James Reutzel
HAVE YOU STARTED STUDYING NOW FOR ANY TESTS THAT MIGHT BE COMING UP?
  
   These are just a few of the things you can try to become better prepared!!! 
        - Teach your parents what you learned that day, and have them try the homework too!
        - 5-10 minutes EVERY night reviewing notes / rereading text pages
        - looking at mistakes on worksheets, and correcting them?
        - making flashcards for vocabulary words / important facts?
        - rewriting notes and adding material to them, to aid in understanding?
        - participating in class / asking questions?
        - checking other websites for more info to increase what you know already?
        - study with a partner and "quiz" each other?
 

ARE YOU DOING HOMEWORK FROM THE CORRECT DAY?  MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE DATES!

 
MONDAY, May 23rd  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, May 24th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Study for the test Wednesday or Thursday
 
2) Complete the Weathering Crossword - Chapter 9  that was given out in class!
      - CLICK HERE to get a copy if you lost your original
 
NOTE:
      - You have to use the "PUZZLE" and "CLUES" tab at the bottom to get the entire puzzle!!!
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, May 12th  -  5/1/3
FRIDAY, May 13th  -  6/2/4
 
1) If you did not participate in the lab, complete the worksheet that was given to you to work on instead. 
     If you finished it in class, you have no homework.
      - CLICK HERE to get that worksheet if you lost the copy I gave you.
 
2) If you did participate in the lab today,,,
    Complete the Chemical Weathering Lab questions
      - CLICK HERE to get those questions
 
 
PLEASE NOTE:
Whichever assignment you did, it will be due when we meet in class again after 6th grade camp! 
The camp journal assignment will also be due at that time!  Don't forget!
 
 
 

TUESDAY, May 10th  -  3/5/1
WEDNESDAY, May 11th  -  4/6/2
 
1) Read  "Soil Formation"  from MY textbook
     CLICK HERE to see AND/OR Print those pages.
 
NOTE:
It takes a little time to load for some computers.  Be Patient!
 
2) Complete the Reading Comprehension worksheet for these pages.
     CLICK HERE to get that assignment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, May 6th  -  1/3/5
MONDAY, May 9th  -  2/4/6
 
1) Read Ch9 Sec1 -  Rates of Weathering 
 
2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, May 4th  -  5/1/3
THURSDAY, May 5th  -  6/2/4
 
1) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper.
       - Make sure you write the questions also - they are important for studying
       - Make sure you write at least three (3) sentences?
       - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead of copying them.
 
A) What is an "agent"? What are the four agents of abrasion?
 
B) A plant needs sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water in order to make food for itself and grow healthy and
     strong.  A baby plant doesn't need sunlight or carbon dioxide though.   So how does it get food
     and start to grow? 
 
 
2) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
        - CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words
 
weathering                                           mechanical (weathering)                                         chemical (weathering)
composition                                         abrasion                                                                      agent
glacier                                                    ice-wedging                                                               exfoliation
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, May 2nd  -  3/5/1
TUESDAY, May 3rd  -  4/6/2
 
1) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper.
        - Make sure you write the questions also - they are important for studying
        - Make sure you write at least three (3) sentences?
        - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead of copying them.
 
A) Describe the process of ice wedging? Be detailed...
 
B) How do plants mechanically break down rocks? How is it similar to ice wedging?
 
C) How do tiny little sand grains break down giant mountains?
 
D) Why do you think homeowners and businesses prohibit students from sitting/playing/skateboarding
     on their walls around their homes or stores?
 
E) Broken rock is broken rock, no matter how it is broken. So what is the main difference between rocks
     broken by mechanical force, and rocks broken by chemical reactions?
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, April 29th - 2/4/6
 
1) Reread Chapter 9  Section 1
       - Taking notes on the more important ideas couldn't hurt?
       - Writing down the important vocabulary words and definitions couldn't hurt either, could it?
               (To help you prepare and do better on the next test?)
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, April 26th  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, April 27th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Read Chapter 9 Section 1  -  weathering
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get that assignment
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, April 25th  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, April 26th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Complete the EQ Crossword
     CLICK HERE to get this assignment
 
2) Study for the test this Wed. and Thurs.
     - make sure you ask any last questions before this time!
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, April 22nd  -  ALL Periods
 
1) Complete the worksheet from class if you didn't finish it already.
 
