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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 4A .......................................................................................
Period 4B .....................................................................................................
W 11/7 A day
Drill #1: "Goal Sheet CW Q2 #1"

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

HW: None

Due today: Text book pg. 190 #1-8 (HW Q2 #1)
Radioactive decay worksheets (HW Q2 #2, #3)
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Th 11/8 B day
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Drill #1: "Goal Sheet CW Q2 #1"

Goal Sheets for Q2
Q2 Buddy Clocks
Go over questions from Q1 Assessment
Relative Age Activity (CW Q2 #2)

HW: None

Due today: Text book pg. 190 #1-8 (HW Q2 #1)
Radioactive decay worksheets (HW Q2 #2, #3)
F 11/9 A 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 Q1 Assessment
Finish Relative age activity
Video: The history of the Earth
Notes (CW #3)

HW:
1. go over goal sheet with parents and have them sign
2.Describe 4 different ways scientists determine the absolute age of rock formations.(HW #5)
3.Vocabulary chapter 8.1 Flashcards (HW #4)
Due Tuesday
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M 11/12 B day
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Drill #2: 1. Describe at least 2 characteristics that scientists use to understand the history of the Earth 2. Define the term "unconformity"

Finish Relative age activity (Due first thing Tuesday if not handed in during class)
Video: The history of the Earth
Notes (CW #3)

HW:
1. go over goal sheet with parents and have them sign
2.Describe 4 different ways scientists determine the absolute age of rock formations.(HW #5)
3.Vocabulary chapter 8.1 Flashcards (HW #4)
Due Wednesday
T 11/13 A day
Drill #3: Why is it important to think about relative age when looking at the history of the Earth? What do ripple marks in sedimentary rocks suggest?

Go over homework pg. 190, 4 ways to determine absolute age

HW: Vocabulary chapter 8.2 and 8.3 flashcards (see 11/9 for link)(HW #4)
Due Thursday
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W 11/14 B day
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Drill #3: Why is it important to think about relative age when looking at the history of the Earth? What do ripple marks in sedimentary rocks suggest?

Go over homework pg. 190, 4 ways to determine absolute age
Radioactive decay penny demonstration (CW #4)
Go over radioactive decay worksheets


HW: Vocabulary chapter 8.2 and 8.3 flashcards (see 11/9 for link)
Due Friday (HW #4)
Th 11/15 A day
In media center to go over APA format and database searching

handout on APA format (CW #4)

HW:
Textbook pg. 196 #1-8 (HW #5)
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F 11/16 B day
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In media center to go over APA format and database searchin
handout on APA format (CW #5)

HW: pg. 196 #1-8 (HW #5)
M 11/19 A day
3 hour early closing
Drill #4: Create a concept map with the following terms (principle of original horizontality, relative age, graded bedding, law of superposition, cross bed, ripple mark)

Flashcard activity : 4 flashcards, make up a story about the history of a rock formation that uses the four terms randomly chosen from your pile (CW #5)

HW: Enjoy your holiday
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T 11/20 B day
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3 hour early closing
Drill #4: 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 #6)

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 #5: 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 Ear

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 #6)

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Friday (TQ #1)
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T 11/27 B day
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Drill #5: 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?

Chapter 9: Earth's history, creating a scaled timeline (LP #3)
Handout 1
Handout 2

HW: Analysis of rock formations Due Monday (TQ #1)
W 11/28 A day
Drill #6: What does "to make an argument mean"? What are the two most important aspects of making an argument?.

Chapter 9: Earth's history, creating a scaled timeline (LP #3)
Argumentative essays (LP #4)

Essay prompt 1
Essay prompt 2

HW: Analysis of rock formation due Friday (TQ #1)
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Th 11/29 B day
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Drill #6: What does "to make an argument mean"? What are the two most important aspects of making an argument?.
Argumentative essay

Essay prompt 1
Essay prompt 2

HW: Analysis of rock formation due Monday (TQ #1)
F 11/30 A day
No Drill

Argumentative essays

HW: essay due Tuesday for peer review
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M 12/3 B day
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No Drill

Argumentative essay -

HW: essay due Wednesday for peer review
T 12/4 A day
Drill #8: What is the purpose of "peer review"? What are 2 important things to focus on when peer reviewing this paper?

Peer review of argumentative essays
Finish Timeline activity

HW: final draft essay due Thursday

Identify possible index fossils from the Precambrian and Paleozoic eras (Due Thursday) * see class handout * (HW #6)
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W 12/5 B day
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Drill #7:
What is the purpose of "peer review"? What are 2 important things to focus on when peer reviewing this paper?

Peer review of argumentative essays
Finish Timeline activity

HW: final draft essay due Friday

Identify possible index fossils from the Precambrian and Paleozoic eras (Due Friday)
Th 12/6 A day
Drill #9: What were the 3 most important things you learned from the timeline lab? Explain why these were "most important".

Textbook page 232-233 History in the Rocks lab (CW #7)
Movie: National Geographic Continents Collide

HW: Identify possible index fossils from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras Due Monday (HW #7) AND
Continental Drift Article and Questions (HW #8)
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F 12/7 B day
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Drill #8: What were the 3 most important things you learned from the timeline lab? Explain why these were "most important".

Textbook page 232-233 History in the Rocks lab (CW #7)
Movie: National Geographic Continents Collide

HW: Identify possible index fossils from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras Due Monday (HW #7) AND
Continental Drift Article and Questions (HW #8)
M 12/10 A day
Drill #10: What was the evidence Wegener used to support his theory of continental drift. Why is this theory accepted now but was not accepted during his lifetime?

