posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 28

Waves coming and going answers

Click on the link and you will have all of the answers to entry four waves coming and going notes.

Today’s notes on waves and beach erosion.

Erosion: The process of breaking up rock and carrying it away.

Barrier Beach: A long natural landfrom made of sand deposits that protects the shoreline from wave action.

Sand Dunes: Wind blown hills of sand with dune plants growing on them for added resistance to erosion.

Groin: A wall of rocks or concrete that extends out from the beach out into the ocean.

  • Erosion  is decreased in front of the groin
  • Erosion is increased behind the groin

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 27

Don’t forget to answer number 11 on your waves coming and going notes for your homework tonight.

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 26

food web notes

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 23

I will add them this weekend.  Have a great weekend.

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 22

Great work in class today.  I really enjoyed teaching and helping you learn about waves.   Don’t forget to try the experiment tonight on your parents to see if you can get free ice cream.  We will be in the science lab tomorrow and if you missed today or need the notes that we completed in class click the links below.  See everyone tomorrow.

Waves coming and going (sheet given out in class today)

Waves coming and going answers 1.22.15 (notes from class today)


posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 16

Here are the notes we completed in class on Wednesday thru Thursday.

Notes from Tuesday this week on Ocean Exploration

Ocean exploration notes

Notes from Wednesday this week on the Ocean Floor



Notes on Ocean Organisms from Thursday



posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 16

The directions for you oceans homework assignment are below if you didn’t get a chance to write it down from off the board.

  • Draw, label, and color the three ocean zones (intertidal, neritic, and open ocean zones)
  • color and label the three zones of the water column (surface, transition, and deep zones)
  • Draw, label, and color one type of each ocean organism (plankton, nekton, and benthos)
  • Draw, label, and color any two of the seven parts of the ocean floor (continental shelf, continental slope, seamount, volcanic island, abyssal plain, trench, and mid ocean ridge)
  • Ocean homework assignment example
  • Example above but needs to be colored!  Be creative!

This will be due on Tuesday when we return to school.  You have 5 days to complete it so plenty of time to finish this assignment.  I look forward to seeing your work of art and mastery of the ocean.  Have a great long week and remember no school on Monday.


posted by Kevin Pughsley on Jan 16

We have begun the third nine weeks and our topics will include oceans and weather. I can’t wait!

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Dec 16

Don’t forget to study for your benchmark test tomorrow. Look forward to seeing everyone in class tomorrow. Have a great night.

Click on the link below if you need an extra copy of the study guide.

solar system benchmark study guide

posted by Kevin Pughsley on Nov 19

Student don’t forget about the solar system trading card project. The rough draft is due on Dec.1st and the final copy on Dec. 12th. A copy of the rubric is attached to the link below. Just click on it and it will take you there. Thanks

Trading cards rubric