January 8th, 2012: Timber!!!!

Objectives:

Students will practice reading and note taking.

Students will use a graphic organizer to organize their notes.

Do Now: (Please post in the reply box below)

What is an avalanche?

Article: http://www.scholastic.com/scopemagazine/PDFs/SCOPE-121012-Nonfiction.pdf

Graphic Organzier: (Use the following graphic organzier to take notes as we read.  Create the graphic organzier below in the reply box.)

Link: http://www.scholastic.com/scopemagazine/PDFs/SCOPE-121012-Nonfiction-KeyIdeas.pdf

In complete sentences, answer the reading questions below:

1. Why are most deaths caused by avalanches preventable?

2. What factors do Fredston and Fesler study to determine why and where avalanches occur? Why is their work important?

3. Why is the number of people killed in avalanches each year on the rise? What measuresmight reverse this trend?

4. Based on the graphs on page 9, what can you infer might be the effect on recreationists of using avalanche air bags? Do you think Fredston would agree?

5) What aided Stroud’s rescue?

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20 thoughts on “January 8th, 2012: Timber!!!!

  1. An avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a slope, that results from mechanical failure in the snowpack when the force on the snow exceed its strength.

  2. An avalanche is a massive snow fall. When something powerful shake the ground and creates a mountain of snow.

  3. Avalanche- when a snowpack collapses and causes thousands of pounds of snow and dibris to tumble down a mountain or slope.

  4. 1.. Why are most deaths caused by avalanches preventable?
    Because avalanches are not natural disasters and have warning signs.

    2. What factors do Fredston and Fesler study to determine why and where avalanches occur? Why is their work important?
    They study that the microscopic particles, they study why they stick together and why the particles fall apart.

    3. Why is the number of people killed in avalanches each year on the rise? What measuresmight reverse this trend?
    The are more resorts, from Colorado to Wyoming have been opening the backcountry to adventures. We can reverse the trend by closing down resorts, also if people just listens.

    4. Based on the graphs on page 9, what can you infer might be the effect on recreationists of using avalanche air bags? Do you think Fredston would agree?
    No because its massive pounds of snow coming rapidly fast.

    5) What aided Stroud’s rescue?
    They both were wearing beacons, small tracking devices for this kind of emergency.

    • 1.. Why are most deaths caused by avalanches preventable avalanches are not natural disasters and have warning signs & you can prevent

      2. What factors do Fredston and Fesler study to determine why and where avalanches occur? Why is their work important?
      They study that the microscopic particles, they study why they stick together and why the particles fall apart. There work was important cause it determines weather a avalanche is coming or not .

      3. Why is the number of people killed in avalanches each year on the rise? What measuresmight reverse this trend?
      The are more resorts, from Colorado to Wyoming have been opening the backcountry to adventures. We can reverse the trend by closing down resorts, and everyone can listen to what they have to say they could learn.

      4. Based on the graphs on page 9, what can you infer might be the effect on recreationists of using avalanche air bags? Do you think Fredston would agree?
      No because its massive pounds of snow comes super rapidly fast to where there is nothing to do.

      5) What aided Stroud’s rescue?
      They both were wearing beacons, small tracking devices for this kind of emergency so they could know exactly were everyone is.

  5. 1. They are preventable by looking at the signs that an avalanche is about to happen. 2. They study the snowpack, the resent weather activity, and also gaps between the layers of snow. 3. The fact that more people are beginning to do more activity on slopes that are not supervised and maintained so their is more danger, this could be prevented by monitoring the mountains more. 4. I think that the air bags would help aa small amount by survival is still very unlikely and I believe that he would agree. 5. He uses a tracker to find him, then his ski poles as pokers to feel we’re his friend was then he pulls a small aluminum shovel out of his pack to dig his friend out.

  6. 1. They could carry the things needed to prevent an avalanche.
    2. They study that the microscopic particles, they study why they stick together, and why the particles fall apart.
    3. The death rate goes up because people don’t want to take the signs of an avalanche.
    4. No, because the power of an avalanche can pop them airbags very easy.

  7. 1.. Why are most deaths caused by avalanches preventable avalanches are not natural disasters and have warning signs & you can prevent

    2. What factors do Fredston and Fesler study to determine why and where avalanches occur? Why is their work important?
    They study that the microscopic particles, they study why they stick together and why the particles fall apart. There work was important cause it determines weather a avalanche is coming or not .

    3. Why is the number of people killed in avalanches each year on the rise? What measuresmight reverse this trend?
    The are more resorts, from Colorado to Wyoming have been opening the backcountry to adventures. We can reverse the trend by closing down resorts, and everyone can listen to what they have to say they could learn.

    4. Based on the graphs on page 9, what can you infer might be the effect on recreationists of using avalanche air bags? Do you think Fredston would agree?
    No because its massive pounds of snow comes super rapidly fast to where there is nothing to do.

    5) What aided Stroud’s rescue?
    They both were wearing beacons, small tracking devices for this kind of emergency so they could know exactly were everyone is.
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  9. 1.. Why are most deaths caused by avalanches preventable avalanches are not natural disasters and have warning signs & you can prevent

    2. What factors do Fredston and Fesler study to determine why and where avalanches occur? Why is their work important?
    They study that the microscopic particles, they study why they stick together and why the particles fall apart. There work was important cause it determines weather a avalanche is coming or not .
    3. Why is the number of people killed in avalanches each year on the rise? What measuresmight reverse this trend?
    The are more resorts, from Colorado to Wyoming have been opening the backcountry to adventures. We can reverse the trend by closing down resorts, and everyone can listen to what they have to say they could learn.

    4. Based on the graphs on page 9, what can you infer might be the effect on recreationists of using avalanche air bags? Do you think Fredston would agree?
    No because its massive pounds of snow comes super rapidly fast to where there is nothing to do.

    5) What aided Stroud’s rescue?
    They both were wearing beacons, small tracking devices for this kind of emergency so they could know exactly were everyone is.

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