5

Nov

2008

Today, we reviewed plate movements. We started class by turning in our plate tectonics flip book. We then passed out the study guide for our test over Earth’s interior and plate tectonics. I have attached a copy of the study guide at the bottom of the page if you lost yours. The test will be [...]

24

Oct

2008

Today, we turned in our vocabulary flashcards. If you did not have these with you, please make every effort to get these completed and turned in for Monday. We then took our quiz over Earth’s Interior. I am really proud of your results. We did really well, and I can tell you are learning a [...]

23

Oct

2008

We spent some time today going over information for our quiz tomorrow and working on our flashcards. Flashcards are due tomorrow, and we will have our quiz over Earth’s layers tomorrow. Attached is more information to help you prepare. Earth’s Layers Review Homework: Complete flashcards and study for quiz

22

Oct

2008

We talked about what we have covered so far and started making vocab flashcards. The cards should have the word on the front and definition/description on the back with a diagram or picture. The words are Lithosphere Asthenosphere Crust Mantle Outer Core Inner Core Seismic Waves P-Waves S-Waves Convection Currents Homework: We will have a quiz [...]

21

Oct

2008

We did a lab today that helped us to see how the density of different substances relates to the density of the Earth’s layers. The denser materials like iron and nickel sank to the core while the less dense materials like aluminum and silicates stayed in the crust. This is why the core is more [...]

20

Oct

2008

Today, we finished up our Earth’s layers lab. We made our scale model, and pieced them all together to show a large cut out of the inside of the Earth. Take a look at what all of us were able to do by working together: Here is a copy of the assignment in case you [...]

17

Oct

2008

Today, we began working on a project that involves discovering more information about the Earth’s layers. We are also drawing a scale model of the Earth. We will finish up this project on Monday. I will post the handout information and photos of our finished project next week. It should be really cool! No homework [...]

16

Oct

2008

Today, we finished up our lab that looked at the different layers of the Earth. We reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of each model, and we answered some discussion questions. Hopefully, whenever you eat an apple or a hard boiled egg you will think about the corresponding layers of the Earth. We also discussed how [...]

15

Oct

2008

Today, we began a very basic discussion of the Earth’s interior. We talked about what we already know about the interior of the Earth. We also discussed a variety of models that can be used to show us the make up of the Earth’s interior. Specifically, we looked at a bouncy ball, an apple, an [...]