EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL                  

APRIL 23 through APRIL 27, 2018

 

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!

If you would like to keep an ONLINE Science Notebook,
Please click here to access your Cornell Notes Template.

Click here to access the Table of Content Document. 

Earth Systems, Structures, and Processes

ESSENTIAL STANDARDS and CLARIFYING OBJECTIVES

EEn.2.8 Evaluate human behaviors in terms of how likely they are to ensure the ability to live sustainably on Earth.

• Explain carrying capacity.
• Infer limiting factors to human population growth.
• Summarize the impacts of a growing population on the natural resources in NC

 

 

MONDAY...APRIL 23

REMEMBER:

Tomorrow is Biosphere Day. Make sure you are finished. You will have some time tomorrow to work on your project.

TOPIC: Review

You will be working on your review packet.

 

START HERE:

start here

END AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE CHART BELOW

end here

END HERE

 

WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED YOU MAY WORK ON YOUR BIOSPHERE PROJECT.

PLEASE CLEAN UP WHEN YOU ARE DONE!

 

 

 

TUESDAY...APRIL 24

REMEMBER:

Today is Biosphere Day from 4-6. Make sure you are finished. 

TOPIC: Review

You will be working on your review packet.

START HERE:

tues work from here

STOP HERE

tues stop here

END HERE

WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED YOU MAY WORK ON YOUR BIOSPHERE PROJECT.

PLEASE CLEAN UP WHEN YOU ARE DONE!

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY...APRIL 25

 

TOPIC: Review

You will be working on your review packet.

START HERE:

wed start here

 

END HERE

 

wed end here

 REVIEW JEOPARDY

 

 

 

THURSDAY...APRIL 26

 

 

FRIDAY...APRIL 27

 

 

MONDAY...APRIL 16

test

Today's Topic: EARTH'S RESOURCES - Human Impact

Essential Question: 
 What is eurbanization and what effect does it have on resources? 

Warm-Up: 
The Three Main Factors

Anticipatory Set:
Task Cards

Vocabulary: 
Urbanization, Carrying Capicaty 

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Human Impact 1

Group Work: 
Task Cards

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

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

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY...APRIL 17

test

Today's Topic: EARTH'S RESOURCES - Human Impact

Essential Question: 
 What is eurbanization and what effect does it have on resources? 

Warm-Up: 
Review Questions

Anticipatory Set:
Review Packet

Vocabulary: 
Urbanization, Carrying Capicaty 

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Impact on the Lithosphere Review

Group Work: 
Task Cards

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY...APRIL 18

test

Today's Topic: EARTH'S RESOURCES - Review

Essential Question: 
 What is eurbanization and what effect does it have on resourcesthe best wat to approach the NCFE?

Review Questions

Anticipatory Set:
Review Packet

Vocabulary: 
Urbanization, Carrying Capicaty 

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
NONE

Group Work: 
Task Cards

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

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

 

 

THURSDAY...APRIL 19

 rock test 2

Today's Topic: Ecology TWEST and Biosphere Day

Essential Question: 

Explain how abiotic and biotic factors interact to create the various biomes in North 
                Carolina. Explain why biodiversity is important to the biosphere. 

Warm-Up: 
Ten Minutes to study for Test - Weather

Anticipatory Set:
Weather Test

Vocabulary: 
Abiotic, Biotic; Niche; Population

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
 Ecology -- Threat to Biodiversity

Ecology Biotic/Abiotic

Threats to Biodiversity

Group Work: 

Word-Up

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

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

 

FRIDAY...APRIL 20

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

PROJECT is DUE on APRIL 20, 2018

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Reading Article #1

Reading Article #2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry 

 
 

 

MONDAY....APRIL 9

 test  weather

Today's Topic: Ground Water

Essential Question: 
 Where is our Water stored? 

Warm-Up: 
The Dog Show

Anticipatory Set:

Find your ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

Please read and define the vocabulary words on the Conceptual Notes Map in preparation for the Word-Up Game today.

Vocabulary: 
Permeapility, Capillary Fringe, Water Table

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Movement of Groundwater

Group Work: 
Word Up

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

TUESDAY...APRIL 10

testweather

Today's Topic: Ocean Water

Essential Question:

How is the density and temperature of ocean water results in major ocean currents distributing heat away from the equator toward the poles?

Warm-Up: 
COLORS

Anticipatory Set:
Weather Jeopardy

Vocabulary: 
Salinity, Long Shore Currents, Barrier Island, Groins, Breakwaters, Levees

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Ocean Water

Group Work: 

Word-Up

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY...APRIL 11

test weather test tomorrow

 

IMPORTANT - Benchmark Today

Today's Topic: ECOLOGY

Essential Question:
 What is ecology and why is it important? 

