Posted by Martha Wells on 10/31/2019 8:50:00 AM

    We having been studying CLOUDS.  The students are very knowledgable about the three main types of clouds, Cirrus, Strata and Cumulus, and variations; where they are located in the sky, low clouds, midlevel clouds, or top clouds; and how they help us predicate the weather.  

    The students have just begun studying the water cycle in relation to clouds.  Their lab: water cycle in a ziplock bag is tapped to our windows for observations of evaporation and condensation.


    Next week: Tricia, school principal, will be reading to us. 

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  • Science: Weather and Climate

    Posted by Martha Wells on 10/1/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Last week, your students investigated the difference between climate and weather.   This week, we will be learning all about the eight tools used by meterologists to predict the weather. 

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  • Science Unit: Weather and Climate

    Posted by Martha Wells on 9/18/2019 11:00:00 AM

    The science focus for the most of this semester is Weather & Climate.  There will be plenty of hands-on labs for the students to participate in.  

    The following is the description of the unit study from the BISD Science Center. 


    The unit begins with weather elements so that students can move to understanding seasonal weather patterns.

    Too much precipitation too fast resulting in a salmon stream overflowing onto a road. 

    Seasonal weather patterns - November is consistently a very rainy month



    Geography of Pacific Ocean & Olympic Mountains

    Water flows down from the Olympics to the Skokomish.

    This area of Highway 101 is in a floodplain.


    Salmon Life Cycle

    November is when the salmon are coming up the river to spawn.  


    Why doesn’t the dam help avoid flooding?

    Dams on the river do not manage flood waters - they are used for hydroelectricity for Tacoma.


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