Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 18-22 . . . Test on Friday!

Reminder: If things go according to plan, the first test will be on Friday. If you missed class on Friday, be sure to watch this video. Watch this one too.

Monday
Classes are a bit shorter today due to early release (every Monday). We will go over the recent "Briny Deep Lab" and then watch a 30-minute video about El Nino. If you miss class, watch the video HERE. Attention honors students - The MESPOWs for this week are #8 and #49. Carefully read both of them and then decide which one you want to the the worksheet with. The MESPOWs are due SOC on Friday.

Tuesday
Benson will explain the phenomenon known as "El Nino" and then students will work start a map activity related to El Nino. Ask Benson if you need help. Also, watch this short video.

Wednesday
Students will listen and take notes as Benson explains several concepts related to plankton. Students will have some time to complete the map activity from yesterday. If you were gone, copy the notebook entry from a classmate, read this web page and watch this video.

Thursday
We wrap things up and review for the test tomorrow. Students will be given a review sheet, and we will do a Kahoot review in class. Attention honors students - You will have 2-3 additional questions on your test. The topics of those questions will be the density lab, the ocean conveyor belt (read this also), the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, and MESPOW #25.

Friday
Students will take a test. After the test they will work individually on a graph activity related to our next unit.

Question of the week: What is El Nino?
(What causes it? What happens in the Pacific Ocean during an El Nino? Why does it affect the path of storms?)

Click here to see the VIDEO OF THE WEEK!

Friday, September 8, 2017

September 11-15

Reminders:
1. Open house for parents starts at 6 pm Thursday night.

2. Every month Benson offers an optional "replacement assignment" that students can to do replace their lowest non-test score so far. It is due by the end of the month, but can be turned in at any time. For periods 1-4-7 the September replacement assignment is 1-6 page 427, 1-5 page 432, and 1-4 page 437. For periods 3-6 (honors) the assignment is 1-9 pages 420-421.

Monday
Benson will return the labs from last week and go over them, etc. Students will also take notes as Benson explains "salinity". If you miss this class read this web page, copy the notes from a classmate, and watch the video below.

Tuesday
Benson has to attend meetings off-campus in the morning, so period 1-3-4 students will have a substitute teacher today (video). Period 6-7 students will be doing a lab today (The Briny Deep). If you were gone, get a copy of the handout, copy the notes from a classmate, and read text pages 4448-453 (honors 426-433). If you miss the lab, get a copy of the lab handout from Benson, watch this Briny Deep Lab Video, and complete the handout (you will need your book).

Wednesday

Period 1--3-4 students will be doing a lab today (The Briny Deep). If you miss the lab, get a copy of the lab handout from Benson, watch this Briny Deep Lab Video, and complete the handout (you will need your book). Period 6-7 students will take notes day as Benson explains "ocean currents". If you were gone, get a copy of the handout, copy the notes from a classmate, and read text pages 4448-453 (honors 426-433).

Thursday
Period 1-3-4 students will take notes day as Benson explains "ocean currents". If you were gone, get a copy of the handout, copy the notes from a classmate, and read text pages 4448-453 (honors 426-433). Period 6-7 students will watch the video that periods 1-3-4 watched on Tuesday.

Friday
Period 1-3-4 students will review the lab, watch a 15-minute video about the Ocean Conveyor Belt, and then take notes (brief). If you were gone read this web page.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 5-8

Monday
No school!

Tuesday
Honors students: Your Montana Map Activity is due at the start of class today. Benson will go over rules and expectations and then students will be given time to finish the WS from last Friday.

Wednesday
All of Benson's classes will be doing a "Density Lab" today.

Thursday
All of Benson's classes will be doing a lab today ("How does salt affect ice-water?)

Friday
Students will watch a video while Benson issues books. If you miss class, watch this video.

IMPORTANT - The "Freshman Tail-gating" event will take place this evening at the football stadium. Listen to announcements for details. . . free T-shirt, free food, free admission to the football game (HHS vs. Hellgate).

Video of the Week

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome class of 2021!