2) Complete your EQ Preparedness Brochure
 
3) Study for the test next Wednesday and Thursday
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, April 20th  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, April 21st  -  3/5/1
 
1) Read Chp 7 Sec 3 in your book.
 
2) Continue to work on your EQ Preparedness Brochure  -  due next Monday or Tuesday
        - scroll down for the link to that assignment, if you haven't gotten it yet
 
3) Study for an upcoming test???
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, April 18th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, April 19th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Read Section 2 in Chapter 7
 
2) Complete the TIme / Distance Chart worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get that assignment
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, April 14th  -  4/6/2
FRIDAY, April 15th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper.
        - Make sure you write the questions also - they are important for studying
        - Make sure you write at least three (3) sentences?
        - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) How do scientists know where plate boundaries are located, if these cracks are inside the crust
     where we can’t see them?
 
B) How does an earthquake (EQ) form? Describe all the factors that are necessary an earthquake to
     develop.
 
C) Why do we represent seismic energy as a circle drawn around the focus? Why do we draw several
     circles, each bigger than the other?
 
D) Why did California NOT feel the Japanese earthquake, if it was a 9.0 in magnitude?  Be specific.
 
E) Describe the three different types of seismic waves.
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, April 12th  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, April 13th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Start planning your EQ Brochure
     - due April 25th
     - CLICK HERE to get the general information
 
 
Earthquake                                                 Focus                                                 Epicenter
Seismic waves                                          P-wave                                               S-wave
L-wave                                                        Seismometer / Seismograph        Seismogram
Plastic Deformation                                 Elastic Deformation                         Elastic Rebound
Amplitude / Magnitude                             Richter Scale                                     Tsunami
Aftershock                                                  Liquefaction
 
3) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper.
     - Make sure you write the questions also - they are important for studying
     - Make sure you write at least three (3) sentences?
     - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) Deformation means to change shape. What is the main difference between plastic deformation and
     elastic deformation. Which one produces EQs? Explain why.
 
B) If the space between the P-wave and S-wave marks on the seismogram is far apart, what does this
     tell a scientist? Explain why.
 
C) Look at the picture on page 244 of YOUR text. The areas in red represent high EQ danger, blue and
     green low EQ danger, and white basically NO danger.
        - Why is it red on the left side edge of the continent?
        - Why is it blue (low) and not red (high) on the right edge of the continent?
        - Why do you think the hazard level for earthquakes is almost zero in the middle of the USA?
 
4) Review some of the following websites for cool graphics and helpful information...
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY,  April 1st  -  6/2/4
MONDAY, April 11th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Review AND Sign the Plate Tectonics Test
     - CLICK HERE to get Test Cover Sheet to sign
 
2) CLICK HERE to review the multiple choice questions from the test to see where you might have
     made mistakes.
 
3) CLICK HERE to review student examples of "A" answers for the essay portion of the test.
 
4) Read Chapter 7 Section 1 in your textbook
       - take notes???
 
5) Complete the reading worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Mar. 30th  -  4/6/2
THURSDAY, Mar. 31st  -  5/1/3
 
How did you do on the Vocab / Multiple Choice Test?
 
1) Complete the Essay Test for homework.
     CLICK HERE to get the questions, or scroll down to see them.
 
Choose ONE question from Section A, and TWO questions from Section B.
    - Please answer on a separate piece of paper.
    - Please write the number of the questions your choose.
    - Please skip 4-5 lines between each answer.
    - Please make sure your answer is detailed - 2-3 good sentences min. maybe?
 
SECTION A:
1) Describe how the Earth is like a checkstand at a grocery store.
      - Which part of the Earth is the "turning wheels"? Describe why they spin?
      - Which part is the black rubber belt?
      - Which part is the groceries? What makes the two types of Earth's "groceries" different?
 
