruption

Please take a look at THIS

Pyroclastic Flows -

Have you ever heard of Pompeii or Herculaneum? Let's go take a look on Google Earth

 

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