Monthly Archives: April 2012

4.30.12 How Sedimentary Rocks Form

Good afternoon! Today’s objective was to compare how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks form. We started the lesson by going over the stations of How Do Sedimentary Rocks Form that you still needed to complete. You were also given your grade sheet … Continue reading

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4.26.12 Sedimentary Rocks

Today’s objective was to relate the processes and particles to patterns in sedimentary rocks. We started the lesson off with igneous warm up. Then you got in groups to complete the 5 station rotation to model how sedimentary rocks are … Continue reading

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4.25.12 Sedimentary Rock

Today’s objective was to relate the processes and particles to patterns in sedimentary rocks. We started the lesson with mineral warm up. Then you were given time to finish up on the Igneous Rock Lab. Then we moved onto sedimentary … Continue reading

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4.23.12 Igneous Rock Lab Analysis

Today’s objective was to describe how igneous rocks are classified. We worked on analyzing our classification of the following samples: Then you worked on the analysis questions. Finally, you wrote the BCR describing how you classified Tuff.

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4.23.12 Igneous Rock

Today’s objective was to classify igneous rocks in order to better understand where they form and what they are formed from. We started the lesson describing the three types of rocks using Rock Notes Fill in. You were then given … Continue reading

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4.18.12 Classifying Rocks

Today’s objective was to identify the 3 types and classify igneous rocks in order to better understand where they form and what they are formed from. We started the lesson with mineral mini. Then we reviewed the characteristics of mineral … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Discovery Bound for DC

“This week NASA’s space shuttle Discovery will fly low over Washington, D.C., atop a jumbo jet and roll into its new permanent home with the Smithsonian Institution.” Find out how you can see it here: here

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4.16.12 Mineral Formation

Welcome to summer! Today’s objective was to compare the two methods in which minerals are formed. We started the lesson predicting how minerals are formed onto top of the Mineral Formation Capture Sheet by observing 2 rock samples: Geode on the left and … Continue reading

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4.13.12 Mineral Identification

Good afternoon. Today’s objective was to determine the identification of 3 minerals using their physical properties. We started the lesson by going through one mineral test together using C_SR_Mineral Identification Lab. Then you worked on the other 3 mineral samples … Continue reading

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4.12.12 Testing Mineral Physical Properties

Good afternoon! Today’s objective was to use the physical properties to determine  the identity of 4 minerals. We started the lesson off by finishing the Physical Properties graphic organizer using the Inside Earth textbook and Physical Properties PowerPoint . Then you were … Continue reading

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