In science, we will be finishing up our unit on weather by discussing the earth's climate zones and biomes found in them. Here is a copy of the PowerPoint I will show on Monday:
We will have a vocabulary test this Friday on the following science words:
Weather- the condition of the atmosphere at a particular time
Climate- the average weather condition in an area over a long period of time.
Climate zones- areas of the world that are located at the same lines of latitude that have similar climates
Biome- A major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.
Temperate- free from extremes, mild
Deciduous- plants that shed or lose their foliage at the end of the growing season
Evergreen- plants that do not lose their foliage at the end of the growing season
Lines of latitude- an angular distance in degrees north or south of the equator
Conifer- Any of various mostly needle-leaved or scale-leaved, chiefly evergreen, cone-bearing trees or shrubs such as pines, spruces, and firs.
We will change things up a bit and not have a choice sheet to complete. Instead, we will do a research project about biomes of your choice and create a polished 3 paragraph essay that will be due next Friday. I'm looking forward to seeing what you learn about biomes and showing off your writing skills you practice with Ms. Carol.
In math, we will continue to talk about finding the area of composite shapes. I know this is a really hard skill to master, but i'm seeing a vast improvement in it compared to when we started discussing it last Monday. Here is an example taken from www.mathsteacher.com: