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Topics to be covered in Quarter 2

Earth's history................... Plate tectonics
Earthquakes .................... Volcanoes
Oceanography

Links:
Earth Science Igneous Rock Activity:
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0603/es0603page01.cfm
Earth Science Rock Cycle Activity:
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0602/es0602page01.cfm?chapter_no=investigation
Earth Science Fossil Fun Activity:
http://www.abc.net.au/beasts/fossilfun/makingfossils/default.htm
Nova - Magnetic Storm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJUTUFAWfEY
Date....................
Period 2...............................................................................................
Period 3.........................................................................................................
W 11/7 A day
Drill #1: "Goal Sheet CW Q2 #1"

Goal Sheets for Q2
Q2 Buddy Clocks

HW: None

Due tomorrow: Text book pg. 190 #1-8 (HW Q2 #1)
Radioactive decay worksheets (HW Q2 #2, #3)
Drill #1: "Goal Sheet CW Q2 #1"

Goal Sheets for Q2
Q2 Buddy Clocks
Began Relative Age Activity (CW Q2 #2)

HW: None

Due tomorrow: Text book pg. 190 #1-8 (HW Q2 #1)
Radioactive decay worksheets (HW Q2 #2, #3)
Th 11/8 B day
Drill #2: 1. Describe at least 2 characteristics that scientists use to understand the history of the Earth 2. define the term "unconformity"

Go over problem questions from assessment
Relative Age Activity (CW Q2 #2)

HW: discuss goals with parent(s) and have them sign the goal sheet (CW #1)
Due Tomorrow
Drill #2: 1. Describe at least 2 characteristics that scientists use to understand the history of the Earth 2. define the term "unconformity"

Go over problem questions from assessment
Relative Age Activity (CW Q2 #2)

HW: discuss goals with parent(s) and have them sign the goal sheet (CW #1)
Due Tomorrow
F 11/9 A day
Drill #3: 1. Why is it important to think about relative age when looking at the history of the Earth? 2. What do ripple marks in sedimentary rock formations tell us?

Video: The history of the Earth
Notes (CW #3)

HW: Describe 4 different ways scientists determine the absolute age of rock formations. (HW #5)
Vocabulary chapter 8.1 Flashcards (HW #4)
Due Monday
Drill #3: 1. Why is it important to think about relative age when looking at the history of the Earth? 2. What do ripple marks in sedimentary rock formations tell us?

Video: The history of the Earth
Notes (CW #3)

HW: Describe 4 different ways scientists determine the absolute age of rock formations. (HW #5)
Vocabulary chapter 8.1 Flashcards (HW #4)

Due Monday
M 11/12 B day
Drill #4: List at least 3 principles used by geologists when studying the history of the Earth.

Finish Relative Age Activity (CW Q2 #2)
Review homework pg. 190, 4 ways to determine absolute age and radioactive decay

HW: Vocabulary chapter 8.2 flashcards (see 11/9 for link)
Drill #4: List at least 3 principles used by geologists when studying the history of the Earth.

Finish Relative Age Activity (CW Q2 #2)
Review homework pg. 190, 4 ways to determine absolute age and radioactive decay

HW: Vocabulary chapter 8.2 flashcards (see 11/9 for li
T 11/13 A day
Drill #5: Create a concept map with the following terms (principle of original horizontality, relative age, graded bedding, law of superposition, cross bed, ripple mark)

Finish review of homework
Radioactive decay penny demonstration (CW #4)

HW: Vocabulary chapter 8.3 flashcards (see 11/9 for link)
Drill #5: Create a concept map with the following terms (principle of original horizontality, relative age, graded bedding, law of superposition, cross bed, ripple mark)

Finish review of homework
Radioactive decay penny demonstration (CW #4)

HW: Vocabulary chapter 8.3 flashcards (see 11/9 for link)
W 11/14 B day
Drill #6: 1)if 30 cm of sediments are, assumed to have been, deposited every 1,000 years. How long would 10 m of sediment take to accumulate?
2) Why is it incorrect to assume that all rock found at a depth of 10 m is the age calculated above?

Radioactive decay worksheet review (HW #2, HW #3)


HW: page 196 #1-7 Due Friday (HW #6)
Drill #6: 1)if 30 cm of sediments are, assumed to have been, deposited every 1,000 years. How long would 10 m of sediment take to accumulate?
2) Why is it incorrect to assume that all rock found at a depth of 10 m is the age calculated above?