Warm-Up: 
The Flat Tire

Anticipatory Set:
Which Doesn't Belong

Vocabulary: 
Degragation; Fragmentation; Biodiversity

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
ECOLOGY

Group Work: 
Word-Up

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

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

 

 

 

THURSDAY...APRIL 12

 rock test 2

Today's Topic: Ecology: Threats to Biodiversity; Abiotic/Biotic

Essential Question: 

Explain how abiotic and biotic factors interact to create the various biomes in North 
                Carolina. Explain why biodiversity is important to the biosphere. 

Warm-Up: 
Ten Minutes to study for Test - Weather

Anticipatory Set:
Weather Test

Vocabulary: 
Abiotic, Biotic; Niche; Population

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
 Ecology -- Threat to Biodiversity

Ecology Biotic/Abiotic

Threats to Biodiversity

Group Work: 

Word-Up

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

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

 
 

 FRIDAY...APRIL 13

 

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

PROJECT is DUE on APRIL 20, 2018

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Reading Article #1

Reading Article #2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry 

 
 

MONDAY MARCH 25

Today's Topic: THE Environment

Essential Question:
What impact do we have on our Environment?

Warm-Up: 
Quizizz

Anticipatory Set:
WORD-UP
DaisyWorld

Vocabulary: 
Eutrophication, biodiversity, indicator species, smog

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Human Impact on the Environment

Movement of Groundwater

Group Work: 
DaisyWorld Activity

WORD-UP

Closing Activity:
DaisyWorld

Independent Work Exercise: 

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question.

 

 

TUESDAY MARCH 27

 

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

PROJECT is DUE on APRIL 20, 2018

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Reading Article #1

Reading Article #2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry 

 

 

WEDESDAYMARCH 28

 

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic: Surface water

Essential Question: 
Explain the human influences on our waterways.

Warm-Up: 
Water Cycle Activity Sheet

Please fill in the necessary information and then study the vocabulary words for the WORD-UP Game.

Anticipatory Set:

Code Buster

WORD-UP

Vocabulary: 
Water Shed; Stream; Bog; marsh; solution; suspension

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Surface Water

Group Work: 

Code Buster
Word-Up Preparation

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Please read and define the vocabulary words on the Conceptual Notes Map in preparation for the Word-Up Game tomorrow.

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

THURSDAYMARCH 29

Today's Topic: Ground Water

Essential Question: 
 Where is our Water stored? 

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER

Anticipatory Set:
Please read and define the vocabulary words on the Conceptual Notes Map in preparation for the Word-Up Game today.

Vocabulary: 
Permeapility, Capillary Fringe, Water Table

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Movement of Groundwater

LAB: 

Virtual Lab

Soil Triangle Tutorial

LAB WRITE-UP Sheet - to be turned in by the end of class

Group Work: 

Word-Up

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

FRIDAYMARCH 23

QUIZ TODAY

Today's Topic: THE CLIMATE

Essential Question:
What impact do we have on our climate?

Warm-Up: 
10 Minute Study Session

Anticipatory Set:
WORD-UP
DaisyWorld

Vocabulary: 
Eutrophication, biodiversity, indicator species, smog

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
BLOCKS 1 and 2

Air Masses and Fronts

CLIMATE

BLOCKS 4
Human Impact on the Environment

Group Work: 
BLOCKS 1 and 2
DaisyWorld Activity

BLOCKS 4

WORD-UP

Closing Activity:
DaisyWorld

Independent Work Exercise: 

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question.

 

 

 

 

                                MONDAY   MARCH 12

QUIZ on THURSDAY

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: 

Quizizz

Anticipatory Set:

HIDE and SEEK

FAMILY ENERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DOCUMENT

 

Vocabulary: 
Volcano, Lava Magma, Caldera, Hot Spot

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Volcano Hazzards

How Long?

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

EARTHQUAKES
Earthquake Waves

EARTHQUAKE HAZZARDS

Group Work: 

Warm up exercise.

How Long

Closing Activity:
You may work on your "Rock" paper. Remember this is due 3/15.

Independent Work Exercise: 

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 3/15

 Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

 

 

 

                                TUESDAY   MARCH 13

 

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Topographic Maps

Essential Question: 
 What is a topographic map and how is it used in earth science? 

Warm-Up: 
Quizizz Earthquakes

Anticipatory Set:
Matching Maps

Vocabulary: 
Topography; Contour Lines; elevation; map scale

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Introduction to Topographic Maps

Topographic Maps Two

Questions to Answer

Group Work: 
Matching Maps

 

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking
Topographic Map Drawing
Profile Drawing

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY   MARCH 14

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Topographic Maps

Essential Question: 
 What is a topographic map and how is it used in earth science? 

