Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Welcome back! January 3-6

Notice: The study guide for the semester test will be available by Wednesday. Ask Benson for a copy if you want to get an early start on studying for the final. Otherwise he will hand it out next week.

During the two weeks before finals week (January 17-19) students will be learning about the basic structure of the Earth and plate tectonics. Today they will watch a video titled "Magnetic Storm". 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.

We will go over the video and then Benson will explain the different "schools of thought" pertaining to the age of the Earth. He will also 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 233-237 (honors 249-252) and watch the video below.

Students will watch a video titled, "Birth of the Earth".

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. 3: NOVA: Magnetic Storm
Jan. 3: The Northern Lights
Jan. 3: Northern Lights FAQs
Jan. 6: Interactive: Position of the Continents Over the Past 600 million years
Jan. 6: Interactive Plate Tectonics Map
Jan. 6: Read About Wegener's Last Expedition

Video of the Week

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