Earthquake, Jamaica BBC News

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How does an earthquake cause a tsunami? Why didn’t one occur in this instance?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-51287493

The lastest earthquakes in BC, get them from this site, one of many:

https://earthquaketrack.com/r/british-columbia-canada/recent

And since my first rule is to “be curious”, take some time to check this site out, about what happened to create the Gulf of Mexico back in the day:

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/kring/Chicxulub/regional-effects/

In The News: Taal Volcano, violent eruption?

Violent Eruption?

Happened already at Mount St Helens, here:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/530+E+41st+Ave,+Vancouver,+BC+V5W+1P3,+Canada/Mt+St+Helens,+Washington+98616,+USA/@47.5567172,-124.8764819,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x5486741251785f27:0x379ac7f84b408817!2m2!1d-123.0936271!2d49.2326978!1m5!1m1!1s0x54969956568a2691:0x69ddb4f4b6cf94c7!2m2!1d-122.1955508!2d46.1914006!3e0!5m1!1e4

This video explains what might happen at the Taal Volcano in the Philippines:

More information on the Filipino Taal Volcano:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-taal-volcano-explosively-erupt-heres-what-scientists-are-watching/

1980 Mount St Helens Lateral Blast

Guess, how fast the resulting killer wind erupted from a volcano close to where we live:

A) 35 km/h     B) 143 km/h   C) 280 km/h   D) 480 km/h

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/st_helens/st_helens_geo_hist_99.html

Let’s find out…

Homework, Science 10, due Monday January 13

Using the textbook on the cart, do Section 1.1 in your workbook, due next class. You can wear headphones if you brought them.

And remember to log into Moodle, thanks to the 9 of you that did! OMG C’mon people! Visit the library and get onto a device and if you need help ask someone!

I added some more videos that we’ll be looking at soon on the Discovery of DNA.

Genetics ~ Introduction via ASAPScience

Today I’d like to introduce you to the world of genetics. A huge topic all about you, how you’re made, your personality traits, even how you behave and react. The secrets of heredity were discovered in the molecule called DNA in 1953 with Watson and Crick. But what are genes? Is everyone’s DNA the same? What about Ancestry.ca or 23andMe? My eyes, my widow’s peak, the folding of my hands and the fact that I might be bald is genetic? Seriously?! And what are GMO’s???

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=443184#.XhQ-7PLYrnE for some chem review, jeopardy style!

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up/register for Moodle as most of the Genetics course is located here, under Sommerfeld Science 10.

I had an interesting roommate who told me he had sickle cell anemia. I didn’t know what it was so I decided to look it up. His genetics were mutated at one point, leading to irregularly shaped red blood cells. Take a look:

Science 10 Upcoming dates/activities

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Today the Band members missed “DNA Bracelets”, please ask your study buddy about it, and come by Tues at lunch to make yours! Don’t worry, the image above is wayyy cooler than what we did, maybe Ms Lee or Ms Gabelman can help you with that 😉

Friday May 3rd, Open Book Test (again, ask your study buddy about what we did today, including marking pages 7 and 8 in the workbook and ensuring you’ve done page 9 for the open book test (Friday April 26th) and get caught up, the Test is open book and you might need some of the stuff we did today).