boulier Mr. Boulier
South Central Middle School 8th Grade Earth Science
http://www.bartow.k12.ga.us/scms
 
I. ADMINISTRATIVE

A. Course:  Earth Science C.    Teacher:  Mr. Boulier

B. Grade:  8th D.   Term:  1st Six Weeks:


II. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF  COURSE OBJECTIVES FOR THIS
SIX WEEK GRADING PERIOD. 
1st six weeks the learner will:
1.  Compare and contrast the various methods of scientific research
2.  Explain how variables are used in scientific method
3.  Describe the theories of continental drift and sea floor spreading
4.  Explain how the theory of plate tectonics grew from earlier
     theories
5.  Predict how the positions of the continents may change in the
     future
6.  Identify the layers of the Earth
7.  Explain how convection currents move tectonic plates
8.  Compare and Contrast the three types of tectonic plate boundaries
9.  Explain how the epicenter of an earthquake is located
10.  Compare and Contrast the motions of P, S, and surface waves
11.  Correlate earthquakes with plate tectonics
12.  Describe the process that causes the crust to fold
13.  Classify faults by type
14.  Explain the relationships among fold, faults, and plate tectonics in
       the mountain building process
          
III. OUTLINE DAILY OR WEEKLY BY DATE WHAT TOPICS,
PROJECTS, TESTS, ETC., WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED.

-There will be two or three vocabulary quizzes each week from the
material being covered
-There will be a test approximately every two weeks
-Progress Reports:  Sept. 5
-Report Cards:  Sept. 28
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