Warm-Up: 
Locating an Earthquake

Anticipatory Set:
Matching Maps

Vocabulary: 
Topography; Contour Lines; elevation; map scale

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Introduction to Topographic Maps

Topographic Maps Two

Questions to Answer

Group Work: 
Matching Maps

 

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking
Topographic Map Drawing
Profile Drawing

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Locating an Earthquake

 

 

                             THURSDAY   MARCH 15

TODAY IS YOUR UNIT TEST

It is not about an A or a B. 
It is about doing your best always.

Today's Topic:
Topographic Maps AND Prevention/Prediction Presentations

Essential Question: 
 What is a topographic map and how does it relate to lithospheric changes? 

Warm-Up: 
Locating an Earthquake

STUDY TIME

Anticipatory Set:
Presentations

Topographic Map Packet

Vocabulary: 
Topography; Contour Lines; elevation; map scale

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Introduction to Topographic Maps

Topographic Maps Two

Questions to Answer

Group Work: 
Study Time

Presentations

Closing Activity:
Topographic Packet

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking
Topographic Map Drawing
Profile Drawing

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

                                   FRIDAY   MARCH 16

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

PROJECT is DUE on APRIL 20, 2018

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Reading Article #1

Reading Article #2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 

 

                                    MONDAY  March 5

Quiz on THURSDAY

Today's Topic:
Plate Tectonics

Essential Understanding: 
 Plate tectonics impact the lithosphere.

Warm-Up: 
The Puzzle

Anticipatory Set:
Which One Doesn't Belong

Vocabulary: 
Continental Drift, Pangea, Plate Tectonics

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Plate Tectonics

Group Work: 
The Puzzle

Closing Activity:

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 3/15

 Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

Independent Work Exercise: 

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

                                   TUESDAY  March 6

 

Lesson Plans can be found HERE

QUIZ on THURSDAY

Today's Topic:
Types of Boundaries

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

Warm-Up: 

CODE BUSTERS

Anticipatory Set:
EUREKA!!!!!!!

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.

 

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 3/15

 Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY    March 7

 

QUIZ on THURSDAY

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

Anything Helps

Anticipatory Set:
EUREKA!!!!!!!

Video

Vocabulary: 
Volcano, Lava Magma, Caldera, Hot Spot

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Volcanoes
Volcano Hazzards

How Long?

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Earthquake Waves

Locating an Earthquake

Group Work: 

Warm up exercise.

How Long

Closing Activity:
You may work on your "Rock" paper. Remember this is due 3/15.

Independent Work Exercise: 

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 3/15

 Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

 

 

                                THURSDAY  March 8

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Reading Article #1

Reading Article #2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 

 

 

                                MONDAY  February 26

Today's Topic:
Minerals

Essential Understanding:: 
Minerals are the building blocks of rocks.

Warm-Up: 
Silly Science

Anticipatory Set:
Spot-It Game

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Minerals

Mineral Pics

NAME the MINERAL
 - Using 
your reference sheet, name the mineral as presented.

Group Work: 
Pet Rock Activity

Closing Activity:

NAME that MINERAL

Independent Work Exercise: 

Getting Up and Personal With Your PET ROCK

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

                               TUESDAY  February 27

TOPIC:
Metamorphic Rocks

Essential Understanding:: 

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

Warm-Up: 
Code Buster

Anticipatory Set:

Sluiceing Slueths 

Vocabulary: 
mineral, rock cycle, regional, contact

Power Point

Metamorphic Rocks

Group Work:
Spot It

Scheme for Metamorphic Rocks

Closing Activity:
Scheme for Metamorphic Rocks

Independent Work Exercise:

Getting Up and Personal With Your PET ROCK
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

                          WEDNESDAY  February 28

Today's Topic:

Igneous 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

Group Work: 
Spot It
Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Minerals in my rock

Getting Up and Personal With Your PET ROCK

Independent Work Exercise:

Scheme for Igneous Rocks

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 3/15

 Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

 

 

                                THURSDAY  March 1

REMEMBER QUIZ ON FRIDAY

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
Name That Rock

Closing Activity:
NAME THAT ROCK

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 3/15

Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

 

 

                                       FRIDAY  March 2

Reminder: QUIZ TODAY

Today's Topic:
The Rock Cycle

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

Warm-Up: 

CODE BUSTER

Anticipatory Set:
Rock Cycle Comic Strip

Vocabulary: 
Ssolidification, cementation, subduction 

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Rock Cycle

ROCK CYCLE DIAGRAM

Group Work: 
PET ROCK PROJECT
Code Busters
Rock Cycle Diagram

Closing Activity:
PRESENTATIONS

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

PET ROCK PROJECT Due 3/15

Common Types of Rocks

PET ROCK PROJECT EXPLAINED

Self Check

Sample 1

Sample 2

 
 
 

 

                                       FRIDAY 

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 
 

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. 

