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Earth Lesson 1
1. ANSWER: layer cake, hard boiled egg, parfait, apple, cantaloupe
2. for organization, to keep things separate, (accept any reasonable answer)
Q: A person walks 10 kilometers (km) in 2 hours (h), what is the average speed?
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A: A person walks 10 kilometers (km) in 2 hours (h), what is the average speed?
A. 2 km/h
Speed is distance/time, so this person’s speed is 5km/h.
B. 5 km/h
C. 10 km/h
D. 20 km/h
Speed is distance/time, so this person’s speed is 5km/h.
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Q: What is the distance traveled by a car in 5 hours (h) if its speed is 35km/h?
A. 7 km
B. 150 km
C. 175 km
D. 1750 km
A: What is the distance traveled by a car in 5 hours (h) if its speed is 35km/h?
If the car travels 35 km each hour for 5 hours, the total distance traveled would be 175 km (35 x 5)
NeSA-S Review #1
The male Siberian mammoth reached a height of about 3 m at the shoulder. Females reached a height of about 2.5 m at the shoulder. What is the ratio of the maximum height of a female Siberian mammoth to the height of a male Siberian mammoth?
Answer to NeSA-S Review #1
Earth Science –
Earth Layers Book Reading and Questions + Foldable
For Future Planning:
4/19/2017 – No class (Juniors ACT)
4/20/2017 – Plate Boundaries + Foldable
4/24/2017 – Layers Quiz + Plate Tectonics
4/26/2017 – Minerals and Rocks
April 17, 2017
Earth Science Reading –
Reading Pages 660 – 663
Questions 1 – 6 on page 663
Earth Lesson 1:
1. How can we compare the layers of the Earth with the layers found in everyday objects?
2. Why are things in layers?
Foldable notes on the layers of the earth
I will know the layers of the Earth, its composition, thickness, and state of matter
I will be able to relate the layers of Earth to other layered things
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 1
Begin by cutting out the layers of the earth.
Take two pieces of 8 x 11 of colored paper
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 2
Paste the crust picture close to the top of the first paper in the center of the page.
Set the second piece of paper on top of the first below the crust.
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 3
Paste the mantle on the second piece of paper close to the crust.
Carefully line up the mantle and the crust and fold the bottom of the top sheet of paper to about ¼ inch below the bottom of the mantle picture.
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 4
Paste the outer core on the third flap down so that it is under the mantle.
Fold the bottom sheet of paper up so that the edge meets the bottom of the outer core.
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 5
Finally paste the inner core to the bottom flap.
Once complete staple across the bottom of the foldable.
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 6
Color the following parts:
Inner core =red
Outer core = red orange
Lower Mantle = orange
Middle Mantle = light orange
Upper Mantel = yellow
Oceanic Crust = dark brown
Continental Crust = light brown
Ocean = blue
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 7
Next label the layers of the Earth. Starting at the bottom:
The Earth’s Layers (right side)
Mesosphere (right side)
Middle mantle (left side)
Asthenosphere (right side)
Lithosphere (right side)
Crust (right side)
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 8
On the bottom “inner core flap” you will need to add an extra flap.
Take a small strip of paper and fold it in half. Glue the back side of the new piece to the lower left corner.
On the inside label
State of Matter
Layers of the Earth Foldable Notes 9
Continue to add on each flap the same information beginning with the outer core, mantel and crust.
States of Matter
Make sure that this information is kept below the flap but located on the upper left hand side of the paper.
Students will then find this information on their own using the text book.
How are the earth’s layers similar to an egg?
Turn to a partner and share your ideas
Hard boiled or
How are the earth’s layers similar to an egg
Exit slip: list the layers of the earth, starting with the layer that you are standing on.
Earth Lesson 2 : March 26 & 27
Using your foldable from last class, what part of the earth’s layers are included in the asthenosphere and lithosphere?
- Brain Pop Video
- Continuing of foldable notes over the layers of the earth
Q: Which car has a higher average speed?
a car that travelled 40 km in 5 h
a car that travelled 150 km in 3 h
a car that travelled 400 km in 10 h
a car that travelled 1400 km in 20 h
A: Which car has a higher average speed?
A. a car that travelled 40 km in 5 h
40 km/5 h is a speed of 8 km/h, which is not the highest.
B. a car that travelled 150 km in 3 h
150 km/3 h is a speed of 50 km/h, which is not the highest.
C. a car that travelled 400 km in 10 h
400 km/10 h is a speed of 40 km/h, which is not the highest.
D. a car that travelled 1400 km in 20 h
1400 km/20 h is a speed of 70 km/h, which is the highest.
Q: What can be determined by looking at the speedometer of a moving car?
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A: What can be determined by looking at the speedometer of a moving car?