I hope everyone had a GREAT summer! I look forward to getting to know all of you, and I am excited about the upcoming school year. This site will be used to keep students and parents updated on what's happening in class. I plan to add a new post (plan for week, resources, etc.) before the start of of each school week. If you (students, parents, etc.) would like to receive the posts when they are added, select Posts (Atom) below and provide your information. Thanks!

Here are some tidbits to get you started . . .

1. www.bengalfrosh.com is a useful site that provides links to the web pages of HHS teachers who teach freshmen. Not all teachers have web pages, but this provides a convenient way to access all of the sites that are available. The teacher sites should be updated by September 1st.

2. I am one of the advisers for the HHS Outdoor Club. CLICK HERE to see our Facebook Page. We meet at noon every Friday (starting after Labor Day).

NOTE: Check out other "Important Links", which will always be available on the right side of this web page.

Wednesday, August 30 - Bengal Beginnings Day
Freshmen will participate in orientation activities in the morning. In the afternoon, they will go to each of their classes for about 10 minutes.

Thursday, August 31
Students will do a "Montana Map Activity".

Friday, September 1
Benson will gone today (competing in a trail race at Big Sky), so there will be a guest teacher. Students will do a worksheet.

The following links will be needed by honors students to complete their Montana Highway Map Activity.

1. The Wilderness Society

2. Montana Wilderness Association

3. Wilderness FAQs

4. Map of Montana's 15 designated wilderness areas

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Finals week!

Below: Links to IMPORTANT Review Resources

1. It is important that you understand the Rock Cycle (several questions). To review read pages 67-69 (honors pages 52-54) and take a look at this animation.

2. This graph will be on the test - CLICK HERE

3. There will be several questions to check your understanding of this Moonphase Exercise

4. Make sure you understand the motion, varying speed, and tail of a comet. Watch this animation

5. There will be a diagram and questions to check your understanding of Giant Springs

6. This diagram will be on the test. The same diagram can be found on page 339 of your text (honors text page 328). You should be able to use principles of superposition and cross-cutting to determine relative ages as you did on the WS: Principles of Geology last winter.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 22-26

Monday
Weather-permitting we will launch rockets today.

Tuesday
Students will take notes as Benson provides a general overview of NASA - past, present, future.

Wednesday
Students will do a WS.

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains several concepts related to the Earth-Moon relationship, including tides, phases, and eclipses. Be sure to do this Online Moon Phase Exercise (very good). You do not need to hand anything in, but there will be similar questions on the semester exam. Here is a 10-minute video (ABC News coverage) of the 1979 solar eclipse, including coverage from Helena, Montana!

Friday
Students will watch a video "Meteor Strike".

Interesting Links

What the 2017 Solar Eclipse will look like from Kentucky.

NASA's YouTube Channel

Monday: Brief History of Animals in Space

Space Shuttle Landing Sites (6-minute video)

Video of Probe Landing on Mars in 2004 (6-minute YouTube video)

Video of Probe Landing on Mars in 2012 (6-minute YouTube video)

Are we going to Mars?

History of Exploration of Mars

Moon phase animation

Another Moon phase animation

Moon phases this month

Online Moon Phase Exercise (very good)

Lunar Eclipse Animation

Lunar Eclipse Explained

Tides Animation

D-Day Moon

Tides - select "Launch Interactive"

Spring and Neap Tides

Eclipse Animations

Various Moon Animations

Space Weather

Solar Max of 2013

Northern Lights Explained

Spaceweather.com

Northern Lights Explained

Northern Lights over Iceland

Question of the Week
Why is Pluto no longer considered to be a planet?

Video of the week:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 15-19

Monday
Students will finish the video (October Sky) and then Benson will explain fact vs. fiction, etc.

Tuesday-Wednesday
Students will be constructing rockets.

Thursday
Students will begin watching a video about the "Space Race" and then be given time to put finishing touches on their rockets. If you miss this class, print out this worksheet and watch the first 65 minutes of the video below.

Friday
We will finish watching the video and then Benson will explain the Apollo missions. If you were gone, watch the video below.

