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“The world looks so different after learning science. For example, trees are made of air, primarily. When they are burned, they go back to air, and in the flaming heat is released the flaming heat of the sun which was bound in to convert the air into tree, and in the ash is the small remnant of the part which did not come from air that came from the solid earth, instead. These are beautiful things, and the content of science is wonderfully full of them. They are very inspiring, and they can be used to inspire others.”

 

-Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize-winning physicist

 

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Thank you!

Hi All!
 
I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic year!  I have truly enjoyed getting to know and teach all of you this year.  Ridgecrest students are the reason that I love my job, and look forward to coming in every day.  I hope you all have a restful, relaxing summer filled with fun, and I look forward to seeing you around RIS in the fall (and many of you sooner than that!).
 
With appreciation,
 
Mr. Oschman

WEBSITE LIST FOR THURSDAY/FRIDAY IN-CLASS PROJECT

WEBSITE LIST FOR THURSDAY/FRIDAY IN-CLASS PROJECT. 
 
The following is for our in-class group project that we will be working on Thursday and Friday ONLY.  Please do not work on this at home.  
 
Each group will be working on 2 (two) topics from the packet, and should use only the websites listed below for their topic, and your textbooks (if needed).
 
**If your group is working on:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Instructions for In-Class Activity for Wed. 5/15

THE FOLLOWING ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE IN-CLASS ACTIVITY FOR WEDNESDAY, May 15th.  PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS AT HOME (additional class time will be given to complete if not finished on Tuesday)

 

GO TO: https://www.ck12.org/biology/global-warming-in-biology/lesson/Global-Climate-Change-BIO/?referrer=concept_details

  1. ACTIVELY READ through “GLOBAL WARMING”. Annotate in your Lab Journal as you read with questions, thoughts, connections and vocabulary you are not familiar with (words you don’t know the meaning of- you can look them up as you read or after).

 

            -YOU MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 6 (SIX) ANNOTATIONS FOR                    THE READING TO RECEIVE CREDIT

 

  1. WATCH THE 3 (three) VIDEOS IN THE CK12 LESSON TITLED “Climate Watch: California at the Tipping Point”, “Acidic Seas - KQED QUEST”, and “Your Videos on QUEST: Dan Griffin of GG Films - KQED QUEST” ANNOTATE AS YOU WATCH

 

         - YOU MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 2 (TWO) ANNOTATIONS FOR                  EACH VIDEO TO RECEIVE CREDIT (SO 6 [SIX] VIDEO ANNOTATIONS TOTAL)

 

  1. Answer the Three (3) Questions at the bottom of the page underReview” in your Lab Journal. Your Annotations and Review Questions should be put on the next, unused page in your lab journal, titled “CK-12 Global Warming, May 15, 2019”

 

AND IF YOU FINISH ALL OF THE ABOVE, YOU CAN WATCH THE “CLIMATE SCIENCE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW” video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjIyms1BX4 WITH HEADPHONES ON.   

YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE CK12 ASSIGNMENT ABOVE BEFORE WATCHING THECLIMATE SCIENCE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW” VIDEO.

At the end of the period, wrap your headphone cord up, put headphones back in the baggie and return to the headphones box.  Return Chromebooks to the correct slot in the Chromebook cart.  If you are in 6th period, please plug in your Chromebook. 

 

RIS Weather Station Data is Now Online!

Hi All,

Our RIS WeatherLink weather station data is now available online!  We have a really great set of weather instruments that was originally donated by the PV Land Conservancy, and has been updated by our amazing PTSA, and all of the data is now online. 

You can get the most local weather data possible- our station is located on the RIS campus, right next to room 308.  There are also stations at PVIS, MIS, and other spots around PV.  You can access all of them through the WeatherLink app (click for a link to the app on the App Store)  which is a free app available on the Apple App Store, and wherever you get your apps for non-Apple phones.

 

Once you download the app, just search up “Ridgecrest” to see weather info from our station- it’s really cool!  Data from PVIS is at “PVIS”, MIS is at “Miraleste Intermediate School” (as I write this, RIS is currently 4 degrees cooler than both PVIS and Miraleste!). 