Radioactive decay worksheet review (HW #2, HW #3)
Radiometric dating practice problems (CW #5)

HW: page 196 #1-7 Due Friday (HW #6)
Th 11/15 A day
Drill #7: You see an advertisement for an atomic clock. You also know that radioactive decay emits harmful radiation.Do you think the atomic clock contains decaying isotopes? Explain

Radiometric dating
Radiometric dating practice problems (CW #5)

HW: page 196 #1-7
Due Friday (HW #6)
Drill #7: You see an advertisement for an atomic clock. You also know that radioactive decay emits harmful radiation.Do you think the atomic clock contains decaying isotopes? Explain

Radiometric dating
Radiometric dating practice problems (CW #5)

HW: page 196 #1-7
Due Friday (HW #6)
F 11/16 B day
No Drill: Media center to go over APA format and searching databases
APA Citation Basics (CW #6)
Media center to go over APA format and searching databases

APA Citation Basics (CW #6)
M 11/19 A day
3 hour early closing

Drill #8:What do you think are the two most important things to know about a rock layer within a formation? Why?

Flashcard activity: randomly choose 4 flashcards, use those terms in a description of a imaginary rock formation. Have a peer check your use of the terms. Hand in for credit.(CW #7)

HW: Finish flashcard activity if you did not finish in class
3 hour early closing
Drill #8:What do you think are the two most important things to know about a rock layer within a formation? Why?

Flashcard activity: randomly choose 4 flashcards, use those terms in a description of a imaginary rock formation. Have a peer check your use of the terms. Hand in for credit. (CW #7)

HW: Finish flashcard activity if you did not finish in class
T 11/20 B day
3 hour early closing
Drill #9: Name 2 reasons for the formation of different kinds of fossils, like those discussed in section 8.3.

ABC-Science-Beasts-Fossil Fun (go to link on home page for fossil fun activity)
- describe the different environments and steps that produce fossils and any properties of the resulting fossils
-what environmental affects lead to the destruction of samples instead of fossil formation?
-give 2 examples of fossils that can tell us something about the environment in which they were made. (CW #8)

HW: Enjoy your holiday
3 hour early closing
Drill #9: Name 2 reasons for the formation of different kinds of fossils, like those discussed in section 8.3.

ABC-Science-Beasts-Fossil Fun (go to link on home page for fossil fun activity)

- describe the different environments and steps that produce fossils and any properties of the resulting fossils

-what environmental affects lead to the destruction of samples instead of fossil formation?

-give 2 examples of fossils that can tell us something about the environment in which they were made. (CW #8)

HW: Enjoy your holiday
W 11/21
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
Th 11/22
THANKSGIVING
THANKSGIVING
F 11/23
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
M 11/26 A day
Drill #10: Pick 1 fossil type discussed in book (p.198) What can the fossil tell us about the environment when it was formed and since it was formed.

Review of fossil activity from Tuesday

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday(Q&T #1)
Drill #10: Pick 1 fossil type discussed in book (p.198) What can the fossil tell us about the environment when it was formed and since it was formed.

Review of fossil activity from Tuesday

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday (QT #1)
T 11/27 B day
Drill #11:A geological column is an ordered arrangement of rock layers representing a timeline of Earth's history. Why is constructing a geological column important to Earth Scientists?

History of the Earth: Scaled Timeline activity (LP #3)

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday
Drill #11: A geological column is an ordered arrangement of rock layers representing a timeline of Earth's history. Why is constructing a geological column important to Earth Scientists?


History of the Earth: Scaled Timeline activity (LP #3)

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday
W 11/28 A Day
Drill #12: What does it mean "to make an argument"? What are the two most important aspects of making an argument?

Essay prompt 1
Essay prompt 2


HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday
Drill #12: What does it mean "to make an argument"? What are the two most important aspects of making an argument?
Argumentative essay

Essay prompt 1
Essay prompt 2

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday
Th 11/29 B day
No Drill
Argumentative essay

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday
No Drill
Argumentative essay

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday
F 11/30 A day
No Drill
Argumentative essay

Analysis of rock formations Due TODAY

HW: Argumentative essay draft for peer review
No Drill
Argumentative essays

Analysis of rock formations Due TODAY

HW: Argumentative essay draft for peer review
M 12/3 B day
Drill #13: What is the purpose of "peer review"?
What are the two most important aspects to focus on in a peer review?