2) When two plates collide, it makes a convergent boundary. Yet there are three types of convergent
    boundaries, not one. Explain why AND describe the differences between them.
 
SECTION B:
3) A continental plate is much thicker and heavier than an oceanic plate. When an oceanic and
    continental plate collide, how come the heavier continental plate doesn't sink?
 
4) If the Earth crust is growing / spreading / getting wider at the mid-ocean ridges, then why doesn’t the
    entire planet get bigger every year?
 
5) There are no volcanoes found in the middle of any continents in the world. Provide a logical
    explanation for this fact, and give details to support your reason.
 
6) When two oceanic plates collide, they are both very dense so they should both go down.  But only
    one goes down, while the other “floats”. Explain why?
 
7) When two continental plates collide, what happens? Provide explanations for your answer.
 
8) How come South America has volcanic mountains on the left side, where continent crust touches
    ocean crust, but there are no volcanic mountains on the right side, where the continental crust
    touches ocean crust?
 
9) If earthquakes are only formed when one piece of crust rubs against another piece of crust, like at
    plate boundaries, then how can Kansas in the middle of a plate still get earthquakes?
 
EXTRA CREDIT:   Only choose ONE (1) for credit.
10) If the Earth was solid all the way through the planet, instead of partially liquid like it is now, describe
      what the world would be like, in terms of the things we discussed.
 
11) How do scientists know where plate boundaries are located, if they are found mostly at the bottom
      of the ocean?
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Mar. 28th  -  2/4/6
TUESDAY, Mar. 29th  -  3/5/1
 
0) Study for the test!
      - Here are the most recent notes about Deformation and Faults  -  CLICK HERE
 
1) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper.
     - Make sure you write the questions also - they are important for studying 
     - Make sure you write at least three (3) sentences?
     - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
a) After our discussion about recent earthquakes, what boundary would you expect to find the smallest
     EQs occuring? Explain why?
 
b) Mountains all look alike. Maybe volcanic mountains are different because they are made of volcanoes.
     But what makes folded and fault block mountains different?
 
c) Why does rock break, instead of stretch or bulge? For instance, if you take a pieces of chewed gum and
     pull it apart, what has to happen for the gum to break instead of stretch?  Describe your answer, but
     talk about rock instead of gum.
 
2) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
        CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words
 
Stress                           Deformation                         Compression
Tension                        Shearing                               Fold
Syncline                        Anticline                                Fault
Hanging Wall               Foot Wall                              Normal Fault
Reverse Fault              Strike-Slip Fault
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Mar. 24th  -  6/2/4
FRIDAY, Mar. 25th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Assemble the Fault Model
     - color neatly & correctly (remember when we 'bartered" for your grade on the Boundary Diagram?)
     - cut / tape / assemble neatly...  you will be turning this in for credit
     - The model is on the counter in my room...  click below for instructions.
     - CLICK HERE to get a copy of the model to print
            >IT WON'T BE AS GOOD AS THE ONE IN CLASS BECAUSE IT WON'T BE ON CARDSTOCK PAPER!
 
2) Answer the questions on the Fault Model worksheet, using the model as a guide
    CLICK HERE for ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS and questions 
        > Read instructions carefully!
        > Answer questions on a separate piece of paper
        > Try to draw the drawing in three dimensions (3-D)!
 
NOTE:
If you want the good model paper, which makes a stronger model, you must pick up the one in class!
I put the model online, but it will print on regular paper and be much weaker!
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Mar. 22nd  -  4/6/2
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 23rd  -  5/1/3
 
1) Read Ch6 Sec3 in your textbook
 
2) Complete the Reading Comprehension worksheet for this section.
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
 
CLICK HERE if you would like to read a more detailed version of this material from a different textbook (better pictures too!)
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Mar. 18th  -  2/4/6
MONDAY, Mar. 21st  -  3/5/1
 
1) Study???
     - Click on these two links to see a PowerPoint of the notes we took in class, in case you would like to
        review something you might have missed.
          > Continental Drift Notes
          > Sea Floor Spreading Notes
          > Plate Tectonics Notes
 
2) In at least one of the classes, we did not correct the Boundary Diagram questions.  If you would like those
     answers to check your work, please CLICK HERE.
 
