Monday, May 15th, 2016: Drifting Continents

QUIZ TOMORROW ON EARTH’S LAYERS:

WARM-UP:  Earth’s Layers Practice Test 2017:   http://www.quia.com/quiz/6370450.html


HYPOTHESIS People say that a hypothesis is “an educated guess”. Well, there is NO guessing going on when someone makes a hypothesis. “In science, a hypothesis is an idea or explanation that you then test through study and experimentation.” (vocab.com) Before a scientist makes a hypothesis, they do research, ask questions, and then do more research. It is not just a “guess” that someone then has to prove is true or false.

THEORYBritannica for Kids describes a scientific theory as, “an explanation for why things work or how things happen. Scientists develop theories based on their observations of the world around them. Theories are based on ideas that can be tested. Theories are not speculative, or based on a guess.”

For an idea to become a theory, there has to be not just one piece of evidence proven to be true or not true, but many pieces. Ideas are tested over and over and over before they become a trusted theory.

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WATCH

  1. Alfred Wegener: Great Minds (4:55)– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbU809Cyrao
  2. Alfred Wegener’s Theory of Continental Drift (4:58)Good evidence examples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiTXdTAC95A
  3. Animated Life: Pangea, Wegener, and Continental Drift — HHMI BioInteractive Video-(7:36) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJZ0ySEKYg
  4. Continental Drift- 100 Greatest Discoveries (2:12)– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDKiNwTwaNw
  5. The Pangea Pop-Up (4:25)– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-vNSqUy0l4
  6. What Happens When Continents Collide? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PddQvyiBfdc&t=10s

THE FINALE– Continental Drift: Alfred Wegener Song by The Amoeba Peoplehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1-cES1Ekto

IMAGES OF WEGENER’S EVIDENCE

Class Notes- (not from our class…but could be)  http://www.brunswickschools.org/cms/lib3/OH01001261/Centricity/Domain/399/Continental%20Drift%20Table%20-%20Completed.pdf

READ AND DO You have a worksheet over the following reading.

OTHER

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Thursday, May 11th: Quia Quiz Login and Practice

GREEK PROJECT REMINDERS

  • Don’t forget to be working on your physical model and summary.
  • I will extend the due date until the end of next week because of conflicts with band and chorus times.
  • Remember: YOU ARE BEING ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THE CRITERIA that has been handed out to you and is also posted in Google Classroom!

QUIZZES

  • You will have two quizzes coming up next week. The practice quizzes are below.

LOGGING IN TO QUIA 

  • To the Site: Click on one of the links below for the assigned practice quizzes. You will see the picture below:
  • To Login:
    1. Write as ONE WORD, ALL LOWER CASE, NO SPACES your first and last name with the number 353 at the end.
    2. For example: kevinarsenault353
    3. For most people it will be your full, formal name. There are a couple exceptions and I will let you know what they are.
  • Password: Your POWERSCHOOL ID number.

These are assigned quizzes. That means you must do them. You should take them over and over until you know the answers and information. The actual quizzes are almost exactly like the practice quizzes. 

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Wednesday, May 10th: Convection Currents in the Mantle

What are convection currents? http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=ldAhc12

This is a really a good one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mUU69ParFM

Convection Currents in the Mantle Resources

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Monday, May 8th and 9th: Snack Tectonics and Plate Boundaries

THINGS I WANT TO POINT OUT…..

  1. Where new crust is formed and where it is recycled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzvDlP6xd9o&t=50s
  2. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyMLlLxbfa4
  3. What is the Pacific Ring of Fire? http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/12/07/ring-of-fire-chad-myers-weather-orig.cnn/video/playlists/strong-quakes-around-the-world/
  4. Ring of Fire #2– http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/pacific-ring-of-fire-13112521

Resources for Follow Up Questions in Google Classroom

SNACK TECTONICS PRESENTATIONsnack tectonics2017

THE BEST WEBSITE ON PLATE TECTONIC AND PLATE MARGINS! https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tectonics/Chap3-Plate-Margins


OTHER RESOURCES: LANDFORMS CREATED BY PLATE MOVEMENTthese links provide information on how movement at different types of boundaries create certain landforms.

  1. Plate Boundaries: What Landforms Happen Where? http://humanities.shenfieldlearning.com/uploads/1/2/5/8/12588762/plate_boundaries.pdf
  2. Landforms at Plate Boundaries– http://slideplayer.com/slide/8084307/
  3. Landforms Caused by Plate Tectonics– http://sciencing.com/landforms-caused-plate-tectonics-8039880.html
  4. Landforms of Plate Boundaries– http://sciencing.com/landforms-plate-boundaries-8383324.html
  5. Landforms created at transform plate boundaries– http://sciencing.com/landforms-formed-transform-boundary-8592956.html

 

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Tuesday, May 2nd: How Landforms/Disasters Were Created!

TARGET LEARNING TODAY

  1. Know how plates moved to create your disasters or landforms
  2. Have that information in your notes.
  3. Create your rough draft so we can build tomorrow.
  4. If 1-3 is completed, write summaries that answer the question for your research IN YOUR OWN WORDS!
    1. GEOGRAPHY– Where is your landform or event located? What is that region like? Include landform, climate, plants, animals, interesting facts about the location.
    2. GEOLOGY– How was your region formed or your event caused? How has it changed through time? Explain and understand the science behind the formation or cause.
    3. PEOPLE– How does your region or event connect to people and their culture?
    4. MYTH– How does your region or event connect to greek myths and mythology? Was your event explained through myths? Was your location important to the Greek culture? Explain the hows, whys and connections.

RESOURCES

Presentation- Plate Tectonics and the Mediterranean: This presentation summarizes the minor plates in the Mediterranean and how they move. There are also resources on Mount Olympus, Island and volcanic arcs and more. Click HERE to download.

LANDFORMS CREATED BY PLATE MOVEMENT- these links provide information on how movement at different types of boundaries create certain landforms.

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Monday, May 1st: Learning More

TARGET LEARNINGS:

TODAY I WILL UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING:

  • SHAPE OF THE LAND: Understand what our earth has looked like throughout time.
  • CONVERGING BOUNDARIES: Know how the earth’s surface is impacted when plates converge (move toward each other).
  • DIVERGING BOUNDARIES: Know how the earth’s surface is impacted when plates diverge (move away from each other).
  • FAULTS AND TRANSFORM BOUNDARIES: Know what a fault and transform boundaries are and how they impact the earth’s surface.

SHAPE OF THE LAND: HOW OUR EARTH’S SURFACE HAS CHANGED

 

PLATE BOUNDARIES AND MORE

ANIMATIONS

INTERACTIVE (Flash and Computer needed for most)

LANDFORMS CREATED BY PLATE MOVEMENT

   

OTHER

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Friday, April 28th: Model Requirements

TARGET LEARNINGS:

TODAY I WILL:

  • Identify the tectonic plates that are under my area/region of study.
  • Create a rough draft drawing of what I want to include on my model.

CRITERIA

RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE

 

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