Welcome students! This week we are studying the layers of the Earth. Students are working hard on creating and answering research questions. Students will also create a 2D and 3D model on the Journey to the Center of the Earth. There will be a Layers of the Earth formative assessment when students return from Thanksgiving break (Tuesday). Students should be able to identify the density, composition, temperature, and thickness of the crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core. Ms. Slaton has placed a vocabulary quizlet and video in the Layers of the Earth tab here to assist students.
Assessments this week:
Soil Summative Retake – Tuesday at 8:10 AM or in Class
Homework this week:
Monday: Study for Retake, if taking it on Tuesday
Tuesday: Research questions and answers if you did not complete them in class
Wednesday: Finish Labeling 2D models
Thursday: Earth’s Layers Quizlet (15 Min)
Ask questions to compare and contrast the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core including the temperature, density, thickness, and composition.
Students will be wrapping up their study of soil. Study guides were given on Friday and are due on Monday. We will be reviewing soil on Monday and on Wednesday. The summative is scheduled for Thursday. Students should study the study guide, as well as their soil notes and investigation. Remember that there is no school on Tuesday.
Welcome, Scientists, to week 13! This week we are continuing our soil investigation. You are analyzing the samples that you gathered last week, recording your hypothesis, recording the results of analysis, and writing your conclusion. What a busy week! Here is what you need to know to be successful.
Tuesday Morning: You may retake the soil entrance ticket. You must come in early or right after getting off of the bus.
Wednesday: Your lab conclusion from your soil investigation will be graded as a formative (there will not be a retake available).
Homework: Please study 15 minutes each night. You need to know:
What is soil?
How is soil formed?
What is the composition of soil?
What is the difference between clay, silt, sand?
What is humus?
What is loam?
Your summative is next week.
S6E5h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.
S6E6b. Design and evaluate solutions for sustaining the quality and supply of natural resources such as water, soil, and air.
Welcome to week 12! We are beginning our study of soil this week. Students will be working on a lab in class. Students should be ready for a quiz on Thursday based on the soil research that they conducted. Students should know what soil is, how soil formed, the composition of soil, the difference between clay, silt, sand sand, what is humus, and what is loam.
Homework: Students should study their research in order to know what soil is, how its formed, the differences between clay, silt, and sand, what is humus, and what is loam. This is in preparation for an assessment on Thursday.
Standard: S6E5h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.
S6E5e. Develop a model to demonstrate how natural processes (weathering, erosion, and deposition) and human activity change rocks and the surface of the Earth.
Welcome to week 11, conference week. Students will be dismissed early to allow time for conferences. This week students will be working on a 2D model in class (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Students will neatly draw, label, and describe the process of weathering, erosion, and deposition for either a delta, barrier island, marsh, or beach. This will be an assessment grade. Students may also retake their formative assessment on erosion and deposition on Thursday morning, beginning at 8:10 AM.
Homework: There will be no homework other than to study for the retake on Thursday morning.
Welcome to Week 9! This week we will continue learning about weathering and erosion of rocks. Students should be studying their notes daily for the formative assignments that we have this week.
S6E5d. Ask questions to identify types of weathering, agents of erosion and transportation, and
environments of deposition. (Clarification statement: Environments of deposition include deltas, barrier islands, beaches,
marshes, and rivers.)
Wednesday – weathering (formative)
Friday – erosion (formative)
Students should study notes for 10-15 minutes each night
Welcome, geologists, to week 8. This week we will continue our study of the rock cycle. You will have an assessment on Monday, and you will have an opportunity for a retake on Wednesday. We will conclude the week with a study of weathering. You will have a formative assessment on weathering after fall break. Don’t forget, our first Hawk Time is this Friday. Ice pops will be available for $.25.
S6E5c: Construct an explanation of how to classify rocks by their formation and how rocks change through geologic processes in the rock cycle.
MONDAY – TUESDAY – study for retest, if needed.
WEDNESDAY – READ chapter 10 section 1 if you did not get to do that in class on Wednesday because you were completing the retake
THURSDAY – FRIDAY – study your weathering notes for a formative assessment when we return from Fall Break
Welcome back, geologists. We have a busy week. Students will continue working on rock cycle models. Students will complete a study guide for the upcoming rock assessment. The assessment was originally planned for Thursday, but will be delayed until Monday. Please work hard to prepare for the assessment. Rock cycle models are due at the end of class on Thursday.
S6E5c. Construct an explanation of how to classify rocks by their formation and how rocks change through geologic processes in the rock cycle.