3) Plate Tectonics Crossword
     CLICK HERE to get that assignment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Mar. 16th  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, Mar. 17th - 1/3/5
 
Because of the special activity and the MINIMUM DAY Wednesday...  the only homework assigned is to study what we have been learning the last few weeks.
 
REMEMBER...
- make sure you don't waste this time, thinking there is "no homework"
- if students would study on their own and try to learn what is taught, teachers would never have to give
  worksheets to help you practice.
- the rewards you receive are the ones you earn  =  "you reap what you sow"
- what kind of reward do you want in the future?  What are you willing to do to get it?  What effort will it require?
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Mar. 14th  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, Mar. 15th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Study for a Pop-Quiz?
     There's a millions different things to do to keep yourself prepared.
 
2) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
      CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words
 
continental crust                          oceanic crust                                 convection currents
density                                           ridge push                                      slab pull
divergent                                       transform                                        convergent
 
3) Answer the following journal questions on a spearate piece of paper.
        - Make sure you right the questions
        - Make sure you write at least three (3) sentences?
        - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) How come when two oceanic plates collide one sinks into the mantle, but when two continental plates
     collide, neither plate sinks into the mantle? Be specific!
 
B) If the ocean floor is getting bigger every year, at a divergent boundary, why isn’t the   Earth getting larger
     and larger overall?
 
C) A continental plate is much bigger than an oceanic plate. When a continental plate collides with an
     oceanic plate, how come the heavier continental plate doesn't sink?  Why is it the oceanic plate that
     sinks?
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Mar. 10th  -  2/4/6
FRIDAY, Mar. 11th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Study???
        - There are thousands of NEW things you could try, if you are willing to make the effort?
 
2) Complete the Boundary Diagram / questions worksheet given in class.
     CLICK HERE if you didn't get one in class!
 
NOTE: 
   - Make sure you read directions. 
   - Make sure you do BOTH sides!
   - Use every resource available to help you complete.
        - notes / textbooks / websites / the DVD I show in class / etc 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Mar. 8th  -  6/2/4
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 9th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Study for a Pop-Quiz?
      There are several things you could do each day, that don't take more than 10-15 minutes.
 
2) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
         CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words
 
        Plate Tectonics                        lithosphere                              tectonic plate
        asthenosphere                       convection currents                boundary
 
3) Please carefully go through the following websites, taking notes on things you feel may be important!
 
4) On website  "B"  above.... scroll down past the Glossopteris tree, to where it says...
          - ACTIVITIES ABOUT EARTH'S CONTINENTAL PLATES AND CRUST
          - Click on the second link =    A quiz about Continental drift and plate tectonics
          - print this quiz out, complete it, and bring it in for homework.
          - if you can't print it, write the answers on a separate piece of paper / get one from the Homework Box.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Mar. 4th  -  4/6/2
MONDAY, Mar. 7th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Read Chp 6 Sec2 in your book
 
2) Complete the Reading Comprehension worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get the assignment    
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Mar. 2nd  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, Mar. 3rd  -  3/5/1
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words... 
       CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words
 
SO.N.A.R.                          acronymn                                 mid-ocean ridge
rift valley                            sea-floor spreading                magnetometer
drilling samples              A.L.V.I.N.
 
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a spearate piece of paper.
        - Make sure you right the questions
        - Make sure you write at least three (3) sentences?
        - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) Describe how SONAR works to help us learn about the ocean floor?
 
B) How do magnetic stripes on the ocean floor help prove sea-floor spreading really works?
 