Interesting Links

NASA's YouTube Channel

Brief History of Animals in Space

16-min Video about the controversial 1972 USA vs. USSR gold medal game

Question of the Week
Why was it so important for the USA to land a man on the Moon before the USSR did?

Video of the week:

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8-12

Monday
Students will take a test.

Tuesday
We will start watching a movie called "October Sky".

Wednesday
Benson will explain the historical context of the movie and then we will continue watching it.

Thursday
TBD

Friday
No school today due to Vigilante Parade.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 1-5

Attention honors students: The MESPOW for this week is #101.

Monday
We will finish the notes from last week (glaciers, etc).

Tuesday
We will watch a video: Snowball Earth - If you were gone, watch it here (43 minutes).

Wednesday
We will take notes on a handout called "Ice Ages". Honors students who were gone should read the text section titled "Causes of Glaciation" (pages 174-177).

Thursday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various ways that the last ice age impacted Montana.If you miss this class, go to this site and read each of the following: 12, 24, and 33.

Friday
We will watch a short video and then prepare for the test. If you were gone, scroll down and watch the "video of the week".

Below: Important Links - Be sure to check them out if you missed class.

Glacial Landforms
Striations
Milankovitch Cycles
Ice Ages changed the Missouri River
Flathead Lake
Snake Butte in North-Central Montana

Question of the Week: What caused the formation of Glacial Lake Missoula, and how did the outburst floods cause the Scablands of Washington?

Video of the Week

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 24-28

Monday
Students will continue working on the Island Watershed Activity. It is due at the start of class on Friday. Honors students - MESPOWs are due on Friday: #91 and #123 (read them both, pick one to do with the WS).

Tuesday
Students will do a map activity called "Helena Area Watersheds". If you were gone, get the make-up assignment from Benson.

Wednesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various Helena area water resources. If you miss this class, read this webpage, get the notes handout, watch this PowerPoint Presentation, and watch the video of the week below.

Thursday
Benson will have a sub (science teachers will be at science curriculum meetings). Students will watch a video called "The Last Extinction". If you were gone, get a copy of the video worksheet and fill in the answers as you watch it online here.

Friday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various aspects of glaciers. If you were gone read pages 188-198 (honors 158-171).

Make-Up Assignment for Montana Rivers (last week)
The Great Falls of the Missouri
Watershed of the Yellowstone River
Milltown Dam
Triple Divide Peak
Handout for Watershed Project (pdf file)
Island Watershed Project
Oxbow Lakes
SNOTEL Sites

Video of the Week

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 18-21

Tuesday
We will go over the recent Map Activity: USA Basins, and then start working on the Island Watershed Activity. Honors students - There is no MESPOW this week. Instead, you will do an assignment called Intro to the Bakken Formation. It is due SOC Friday.

Wednesday
Students will continue working on the Island Watershed Activity. It is due at the start of class on Friday.

Thursday - Assembly Schedule Today
We will go over the recent Map Activity: Montana Rivers. Students will continue working on their islands.

Friday
Students will continue working on their islands.

Make-Up Assignment for Montana Rivers (last week)
The Great Falls of the Missouri
Watershed of the Yellowstone River
Milltown Dam
Triple Divide Peak
Handout for Watershed Project (pdf file)
Island Watershed Project
Oxbow Lakes
SNOTEL Sites

Video of the Week

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 10-14

Monday
We will go over the WS from last week. Benson will elaborate on several topics covered on the WS.

Tuesday
Students will do a map activity called (USA Drainage Basins). If you miss the map activity, get a copy of the packet from Benson, and complete it.

Wednesday
Students will watch the first 25 minutes of episode #6 on this site and then be given time to finish the map activity that we started yesterday.

Thursday
Students will start a map activity called "Montana Rivers". If you miss the map activity, print out a copy of the make-up assignment here and then watch this Montana Rivers PowerPoint.

Friday
Students will finish the "Montana Rivers Map Activity".

Friday, March 31, 2017

April 3-7

Attention students who missed the test that was given before spring break - You will be expected to take the test during class on Tuesday. Honors students - To review for the two essay questions, you should watch these two short videos: The Earthquake/Tsunami of 1700, and Radiocarbon Dating.