Peer review of argumentative essays

HW:final copy of essay due Friday (LP #4)
Drill #13: What is the purpose of "peer review"?
What are the two most important aspects to focus on in a peer review?

Peer review of argumentative essays

HW:final copy of essay due Friday (LP #4)

Identify possible index fossils for the precambrian and paleozoic eras. Due Tuesday (see handout from class)
T 12/4 A day
Drill #14: According to your Earth's history lab....
list 3 important events that happened during the Precambrian Era

Finish scaled timeline

HW: final copy of essay due Friday
Identify possible index fossils for the precambrian and paleozoic eras. Due Wednesday (see handout from class) (HW #7)
Drill #14: According to your Earth's history lab....
list 3 important events that happened during the Precambrian Era

Finish scaled timeline

HW: final copy of essay due Friday

Identify possible index fossils for the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras *Due Wednesday* (HW #7)
W 12/5 B day
Drill #15: Write the 3 most important things you learned from the Timeline lab. Explain why you think that these are "most important"

Textbook page 232-233. History in the rocks lab. (CW #9)

HW: final copy of essay DUE FRIDAY
Identify possible index fossils for the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras *Due Thursday* (HW #7)
Drill #15: Write the 3 most important things you learned from the Timeline lab. Explain why you think that these are "most important"

Textbook page 232-233. History in the rocks lab. (CW #9)

HW: final copy of essay DUE FRIDAY
Identify possible index fossils for the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras *Due Thursday* (HW #7)
Th 12/6 A day
Drill #16: Answer question #31-33 on page 229 of your textbook

Movie: National Geographic Geographic Colliding Continents

HW: Final copy of essay DUE TOMORROW
Drill #16: Answer question #31-33 on page 229 of your textbook

Movie: National Geographic Geographic Colliding Continents

HW: Final copy of essay DUE TOMORROW
F 12/7 B day
Drill #17: has the environment on Earth always been the same? What mechanism is thought to cause the changes we see in fossils of organisms over time?

Textbook Activity page pg. 234 : Fossil Evidence for Gondwanaland (CW #10)

HW: Continental Drift Reading and Analysis Questions (HW #8)
Drill #17: has the environment on Earth always been the same? What mechanism is thought to cause the changes we see in fossils of organisms over time?

Textbook Activity page pg. 234 : Fossil Evidence for Gondwanaland (CW #10)

HW: Continental Drift Reading and Analysis Question (HW #8)
M 12/10 A day
Drill #18: What evidence did Wegener use to support his theory of Cont. Drift? Why is this accepted now but was not accepted during his time (1915)?

Notes on continental drift ppt
Notes page (CW #11)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35 pg.262-263 (HW #9)
Drill #18: What evidence did Wegener use to support his theory of Cont. Drift? Why is this accepted now but was not accepted during his time (1915)?

Notes on continental drift ppt
Notes page (CW #11)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35 pg.262-263 (HW #9)
T 12/11 B day
Drill #19: Why is the valley discovered in the middle of the midatlantic ridge evidence of seafloor spreading?

Reconstructing Pangeae (LP #5)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35 pg.262-263 (HW #9)
Drill #19: Why is the valley discovered in the middle of the midatlantic ridge evidence of seafloor spreading?

Reconstructing Pangeae

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35 pg.262-263 (HW #9)
W 12/12 A day
Drill #20: How does magnetic symmetry around mid-ocean ridges support the hypothesis of sea floor spreading? What other experiment/study would you want conducted for this experiment?

Reconstructing Pangeae - Day 2
Starting on sea floor spreading lab

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35
pg. 262-263 (HW #9)
Drill #20: How does magnetic symmetry around mid-ocean ridges support the hypothesis of sea floor spreading? What other experiment/study would you want conducted for this experiment?

Reconstructing Pangeae - Day 2
Starting on sea floor spreading lab

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35
pg. 262-263 (HW #9)
Th 12/13 B day
Drill #21:What is the most important thing you learned from reconstructing Pangaea?

