Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8-12

NOTE: The monthly optional "replacement assignment" (for period 1, 3, 4) is available here. Your score on this will replace your lowest non-test score so far. Honors students - Your "replacement assignment" is 1-10 on pages 292-293 of your text.

Honors students: The handouts for your projects and papers can be found here. You need to make a decision by Monday, February 22.

Test Next Week - A study guide will be provided on Wednesday, or you can print it out here.

Benson will be gone today. Students will watch a video about the geology of Yosemite Park. If you are gone, print the handout here and then watch the video here. Honors students - The MESPOW is #115.

Students will take notes as Benson explains "plutonic formations". If you were gone, read through the Crown Butte Virtual Field Trip and then take a look at this animation (4 parts). Read pages 295-297.

Students will do a lab - they will determine the density of different types of igneous rocks.

We will go over the video from Monday, and then Benson will show several examples of plutonic formations. We are on assembly schedule today.

Students will take notes as Benson explains various types of igneous rocks. Read 70-74 (honors pages 55-58).

Question of the week
If plutonic formations form beneath the surface, why can they be found standing above the surface today?

Click on the links below to see many resources related to this unit.

Tuesday: Plutons Animation
Tuesday: Benson and Daughter Climb Devils Tower (photo album)
Thursday: Longer Video (13-min) about Alex Honnold Climbing
Thursday: Excellent Video About Hiking Onto Half Dome
Friday: Ringing Rocks
Friday: Igneous Rocks Pictures

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