C) How do drilling samples taken from the ocean floor help prove sea-floor spreading really works?
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Feb. 28th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, Mar. 1st  -  1/3/5
 
1) Answer the questions after reading the text pages below.
     CLICK HERE to get those questions
 
2) Read the pages from MY textbook
      - CLICK HERE to print those pages to see them better... OR
     
      - CLICK HERE to read those pages off the screen, without printing.
      - follow the instructions
 
 
NOTE:   Please be patient.  They may take a minute or two to completely open!
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Feb. 24th  -  4/6/2
FRIDAY, Feb. 25th  -  5/1/3
 
I can't get the reading pages to load.  So I made the following journal questions instead.  We'll do reading pages next time.
 
1) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
      - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
      - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) Wegener knew dinosaurs are cold-blooded, and couldn't survive the cold of an ice age if they tried to
     cross the land bridge from Asia to North America.  What other reasons help prove the Land Bridge
     theory is wrong? 
 
B) Seeds protect baby plants from dying, when the mother plant drops them.  But it still isn't good to be
     dropped straight down.  What are some techniques that plants use to spread their seeds away from the
     mother, so that they have a better chance of surviving?

C) Why did Wegener not use fossils he discovered in the northern continents?  Why did he only use
     southern continent fossils?
 
D) Why did Wegener use specific fossils to help prove his theory?  Why didn't he choose the first two
     or three that he found?  Use one or two of the fossils we discussed to help explain your answer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Feb. 22nd  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23rd  -  3/5/1
 
1) Study for a Pop-Quiz next class meeting
    - Rewrite notes?
    - Make flash cards?
    - Make a practice quiz and "challenge" a friend?
    - Teach a parent what you learned...then have them answer homework questions to see if they learned?
 
2) Please don't think that "no worksheet means...  no homework"?
    - You SHOULD be studying every night, but especially on nights you were not assigned anything.
    - Don't waste this opportunity to stay current and updated
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Feb. 18th  -  All Periods
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
     CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words...
 
Pangaea                                 Wegener                               continental drift
continental shelf                    land bridge                           ice age
migration                                 law of superposition          evolution
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
        - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
        - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) Explain how a “land bridge” is created, and why an ice age is necessary for this to happen.

B) Why are we certain there was no land bridge to help dinosaurs walk across the Atlantic Ocean from
     South America to Africa?
 
C) Pretend you are a scientist who has come up with a third possible theory to explain similar fossils
     found on both sides of the Atlantic.  Explain your hypothesis. 
        - make sure if doesn’t involve magic, or other impossibilities
        - make sure it doesn’t copy any of the theories we have already discussed.
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Feb. 17th  -  All Periods
 
1) Finish the Pangaea Map
     - I've given you as many clues as I can to figure things out.
     - This is a test of logical thinking skills as much as it is a coloring project.
     - In fact...  the logical thinking skills are more important in the grade, so be careful!
 
SCROLL DOWN to the last entry if you still need a missing piece.
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Feb. 15th  -  6/2/4
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Reread the pages from the last class!
 
2) Complete the Pangaea Puzzle Map we talked about
     CLICK HERE   if you didn't get the pages in class
 
NOTE 1:
I am not sure exactly how I blew it, but INDIA disappeared when I reorganized the puzzle pieces recently.
As a result, you need to  CLICK HERE  to get the missing piece of the puzzle.
 
NOTE 2: 
We did the puzzle activity in class for a reason.  How could that activity help you with this homework?
 
a) Make sure you color all the fossils and rocks in the key with bright colors
b) Make sure you color the rest of the land masses (continents) regular colors (greens, browns, white)
        - the way the Earth would look from space
c) Make sure you cut carefully on the dotted lines
d) Make sure you assemble the pieces in the correct pattern, using the "clues"
e) Make sure there are no "gaps" between the pieces
f)  Make sure all of the pieces fit within the blue paper
        - if you didn't get blue paper, make sure you get it from class before the due date.
g) Be careful of North and South America...  something doesn't quite fit (?)
        - what would be the best solution / can you solve the problem creatively? 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Feb. 11th  -  4/6/2
MONDAY, Feb. 14th  -  5/1/3
 
NOTE: 
PERIOD 1...  please stop working on the map, and do the following assignment instead! 
 
