5.18.12 Earth Materials Review

Good afternoon! Today’s objective was to describe how Earth’s materials shape the surface of the planet. We went over the REVIEW KEY IESS Earth Material and Processes 2012 . Then we watched Tim and Moby Rock Cycle and Erosion (sligoms, brainpop). Then we played two review games: Rock Properties and Mineral Properties to prepare for the exam on Monday.

 

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5.17.12 Erosion and Deposition

Good evening. Today’s objective was to describe the forces of erosion and deposition that change the Earth’s surface. We started the lesson with sed warm up. Then we took a look at Chesapeake’s Holland Island Lost to Erosion. We discussed what types of forces could erode the Earth’s surface in that location (wind and water). You were then given the  Erosion and Deposition Discovery Stations handout and got into groups to travel to 4 stations to observe Discovery Station Pictures  and record how water and wind help erode, transport and deposit sediment around the Earth’s surface. You were also reminded that the REVIEW IESS Earth Material and Processes 2012 is due tomorrow and your exam is Monday.

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5.16.12 Weathering Walk

Today’s objective was to locate examples of chemical and mechanical weathering around Sligo Middle School. We started the lesson off with weathering venn diagram. Then we took a walk around the campus to find  mechanical examples of frost action, abrasion , gravity, organic activity, and wetting and drying. We also found chemical examples of oxidation, sulfuric acid, plant acid, and hydrolysis using Weathering Walk. We complete the summary and application questions when we got back to class.

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5.15.12 Chemical and Mechanical Changes

Today’s objective was to compare the chemical and physical changes that rocks undergo from weathering. We started the lesson with Chem or Physical Changes. From there we used the Weathering Graphic Organizer to complete Weathering C or P practice and WeatheringB copy, both of which you turned in for a grade. You were also told that the REVIEW IESS Earth Material and Processes 2012 study guide is due Friday and your exam is Monday. We will go out tomorrow to find examples of weathering on the campus.

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5.14.12 Earth Materials Review

Today’s objective was to review the materials that form the Earth using the REVIEW IESS Earth Material and Processes 2012 . This review will be due Monday May 21st and the exam will be May 22nd.

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5.11.12 Weathering

Today’s objective was to compare mechanical and chemical weathering of rocks. We started off the lesson with sphinx weathering warm up. Then we discussed the methods of physical and chemical weathering and recorded descriptions and examples on Weathering Graphic Organizer. We will find examples of weathering on the Sligo campus on Monday.

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5.11.12 Rock Cycle Wrap Up

Good evening. Today’s objective was to describe the process of rock formation and how sediment moves through the rock cycle. We started the lesson answering these four questions: According to your rock journey where did you spend the most time? How are sedimentary rocks formed? How are metamorphic rocks formed? and How are igneous rocks formed? We then described the ways in which rocks are broken down (erosion, weathering, and melting), how they form (cooling, compaction and cementation, and heat and pressure) and the characteristics of the three rock types (layers, foliation, and crystals). Then you found your partner to complete Rock Cycle Worksheet and then used your notes from the Rock Cycle Interactives and your journey to complete the BCR in Internet Investigation Rock Cycle.

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5.9.12 Journey through the rock cycle

Good evening! Today’s objective was to model how rocks travel through the rock cycle. We started the lesson with the self quiz on the rock cycle at complete the cycle: Rock Cycle Interactives. Then we went outside to start our journey in the rock cycle using rock cycle journey capture sheet and Rock cycle stations. Where did you end up spending most of your time? Could a metamorphic rock become a sedimentary rock? How about an igneous rock? We will discuss your path tomorrow.

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5.8.12 Rock Cycle Internet Investigation

Good evening! Today’s objective was to determine how rocks move through the rock cycle. We started the lesson discussing the images from Rock Cycle Images. Then you were given Internet Investigation Rock Cycle to complete using diagram.html. Tomorrow you will have a chance to move through the rock cycle as a piece of sediment!

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5.7.12 Erosion

Good afternoon! Today’s objective was to describe how sediment is created and how it can them become any of the 3 types of rocks. We started the lesson with ROCK type junk VOCABULARY REVIEW. Then we discussed what we know about sediment formation. We then watched Bill Nye: Erosion and recorded information from the video on erosion bill nye video. We saw quite a few examples of  water (ice and liquid) types  of erosion:  as well as what wind can do to rock: . Tonight’s homework is to complete metamorphic rock reading and questions.

***REMEMBER THAT ALL MISSING AND CORRECTED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY MAY 9TH (WENDESDAY) IN ORDER TO RECIEVE CREDIT!!!!

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