The direction the car is traveling cannot be determined by the speedometer.
B. average speed
The speedometer shows the speed of the car at a moment in time, but not the average speed for a trip.
C. distance traveled
The distance traveled cannot be determined by the speedometer.
D. instantaneous speed
The speedometer shows the speed of the car at a moment in time or the instantaneous speed.
Greek and Latin
Today come up with an example of each of you terms
NeSA-S Review #2
Earth is close to being a sphere, but it is actually an oblate ellipsoid. The centrifugal force resulting from spinning on its axis causes Earth to bulge outward at the equator. This bulge is big enough to be measured. The radius of Earth at the poles is 6357 km, and the radius of Earth at the equator is 6378 km.
What is the difference between Earth’s radius at the equator and at the poles?
What is the difference between Earth’s diameter at the equator and that the poles?
Answer to NeSA-S Review #2
Radius = 21 km
Diameter = 42 km
Tectonics Foldable, Convection Currents, and Pangea Puzzle
4/24/2017 – Earthquakes Foldable Addition
4/26/2017 – Earthquakes Notes
4/28/2017 – Volcanoes Notes + Earth Science Quiz
April 20, 2017
I will know what plate tectonics are and where they are seen on earth
I will be able to analyze the structure and relationships among plate boundaries.
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 2
Lay your paper hamburger style so that the earth globes are on the right side of the page.
Cut out the two pictures on the right and the five pictures on the far left.
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 3
Use page 677 of the text book to label the picture.
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 4
Glue the map to the bottom right of the middle page. Title it Earth’s Plate Boundaries.
Stack the five post-it notes from the top to the bottom on the left of the page.
Glue the “volcano/earthquake” picture to the first post-it and title it Plate Boundaries.
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 5
Label the tabs of the post-it
Should be color coded as stated
Convergent (subduction) [red]
Convergent (mountain building) [red]
Definition here :
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 6
Next cut out the pictures of the four types of boundaries.
Glue to the top portion of each post-it note section.
Write the definition for subduction
Convergent (mountain building)
Write the definition for convergent
Write the definition for divergent
Write the definition for transform
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 7
Next turn to page 682 of your text book.
Using the colors given in the text book, trace the different plate boundaries.
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 8
Now that you have learned about the plates, label the top pictures with either convergent, transform, or divergent and color them the correct color.
Continental Drift Foldable Notes 9
In space above the plate boundaries and to the left of the continental drift, title it PLATE TECTONICS AND CONTINENTAL DRIFT
In this space you will summarize plate tectonics and continental drift by reading from your text book.
If needed you may go onto the back side of your foldable.
Next you will be completing:
Heat Transfer in the Earth and Pangea Puzzle
Convection, Conduction, Radiation Foldable Notes 1
Cut out the three remaining pieces from yesterday’s handout.
Place the layer piece (the one that looks like a piece of pie) in the upper right side. Label it RADIATION
Place the convection picture on the left side, leaving space to write underneath and label it CONVECTION
Take the last picture and glue it on the right side. Underneath it label it CONDUTION.
Convection, Conduction, Radiation Foldable Notes 2
In the Radiation picture draw a wavy line to represent the heat coming form the core.
Next to the picture, define radiation and give an explanation as to how or why this is radiation.
If you run out of space you may use the back of your foldable
Convection, Conduction, Radiation Foldable Notes 3
On your convection picture, label the crust on the top and the core on the bottom.
Under it define convection and tell the sources of the convection.
Convection, Conduction, Radiation Foldable Notes 4
Label the three arrows with steam, solid rock and lava.
Under the picture define what conduction is and why this picture is an example of conduction.
Earthquake Notes and Foldable Additions
4/26/2017 – Volcano Foldable Additions + Supervolcano Docudrama
4/28/2017 – Finish Docudrama + Earth Science Quiz
April 24, 2017
Pangea Puzzle + Earthquake Notes/Foldable Additions
Supervolcano Finish Video
4/28/2017 – Volcano Notes+ Earth Science Quiz
April 26, 2017
I will know what the earth looked like 220 million years ago
I will be able to explain how the earth looks the way it does today using plate tectonics
What kind of plate boundaries produce mountains?
Convergent (Mountain Building)
What kind of plate boundaries produce earthquakes?
Pangea Puzzle Foldable Notes 5
Cut out the pieces of your Pangea Puzzle and try to fit them together. (Paste Africa in the center of the back of your foldable and use it as a guide).
Under the picture explain how you were able to predict what Pangea looked like 220 million years ago using evidence of the position and shape of the current continents.
I will know what earthquakes are and how they are monitored on earth
I will be able to analyze graphs and data to draw conclusion about earthquakes.
Shaking and trembling of the earth’s crust.