Monday
Students will learn some basic terminology associated with the water cycle, and then complete the "Porosity Lab" that we set up before the break. If you miss this day, read pages 158-161, read through the "Water Cycle Tutorial" (see link below).

Tuesday
Students who were gone missed the March test will make it up today. Others will do a worksheet.

Wednesday
Students will take notes on a handout (Groundwater). If you were gone, read pages 171-180. Also, watch this video.

Thursday
Students will take notes on "Groundwater Issues".

Friday
Students will be listening to a presentation about the Montana Conservation Corp.

Groundwater Basics
Water Cycle Tutorial
Interactive Water Cycle Graphic
Ogallala Aquifer Video
Ogallala Aquifer Article on Facebook
Berkeley Pit in Butte
Giant Springs in Great Falls
Septic Systems

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20-24

Monday
Students will take notes as they learn about Montana Earthquakes. If you were gone, get a copy of the handout, copy the notes, and carefully read each of the links below that are marked with an asterisk(*). Honors students - MESPOWs for this week are 31, 35, 46.

Tuesday
Period 1-3-4 students will watch a video (Ultimate Earthquake) and periods 6-7 will take notes on a handout (Earthquake Hazards).

Wednesday
We will review for the test and then play a Kahoot review game. Attention honors students - The topics for the two level-2 questions on the test will be . . . the earthquake/tsunami of 1700, and radiocarbon dating.

Thursday
Test

Friday
We will start a lab (Porosity) - to be continued after spring break.

Alaska Earthquake Video
Tsunami Animation
Tsunami Demonstration (Oregon State Lab)
Impressive Video of 2004 Tsunami
Animation of 2004 Tsunami
Tsunami Tutorial Video
*Montana's Greatest Earthquake Disaster
*Earthquake Destroys Helena High in 1935
Photos of Damage from the 1935 Helena Earthquakes
*Helena Has Its Faults
Major Quake Hits Japan
Japan's Earthquake Warning System Explained
Before and After Photos of Tsunami Damage in Japan
30-Foot Wall no Match for Tsunami

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 13-17

Monday
Benson will be gone. Students will do a worksheet.

Tuesday
Period 1-4-5 students will learn about the basics of earthquakes as they take notes on a handout. If you were gone, read chapter 7 - Honors students will have time to work on their Science Circus Projects.

Wednesday
Period 1-4-5 students will do "epicenter location problems". Period 6-7 students will learn about the basics of earthquakes as they take notes on a handout. If you were gone, read chapter 7 - Honors read chapter 8.

Thursday
Periods 1-4-5 will learn about earthquake hazards. Periods 6-7 will do earthquake epicenter problems.

Friday
Students will watch a video called "Ultimate Tsunami".

Wednesday: Largest Earthquakes by Magnitude since 1900
Wednesday: YouTube explains Moment Magnitude Scale

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 6-10

If you were gone Friday
Students did a station to station activity related to recent topics. If you are gone (or aren't happy with your score) periods 1-4-5 do "Reviewing Content" 1-10 on page 89 (honors do 1-10 on page 78-79).

Monday
Benson will explain "relative age" and "absolute age", and then students will do a WS: Principles of Geology. If you are gone, go to this website and print out a copy . Do it!

Tuesday
We will go over the "station to station activity", watch a short video, and then finish the "Rock Cycle Activity" from last week. If you were gone watch this 26-minute video.

Wednesday
Benson will explain how radiometric dating works, and then students will do an assignment called "Dating Deep Blood Kettles". If you were gone . . .
1. Watch the video posted below.
2. Read this web page: Radiometric Dating at a Bison Kill Site
3. Print out the "Radiometric Dating Assignment" handout here or get a copy from Benson.
2. View the PowerPoint Presentation. Do as instructed.

Thursday
We will go over several concepts related to the "Principles of Geology" WS as we correct the WS in class.

Friday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains basic concepts related to earthquakes.

Video of the Week

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February 27 - March 3

Monday
Students will watch a video called "The Day the Mesozoic Died". If you were gone, watch it here. Honors students: The MESPOWs are #73, and #103.