Sea floor spreading lab (LP #6)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35
pg. 262-263 (HW #9)
Drill #21:What is the most important thing you learned from reconstructing Pangaea?

Sea floor spreading lab (LP #6)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35
pg. 262-263 (HW #9)
F 12/14 A day
Drill #22: How many centimeters are in a meter? How do scientists calculate the rate of plate movement?

Sea floor spreading calculations (CW #12)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35
pg. 262-263
Drill #22: How many centimeters are in a meter? How do scientists calculate the rate of plate movement?

Sea floor spreading calculations (CW #12)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35
pg. 262-263
M 12/17 B day
Drill #23 How are magnetic patterns in sea-floor rock evidence of sea floor spreading?

Sea floor spreading calculations day 2

HW: Types of boundaries handout (HW #10)
QUIZ THURSDAY Chapter 10 (20 multiple choice questions)
Study guide (Q&T #2)
Drill #23 How are magnetic patterns in sea-floor rock evidence of sea floor spreading?

Sea floor spreading calculations day 2

HW: Types of boundaries handout (HW #10)
QUIZ THURSDAY Chapter 10 (20 multiple choice questions)
Study guide (Q&T #2)
T 12/18 A day
Drill #24: if the mid-Atlantic ridge is spreading at a rate of 2.5 cm/year, will the Atlantic Ocean become the Earth's one "super ocean" in 100,000 years?

Video: Nova - Magnetic Storm
Video notes (CW #13)

HW: Study for Quiz
QUIZ THURSDAY Chapter 10 (20 multiple choice questions)

Study guide
Drill #24: if the mid-Atlantic ridge is spreading at a rate of 2.5 cm/year, will the Atlantic Ocean become the Earth's one "super ocean" in 100,000 years?

Video: Nova - Magnetic Storm
Video notes (CW #13)

HW: Study for Quiz
QUIZ THURSDAY Chapter 10 (20 multiple choice questions)
Study guide
W 12/19 B day
Drill #25: describe magnetic reversals. Could we support the theory of sea floor spreading without the use of paleomagnetism?

PPT boundaries

HW: Study guide for Quiz
Key for study guide
Drill #25: describe magnetic reversals. Could we support the theory of sea floor spreading without the use of paleomagnetism?

PPT boundaries

HW: Study guide for Quiz
Key for study guide
Th 12/20 A day
Drill #26: 1 question you want answered before the quiz

Quiz

HW: Chapter 12.1 pg. 300 #1-10 (HW #11)
Drill #26: 1 question you want answered before the quiz

Quiz

HW: Chapter 12.1 pg. 300 #1-10 (HW #11)
F 12/21 B day
Drill #27: Is the North American plate continental, oceanic or both?

plate boundary activity (CW #14)

HW: Extra credit midterm review pg. 1-6 by Jan. 2 (Q&T #3)
Drill #27: Is the North American plate continental, oceanic or both?

plate boundary activity (CW #14)


HW: Extra credit midterm review pg. 1-6 by Jan. 2 (Q&T #3)
12/24- 1/1
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
W 1/2 A day
Drill #28: What is a shadow zone? What is the relationship between the term "shadow zone" and "Moho or Moho boundary"?

Reflection on argument writing
Video: Types of earthquakes

Lock down drill

HW: pg. 304 #1-6 Due Friday (HW #12)
Start work on midterm review packet Due January 15 (Q&T #3)
Drill #28: What is a shadow zone? What is the relationship between the term "shadow zone" and "Moho or Moho boundary"?

Reflection on argument writing
Video: Types of earthquakes

Lock down drill

HW: pg. 304 #1-6 Due Friday (HW #12)
Start work on midterm review packet Due Jan. 15 (Q&T #3)
Th 1/3 B day
Drill #29: How do we know about earthquakes that have happened in the past?

Notes: Earthquakes (CW #15)
Earthquakes ppt

HW: pg. 304 #1-6 Due TOMORROW
Start work on midterm review packet Due January 15
Drill #29: How do we know about earthquakes that have happened in the past?

Notes: Earthquakes (CW #15)
Earthquakes ppt


HW: pg. 304 #1-6 Due TOMORROW
Start work on midterm review packet Due January 15
F 1/4 A day
Drill #30: Does knowing the epicenter of an earthquake identify the focus of the earthquake?

