April 1 (white) and 4 (red) LAST CLASS OF THE QUARTER!!!

In Class:
Quiz on basics of geology

Homework:


March 30 (white) and 31 (red)

In Class:
Analyze geologic timeline
Int and Anal geo timeline.doc

Review for geology quiz
Geology practice quiz.pdf

Homework:
Study for quiz
Geology practice quiz ANSWERS.pdf

March 28 (white) and 29 (red)

In Class:
Work on section of geologic timeline.

Homework:
Complete section of geologic timeline
Review your answers to geologic stories
Geologic Puzzles ANSWERS.pdf

Look over powerschool to see if you have any missing work or if there were any entry errors. Quarter ends Friday.

March 24 (white) and 25 (red)

In Class:
Complete correlation activity.
Fossil Correlation Key.pdf

Quick overview of geologic eras and periods.

Building a geologic timeline
Creating a Geologic Timeline 2011.doc

Resources:
Paleoportal
Earth Impact Database.pdf
Extinction events.pdf
Geologic Time Scale.pdf
Geologic Timeline and Events.doc
Paleoclimate.pdf
What Causes Mass Extinctions.pdf
The Sixth Extinction (ActionBioscience).pdf
Geologic timescale II.pages
Paleoclimate II.pages

Symbols sheets that can be used on timeline
Geologic Timeline Symbols.doc

Homework:
Work on your section of geologic timeline. Due March 30 (white) and March 31 (red)

March 22 (white) and 23 (red)

In Class:
Geologic Eras and periods
Correlation and building relative age over large areas.

Exercise:
Fossil Correlation.pdf

Homework:
Begin activity on fossil correlation

March 18 (white) and 21 (red)

In Class:
White only: Quiz on heat, heat trapping, climate, climographs and biomes
Lecture: Basic geology used to recreate the past. Types of rocks, rock cycle, law of superposition and unconformities. Relative age.

2 slides w/ notes from class lecture
Law of Superposition.key

Practice exercises
Unconformities.pdf
Relating Strata.doc
Geologic Puzzles.pdf

Homework:
Complete exercises


March 17 (red)

In Class:
Quiz on heat, heat trapping, climate, climographs and biomes
Complete research investigation on "Getting Perspective on Global Temperature" Link below:
Global average temperature.pages

Resources from the handout:
Goddard Space Center (NASA)
Goddard Space Center (NASA) news
National Climate Data Center (NOAA)
National Climate Data Center (NOAA) anomolies
Ice Age Earthguide (Un of Calif. San Diego)
Ice Age from NOVA series

Homework:
Complete questions. Be thoughtful and complete.
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March 15 (red) and 16 (white)

In Class:
Review what has been happening in Japan as a result of the Earthquake and tsunami.

Review key concepts for biomes, climographs, heat and heat trapping for quiz next class.

Homework:
Study for quiz


March 14 (white)
IIn Class:
What are Earth's biomes? What evidence exist of how biomes were different in the past?
What is pollen? How can pollen tell us about past climate and past biomes?
Paleobotany Lab

Homework:
Complete lab

March 11 - No School




March 9 (white) and 10 (red)

In Class:
Biome Poster Share Session
Share.pdf

Peer Posters to use if you were absent to complete the share session
Boreal Forest Kaitlyn York R4.pages
Chaparral Brittany Bowman W2.pdf
TROPICAL SAVANNA Caroline Webb W2.pages
Tropical Rainforest Chandler Crans W2.pages
Desert Hannah Olsen W2.pages
Temperate Rainforests Kiera Haining W2.pages
Tundra Zach Pitcairn W2.pages
Temperate Grassland Katie Latta W3.pages
Temperate Forest Sam Cloyd W2.pages
Tropical Dry Forest Ellie Pendleton R4.pages

Modeling the Earth's biomes in the future (use for questions 10 & 11)
Article on Modeling Biome Changes

Homework:
Complete biome share questions.
White 2 & 3 - complete questions from biome share and review paleobotany lab procedures.
Red4 class - complete questions from biome share.

March 7 (white) and 8 (red)
In Class:
Heat Trapping Device contest
Heat Trapping Contest Procedure.pages

Homework:
Complete lab analysis Heat Trapper Design Contest 2011.doc
Complete biome poster

March 4 (red)

In Class:
What are Earth's biomes? What evidence exist of how biomes were different in the past?
What is pollen? How can pollen tell us about past climate and past biomes?
Paleobotany Lab
Sediment Layer.doc
Paleobotany Lab.pdf
SEDIMENT LAYER data table.doc
Analysis of Paleo.doc

Homework:
Complete heat Trapping device. Contest next class.
Work on Biome poster.
If paleobotany lab is not complete, complete it.