Update: I tweaked my back while shoveling snow Monday morning, and had to take a "sick day" Tuesday. So, students will watch a video about the Grand Canyon on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, the Link Crew will be coming in to do a presentation. -Benson

Thursday
Students will do an activity to help them understand the rock cycle. If you were gone, carefully read pages 67-69 (honors pages 52-54) and take a look at this animation.

Friday
Students will do a station to station activity related to recent topics. If you are gone, periods 1-4-5 do "Reviewing Content" 1-10 on page 89 (honors do 1-10 on page 78-79).

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 21-24

NOTE: The monthly optional "replacement assignment" for periods 1-4-5 is 1-22 on page 303. Honors students - Your "replacement assignment" is 1-10 on pages 292-293 of your text. Optional replacement assignments are due the last day of the month.

Monday
No school today.

Tuesday
We will go over a recent lab and then students will do a WS. Honors students: There are no MESPOWs this week.

Wednesday
Students will take notes as Benson explains weathering and erosion. If you were gone, it is important that you read chapter 5 in your text (Honors - chapter 4), and watch this animation - 5 parts.

Thursday
Students will watch a video about the Alps.

Friday
Students will take notes on a handout as Benson explains sedimentary rocks. If you were gone, read pages 76-79 (Honors 62-68). Also read these web pages: Montana coal - Madison limestone - Eagle sandstone - Belt formation

PowerPoint Presentation - Weathering and Erosion
Washington Mudslide Interactive
Mass Wasting in Gates of Mountains
Mass Wasting in Jackson Hole
Mt. Rushmore Facelift
Photos of March 2011 Rockslide Near Billings
Rockslide Caught on Camera in Tennessee
Cleaning Lichens from Mt. Rushmore in 2005
Formation of the Himalayas
Coal Mine Near Colstrip
Thursday: Eagle Sandstone
General Article About Limestone
Madison Limestone
An Ice Cave in the Madison Limestone
The Belt Supergroup
(YouTube Video) Virtual Tour of a Wyoming Strip Mine
Montana Coal Mine
Montana's Oldest Rocks
Chief Mountain
Sea Creatures in Glacier Park?

Video of the week . . .

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 13-17 . . . Test on Thursday!

Monday
We will review several topics covered last week, and then spend some time examining various types of igneous rocks.

Tuesday
Students will do a group activity related to igneous rocks. If you were gone, read text pages 72-74 and do questions 1-7 on page 74 (honors read 57-60).

Wednesday
We will return and go over several recent assignments/labs, and review for the test (Kahoot). A study guide will be provided. The photo below may be helpful in preparing for the test.

Thursday
Students will take a test.

Friday
Students will do a lab titled, Frost Wedging. (If you were gone, click on the link and follow instructions.)

Question of the Week: Crown Butte is made of an igneous rock called "porphyry". Explain how this rock formed.

Longer Video (13-min) about Alex Honnold Climbing
Excellent Video About Hiking Onto Half Dome
Ringing Rocks

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 6-10

NOTE: The monthly optional "replacement assignment" (for period 1, 3, 4) is 1-22 page 303. 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.

Monday
We will go over several concepts from last week, and then students will take notes as Benson explains several aspects of mineral formation.

Tuesday
Students will watch a video. If you were gone, you can watch the video here..

Wednesday
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 (honors 276-280).

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

Friday
Students will do a lab to determine the density of different types of igneous rocks.

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.

Plutons Animation
Benson and Daughter Climb Devils Tower (photo album)
Igneous Rocks Pictures

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January 30 - February 3

The optional assignment that can be done to replace your lowest non-test score for the quarter is available: Periods 1-4-5: Do 1-22 on page 303. Periods 6-7: Do 1-10 on pages 292-293. The optional assignment is due by the end of February, but it can be handed in at any time.Monday
Students will continue taking notes as Benson explains various hazards associated with volcanism. See links below if you were gone.

Tuesday
Period 1-4-5 students will watch a video called Earth's Deadliest Eruption. Period 6-7: Benson will explain 3 great eruptions. Read this if you were gone. MESPOWs for this week (honors) are 71, 80, and 89.