 

 

                                MONDAY  February 19

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 

 

 TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY  Feb. 20 - 21

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: 
Code Busters
Questions to Answer

Anticipatory Set:
EDITABLE SOIL

Vocabulary: 
WORD UP - GAME

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
SOIL

Soil Erosion

NC Human Impact

Invasive Species Power Point

Group Work: 
Mystery Powder

Closing Activity:
Questions to Answer

Visit THIS website

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

Videos:

None

 
 

                                THURSDAY  Feb. 22

Reminder: UNIT TEST TOMORROW

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: 
Code Busters
Questions to Answer

Anticipatory Set:  
WORD UP - Vocabulary GAME

Student Presentations

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Soil Erosion

Invasive Species Power Point

Group Work: 
Test Buster

Code Buster
Presentations

Closing Activity:
Questions to Answer

Visit THIS website

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

 

 

                                 FRIDAY  February 23

Reminder: UNIT TEST TODAY

TEST A 

TEST B

After the test, you can choose to work on your Biosphere or on your Pet Rock Project. 

 

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 
 
 
 
 

 

                                MONDAY  February 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 : 
QUIZizz

Anticipatory Set:
Water and Pepper Lab

VIRTUAL LAB - Water

VIRTUAL LAB - Glaciers

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Water Erosion

Glacial Erosion

GLACIAL EROSION NOTES

Group Work: 
Pepper and Water Lab
Table Teaser

Lab Exercise:
EROSION ACTIVITY

WEATHERING and EROSION WEB QUEST

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

 
 

                              TUESDAY  February 13

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: 

Warm Up Questions to Answer
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

WORD UP - VOCABULARY GAME

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

 
 

 

                         WEDNESDAY  February 14

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: 
Alien Invaders

INVASIVE SPECIES of NORTH CAROLINA

APA FORMATING HELP

Anticipatory Set:
Alien Invaders

Vocabulary: 
Environmental Hazzards

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

NC Human Impact

Group Work: 
Alien Invaders

Closing Activity:
Questions to Answer

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

Videos:

None

 

 

                         THURSDAY  February 15

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

Invasive Species Power Point

Group Work: 
Mystery Powder

Closing Activity:
Questions to Answer

Visit THIS website

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

Videos:

None

 

 

                                 FRIDAY  February 16

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE YOUR PACKET IS UP TO DATE.

This is a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2 -

YOU SHOULD COMPLEYE THIS SEGMENT TODAY. 

LINK TO PROMPT #2 - BIOSPHERE 2

Please remember to share this document with me.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
BIOSPHERE VIDEO

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 

 

                                TUESDAY   Februry 6

 

UNIT QUIZ on FRIDAY

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: 
Myth Buster - WHAT THE HECK!
T
ake Fifteen minutes to work on your Myth Buster Activity.

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

Anticipatory Set: I will not be in today; however I have composed a note sheet for you to fill in while you are reading your notes. I will check this when I come in on Wednesday. 
The note sheet can be found here. Make a copy of the notes and fill them in. Be sure to get a copy of the concept map and fill it in.

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
WEATHERING

Group Work: 
None - you may work together on your concept map; however, each student must complete their own copy. Hold on to these will will check them on Wednesday.

Lab Exercise:
Chalk Weathering

Closing Activity:
Code Buster - "5 Questions" record your answers on your weekly warm up sheet. You can find these sheets on the student table in the back of the room, in the silver rack. 

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

Videos:

https://youtu.be/Y1B2tEqazPI

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY  February 7

 

Today's Topic:
Erosion

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

Warm-Up: 
Weathering Quiz

Anticipatory Set:
Riddle Me This

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
EROSION

Wind Erosion

Independent Work Exercise:

Please do all of the following:

Weathering Quiz
Erosion Notes

 Riddle Me THIS

WEATHERING and EROSION JEOPARDY

Group Work: 
Name That Sign

Lab Exercise:
none

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
None

 

 

                             THURSDAY  February 8

Today's Topic:
Erosion

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

Warm-Up: 

PLEASE STUDY THESE DOCUMENTS SO YOU WILL BE PREPARED FOR YOUR QUIZ ON FRIDAY
ANSWER SHEET TO CODE BUSTERS. PLEASE STUDY FOR QUIZ.

