Second Quarter Calendar Archive

Here you can find an outline of our second quarter classroom activities.

December 2007

Thursday, December 20

  1. Benchmark Exam
  2. See you January 3rd!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

  1. Benchmark Exam

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

  1. Quarter Two Review Rotating Lab
  2. Here is the link to the handouts from the review stations we visited today.
  3. Remeber, Third and Sixth period has the exam tomorrow, and First and Fifth has it on Thursday

Monday, December 17, 2007

  1. Discussed Test 4 Results
  2. Created a Quarter 2 Notes Folder
  3. Organized Quarter 2 Foldables and notes

Here are the study guides from the tests we have taken this quarter:

Here are the PowerPoint reviews for the tests we have taken this quarter:

Friday, December 14, 2007

  1. Test 4: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  2. Lateral Thinking Questions
  3. Homework: None

Thursday, December 13, 2007

  1. Discussed Earthquakes and Volcanoes Study Guide (Due tomorrow)
  2. Earthquake and Volcanoes Review Game
  3. Homework: Study for test tomorrow; study guide due tomorrow

Wednesday, Dcember 12, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What are the three types of seismic waves?
  2. Complete Seismic Wave Discussion
  3. Volcanoes: Subduction and Hot Spot Discussion
  4. Homework: Continue to work on study guide; be sure to bring your study guide to class tomorrow. Test is on Friday

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Complete Fault Lab then work on study guide
  2. Review of normal, reverse, and strike slip faults
  3. Discussion of Seismic Waves
  4. Homework: Complete fault lab if not yet completed; continue working on earthquake and volcanoes study guide

Monday, December 10, 2007

  1. Complete Fault Model
  2. Earthquake and Volcano Test on Friday. Here is the Study Guide

Friday, December 7, 2007

  1. Class Guidance

Thursday, December 6, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What are the three types of faults?
  2. Fault Model Activity
  3. Homework: None

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What are the three types of stress that affect the Earth?
  2. EQ: How does stress cause earthquakes?
  3. Modeled compression, tension, and shearing stresses with play-doh
  4. Stress Flow Chart
  5. Homework: None

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

  1. Discussed Plate Tectonics test results
  2. Tectonics test retake will be next Monday and Tuesday during restricted lunch. I will host a tutoring session Monday morning at 8:20
  3. Homework: Complete Earthquake Vocabulary: define each word a draw a picture, pages 144-152 in book; words: shearing, compression, tension, strike-slip fault, normal fault, reverse fault, fault block mountain, folded mountain, anticline, syncline

Monday, December 3, 2007

  1. Plate Tectonics Test
  2. No Homework

November 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

  1. EQ: How can you prepare for the plate tectonics test?
  2. Discussed Study Guide for plate tectonics test
  3. Jeopardy Review game of Plate Tectonics
  4. Homework: Study for test; study guide due Monday

Thursday, November 29, 2007

  1. Discussed results of quiz 3
  2. Friday's test has been moved to Monday. Study guide is now due on Monday
  3. Continued to work on Puzzling Plates lab
  4. Homework: Complete Puzzing Plates lab Questions

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

  1. Quiz 3
  2. Puzzling Plates Lab Begun
  3. Homework: Complete cutting and gluing puzzling plates together

Tuesdsay, November 27, 2007

  1. Completed Plate Tectonics Flip book
  2. Erosion Retest Guide is due before you can take the retest
  3. Plate Tectonics Test Study Guide - Test is on Friday

Monday, November 26, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What is a plate?
  2. Erosion and Deposition Retest Discussion
  3. Plate Tectonics Test - Friday study guide
  4. Plate Interactions foldable - due at end of class tomorrow

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

  1. Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics PowerPoint completed. (Presention courtesy of Andie Criminger.)

Monday, November 19, 2007

  1. EQ: What was Wegener's evidence for continental drift?
  2. Warm Up: If you were Wegener, how would you convince people that your theory of continental drift was true?
  3. Continental Drift Evidence PowerPoint (will be uploaded tomorrow)
  4. Evidence of Continental Drift Foldable: Make a Three Tab Book, Outside: first tab: Geologic Evidence, second tab: Fossil Evidence, third tab: Climate Evidence. Inside: Top - picture of geologic, fossil, and climate evidence; Bottom - explanation of geologic evidence, explanation of fossil evidence, and explanation of climate evidence
  5. Homework: Complete Continental Drift/Plate Tectonics Worksheets from Friday and Foldable - both due tomorrow

Friday, November 16, 2007

  1. Test - Erosion and Deposition
  2. Continental Drift, Sea Floor Spreading, and Plate Tectonics assignment due Tuesday

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 and Thursday, November 15, 2007

  1. Review for Erosion and Deposition Test
  2. Erosion PowerPoint
  3. Erosion and Deposition Test Friday

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

  1. Due to the writing prompt today, we only saw fifth and sixth period.
  2. Watched a video about the changes to the Earth by plate tectonics.
  3. Homework: Continue studying for test on Erosion and Deposition, which will be on Friday.