Finding the epicenter activity (LP #7)
Key for homework pg. 300
Key for homework pg. 304

HW: pg. 310 #1-14, 17-20, 24-25, 33-36 Due Monday (HW #13)
Continue working on midterm review packet Due 1/15
Drill #30: Does knowing the epicenter of an earthquake identify the focus of the earthquake?

Finding the epicenter activity (LP #7)
Key for homework pg. 300
Key for homework pg. 304

HW: pg. 310 #1-14, 17-20, 24-25, 33-36 Due Monday (HW #13)
Continue working on midterm review packet Due 1/15
M 1/7 B day
Drill #31:The P-waves of an earthquake reaches a seismograph in New York at 23:12:30. There are no S-waves. P-waves arrive arrived at another seismograph at location X at 22:58:12 and S-waves arrived at 22:59:05.
1. What does the lack of S-waves in New York tell us about the location of the epicenter?
2. Which seismograph is closest to the epicenter?

Finish "Finding the epicenter activity"(LP #7)
Earthquake Review handout

HW: pg. 324 (Chapter 13.1) #1-9 (HW #14)
Key for pg. 310 homework
Drill #31:The P-waves of an earthquake reaches a seismograph in New York at 23:12:30. There are no S-waves. P-waves arrive arrived at another seismograph at location X at 22:58:12 and S-waves arrived at 22:59:05.
1. What does the lack of S-waves in New York tell us about the location of the epicenter?
2. Which seismograph is closest to the epicenter?

Finish "Finding the epicenter activity"(LP #7)
Earthquake Review handout

HW: pg. 324 (Chapter 13.1) #1-9 (HW #14)
Key for pg. 310 homework
T 1/8 A day
Drill #32: 1. What important pieces of information can you getfrom each seismogram?
2. Why are earthquakes associated with volcanic activity?

Volcano notes (CW #16)
Volcano ppt

HW: pg. 330 (Chapter 13.2) #1-9 (HW #15)
Current Events Extra Credit (+5 points) due by 1/15
Key for pg. 324 homework
Drill #32: 1. What important pieces of information can you getfrom each seismogram?
2. Why are earthquakes associated with volcanic activity?

Volcano notes (CW #16)
Volcano ppt

HW: pg. 330 (Chapter 13.2) #1-9 (HW #15)
Current Events Extra Credit (+5 points) due by 1/15
Key for pg. 324 homework
W 1/9 B day
Drill #33: Why is most lava that forms on Earth surface unobserved or unnoticed?

Volcano types handout (CW #17)

HW: work on midterm review packet Due Friday (10 points)
Key for pg. 330 homework
    • Exam Review Flextime and After School 2:10-3 **
Drill #33: Why is most lava that forms on Earth surface unobserved or unnoticed?

Volcano types handout (CW #17)

HW: work on midterm review packet Due Friday (10 points)
Key for pg. 330 homework

    • Exam Review Flextime and After School 2:10-3 **
Th 1/10 A day
Drill #34: What is the difference between a dormant and an extinct volcano?

Identifying volcanoes activity (LP #8)

    • Exam Review After School 2:10-3
Drill #34:What is the difference between a dormant and an extinct volcano?


Identifying volcanoes activity (LP #8)

Exam Review After School 2:10-3
F 1/11 B day
No Drill: Notebook quiz (10 questions based on notebook organization)

Identifying volcanoes activity (LP #8)

HW: Check
midterm review packet key
No Drill: Notebook quiz (10 questions based on notebook organization)

Identifying volcanoes activity (LP #8)

HW: Check
midterm review packet key
M 1/14 A day
Drill: What are 2 ways you find effective in preparing for a test?

Review for exam

HW: Study for Midterm
    • Exam Review After School 2:10-3 **
Drill: What are 2 ways you find effective in preparing for a test?

Review for exam

    • Exam Review After School 2:10-3 **
T 1/15
Exam for Period 4B

Review for exam

HW: Study for midterm
Exam for Period 4B

Review for exam

HW: Study for midterm
W 1/16
3 hour early closing
Exam for Period 2

    • review packet due **
3 hour early closing
Exams
Th 1/17
3 hour early closing
Exams
3 hour early closing
Exams for period 3

    • review packet due **
F 1/18
3 hour early closing
END OF QUARTER 2
3 hour early closing
END OF QUARTER 2