Wednesday
Period 1-4-5: Benson will explain 3 great eruptions. Period 6-7 students will watch a video called Earth's Deadliest Eruption.

Thursday
Students will do a lab to called "Magma and Lava". If you were gone, read pages 70-74 and do questions 1-7 page 74 (Honors: Read 55-60 and do 1-7 p. 62).

Friday
Students will take notes as Benson explains various types of volcanic formations. If you were gone copy the notes (handout) from a classmate.

Question of the week
How can geologists determine whether an igneous rock formed from lava that cooled above the surface, or from magma that cooled beneath the surface?

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

Mt. St. Helens Lava Dome

Monday/Tuesday: Deadliest Eruptions of All time

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens

Benson's Three Days of Hiking - St. Helens and Rainier

Mt. Rainier Mudflow (future)

Bodies at Pompeii

Collection of Photos: Bodies at Pompeii

Krakatau Tsunami (1883)

Ship Survives Krakatau Tsunami (1883)

Ashfall Fossil Site in Nebraska

Mazama Ash near Helena

Yellowstone Volcano Explained by the Scientist-In-Charge

Misconceptions about the Yellowstone Volcano

Monday/Tuesday: The Elkhorn Volcano (near Helena)

Time-Lapse of Mt. St. Helens Lava Domes 2004-2008 (1:26)

Short Time-Lapse of Mt. St. Helens Lava Dome (00:07)

Animation of Mt. St. Helens Lava Domes (00:12)

Friday, January 20, 2017

January 23-27: Second Semester Begins!

Monday
We will discuss the semester grades, and then students will be given time to start an assignment (WS: Intro to Volcanism). Attention honors students: MESPOW this week is #111.

Tuesday
Periods 1-4-5 students will take notes (on handout) as Benson explains basic concepts related to volcanoes. If you were gone, take a look at this animation. Periods 6-7 students will do a lab - "What happened at Lake Nyos?" If you are gone, read this and watch this video.

Wednesday
Periods 1-4-5 students will do a lab - "What happened at Lake Nyos?" If you are gone, read this and watch this video. Periods 6-7 students will take notes (on handout) as Benson explains basic concepts related to volcanoes. If you were gone, take a look at this animation.

Thursday
Periods 1-4-5 will watch a video - "Mystery of the Meagavolcano". If you were gone, be sure to watch it HERE. Periods 6-7: Benson will explain various hazards associated with volcanoes as students take notes. If you were gone, take a look at this photo album.

Friday
Periods 1-4-5: Benson will explain various hazards associated with volcanoes as students take notes. If you were gone, take a look at this photo album. Periods 1-3-4 will watch a video - "Mystery of the Meagavolcano". If you were gone, be sure to watch it HERE.

Question of the week: What are the three basic types of volcanic activity? Provide an example of each.

Interactive: Three Types of Volcanism
What happened at Lake Nyos?

Video of the Week

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 17-19 - Finals Week!

Notice: The optional assignment for January is 1-17 page 275 (honors 1-10 p. 222-223). This will replace your lowest non-test score for the quarter. If you get it in by January 19, it will apply to second quarter. If you get it in by January 31, it will apply to third quarter.

Monday
No school

Tuesday
Zero period final from 8:20-9:40
First period final exam from 9:55-11:15
Second period final from 11:50-1:10

Wednesday
Third period final from 8:20-9:40
Fourth period final from 9:55-11:15
Fifth period final from 11:50-1:10

Thursday
Sixth period final from 9:55-11:15
Seventh period final from 9:55-11:15

Friday
No school for students.

Video of the Week

Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 9-13

Notice: The optional assignment for January is 1-17 page 275 (honors 1-10 p. 222-223). This will replace your lowest non-test score for the quarter. If you get it in by January 19, it will apply to second quarter. If you get it in by January 31, it will apply to third quarter.

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

Tuesday
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)

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

Thursday
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.

Friday
Benson will tell students about the test, provide a review sheet, and then we will do a Kahoot review.

Question(s) of the week: What is a zone of subduction, and what are the various features and activities 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