Monday, November 12, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What is plate tectonics? Tell me what you know about this subject.
  2. Erosion and Deposition flipbook passed back and deposition information added
  3. Introduction to continental drift.
  4. Homework: Erosion and deposition test on Friday. Your study guide is your flipbook.

Friday, November 9, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Persuade Me: What type of erosion changes the Earth's surface the most?
  2. Completed Erosion Foldable

Thursday, November 8, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What processes are taking place in these photographs?
  2. Continue working on Erosion Foldable

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What event of weathering, erosion or deposition to you enjoy the most yesterday? Explain what caused it.
  2. Erosion Foldable
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
  1. EQ: Where can we find evidence of weathering, erosion, and deposition at Lanier?
  2. Weathering Walk

Monday, November 5, 2007

  1. Warm Up: How does erosion change the surface of Earth?
  2. Weathering and Soil Test result discussion
  3. Erosion video segment

Friday, November 2, 2007

  1. Test - Soil and Weathering
  2. Study Guide Project Due Today

Thursday, November 1, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What question do you have about weathering and soil for the test tomorrow?
  2. Discussed Quiz Results
  3. Test Review Quiz

October 2007

October, 31 2007

  1. Warm Up: What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
  2. Soil Quiz

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
  2. Completed Valuable Soil Foldable
  3. Read pages 246-249
  4. Work on Study Guide
  5. Homework: Complete foldable, quiz tomorrow, and continue to work on study guide for test Friday

Monday, October 29, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Why is Soil Important?
  2. Importance of Soil PowerPoint
  3. Create Your Own Study Guide discussion - due Friday
  4. Valuable Soil Foldable
  5. Homework - None; I will give you time in class tomorrow to complete your soil foldable

Friday, October 26, 2007

  1. Warm Up: How would you describe the soil in our area?
  2. Soil Profile Foldable
  3. Distributed Weathering and Soil Test Study Guide
  4. Homework: Soil Profile Foldable Questions

Thursday, October 25, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What is soil?
  2. E. Q. How can we easily remember the layers of the soil?
  3. Layers of the Soil Lab
  4. Homework: Sixth period only 1. Draw the soil horizons; 2. Explain each layer of soil (real) and what it is made of; 3. Describe what we used to represent each layer in the model; 4. Compare/contrast our model and real soil; 5. How could you improve this lab (i.e. Use different materials)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

  1. Weathering Quiz
  2. Completed Weathering of Candy Lab
  3. Read pages 221-227 in textbook
  4. Completed section review on page 227
  5. Homework: Complete lab if not yet turned in

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

  1. Warm Up: We identified the types of weathering evident in a photograph.
  2. Weathering of Candy Lab Conclusions; if you did not finish today, you will have some time after tomorrow's quiz
  3. Homework: Wednesday quiz tomorrow

Monday, October 22, 2007

  1. Weathering of Candy Lab Graphing of Data Points; we will conclude this lab tomorrow
  2. Homework: Complete Weathering Foldable and bring to class tomorrow

Friday, October 19, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What factors affect the rate at which weathering occurs?
  2. Weathering of Candy Lab - to be completed on Monday

Thursday, October 18, 2007

  1. Warm Up: Do you think the Rockies will ever look like the Blue Ridge Mountains? Explain your answer.
  2. Mechanical and Chemical Weathering Foldable
  3. Homework: Bring a piece of graph paper to class tomorrow

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

  1. Warm Up: What are some examples of weathering you have seen?
  2. Homework answer check
  3. Weathering photographs and observations
  4. First and Third completed weathering mini lab
  5. No Homework - but don't forget science fair meeting at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning in the media center!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

  1. Warm Up: See PowerPoint below
  2. Weathering discussion
  3. Weathering Video Clips
  4. Discussed Open Ended Assessment Results
  5. Discussed Science Fair - first meeting Thursday, 8:00 am in the media center
  6. Homework: Pages 212-217 in textbook and pages 75-78 in workbook