Notes on continental drift ppt
Notes page (CW #8)
Reconstructing Pangeae activity (CW #9)


HW: Chapter 10 p. 262-263 #1-35 DueTuesday 12/18 (HW #9)
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T 12/11 B day
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Drill #9: What was the evidence Wegener used to support his theory of continental drift. Why is this theory accepted now but was not accepted during his lifetime?

Notes on continental drift ppt

Notes page (CW #8)

Reconstructing Pangeae activity (CW #9)


HW: Chapter 10 p. 262-263 #1-35 Due Monday 12/17 (HW #9)
W 12/12 A day
Drill #11: Why is the structure of the mid-Atlantic ridge considered evidence of sea floor spreading? Think of an hypothesis for the question of sea floor spreading.

Reconstructing Pangeae - Day 2
Starting on sea floor spreading lab (LP #5)


HW: Due Tuesday 12/18 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35 pg. 262-263 (HW #9)
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Th 12/13 B day
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Drill #10: Why is the structure of the mid-Atlantic ridge considered evidence of sea floor spreading? Think of an hypothesis for the question of sea floor spreading.

Reconstructing Pangeae - Day 2
Starting on sea floor spreading lab (LP #5)

HW: Due Monday 12/17 Textbook Chapter 10 Review #1-35 (HW #9)
F 12/14 A day
Drill #12: What is the most important thing you learned from reconstructing Pangaea?

Sea floor spreading lab (LP #5)
Sea floor spreading calculations (CW #10)
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M 12/17 B day
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Drill #11: How are magnetic patterns in sea-floor rock evidence of sea-floor spreading?

Finish sea floor spreading lab (LP #5)
Sea floor spreading calculation (CW #10)

HW: Types of boundaries handout (HW #10) Due Wednesday
Quiz Chapter 10 Friday
Study Guide
T 12/18 A day
Drill #13: How are magnetic patterns in sea-floor rock evidence of sea-floor spreading?

Sea floor spreading calculations day 2
Movie - Nova: Magnetic storm
Video Notes (CW #11)

HW: Types of boundaries handout (HW #10) Due Thursday
Quiz Chapter 10 Thursday (20 Multiple Choice questions)
Study Guide
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W 12/19 B day
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Drill #12:
What is the most important thing you learned from reconstructing Pangaea?

Movie - Nova: Magnetic storm
Video Notes (CW #11)

HW: Study guide for Quiz
Key for study guide
Th 12/20 A day
Drill #14: 1 question about the content for the quiz

Quiz Chapter 10

HW: Chapter 12.1 pg. 300 #1-10 (HW #11)
Extra credit midterm review pg. 1-6 by Jan. 2 (Q&T #2)
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F 12/21 B day
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Drill #13: What formed the Hawaiian islands?

Quiz
Plate boundary activity (CW #12)

HW: Chapter 12.1 pg. 300 #1-10
Extra credit midterm review pg. 1-6 by Jan. 2 (Q&T #2)
12/24- 1/1
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
W 1/2 A day
Drill #15 What is a shadow zone? What is the relationship between the term "shadow zone" and "Moho or Moho boundary"?

Reflection on argument writing
Notes: Earthquakes (CW #13)
Earthquakes ppt

    • No classwork #12 **

HW: pg. 304 #1-6 Due Friday (HW #12)
Start work on midterm review packet Due January 15 (Q&T #3)
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Th 1/3 B day
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Drill #14: What is a shadow zone? What is the relationship between the term "shadow zone" and "Moho or Moho boundary"?

Reflection on argument writing
Notes: Earthquakes (CW #13)
Earthquakes ppt


HW1: pg. 304 #1-6 Due Monday (HW #12)
HW 2: pg. 310 #1-14, 17-20, 24-25, 33-36 Due Monday (HW #13)
Start work on midterm review packet Due January 15 (Q&T #3)
F 1/4 A day
Drill #16: How do we know about earthquakes that have happened in the past?

Earthquake notes finished

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
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M 1/7 B day
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Drill #15: Does knowing the epicenter of an earthquake identify the focus of an earthquake.


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

HW: pg. 324 (Chapter 13.1) #1-9 (HW #14)
pg. 330 (Chapter 13.2) #1-9
Key for pg. 310 homework
T 1/8 A day
Drill #17: 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 lab (LP#7)

Volcano notes (CW #14)
Volcano ppt

Current Events Extra Credit (+5 points) due by 1/15

HW: pg. 324 (Chapter 13.1) #1-9 (HW #14)
pg. 330 (Chapter 13.2) #1-9

midterm review packet.
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W 1/9 B day
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Drill #16: 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?

Volcano notes (CW #16)
Volcano ppt
Types of volcanoes (CW #17)


Current Events Extra Credit (+5 points) due by 1/15

HW: midterm review packet

Key for pg. 324 homework
Key for pg. 330 homework
Th 1/10 A day
Drill #18 - What is the difference between a dormant and an extinct volcano?

Types of volcanoes (CW 15)
Identifying volcanoes activity (CW #16)

HW: midterm review packet due Monday
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F 1/11 B day
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Drill #18: What is the difference between an dormant and an extinct volcano?

Notebook Quiz
Review for Exam

HW: Check the midterm review packet key
Review for the exam.
M 1/14 A day
Drill #19: 2 study techniques that you think are most effective.

Notebook quiz
Review

HW: check
midterm review packet key
STUDY
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T 1/15
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EXAM TODAY
W 1/16
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3 hour early closing
Exams
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3 hour early closing
Exams
Th 1/17
3 hour early closing
Exam TODAY
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F 1/18
3 hour early closing
END OF QUARTER 2
3 hour early closing
END OF QUARTER 2