Monthly Archives: March 2013

Welcome Ms. Hill

Today we welcomed Ms. Hill, our student teacher from USC who will be here for the rest of the school year. We also worked on our plate tectonics projects and I reminded students that they have a test this week … Continue reading

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Unit test next week on block day

We will wrap up our unit on plate tectonics/earthquakes/volcanoes and have a unit test next week on block day. Let me know if you are going to be absent that day so you can plan to take the test beforehand … Continue reading

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Volcanoes

Students learned about the different ways volcanoes can form, the different types of volcanoes, and created Chapter Five: 3 Types of Volcanoes in their foldable Look Book. They also began working on a project to create a video or PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Earthquakes

Today we learned about seismic waves. I demonstrated the waves with a Super Slinky and we went through the following PowerPoint together and discussed vocabulary words such as focus, epicenter, the types of seismic waves, the Richter scale, and earthquake … Continue reading

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Stress and Faulting

Today we learned how the different types of stresses in Earth’s crust create different types of faults. We learned about our local Genoa fault as well. See:

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Internal Forces foldable

Students created a foldable today called “Earth’s Internal Forces: A Book of 3’s” and created Chapter One: Three Types of Plate Boundaries. We will be adding one chapter at a time, using the following information:

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