ANSWERS to WEATHERING and EROSION JEOPARDY

 NOTES for POWER POINT

Anticipatory Set: For Your Enjoyment

Click on the link below to read this story.
CITY SWALLOWING SAND DUNES

Vocabulary: 
Abrasion; Saltation; Deflation; Saltation; Windbreak

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Wind Erosion
 NOTES for POWER POINT

Independent Work Exercise:

Please do all of the following:
Study Notes for Tomorrow's Quiz

ANSWER SHEET TO CODE BUSTERS. PLEASE STUDY FOR QUIZ.

ANSWERS to WEATHERING and EROSION JEOPARDY

 NOTES for POWER POINT

Group Work: 
!!!! Study Notes for tomorrow's QUIZ!!!!

 

 

                                   FRIDAY  February 9

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 #1:
10 minute study session
Please do all of the following:

Study Notes for Tomorrow's Quiz

ANSWER SHEET TO CODE BUSTERS. PLEASE STUDY FOR QUIZ.

Warm Up #2:

Review Quiz Bowl

Anticipatory Set:
Water and Pepper Lab

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Water Erosion

Group Work: 
Pepper and Water Lab
Table Teaser

Lab Exercise:
Walking Water

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                MONDAY  

Reminder: Quiz on 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: 
Tides Worksheet

Essential Question: 
How is tidal impact directly related to the moon's gravitational attraction.

Anticipatory Set: 
The Dark Side

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Tides and Moon

Group Work: 
White Board Exercise

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

 
 
 
 

 

                                TUESDAY  

Reminder: Unit Test 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: 
Myth Busters - The Dark Side

Essential Question: 
How is tidal impact directly related to the moon's gravitational attraction.

Anticipatory Set:

JUST for FUN

Some more fun

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
Tides and Moon

Group Work: 
White Board Exercise

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

Independent Work Exercise:
Phases of the Moon Worksheet

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

Videos:
None

 
 

                          WEDNESDAY  

 

Reminder: UNIT  TEST 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: 
CODE BUSTERS

Anticipatory Set:
Review Jeopardy
Bingo

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

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

The Reason for the Seasons

Group Work: 
Jeopardy
Word-Up Game

Closing Activity:
Answer these Review Questions

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

Videos:
None

 

 

                            THURSDAY   Februry 1

UNIT TEST TODAY

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: 
Study Time

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

Anticipatory Set: 
Myth Buster - WHAT THE HECK!

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

 

 

QUIZ on FRIDAY
BIOSPHERE DAY on THURSDAY

Today's Topic: THE WEATHER

Essential Question: 
How can we use weather maps and data to predict the weather.

Warm-Up: 

Quizziz

Anticipatory Set:
ATMOSPHERE REVIEW TRIVIA

Vocabulary: 
Ozone, Ozone Layer, Ultraviolet, Aurora, Albedo, Jet Stream

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Weather Analysis

The Wind

Air Masses and Fronts

Tropical Cyclones

CLIMATE

Group Work: 
Trivia Review
Weather Map Activity

Closing Activity:
SAIL AWAY GAME - Try to Reach You Destination

Independent Work Exercise: 

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question.

                                    FRIDAY February 2

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Biospheres

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

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 a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

LINK TO CARBON OXYGEN CYCLE

LINK TO POWERPOINT BIOSPHERE 2

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
Pick Your Partner - Create Your Logo

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 

 

                            MONDAY   January 22

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: 

QUIZIZZ

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: 
How does incoming solar energy makes life possible on earth?

ANTICIPATORY SET: Video

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:
Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

VIDEOS:
Size - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoW8Tf7hTGA&t=5s

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

 
 

                               TUESDAY  January 23

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:
POW SCIENCE - Center of Mass

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
Can you explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

ANTICIPATORY SET: 
TRUTH of MYTH: Salt Water

Take "5" and define these Words
Word-Up Vocabulary Game

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

POWERPOINT LESSON PRESENTATION:
EEn Solar System

GROUP WORK:
POW SCIENCE - Center of Mass

CLOSING ACTIVITY:
Cornell Notes Summary. 

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 )

 

 

                          WEDNESDAY  January 24

Reminder: Quiz Thursday

TODAY'S TOPIC: 
EEn.1.1 Explain the Earth’s role as a body in space.

OBJECTIVES:
EEn.1.1.1 Explain the Earth’s motion through space, including precession, nutation, the barycenter, and its path about the galaxy.