1) Answer the questions after reading the text pages below.
     CLICK HERE to get those questions
 
2) Read the pages from my "Fossil Book"
     - CLICK HERE to print those pages to see them better...  OR
 
     - CLICK HERE to read those pages off the screen, without printing.
            - follow the instructions
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9th  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, Feb. 10th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Answer the three questions after reading the text pages below
     CLICK HERE to get those questions
 
2) Read pages from my "Fossil Book"
     CLICK HERE to print those pages and read them...  OR
 
     CLICK HERE to read these pages without printing.
 
NOTE:  You can either print the pages to read them better...   OR
              You can open the document, and read them on the screen
                  - follow the instructions
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Feb. 7th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, Feb. 8th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
    CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words...
 
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
        - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
        - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
a) Why are fossils almost always teeth, bones, and shells, and NOT other body parts.  Give and explain
     two reasons.
 
b) Millions and millions of dinosaurs lived on the Earth, over millions of years.  Yet it is very rare to find
     dinosaur fossils, even though we have looked very hard for a long time.  What is the MAIN reason we
     don't find millions and millions of dinosaur fossils?
     (HINT 1: not because they are buried too deep)
     (HINT 2: The most common fossils we find are fish.  Why?) 
 
c) Describe the different steps necessary for a bone to become petrified (turned to stone).
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Feb. 4th - 5/1/3
 
1) Chapter 6 Pre-Test
     CLICK HERE to get that test
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Feb. 3rd  -  4/6/2
 
I changed my mind about the Journal Questions today.  INSTEAD...
 
1) Rewrite notes from today?
 
2) How did you do on the Pre-Test?  These are the same group of questions I choose from for the regular
     test at the end of the unit.  So you might...???
        - Review the questions on the Pre-Test.
        - Find unfamiliar words and make a list of these words.
        - start making vocabulary flash cards for this topic, with these words on one side
        - Find at least a few definitions in your textbook, and the write the definitions on the other side...
          IN YOUR OWN WORDS!
 
What else can you do to prepare for the next topic?
       
 
 
 

TUESDAY, FEB. 1st  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2nd  -  3/5/1
 
How did you do on the test?
 
1) Complete the Alternative Energy Project.
        - Scroll down to get the rubric if necessary
        - Make sure that the "strongest" part of your project is the written (or verbal) portion
 
DUE DATE:  Thursday - Periods 2/4/6
                       FRIDAY - Periods 1/3/5 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Jan. 28th  -  6/2/4
MONDAY, Jan. 31st  -  1/3/5
 
1) Complete the Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
     CLICK HERE to get the puzzle if you didn't get it in class
 
     - NOTE:  #30 is missing two box.  It is FIVE letters long!  My Bad!
 
2) Study for the test - Chapter 5
        - Period 2/4/6  on Tuesday
        - Period 1/3/5  on Wednesday
 
DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT THE WEBSITE LINKS FROM THE PREVIOUS DAY!
 
3) CLICK HERE to get a PowerPoint copy of the notes from class, to help you study!
 
4) Continue to work on your Alternative Resource Project
        - Due next Thursday - Periods 2/4/6
        - Due next Friday - Periods 1/3/5
        - Scroll down to the previous entry if you need the rubric description
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26th  -  4/6/2
THURSDAY, Jan. 27th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Click through the Alternative Energy Powerpoint Slides I started to show you
     CLICK HERE to open those slides.
 
2) Play the Alternative Energy Game on the internet
     CLICK HERE to link to that website
 
3) Watch another cool website about energy?
     CLICK HERE to link.
 
4) Start your Alternative Energy Resource Chart - due next Thursday or Friday
     CLICK HERE to get the instructions for this chart
 
5) Study for the Test next Tuesday / Wednesday
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Jan. 24th  -  2/4/6
TUESDAY, Jan. 25th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Read Chp 5 Sec 2  -  Alternative Energy Sources
 
2) Click through the Alternative Energy Powerpoint Slides I started to show you
     CLICK HERE to open those slides.
 
