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Quiz on Plate Tectonics has been moved to Wednesday. Class time will be used to prepare. Please see the "notes" section for any handouts you need to print.
Week of June 6 - June 10
Monday: Plate Tectonics
Objective: Students will observe convection currents in order to describe the motion of magma in the mantle and understand the reasons for its pattern of movement.
Activity: self quiz/ demonstration-lab
Procedure:1. Self Quiz review for quiz 2. Lab/Demo 3. Notes 4. Practice Questions 5. Read and take notes on Sea floor spreading and Plate Tectonics (pgs 375-377)
HW: Study for quiz on WEDNESDAY on Plate TECTONICS (EARLY EARTH, LAYERS OF EARTH, CONTINENTAL DRIFT THEORY, PLATE TECTONICS THEORY, PLATE MOVEMENTS)
Tuesday: Plate Tectonics REVIEW
Objective: Students will be able to compare the sea floor to a conveyor belt and explain why the sea floor is constantly renewing itself . Students will be able to REVIEW and APPLY plate tectonics information.
Activity: 1. Sea floor spreading & Subduction 2.Review
Procedure: 1. Notes and verbal practice 2. Review for quiz
Vocabulary: Sea floor spreading, fissure, Mid-Ocean Ridge, trench, subduction zone, plate, magma
HW: Study for Quiz - Wednesday
Wednesday: QUIZ - PLATE TECTONICS
Objective: Students will be accessed.
Procedure: 1. Quiz 2. Read about Volcanoes
Thursday : Field Day
Week of May 31 - June 3
Monday: Memorial Day - No School
HW: Get late Grade Sheets signed and return human body text books
Tuesday: Plate Tectonics
Objective: Students will be able to identify and describe and contrast the layers of Earth. Students will describe how Earth is an ever-changing planet.
Activity: 1. Video clip 2. Note-taking
Procedure: 1. Video introduction to "Changing Earth" - Students meed famous volcanologists Maurice & Katia Kraft at work 2. Review of examples of Earth's changes through history 3. Note taking on Earth's structure (pages 368 - 370)
HW Assignment #1 (see "Notes" section): Students most read pages 368 - 370 and make a FACT SHEET or take NOTES in NOTEBOOK (2 column). Notes will be used for an open notes QUIZ tomorrow in class.
If did not finish notes in class, come in tomorrow morning or see the powerpoint in the notes section.
Wednesday: Continental Drift Theory
Objective: Students will define Alfred Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift and outline three pieces of evidence that Wegener used to support his theory. Students will review the structure of Earth and Earth's changes.
Procedure: 1. Open Notes Quiz 2. Assignment #2: Role Play Challenge - One student is selected to role play as Alfred Wegener at an International Geology Summit for extra credit 3. Types of Plate-Movements are discussed.
HWAssignment #3: Internet Exploration - Due Friday
Thursday : Plate Movements
Objective:Students will compare different types of plate movements. Students will identify locations and results for each type of plate movement.
Activity: Notes with video clips and discussion.
Procedure: 1. Notes w/ video clips 2. Student practice session.
HW Internet Exploration - Due Friday
Friday : Plate Movements
Objective: Students will determine WHY plates move. Students will review different types of plate movements. Students will identify locations and results for each type of plate movement.
Procedure: 1. Complete Notes 2. Lab
HW Complete Lab and Study for Quiz on Plate Tectonics - Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
Plate Tectonics Assignments 5/31-6/3
Earth's Structure Notes
Assignment #3:Plate Internet
Plate Movements Wksht
Plate Movements Answers
Plate Tectonics Practice Quiz