WARM-UP:
Code Buster

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
Can you explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

ANTICIPATORY SET: 
POW SCIENCE - Center of Mass

VOCABULARY:
Take "5" and define these Words

Word-Up Vocabulary Game
- Precession, Nutation, Barycenter
- Inclination, Insolation, Parallelism
- Equinox
, Solstice

POWERPOINT LESSON PRESENTATION:
EEn Solar System

GROUP WORK:
POW SCIENCE - Center of Mass
Word-Up

CLOSING ACTIVITY:
Cornell Notes Summary. 

INDEPENDENT WORK EXERCISE:
Vocabulary
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

VIDEOS:

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

 
 

                            THURSDAY  January 25

Reminder: Quiz Today

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: 
Ten Minutes to Study for today's quiz.

Essential Question: 
How is tidal impact 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

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

 

 

 

                                 TUESDAY January 9

TODAY'S TOPIC:
The Earth System

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

WARM-UP:
Mystery Triangles Puzzle

Brain Doodles

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

ANTICIPATORY SET:
Mystery Triangles Puzzle

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

POWERPOINT LESSON PRESENTATION:
Earth: The Beginning

GROUP WORK:

Problem Solving Activity - Feedback Loop
Biosphere Project Introduction
Biosphere Handbook
Designing Space Colonies Criteria

INDEPENDENT WORK EXERCISE: (Closing)
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

VIDEOS:
Earth’s Spheres (  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesqNIXwamQ )

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY January 10

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:
Trees

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
Why is the earth an example of a perfect system?

ANTICIPATORY SET:
POW SCIENCE

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

POWERPOINT LESSON PRESENTATION:
Earth: The Beginning

INDEPENDENT WORK EXERCISE: (Closing)

Which Doesn't Belong
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

VIDEOS:
Earth’s Spheres (  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesqNIXwamQ )

 

 

                             THURSDAY January 11

Reminder: NO QUIZ TODAY

TODAY'S TOPIC:
The Earth System

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

WARM-UP:
Arrange the numbera Activity

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
Why is the earth an example of a perfect system?

ANTICIPATORY SET:
Which Doesn't Belong

PROBLEM SOLVING ACTIVITY

VOCABULARY: Word-Up Game
- Dynamic Equilibrium, System
- Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, cryosphere 
- Self-regulating, self-sustaining, self-evolving

POWERPOINT LESSON PRESENTATION:
Earth: The Beginning

INDEPENDENT WORK EXERCISE: (Closing)

Which Doesn't Belong
Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 VIDEOS:
Earth’s Spheres (  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesqNIXwamQ )

 

 

                                    FRIDAY January 12

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARS

Today's Topic: 
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

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 a link that will Elements of Sustainability within an ecosystem. Use it to fill in your packet.

Essential Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set: 
Pick Your Partner - Create Your Logo

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                              MONDAY January 15

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:
POW SCIENCE

ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDING:
Explain the relative motion of earth within the solar system. 

ANTICIPATORY SET:
Take "5" and define these Words
Word-Up Vocabulary Game

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

POWERPOINT LESSON PRESENTATION:
EEn Solar System

GROUP WORK:
POW SCIENCE

CLOSING ACTIVITY:
Cornell Notes Summary. 

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 )

 

 

 

                                 FRIDAY January 12

Reminder: Biosphere Work Day

LINK TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARS

Today's Topic:
Biosphere

Objectives: 
... to understand how the different earth processes work together to make life possible on earth.

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 Question: 
What are the important factors to consider when creating your biosphere? 

Anticipatory Set:
Pick Your Partner - Create Your Logo

Vocabulary: 
- Biosphere, Terraforming, APA

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:
none

Group Work: 
Biosphere Research

Closing Activity:
Journal Entry

Independent Work Exercise:
Journal Entry  

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE IS THE POWER POINT REVIEW WITH THE ANSWERS.

DO NOT STRESS, GET PLENTY OF SLEEP AND YOU WILL DO AWESOME!

 

 

MONDAY 12/11

NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING COMPUTERS, ALL WORK (INCLUDING REVIEW WORK AND QUIZZES) WILL BE HANDED OUT IN PRINTED FORM.

Today's Topic: REVIEW

Essential Question: 
What should we be studying for our NCFE?

Warm-Up: 
 North Carolina Providences 

Anticipatory Set:
Brain Teasers

Vocabulary: 
Blue Ridge Mountains; Fault Line; Piedmont;  Coastal Region

Lesson Presentation:

North Carolina Natural Diversity

- Handout

- Note Sheet

Group Work: 

Jeopardy Review

Closing Activity:
Candy Cane Game

Independent Work Exercise: 

Notes

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 
 

TUESDAY 12/12

NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING COMPUTERS, ALL WORK (INCLUDING REVIEW WORK AND QUIZZES) WILL BE HANDED OUT IN PRINTED FORM.

