EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL - FALL 2017

Highlights 

Lesson Plans can be 
found HERE

Cornell Notes Template

EEn Science Standards

EEn Science Syllabus

DOCS Template
TOC Template

 WELCOME to Ms. G's
EEn SCIENCE CLASS!

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Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes

Essential Standard 

ESSENTIAL STANDARDS and CLARIFYING OBJECTIVES

EEn.2.1 Explain how processes and forces affect the lithosphere.
EEn.2.1.1 Explain how earthquakes impact the lithosphere.
        - Describe the anatomy of an earthquake. Locate earthquakes – epicenter and focal point – 
           and relate to different types of plate boundaries.

        - Explain how the release of energy of various types of earthquakes relates to magnitude, 
          and P and S waves.

EEn.2.1.2 Predict the locations earthquakes, and faults based on information contained in a
          variety of maps. 

 

 

MONDAY: 10/23

Dear Students,

I will not be here today. Please work on your Biosphere and be sure to clean up after yourself. 

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARS

Today's Topic: 
Mars Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 

- Pick your teams (no more than 3 to a group)
- Create a team Logo
- Read all handouts
- Research selected items
- Fill in the questions in your journal

This is printed out on the last page of your journal. You can continue working further if you have completed your research. 

Essential Understanding: 
Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on earth. 

Anticipatory Set: 
Pick Your Partner

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry

 

 

TUESDAY 10/24 

Quiz on THURSDAY(Plate Tectonics)

Dear Students,

I will not be here today.

  1. Please work on your Power Point and fill in your notes.
  2. When you get to the map exercise, the sub will have the maps.
  3. You may work in groups of two only.
  4. Place your map in the box when finished.  
  5. Please be sure you look at all the animations.
  6. These can be found in red at the bottom of the slides.

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Earthquakes

Essential Question: 
 What causes an Earthquake? 

Warm-Up: 
The Puzzle

Anticipatory Set:
Map Exercise

Vocabulary: 
P-wave; S-wave; epicenter; focus; fault

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Earthquakes 

Group Work: 
Mapping an Earthquake Activity

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

MONDAY 10/16

UNIT TEST on THURSDAY

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Plate Tectonics

Essential Understanding: 
 Plate tectonics impact the lithosphere.

Warm-Up: 
The Puzzle

Anticipatory Set:
Pangea

Vocabulary: 
Continental Drift, Pangea, Plate Tectonics

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Plate Tectonics

Group Work: 
What are they really talking about?
Code Busters

Closing Activity:
Notes

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

TUESDAY 10/17 

UNIT TEST on THURSDAY
BIOSPHERE DAY TODAY

because of the testing schedule, today will be a biosphere work day and Friday will be class time.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 10/18

Lesson Plans can be found HERE

UNIT TEST on THURSDAY

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Types of Boundaries

Essential Question: 
How do the movement of tectonic plates impact the lithosphere?

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER

Anticipatory Set:
Seriously?

Vocabulary: 
Subduction; constructive; destructive

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Types of Boundaries

Group Work: 
Word-Up.

Independent Work Exercise: 
In a Nutshell Summary Worksheet

Notes can be found here.

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

THURSDAY 10/19 and FRIDAY 10/20 

UNIT TEST TODAY

TEST "A"

TEST "B"

TEST "C"

TEST "D"

 

Today's Topic:
VOLCANOES!!

Volcanoes - Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Hazzards - Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Essential Question:: 
In what way do volcanoes effect the lithosphere?

Warm-Up: 

Types of Plates Note Page

Can You Solve This? 

Anticipatory Set:
Spot-It Review Game

Vocabulary: 
Volcano, Lava Magma, Caldera, Hot Spot

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Volcanoes
Volcano Hazzards

Group Work: 

Plate Warm up exercise.

Spot-It Review Game

Closing Activity:
You may work on your "Rock" paper. Remember this is due tomorrow.

