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 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?