Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Week of November 24, 2014

Even though we only have school for two days this week, we are going to fit a week's worth of learning into it!  I'm excited to share with you a mini-unit on the effect of Earth's oceans surface currents on pollution.  Through a series of experiments, videos, and readings I hope you come to understand that local trash can become a global problem if not disposed of correctly.  In preparation for our lessons, I suggest you check out the 5 Gyres website, www.5gyres.org.  The 5 Gyres project aims to being awareness to pollution transported by surface currents found in the ocean.

5 Gyres:  Understanding plastic pollution though exploration, education, and action 

What is a Gyre?

Because of our limited time together this week, you will NOT have a Compass Learning requirement or Google Classroom journal to complete.  While I will not assign homework, I suggest that you take the time you normally spend on your studies in the evenings to do the following:

1.  Catch up on any missing assignments you may have (classwork, homework, Compass Learning, journals, etc)
2.  Review any topics from this year that you feel you need more practice doing.
3.  Complete some extra Compass Learning lessons.
4.  Do some independent study concerning ocean gyres and pollution.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent


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