Independent Work Exercise: 
UNIT TEST TODAY - Thursday

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 
 
 

 

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Sedimentary Rocks

Essential Understanding:: 
The rock cycle recycles materials. 
There are three rock types: Sedimentary, Igneous, Metamorphic

Warm-Up: 
Code Buster

Anticipatory Set:
Which One Doesn't Belong

Vocabulary: 
Sedimentary Rocks, fossils

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Sedimentary Rocks

Group Work: 
Which one doesn't Belong
Code Busters

Closing Activity:
Mini Sedimentary Lab

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 
 

 

FRIDAY 10/13

Igneous NOTES FOR THIS POWERPOINT CAN BE FOUND HERE. Metamorphic - Notes for Metamorphic Rocks

Today's Topic:
Igneous Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks

Essential Understanding:: 
The rock cycle recycles materials. 
There are three rock types: Sedimentary, Igneous, Metamorphic

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER

Anticipatory Set:
Spot It

Vocabulary: 
magma, lava, vesicular, intrusive, extrusive, foliation, metamorphism

Power Point

Igneous Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

Group Work: 
Spot It
Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Minerals in my rock

Independent Work Exercise:

Scheme for Igneous Rocks

Scheme for Metamorphic Rocks
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 10/20

Pet Rock Identification Help

 Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

 

MONDAY 10/16

Metamorphic Rocks

Essential Understanding:: 

Explain the rock cycle in enough detail to relate the cycling of materials

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER

Anticipatory Set:
Spot-It

Vocabulary: 
mineral, rock cycle, 

Power Point

Metamorphic Rocks

Group Work: 

Mineral Properties Lab

Closing Activity:
Scheme for Metamorphic Rocks

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Common Types of Rocks

Rock Identification Table

 

Today's Topic:
MINERALS

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
QUIZIZZ

Anticipatory Set:
Who AM I

Vocabulary: 
Crystal Structure; inorganic; solid; chemical composition; 
streak; cleavage; hardness

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Minerals

Mineral Pics

Group Work: 
Mineral Mini-Labs
Who Am I

Closing Activity:
Mini Lab

Independent Work Exercise: 

TEST CORRECTIONS

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

None

 

 

TUESDAY 10/3

Today's Topic:
Soil and Minerals

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain the rock cycle in enough detail to relate the cycling of materials

Warm-Up: 
Mineral Sheet

Anticipatory Set:
Mineral Properties Lab

Vocabulary: 
mineral, rock cycle, 

Power Point

Rock Cycle

Group Work: 

Mineral Properties Lab

Closing Activity:
Minerals in my rock

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

None

 

 

WEDNESDAY 10/4

Today's Topic:
ROCK CYCLE

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain the rock cycle in enough detail to relate the cycling of materials

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER

Anticipatory Set:
WHO AM I ROCKS

Vocabulary: 
mineral, rock cycle, 

Power Point

Rock Cycle

Group Work: 

Mineral Properties Lab

Closing Activity:
Minerals in my rock

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

None

 

 

THURSDAY 10/5

RUDY

Today's Topic:
ROCK CYCLE

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain the rock cycle in enough detail to relate the cycling of materials

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER

Anticipatory Set:
WHO AM I ROCKS

Vocabulary: 
mineral, rock cycle, 

Power Point

Rock Cycle

Group Work: 

Comic Strip - Rock Cycle

Closing Activity:
Minerals in my rock

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

None

 

 

MONDAY 9/25 and TUESDAY 9/26 WEDNESDAY 9/27

Today's Topic:
Soil and Minerals

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
Silly Science

Anticipatory Set:
Sluiceing Slueths
Beads

Vocabulary: 
mineral, tillage, run-off

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
SOIL

Soil Erosion

Minerals

Mineral Pics

Group Work: 
Silly Science
Sluiceing Slueths
Mineral Mini-Labs

Closing Activity:
Questions to Answer

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

None

 
 

THURSDAY 9/28

Today's Topic:
Soil and Minerals

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
Silly Science

Anticipatory Set:
Sluiceing Slueths
Beads

Vocabulary: 
Crystal Structure; inorganic; solid; chemical composition;
streak; cleavage; hardness

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Minerals

Mineral Pics

Group Work: 
Mineral Mini-Labs
Pet Rock Activity

 

Closing Activity:
Questions to Answer

Independent Work Exercise: Make sure you take the correct test.