Today's Topic: REVIEW

Essential Question: 
What should we be studying for our NCFE?

Warm-Up: 
 North Carolina Providences  Review

Anticipatory Set:
Triangle Review

Vocabulary: 
Blue Ridge Mountains; Fault Line; Piedmont;  Coastal Region

Lesson Presentation:

Triangle Tectonic Review

Group Work: 

Jeopardy Review

Closing Activity:
Candy Cane Game

Independent Work Exercise: 

Notes

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 
 
 
 

 

MONDAY 12/4

Today's Topic: Ecology

Essential Question: 
Why is it important that we are mindful of the environment?

Warm-Up: 

CODE BUSTER REVIEW #5

Anticipatory Set:
QUIZ BOWL REVIEW #1

Vocabulary: 
Population; abiotic; biotic

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Biodivisity

ECOLOGY

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Word-Up

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

TUESDAY 12/5

NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING COMPUTERS, ALL WORK (INCLUDING REVIEW WORK AND QUIZZES) WILL BE HANDED OUT IN PRINTED FORM.

Today's Topic: REVIEW

Essential Question: 
Why ido we review?

Warm-Up: 

Quizizz

Anticipatory Set:
JEOPARDY REVIEW

Vocabulary: 
Year to date

Lesson Presentation:

Concept Map Atmosphere

Jeopardy Review #! 

Group Work: 

Word - Up

Jeopardy

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Word-Up

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 
 

WEDNESDAY 12/6

NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING COMPUTERS, ALL WORK (INCLUDING REVIEW WORK AND QUIZZES) WILL BE HANDED OUT IN PRINTED FORM.

TEST on FRIDAY - 12/8

Today's Topic: REVIEW EARTH IN SPACE

Essential Question: 
Why do we review?

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER #6

Anticipatory Set:
JEOPARDY REVIEW #2

Vocabulary: 
Year to date - Word-Up Game

Lesson Presentation:

Concept Map Earth in Space

Jeopardy Review #2 

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Word - Up

Jeopardy

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

FRIDAY 12/8

NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING COMPUTERS, ALL WORK (INCLUDING REVIEW WORK AND QUIZZES) WILL BE HANDED OUT IN PRINTED FORM.

TEST TODAY

Today's Topic: CLIMATE

Essential Question: 
What are the earth's resourses and how do we use them?

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER REVIEW #3

Anticipatory Set:
MARS BIOSPHERE

Vocabulary: 
Stewardship; Carrying Capacity; Half-life

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Earth's Resources 

Group Work: 

Half Life
Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Notes

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 
 

TUESDAY 11/28

Today's Topic: Earth's Resoources/Human Impct

Essential Question: 
What impact do human's have on earth's Resources?

Warm-Up: 

CODE BUSTER REVIEW #4

Anticipatory Set:
Mars Biosphere

Vocabulary: 
Population; non-renewable; renewable

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Earth's Resources/Human Impact

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Word-Up

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 11/29

Today's Topic: Earth's Resoources/Human Impct

Essential Question: 
What impact do human's have on earth's Resources?

Warm-Up: 

CODE BUSTER REVIEW #4

Anticipatory Set:
Mars Biosphere

Vocabulary: 
Population; non-renewable; renewable

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Earth's Resources/Human Impact

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Word-Up

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 
 

THURSDAY 11/30

Today's Topic: Earth's Resoources/Human Impct

Essential Question: 
What impact do human's have on earth's Resources?

Warm-Up: 

CODE BUSTER REVIEW #4

Benchmark

Anticipatory Set:
Mars Biosphere

Vocabulary: 
Population; non-renewable; renewable

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Earth's Resources/Human Impact

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Word-Up

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

FRIDAY 12/1

Today's Topic: Ecology

Essential Question: 
Why is it important that we are mindful of the environment?

Warm-Up: 

CODE BUSTER REVIEW #7

Anticipatory Set:
Quizizz

Vocabulary: 
Population; abiotic; biotic

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Biodivisity

ECOLOGY

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Word-Up

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

MONDAY 11/19

Today's Topic: CLIMATE

Essential Question: 
How do global climat patterns change over time?

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER REVIEW #1

Anticipatory Set:

Find your ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

Vocabulary: 
Climate; Micro-climate; Urban Heat Island

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

CLIMATE

CLIMATE - Air Quality

CLIMATE - Ocean Systems

Group Work: 

Daisy World
Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Mind Map CLIMATE

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

Find your Ecological Footprint

 

 

 

TUESDAY 11/20

Today's Topic: CLIMATE

Essential Question: 
How do global climat patterns change over time?