March 2 (red) and 3 (white)
In Class:
For red - review Earth's energy budget
Review the concept that Earth storing heat results in climate. What is climate? What is a climograph? How does climate determine plants and animals? Biomes (notes)

Biome assignment:
BIOMES.doc
Creating Climographs.xls

Resources:

World Weather Data
Interactive Biome
Arctic Tundra Video Link
Desert Video Link
Rainforest Video Link
Wild Classroom
Animal Habitats
Biome Link

Homework:
Complete heat trapping device and work on biome poster

March 1 (white)
In Class:
Review Heat Mini labs and heat trapping device criteria. Move due date to 3/7
Review ideas of Earth's energy budget. How does Earth trap heat? (notes)

Homework:
Work on heat trapping device


February 28 (red)
In Class:
Review Heat Mini labs and heat trapping device criteria. Move due date to 3/8
Watch video on Solar Energy

Homework:
Work on Heat Trapping Device


February Vacation!!!
February 19 - 27



February 18 (White 2)

In Class:
Complete probes
Ice-Cold Lemonade
The Mitten Problem

Conduct heating mini-labs


Homework:
Complete mini-lab analysis and conclusion
Work on heat trapping device


February 17 (red)
In Class:
Conduct heating mini-lab

Homework:
Complete mini-lab analysis and conclusion
Work on heat trapping device


February 15 (red)

In Class:
Complete probes
Ice-Cold Lemonade
The Mitten Problem

Review and Discuss energy forms. Explore examples.
Receive Heat mini labs description. Review and be ready for next class.
Heat mini labs.doc
Receive heat trapping device contest rules.
Heat Trapper Design Contest 2011.doc

Homework:
Complete Energy Transfer matrix.
Energy Transfer Examples.doc
Energy Transfer Matrix.doc
Review mini lab and heat trapping device contest rules.



February 16 (white)

In class:
Review and discuss energy forms. Explore examples.


Receive Heat mini labs description. Review and be ready for next class.
Heat mini labs.doc
Receive heat trapping device contest rules.
Heat Trapper Design Contest 2011.doc

Homework:
Complete Energy Transfer matrix.
Energy Transfer Examples.doc
Energy Transfer Matrix.doc

Review mini lab and heat trapping device contest rules.



February 11 (red)

In Class:
Review and Discuss energy forms. Explore examples.

Homework:

February 9 (red) and 14 (white)

In Class:
Begin with short quiz on concentration and cycles of matter.
Complete writing prompt assignment (see prompt and rubric below)

Start overview of types of energy
Review the quicktime video on forms of energy (you need to get this off my flash drive) and research/google other sources to help you come up with your best possible explanation for each of the energy forms listed in the worksheet below. The explanations need to make sense to you!

Defining Energy Forms.doc

Homework:
Complete "Defining Energy Forms"



February 7 (red) and 10 (white)

In Class:
Review concepts related to cycles and concentration both through an activity and question and answers.
Concentration Review.pages

Write 6 sentences using the word matrix you made. Write sentence using three words in a row, column or diagonal.
Cycling of matter review.pages

Look over writing prompt. You can outline or jot down notes on paper to use for writing. It MUST be handwritten and will be passed in with your final written draft. Be ready to write during class time. You will get 45 minutes to write your response next class.
Cycles of Matter Prompt.pages
Rubric for Cycles Writing Prompt.doc

Homework:
Study for quiz and develop outline for writing task



February 3 (red) and 8 (white)

In Class:
Review graffles - compare your graffle with others that made the same graffle. How are they different? How are they similar? Make minor revisions (if you want to)
What new ideas have we learned about the cycling of matter in the earth system?

Email graffle to me as an attachment: margo_murphy@fivetowns.net
(If you have trouble emailing, convert it to a PDF. Go to print. In the bottom left corner is a PDF button. Select "save as a PDF".)

Get into groups with one carbon cycle, one nitrogen cycle and one mercury cycle expert in each group. Complete review questions.
Reviewing Cycles of Matter.doc
You will also need a copy of a water cycle graffle. Here is an example:
Water Cycle example.pdf

Homework:
Complete review questions



February 1 (red) and 4 (white)

In Class:
Take notes on concentration.
Complete concentration lab activity
Understanding Conc lab.doc
Conc data sheet.doc

Begin review questions
Conc lab review quest.doc
Drinking Water Contaminants | Drinking Water Contaminants | US EPA.pdf

Homework:
Complete final revision of graffle
Complete concentration lab and review questions using the "Drinking Water Contaminants" handout.




January 28 (red) and 31 (white)

In Class:
Review mercury cycle and connection to coal
Lab Activity: Analyze a sample of mock coal Mercury Simulation Lab.doc
and complete analysis. You will need this graphic Mercury concentration 2003.pdf

Homework:
Read article and respond to questions.
Article: Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems.pdf
Questions: Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems.doc




January 26 (red) and 27 (white)

In Class:
Pop Quiz on The Carbon Bathtub
Review mercury and mercury cycle
Everyone began working on the graffle of the element they will create the cycle for. Use the handout on Biogeochemical cycles using omnigraffle found last class (below). How your graffle will be scored is at the bottom of the handout.

Homework:
Complete graffle.



January 24 (red) and 25 (white)

In Class:
Review midterm exam
Review semester 1 evaluations

Overview of cycling of matter in the earth system.
How is the carbon cycle like a bath tub? Analyze graphics and respond to questions.
The Carbon Bathtub.doc

Each individual will be given an element to map how it cycles in the earth system. You will use omnigraffle to complete your diagram. Due Friday 1/28
Biogeochemical cycles using omnigraffle

Homework:
Complete The Carbon Bathtub for Wednesday 1/26
Biochemical cycle graffle due on Friday 1/28