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

None

 
 
 
 

 

MONDAY: 9/18

Today's Topic:
Erosion

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
Mystery Pictures

Anticipatory Set:
What to do in an avalanche

Vocabulary: 
Glacier; Till; Firn; Kettle Lake; Erratic; ablation

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Erosion by Glaciers

Group Work: 
Mystery Pictures
What to do in an Avalanche

Closing Activity:
Word-Up Game

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:


 

 

TUESDAY 9/19

Today's Topic:
Deposition

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
Brain Teasers

Anticipatory Set:
Particle Size vs Water Velocity

Vocabulary: 
Horizontal Sorting; Vertical Sorting; Pebbles; Cobbles; Boulders; Sand; Silt; Clay
Graded bedding; Delts

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Deposition

Group Work: 
Water Depositional Lab

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 


 

 

WEDNESDAY 9/20

Today's Topic:
Soil

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
What the Heck

Anticipatory Set:
White Stuff Lab

Vocabulary: 
Environmental Hazzards

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
SOIL

Soil Erosion

NC Human Impact

Group Work: 
Mystery Powder

Closing Activity:
Questions to Answer

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

None

 

 

THURSDAY 9/21

 

 

FRIDAY: 9/22

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARS

Today's Topic: 
Mars Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 

- Pick your teams (no more than 3 to a group)
- Create a team Logo
- Read all handouts
- Research selected items
- Fill in the questions in your journal

This is printed out on the last page of your journal. You can continue working further if you have completed your research. 

Essential Understanding: 
Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on earth. 

Anticipatory Set: 
Pick Your Partner

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry

 

MONDAY: 9/11 and TUESDAY 9/12

Today's Topic:
Erosion

Essential Understanding:: 
... Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
Review Questions to Answer

Anticipatory Set:
Signs, Signs, Everywhere aSign

Vocabulary: 
Mass Wasting; Slump; Landslide; Creep; Angle of Repose; Mass Movement

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EROSION

Wind Erosion

Group Work: 
Name That Sign
Repose Lab
Walking Water
Table Talk Water

Lab Exercise:
Angle of Repose
Walking Water

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

Independent Work Exercise:
Warm Up
Angle of Repose Lab Write-Up
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
None

 

 

WEDNESDAY: 9/13

Today's Topic: 
Erosion

Essential Understanding:: 
... ...Explain how natural actions such as weathering, erosion (wind, water and gravity), and soil formation affect Earth’s surface. 

Warm-Up: 
Water and Pepper Lab

Anticipatory Set:
Walking Water

Vocabulary: 
Mass Wasting; Slump; Landslide; Creep; Angle of Repose; Mass Movement

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Water Erosion

Group Work: 
Pepper and Water Lab
Walking Water Lab
Table Teaser

Lab Exercise:
Walking Water

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

Independent Work Exercise:

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
None

 
 
 
 

 

TUESDAY: 9/5 through WEDNESDAY 9/8

Today's Topic:
WEATHERING

Objectives: 
EEn.2.1.3 Explain how natural actions such as weathering affect Earth’s surface. Physical and chemical weathering, heat and pressure, deposition, foliation and bedding.


Warm-Up: 
Secret Code

Essential Understanding: 
Physical and Chemical weathering work together to shape the lithosphere.

Anticipatory Set:
Myth Buster - WHAT!

Vocabulary: 
Weathering; surface area; oxidation; stalactites/stalagmites
Carbonic Acid; exfoliation; erosion; dissolution; hydrolysis

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
WEATHERING

Group Work: 
Table Teaser - Take 5 -White Board Exercise
Take 5 - Do You Know What I Am Looking For?

Lab Exercise:
Chalk Weathering

Closing Activity:
Code Buster - "10 Questions"

Independent Work Exercise:
Exit Ticket
Cornell Note summary answering today's Essential Understanding. 

Videos:

https://youtu.be/Y1B2tEqazPI

 
 

THURSDAY: 9/7

Today's Topic: 
Erosion

Essential Understanding:: 
... to explain how the tilt of the earth's axis causes the seasons due to the amount of solar energy impacting the earth's surface.

Warm-Up: 
Review Questions to Answer

Anticipatory Set:
Signs, Signs, Everywhere aSign

Vocabulary: 
Mass Wasting; Slump; Landslide; Creep; Angle of Repose; Mass Movement

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EROSION

 

Group Work: 
Name That Sign
Repose Lab

 

Lab Exercise:
Angle of Repose

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

Independent Work Exercise:
Warm Up
Angle of Repose Lab Write-Up
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
None

 

 

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WEDNESDAY: 8/30
THURSDAY: 8/31

Reminder: Benchmark Thursday

Today's Topic: 
Seasons

Essential Understanding:: 
... to explain how the tilt of the earth's axis causes the seasons due to the amount of solar energy impacting the earth's surface.