More than 1,000,000 occur a year or one every 30 seconds
Faulting is the most common cause
Earthquakes continue until all the energy is absorbed into the surrounding Earth’s material (dirt, rocks, buildings, etc.)
TSUNAMIS- an earthquake occurs on the ocean floor causing waves to become greater than 20 meters.
FOCUS- underground point of origin
EPICENTER- aboveground point of origin; most violent shaking occurs at the epicenter
The three main types of seismic waves are: P waves, S waves, and L waves
Shadow Zone- is the area where no s-waves travel because they can not travel through the liquid outer core
Opposite side of the Earth from then the Focus
Arrive first at the epicenter
Can travel through solids, liquids, and gases
They are push-pull waves (what kind of wave is this?)
Can travel through solids, but NOT through liquids and gases
Move in up-down motion (what kind of wave is this?)
L Waves (Love Waves)
Slowest moving seismic waves
Travel on top of Earth’s surface
Cause most of damage to Earth, because they bend and twist the surface (horizontal shifting)
Earth Lesson 5
Cornell notes over types of volcanoes
Finish Virtual Earthquake activity
Complete the marking the text activity over volcanoes.
How Earthquakes are Measured
Seismograph-measures and detects seismic waves
Seismogram- Paper record of waves
Seismologist- scientist who study earthquakes
Richter Scale- a scale that allows scientists to determine earthquake strength based on many readings
1-10 levels at which an earthquake is measured on amount of damage caused; Above a 6 is very destructive
Reading a Seismograph
Find the P-Wave arrival time
Find the S-wave arrival time
Find the S-P Interval
Find the Amplitude
Seismic Waves Foldable Notes 6
Cut out the three pieces of seismic waves. Use your notes to decide which wave is which (P waves, S waves, L waves)
Place the P wave in the outer core flap below, the S wave in the mantle flap, and the L wave in the crust flap.
Explain why we put the waves where they are (why did the P wave go into the section of the outer core? Etc.)
Exit slip: explain why you have to have three triangulation points to find the location of an earthquake.
Volcano Additions to Foldable
4/28/2017 – Finish Video + Earth Science Quiz
5/2/2017 – Weather Unit Introduction
I will know how earthquakes can affect volcanic activity
I will know how volcanoes are formed and what types of volcanoes are located on the Earth.
Pangea Puzzle Foldable Notes 6
Cut out the three pictures of Volcanoes
Paste the pictures in the outer core section of your foldable
Label the type of volcano at the type from the notes in class
Different Types of Volcanoes
Shield Volcanoes Shield volcanoes are built of layers of lava released from repeated non-explosive eruptions.
Cinder Cone Volcanoes Cinder cone volcanoes are made of pyroclastic material (cinders) usually produced from moderately explosive eruptions.
Composite Volcanoes (stratovolcanoes) are one of the most common types of volcanoes. They form from explosive eruptions of pyroclastic material (cinders) followed by quieter flows of lava.
Mt. Saint Helen’s
Watch the video and answer the questions on the half sheet. Questions are in chronological order.
Supervolcano Docudrama Cool-Down
On the back of your half-sheet, write Day 1 Video Reflection:
Write two sentences about how you feel about the video so far. Is it interesting? Does it worry you at all?
Finish Video + Earth Science Quiz
TURN IN: Foldable and Video Questions
5/4/2017 – More weather stuff
April 28, 2017
On the back of your half-sheet, write Day 2 Video Reflection:
To save the people of earth in the affected zones of the eruption, they were asked to walk outside to get to a safer zone. Would you be able to do that?
Earth Science Quiz
No phones and no talking allowed
Your foldable is the only thing you are allowed to use on this quiz
When you are finished, you may use that time to finish your foldable, which is a summative grade.
What you have left of the virtual earthquake activity
Marking the text volcano article
Quiz over Earth science next class!
Teachers- it would be helpful to have these strips premade. They are approximately 2” x 4” students can cut them down if need be.
Students will need 5 post-it notes and the Earth foldable students prints for today’s activities. It is a power point doc.
Up to teacher discretion as to the depth of detail included on the picture but should include dates and continental labels.
Have the students turn to a partner and create a saying or way to remember p waves;
Example Puh-Puh- Puh- P waves with a stuttering high five
Have the students turn to a partner and create a saying or way to remember s waves;
Example sssssss s waves like a snake, making a wave motion with their arm.
Have the students turn to a partner and create a saying or way to remember love waves;
Example: have students roll arms (patty cake style) saying I love you ending with hands to chest.
In 1943 a cinder cone stared growing on a farm near Paricutin Mexico. During 9 years of activity Paricutin build a propionate cone that covered 100 square miles that covered the town of San Juan.
ation points to find the location of an earthquake.
Composite Volcanoes (str