Monday, April 24th: Earth’s Layers

April 24

Quick Plate Tectonic Intro

  1. What is a plate? https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tectonics/Chap2-What-is-a-Plate
  2. Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes- https://mpbn.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.tectonic/tectonic-plates-earthquakes-and-volcanoes/#.WP1Z8lPyv-Y
  3. Earth Guide Plates- http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/eoc/teachers/t_tectonics/p_map_plate_layers_bath.html

THE EARTH’S LAYERS

CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK:

RESOURCES

  1. What’s Inside the Earth– Take a look at this site to see where the four main layers of the earth are and what each is made of. http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/structure.html
  2. Structure of the Earth– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC5v5ZXTul4
  3. The Earth’s Layers- http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/606/deploy/interface.html
  4. The Earth’s Crust, Lithosphere and Asthenosphere– More detail- http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/earths_crust.html
  5. Why is it so hot inside the Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOSpRzW2i_4

GAMES and INTERACTIVE

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Monday, April 24th: Getting Our Research Going

What we are working towards- FINAL PRODUCT

  1. Building a physical model of your region/landform.
  2. Describing that model in terms of
    1. Geography
    2. Geology
    3. People
    4. Mythology

MOST IMPORTANT: Understand the science behind the formation of the region/landform/or event.

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Greek Events and Landforms

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Historical Earth Shattering Events

Geology Background

Islands

Mountains

Mediterranean

Volcanoes


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Interesting Events in Greece

Historical Seismic Activity in the Mediterranean

The 365 CE Earthquake and the Destruction of Crete

The Fall of Minoan Civilization

The Destruction of  Mycenaean Culture

The Oracle of Delphi

The Greek City of Helike

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Wednesday, April 12th: Earth Shattering Events

Question– What do you observe about how Earth’s surface changes?

 

Earthquakes

Videos

Volcanoes

Tsunamis


THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE EVENTS

EARTHQUAKES

Maine

VOLCANOES

TSUNAMIS

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Looking for Earth Shattering Events

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Tuesday, April 11th: Landforms of Greece and the Mediterranean

Learning Target:

  • What is evidence of landforms of Greece and the Mediterranean? 
  • What are other interesting facts of Greece?

RELATING IT TO GREECE

Maps

LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE

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Monday, April 10th: Landforms: What Can We See?

STARTING WITH MAINE

Maine Landforms

Maine Volcanoes- 


RELATING IT TO GREECE

Maps

LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE

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