Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 12-16

IMPORTANT: The review sheet for the semester test (and other handouts) can be found HERE.

Students will take notes (on handout) as Benson continues to explain Plate Tectonics. Attention honors students: No MESPOWs this week.

We will watch a video about the Mariana Trench. If you miss this class, be sure to watch it online: Video: Deepest Place on Earth (43 minutes)

Students will do a group problem-solving activity realted to the movement of tectonic plates.

We will review several concepts related to plate tectonics, and then Benson will explain the different types of geology that takes place at different types of plate boundaries.

Benson will tell students about the test, provide a review sheet, and then give students time to organize their notebooks.

Question(s) of the week: What is a zone of subduction, and what are the various features and activity that take place there?

Sea-Floor Spreading Animation
What makes the plates move?
Interactive: Position of the Continents Over the Past 600 million years
Interactive Plate Tectonics Map
Read About Wegener's Last Expedition
Journey to the Deepest Place on Earth
Animation of a Hot Spot

Video of the Week

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