Warm-Up: 
"KWL" Sheet

Anticipatory Set:
Review Jeopardy

Vocabulary: 
Tropic of Cancer/Tropic of Capricorn
Insolation/Soltice

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

The Reason for the Seasons

Group Work: 
Seasons Worksheet
Word-Up Game

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

Independent Work Exercise:
Mini Quiz Sheet
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
None

 
 

 

FRIDAY: 9/1

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARS

Today's Topic: 
Mars Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 

- Pick your teams (no more than 3 to a group)
- Create a team Logo
- Read all handouts
- Research selected items
- Fill in the questions in your journal

This is printed out on the last page of your journal. You can continue working further if you have completed your research. 

Essential Understanding: 
Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on earth. 

Anticipatory Set: 
Pick Your Partner

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 
 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw_I1q4dGMTGbkRjUVB3VDNKZzA
 

MONDAY: 8/21

Reminder: Quiz Thursday

Today's Topic:
Earth's Place in Space

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 
QUESTION of the DAY

Essential Understanding: 
Explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

Anticipatory Set:
The Cereal and the Egg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO8DtsZO1nA

Vocabulary: 
- Precession, Nutation, Barycenter
- Inclination, Insolation, Parallelism
- Equinox
, Solstice

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EEn Solar System

Group Work: 
Center of Gravity Activity - egg and cereal
Balancing Sculptures Activity

Closing Activity:
Show your artwork. 

Independent Work Exercise:
Vocabulary
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
Universe (  http://htwins.net/scale2/ )

Big Bang ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNDGgL73ihY)

Barycenter ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudB-LLPaG4 )

 

 

TUESDAY: 8/22 - NO SCHOOL - ENJOY

 

 

WEDNESDAY: 8/23

Reminder: Quiz Thursday

Today's Topic: 
Earth's Place in Space

Objectives: 
... to explain how the moon and the earth's rotation and revolution affect its shape and relate to the tides.

Warm-Up: 
QUIZIZZ

Essential Understanding: 
Tidal impact is directly related to the moon's gravitational attraction.

Anticipatory Set:
MYTH BUSTER

Vocabulary: 
Waning/Waxing; Crescent/Gibbious; Spring Tide/Neap Tide
Eclipses; Cyclic; Oblate Spheroid

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Tides and Moon

Group Work: 
White Board Exercise
Oreo Moon Phases

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

Independent Work Exercise:
Phases of the Moon Worksheet
Tides Worksheet
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
None

 

 

 
 
 

 

MONDAY: 8/14

Reminder: Quiz on Thursday

Today's Topic: 
The Sun

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 
The Difference

Essential Understanding: 
Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on earth. 

Anticipatory Set: 
Scale Model of Sun and Earth
Table Teaser - Solar Pizza
Universe (  http://htwins.net/scale2/ )

Vocabulary: 
- Fission, Fusion; Radiation, Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Differential Heating, Land/Sea Breeze

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Astronomy: The Sun

Group Work: 
Scale Model of Sun and Earth

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:

Earth Magnetic Field ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEYy_nVC4L0 )

Land/Sea Breezes ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnO-q3mReb0&feature=youtu.be)

 

 

TUESDAY: 8/15

Reminder: Quiz Tursday

Today's Topic: 
Earth's Place in Space

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 
Take "5" and define these Words

Essential Understanding: 
Explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

Anticipatory Set: 
Word-Up Vocabulary Game

Vocabulary: 
- Precession, Nutation, Barycenter
- Inclination, Insolation, Parallelism
- Equinox
, Solstice

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EEn Solar System

Group Work: 
Center of Gravity Activity - egg and cereal
Balancing Sculptures Activity

Closing Activity:
Show your artwork. 

