31

Oct

2008

We started off with our quiz over cotinental drift and sea floor spreading. Once again, I am pleased with our quiz scores. Most students did an excellent job. I can tell you are taking time to study at home. We then continued talking about the different types of plate boundaries. We put together a foldable, [...]

30

Oct

2008

We began class today with a review warm up. We also discussed what you need to know for your quiz tomorrow. You should have written this down in your science notebook. If you did not, I have attached a copy of the PowerPoint. We then began our discussion of plate tectonics. We watched a video [...]

29

Oct

2008

Yesterday, we left off with Alfred Wegener’s theory being rejected by scientists. He later died in Greenland during an expedition. However, today we readily accept the idea that all the continents were all part of a giant landmass called Pangaea. What changed all of that? Well, it was World War II, and the US Navy [...]

28

Oct

2008

Today, we finished up our plate tectonics lab and turned it in. We also discussed about Wegener’s other pieces of evidence for continental drift. Tonight, you should finish your foldable on continental drift. Remember, you have three flaps – flap one is geologic evidence, flap two is fossil evidence, and flap three is climate evidence. [...]

27

Oct

2008

We discussed our quiz results today. If you have not yet taken this quiz, please make arrangements with Mrs. Wilson so that you can make this up. We also continued working on our continental drift fossil evidence lab with creating Pangaea. We should finish this up tomorrow and begin looking at some of the other [...]

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 [...]