Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome back! January 4-8

Notice: The study guide for the semester test is posted on this page in case you want to start studying.

During the two weeks before finals week (January 19-21) students will be learning about the basic structure of the Earth and plate tectonics. Today they will start watching a video titled "Magnetic Storm" (to be finished tomorrow). If a you miss this day, get online and watch the 55-minute video HERE. As you watch, answer the questions on the WS, which can be found on this page. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs this week are #20 and #118.

We will finish the video and then Benson will explain the different "schools of thought" pertaining to the age of the Earth. Students should read text pages 233-237 (honors 249-252)

Benson will explain the structure of the Earth and paleomagnetism, and then students will do a WS titled, "Plate Tectonics". If you were gone, read text pages 233-236 (honors 249-252).

Students will watch a video titled, "Birth of the Earth". Click here to watch the video. As you watch, answer the questions on the WS, which can be found on this page.

Students will take notes as Benson explains the development of the Theory of Plate Tectonics.

Question(s) of the week: What is paleomagnetism, and how does it support the theory of plate tectonics?

Jan. 4-5: NOVA: Magnetic Storm
Jan. 5: The Northern Lights
Jan. 5: Northern Lights FAQs
Jan. 8: Interactive: Position of the Continents Over the Past 600 million years
Jan. 8: Interactive Plate Tectonics Map
Jan. 8: Read About Wegener's Last Expedition

Video of the Week

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