Warm-up: *Turn in homework in your hw cubby (quiz grade)

1.What are the 5 properties a mineral has to have?
2.Name 2 minerals
3.When continental and oceanic plates converge, _____________ and ___________ are created.


Go over edmodo rules
Puzzle station- Minerals

Homework: *Join edomo (I’m missing 3). NO HOMEWORK. Yay =)

Link 1: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/eqscience.php

1. What is an earthquake?

2. What causes earthquakes and where does it form? 

3. Why does earth shake when there is an earthquake? ­­­­­­­­­­­­
4. How are earthquakes recorded?
Link 2: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/index.php (Use info found on front page and “Real-time” Earthquake map)

5. Where are most earthquakes located? (Center/Edge of continents? Around which continents?) 

6. When and where was the earthquake with the biggest magnitude in the past 30 days? (M=magnitude). What was its magnitude?  

7. Which major cities in the United States are located in the earthquake zone? 
Link 3: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4892 
4. What is the range of magnitude for earthquakes and what scale is used to measure them?
5. What happens at 1.0 scale? At 3.0? At 6.0? and 9.0? _____________________________________________________________________

Link 3: http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00795/earthquakecauses.html

6. What effect do earthquakes have on the surrounding area? 

7. Define tsunami:­­
8. How often can earthquakes happen? 
Volcano Questions

Link 1: http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/find_regions.cfm

1. Where are most volcanoes found? 

Link 2: http://geology.com/most-dangerous-volcanoes.shtml

2. List 5 major cities in the United States which are located on or near active volcanoes

 Link 3: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

3. What is a volcano and how does it form?
4. What are different stages of volcanoes?

5. Why do volcanoes erupt?
6. What are different types of volcanoes?

7. How many active volcanoes are there around the world? ___________________________
8. What are some volcano safety tips?
Link 4: http://kids.discovery.com/games/build-play/volcano-explorer

9. (Make your own volcano) What happens when you raise viscosity but make gas level the same?

 10. What happens to your volcano when you raise gas level but make the viscosity remain at same level?

11. What happens when you raise both viscosity and gas level?

1. After reviewing all of the websites, which (volcanoes or earthquakes) do you believe is more dangerous to humans? Why? 
2. Do you think the couple has a higher chance of experiencing an earthquake or a volcanic eruption?

3. Do you think the couple has a higher chance of surviving an earthquake, or a volcanic eruption? 
After choosing a new home site for the couple, please write a letter explaining to the couple why you have chosen (earthquake site or volcanic site). Support your decision with at least 4 evidences from your web-quest.
Warm-up: No warm-up. Outdoor classroom =)

Classwork: outdoor classroom.
Identify items as mineral/non-mineral
Minerals notes
Identify items as mineral/non-mineral

Homework: Earthquake vs Volcanoes webquest (quiz grade)
No warm up. CRCT science Check Points.

Homework: Complete Volcano vs Earthquake webquest handout by Friday. (Electronic copy on edmodo)

Join edmodo by Friday.
No warm up. CRCT science Check Points.

Homework: Complete Volcano vs Earthquake webquest handout by Friday. (Electronic copy on edmodo)

Join edmodo by Friday.
Warm-up: No warm-up. Quiz day.

Classwork: Quiz & finish stations (and bonus questions)

Homework: Join Ms. Kwon's edmodo group.
Warm-up: Self-Reflection
Summarize what you’ve learned in this lesson(3 sentences). What was most interesting to you and why? How will you study this material so you can remember in the future? What else would you like to learn about this topic? (3 sentences)

Classwork: Tectonic plates review stations & study station

Homework: study for quiz [see attachment for plate boundary chart. You should be able to identify type of plate boundary and land features that are formed by looking at an image- and/or be able to illustrate what happens along each type of boundary. Please see image below to study what happens along o-c divergence, o-c convergence, o-o convergence. Also know what happens along transform boundry, c-c divergence, c-c convergence]
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  1.Start by writing what happened in each part, then state the hypothesis`. (example: In part 1, I pulled crackers away from each other and frosting was exposed. I hypothesized that if I pull the crackers apart, then….My hypothesis was correct, because…. Do this for each part. Then write how this is related to what happens on earth. Part 1 demonstrates…because the crackers moving away represents divergent boundary and....is formed.)

***Remember to treat each part of the lab as separate lab. Just because crackers represent continental crust in part 2 doesn't necessarily mean  that it's continental crust in part 1***
1.________ __________ is the reason behind the movement of tectonic plates.
2.The definition of convection current is:
3.Scientists predict that earth’s plates move about:  a. 4cm/yr   b. 4km/yr c. 4 in/yr

lab write-up
check plate boundary chart

Homework: "Theory of plate tectonics" hand out. [DO ONLY ONE SIDE.
1.Tectonic Plates sit on a plasticlike layer called __________________________.
2.Harry Hess’s theory of Seafloor spreading states that ___________________________.
3.When continental and oceanic plates converge, it can create __________________.

Classwork: Edible Lab (Students will simulate the movements of tectonic plates using eible items)

Homework: None. We will work on lab write-up in class tomorrow.