 

This is a great place to get weather data if you are doing the ‘Weather Journal’ activity for the Mix & Match, or just to see what the weather is like close to your house.  You can access the weather data from anywhere in the world through the App.  I believe you may need to create a WeatherLink account to access weather data, but creating an account is free. 

 

You can also click the tab at the top for “Location Results” and type in ‘Rancho Palos Verdes’ to see all the stations in our area (there are close to 15 scattered about PV/San Pedro), and there are stations all across the country as well.  It’s a great way to access super-local weather data, which is really neat in a place like PV where the weather can change practically street to street.

 

 

IN CLASS ACTIVITY FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd

THE FOLLOWING ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE IN-CLASS ACTIVITY FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd.  PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS AT HOME (additional class time will be given to complete if not finished on Tuesday)

 

GO TO: https://www.ck12.org/earth-science/tides/lesson/Tides-MS-ES/?referrer=concept_details

1. ACTIVELY READ through “TIDES”. Annotate in your Lab Journal as you read with questions, thoughts, connections.

 

            -YOU MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 4 (FOUR) ANNOTATIONS FOR                    THE READING TO RECEIVE CREDIT

 

2. WATCH THE VIDEO IN THE CK12 LESSON TITLED “Watching the Tides: Science on the Spot”, ANNOTATE AS YOU WATCH

 

         - YOU MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 3 (THREE) ANNOTATIONS FOR                  THE VIDEO TO RECEIVE CREDIT

 

3. Answer the Three (3) Questions underReview” in your Lab Journal. Your Annotations and Review Questions should be put on the next, unused page in your lab journal, titled “CK-12 Tides, April 23, 2019”

 

AND IF YOU FINISH ALL OF THE ABOVE, YOU CAN WATCH THE ‘CRASH COURSE’ VIDEO: “TIDES” at: https://www.pbs.org/video/crash-course-astronomy-8/ WITH HEADPHONES ON.   

If you happen to finish the Crash Course video, you can watch ‘STUDY JAMS’ on Tides here: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-climate/tides.htm 

YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE CK12 ASSIGNMENT ABOVE BEFORE WATCHING THESE VIDEOS.

At the end of the period, wrap your headphone cord up, put headphones back in the baggie and return to the headphones box.  Return Chromebooks to the correct slot in the Chromebook cart.  If you are in 6th period, please plug in your Chromebook. 

IN CLASS ACTIVITY FOR MONDAY APRIL 8th

IN CLASS ACTIVITY FOR MONDAY APRIL 8TH

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE IN-CLASS ACTIVITY FOR MONDAY, APRIL 8th.  PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS AT HOME (additional class time will be given to complete if not finished on Monday)

 

GO TO: https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/14.1/ 

 

  1. ACTIVELY READ through “INTRODUCTION TO OCEANS”. Annotate in your Lab Journal as you read: questions, thoughts, connections.
    1. YOU MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST 4 (FOUR) ANNOTATIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT
  2. Answer the six (6) Questions under “Recall”, “Apply Concepts”, and “Think Critically” in your Lab Journal. Your Annotations and Review Questions should be put on the next, unused page in your lab journal, titled “CK-12 Introduction to Oceans, April 8, 2019”

 

AND IF YOU FINISH ALL OF THE ABOVE, YOU CAN WATCH THE BILL NYE VIDEO: “OCEANS” at:  https://app.schooltube.com/video/16fd7063ddfb41fc9f93/Bill_Nye_Oceanography WITH HEADPHONES ON.   YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE ABOVE BEFORE WATCHING BILL NYE

 

At the end of the period, wrap your headphone cord up, put headphones back in the baggie and return to the headphones box.  Return Chromebooks to the correct slot in the Chromebook cart.  If you are in 6th period, please plug in your Chromebook. 

More Articles (& Vocab) for Dog Diversity C.E.R. Project

More articles on Dog Diversity:

 

*** http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38650616/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/just-few-genes-define-dog-diversity/#.XGQ5uDNKiUk

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080622225503.htm

 

https://www.livescience.com/6132-dog-dna-diversity-helps-show-genes-work.html

 

Vocabulary (define in your Lab Journal):

 

Domesticated/Domestication:

 

Aesthetic:

 

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, or SNPs for short: a type of genetic change

 

Physical Traits:

 

Morphology: