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.

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).

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

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

Students will take notes on "Groundwater Issues".

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

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.

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

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.


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

Benson will be gone. Students will do a worksheet.

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.

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.

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

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).

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!

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.

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.

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

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

Video of the Week