Archive for October, 2010

Today we continued to work on our continental drift projects. They were due at the end of class. Also, be thinking about how you will do your sea floor spreading project.

Remember, we will be following along the pre-shuttle launch activities in class on Monday as well.

Homework: 2-7: Research Plan and all forms due Wednesday

As you research sea floor spreading, please check out these links:

http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/platetectonics/4.php

http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ritter/glossary/S_U/sea_flr_spread.html

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/explorer/concepts/spreading.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/do62se.html

Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to launch on November 1, 2010 at 4:40  EDT. During class on Monday, we will be following the preparations for the launch during class. Additionally, NASA is holding a tweetup on Sunday and Monday for 150 Twitter users. Some of those attendees have volunteered to share their experience with our class. We will be following along here: http://mrswilsonscience.com/sts133/

Our class is on Twitter! Be sure to follow the conversation @mrswilsonsci.

Today we worked on our research plans in the computer lab. Please see this post: http://mrswilsonscience.com/blog/2010/10/28/research-plan/ for the links to the research plan templates if you still need to start yours.

Due to not having quite enough time to finish, Research Plans and all forms will now be due on Wednesday, November 3. We will work on these in class Monday. If you need to come in early Monday or Wednesday to work on your forms, please let me know.

Homework: Continental Drift project due tomorrow at end of class; research plan and all forms due Wednesday, November 3

Today we continued to work on our continental drift projects. We will finish these up in class tomorrow, and they will be due at the end of class.

Research Plan-science

Research Plan-engineering

Today we started working on our continental drift projects. I also had you write down the three projects you plan on completing. See below for the handouts regarding the continental drift assignments. Remember, these projects are due at the end of class on Friday.

Missing Person Ad Pangaea Missing Person Ad

Flipbook CD Flipbook pages continental-drift-flipbook

Online Brochure Continental Drift Online Brochure

  1. Warm Up – Page 64: What is continental drift?
  2. Anticipation Guide. page 64. CD anticipation guide
  3. Watched video on Alfred Wegener: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.wegener1/
  4. Completed anticipation guide.
  5. Completed discussion questions. page 65
  6. Discussed Shaping our World performance assessments. page 66 Shaping our world activity choices accelerated
  7. Discussed timeline/calendar for Shaping our World activities. page 67 Shaping our World Classroom Calendar

Homework: Decide which projects you will complete; Research Plan and all science fair forms due Friday

  1. Warm Up – Page 62: What is continental drift?
  2. Worked on anticipation guide. CD anticipation guide
  3. Watched Alfred Wegener video clip: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.wegener1/
  4. Finished anticipation guide.
  5. Completed discussion questions.
  6. Discussed Shaping our World performance assessments. Shaping our world activity choices
  7. Discussed Shaping our World calendar/timeline. Shaping our World Classroom Calendar

Homework: decide which projects you will complete; Research Plan and all science fair forms due Friday.

  1. Warm Up – Page 62: Who developed the theory of continental drift?
  2. Explained Shaping our World performance tasks.  page 64: Shaping our world activity choices
  3. Explained calendar/timeline for task completion. page 65: Shaping our World Classroom Calendar
  4. Worked on continental drift foldable.

Homework: Complete continental drift foldable and decide which activities you will complete.