Independent Work Exercise:
Vocabulary
Quiz Corrections
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
Universe (  http://htwins.net/scale2/ )

Big Bang ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNDGgL73ihY)

Barycenter ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudB-LLPaG4 )

 

 

WEDNESDAY: 8/16

Reminder: Quiz Thursday

Today's Topic: 
Earth's Place in Space

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 
Take "5" and define these Words

Essential Understanding: 
Explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

Anticipatory Set: 
Word-Up Vocabulary Game

Vocabulary: 
- Precession, Nutation, Barycenter
- Inclination, Insolation, Parallelism
- Equinox
, Solstice

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EEn Solar System

Group Work: 
Completion of "SunSpot Lab with writeup.
Center of Gravity Activity - egg and cereal
Balancing Sculptures Activity

Closing Activity:
Show your artwork. 

Independent Work Exercise:
Vocabulary
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
Universe (  http://htwins.net/scale2/ )

Big Bang ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNDGgL73ihY)

Barycenter ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudB-LLPaG4 )

 
 

THURSDAY: 8/17

Reminder: Quiz Today

Today's Topic: 
Earth's Place in Space

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 
Take "10"  Words - study definitions for this game.

Essential Understanding: 
Explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

Anticipatory Set: 
Word-Up Vocabulary Game

Vocabulary: 
- Precession, Nutation, Barycenter
- Inclination, Insolation, Parallelism
- Equinox
, Solstice

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EEn Solar System

Group Work: 
Completion of "SunSpot Lab with writeup.
Center of Gravity Activity - egg and cereal
Balancing Sculptures Activity

Closing Activity:
Show your artwork. 

Independent Work Exercise:
Vocabulary
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
Universe (  http://htwins.net/scale2/ )

Big Bang ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNDGgL73ihY)

Barycenter ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudB-LLPaG4 )

 

 

 
 
 

 

MONDAY: 8/7
TUESDAY: 8/8

Reminder: Quiz on Thursday

Today's Topic: 
The Earth System

Objectives: 
... to understand earth as a "Dynamic Self-Regulating, Self-Evolving, and  Self-Sustaining System".

Warm-Up 
Mystery Pictures 

Brain Doodles

Essential Understanding:
Why is the word "Dynamic Equilibrium" important in understanding earth processes, and how does it relate to today's objective?

Anticipatory Set:
Mystery Pictures

Vocabulary:
- Dynamic Equilibrium, Gaia Hypothesis, System
- Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, cryosphere 
- Self-regulating, self-sustaining, self-evolving

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Earth: The Beginning

Group Work:
Biosphere Project Introduction
Biosphere Handbook
Designing Space Colonies Criteria

Independent Work Exercise:
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
Earth’s Spheres (  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesqNIXwamQ )
Love Song to the Earth ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLCSTn6_uU0 )

 
 

 

WEDNESDAY: 8/9
THURSDAY: 8/10

Reminder: Quiz on Thursday

Today's Topic: 
The Sun

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 
Which one will fill first?
MYTH BUSTERS
QUIZIZZ

Essential Understanding: 
Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on earth. 

Anticipatory Set:
Glass and Candle
Word-Up Vocabulary Game

Vocabulary: 
- Transfer, Transformation; Fission, Fusion; Radiation, Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Differential Heating, Land/Sea Breeze

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Astronomy: The Sun

Group Work: 
Energy Systems Activity

Closing Activity:
Transfer/Transformation: Yes/No

Independent Work Exercise:
Brain Doodle Exercise
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
Candle and Glass (  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBS_CacFY50   )

Earth Magnetic Field ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEYy_nVC4L0 )

Land/Sea Breezes ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnO-q3mReb0&feature=youtu.be)

 
 
 

 

THURSDAY: 8/10

Reminder: Quiz Today

Today's Topic:
Earth's Place in Space

Objectives: 
... to understand the energy flow from the sun to the earth through space.

Warm-Up: 
Take "5" and define these Words

Essential Understanding: 
Explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

Anticipatory Set:
Word-Up Vocabulary Game

Vocabulary: 
- Precession, Nutation, Barycenter
- Inclination, Insolation, Parallelism
- Equinox
, Solstice

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EEn Solar System

Group Work: 
Center of Gravity Activity - egg and cereal
Balancing Sculptures Activity

Closing Activity:
Show your artwork. 

Independent Work Exercise:
Vocabulary
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
Universe (  http://htwins.net/scale2/ )

Big Bang ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNDGgL73ihY)

Barycenter ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudB-LLPaG4 )