Warm-Up: 
CODE BUSTER REVIEW #1

CODE BUSTER REVIEW #2

Anticipatory Set:

Find your ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

Vocabulary: 
Climate; Micro-climate; Urban Heat Island

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

CLIMATE

CLIMATE - Air Quality

CLIMATE - Ocean Systems

Group Work: 

Daisy World
Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Mind Map CLIMATE

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 
 

 

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Surface water

Essential Question: 
Can you explain the human influences on our waterways.

Warm-Up: 
 Click on the link for Surface Water. Fill in the Notes sheet. Be prepared and study for a short ten question quiz. You have 15 minutes to complete this activity. 

Anticipatory Set:

Surface Water Quiz

Quiz A

Vocabulary: 
Water Shed; Stream; Bog; marsh; solution; suspension

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Surface Water

Mind Map Atmosphere

The New Weather Annalysis

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Study the Mind Map Atmosphere in preparation for today's QUIZ Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Station Model Handout

Note Taking

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

 TUESDAY 11/14

Today's Topic: Weather

Essential Question: 
Can you Summarize the structure and composition of our atmosphere.

Warm-Up: 
Station Model Handout

Anticipatory Set:

Following the Jet Stream

Vocabulary: 
Wind; Coroilis Effect; Jet Stream; isobars; isotherms

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

The New Weather Annalysis

WIND

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Station Model Handout

Following the Jet Stream

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 11/15

Today's Topic: Weather

Essential Question: 
Can you Explain the formation of typical air masses and the weather systems that result from air mass interactions?

Warm-Up: 
DEW POINT COMIC - WHAT is the RELATIONSHIP?

Anticipatory Set:

WHO'S in FRONT?

Vocabulary: 
Wind; Coroilis Effect; dew point; relative humidity; 

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

The New Weather Annalysis

WIND

FRONTS and AIR MASSES

Group Work: 

DEW POINT

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Station Model Handout

NAME THAT FRONT

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

THURSDAY 11/16

Today's Topic: Weather

Essential Question: 
Can you Explain the formation of typical air masses and the weather systems that result from air mass interactions?

Warm-Up: 
Study your  Weather MIND MAP in preparation for your CODE- Buster activity

Anticipatory Set:

Code Buster

Daisy World

Vocabulary: 
Wind; Coroilis Effect; dew point; relative humidity; 

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

FRONTS and AIR MASSES

Tornadoes

Hurricanes

Group Work: 

Daisy World

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Mind Map Weather

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 
 

 

TUESDAY 11/7

Quiz on THURSDAY(Water)

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Movement of Groundwater

Essential Question: 
 What is groundwater? 

Warm-Up: 
What factors determine the rate of groundwater movement?

Anticipatory Set:

Word-Up

Vocabulary: 
Water Shed; Stream; Bog; marsh; solution; suspension

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Surface Water

Group Work: 

WORD-UP

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 
 
 

 

THURSDAY 11/9

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
Surface water

Essential Question: 

Explain the human influences on our waterways.

Warm-Up: 
Please read this Conceptual Notes Map in preparation for the quiz next week and the Code-Buster today.

Anticipatory Set:

CODE BUSTER

Vocabulary: 
Water Shed; Stream; Bog; marsh; solution; suspension

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Surface Water

Group Work: 

Code Buster

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

Today's Topic:
Surface Water

Essential Question: 
 What is groundwater? 

Warm-Up: 

Anticipatory Set:

Word-Up

Vocabulary: 
Water Shed; Stream; Bog; marsh; solution; suspension

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

Surface Water

Group Work: 

WORD-UP

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summaryanswering today's essential question. 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 11/1

Quiz on FRIDAY(Topographic Maps)

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
The Water Cycle

Essential Question: 
 What is a topographic map and how is it used in earth science? 

Warm-Up: 
Finish yesterday's Packet (REVIEW)

Anticipatory Set:
Draw the Water Cycle

Vocabulary: 
Evaporation; Condensation; neuclei; evapotransporation; transporation

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

The Water Cyle

Group Work: 

Water Cycle Diagram

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question. 

 

 

THURSDAY 11/2

Quiz on FRIDAY(Topographic Maps)

Notes for this Power Point can be found here.

Today's Topic:
The Water Cycle

Essential Question: 
 What is a topographic map and how is it used in earth science? 

Warm-Up: 
Suppose

Anticipatory Set:
Draw the Water Cycle

Vocabulary: 
Evaporation; Condensation; neuclei; evapotransporation; transporation

PowerPoint Lesson Presentation:

The Water Cyle

Movement of Groundwater

Group Work: 

Water Cycle Diagram

Closing Activity:
Note Taking

Independent Work Exercise: 

Note Taking

Cornell Note summary answering today's essential question.