3) Complete the Reading Comprehension Worksheet
      CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
PLEASE wait a few seconds after clicking, to give the entire assignment a chance to load.  If you print
immediately, sometimes one of the pages gets left out.
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Jan. 22  -  1/3/5
 
1) Deputy Yriarte visited today.  He didn't assign homework, did he?
 
2) Study for any upcoming test!
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19th - 5/1/3
THURSDAY, Jan. 20th -  6/2/4
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
     CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words...
 
We covered thes already...
crude oil                     refinery                       distillation
combustion               turbine
                       
Some classes didn't get to these.  But try them anyway...
metropolitan              dam                           
geothermal                radioactive decay
 
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
      - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
      - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) Why is petroleum often called crude oil? What is a refinery?
B) Why are fossil fuels NOT found in igneous rocks? In metamorphic rocks?
C) How is the energy in fossils fuels used to make electric energy?  Explain the steps.
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, 18th  -  1/2/3/4/5/6
 
This was a 6 period day, like Friday.  The classes were only about 35 minutes, after collecting papers or reviewing homework.  So...
 
1) Rewrite the few notes we discussed today and add them to the notes you already rewrote from last week.
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Jan. 13th  -  4/6/2
FRIDAY, Jan. 14th - 1/2/3/4/5/6  -  All Periods!
 
1) Sign cover page from your test
     - Periods 1,3, &4 have all three parts of the test to review
     - Periods 2 & 6 did not get back the essay test yet
 
2) Rewrite ALL the notes we have taken concerning Chapter 5 - Energy Resources
     - we should have about 2-3 pages max to copy from the last week?
     - make them easier to read
     - reorganize in a way that is more convenient for you to study
     - highlight areas you know you are still confused about, so that you can ask questions next class meeting
     - skip space between main ideas, and then...
     - ADD INFORMATION THAT WE DISCUSSED BUT NEVER WROTE DOWN.
 
The last one is the hardest part about taking notes, but also the most important.  If you go home and briefly review in your mind the material discussed, and then add the "missing pieces" to your notes...  you will find you understand the material better than before.  Do this everyday day, before you forget something that may be the "key" to understanding.
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Jan. 11th  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
     CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words...
 
fossil fuel                     alternative                        petroleum
hydrocarbon              sedimentary rock             permeable
decompose
                     
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
       - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
       - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
a) What are two reasons that the Los Angeles area has worse smog problems than other areas of California?
 
b) What makes fossils fuels so much better as an energy source, than other resources such as trees?
 
c) If fossil fuels are still being made today, explain why they are called non-renewable?
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Jan. 7th  -  6/2/4
MONDAY, Jan. 10th  -  1/3/5
 
1) PLEASE REFER TO THE RECENT E-MAIL SENT HOME, CONCERNING PROGRESS REPORTS!
 
2) Read Chapter 5 Section 1  -  Fossil Fuels
 
3) Complete the Reading Comprehension Worksheet for this section
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5th  -  4/6/2
THURSDAY, Jan. 6th  -  5/1/3
 
How did you do on the test today? 
Don't forget... 
   - the new semester starts on the 18th, and everyone has an automatic "A"! 
   - now is a great time to make a New Year's Resolution to help you do even better in the 2nd semester!
 
HOMEWORK:
1) DO NOT read chapter 5 yet!
 
2) Complete the Pre-test for Chapter 5... without looking for answers in the book!
        - Remember...  we're trying to see how much you already know
 
          CLICK HERE to get that Pre-Test
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Jan. 3rd  -  2/4/6
TUESDAY, Jan. 4th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Study for the test next class meeting
 
2) Finish the Vocabulary Review Crossword Puzzle assigned in class
    CLICK HERE if you didn't get the puzzle
 
NOTE: There is a mistake in numbering starting at "40" ACROSS.  The clues are correct, but the numbers
            don't show a number "42".
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15th  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, Dec. 16th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
       CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words...
 
Petroleum                           Plastic                           Decompose
Pollution                      Economic Cost             Environmental Cost
Consumer                        Producer                         
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
       - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
       - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
a) Why does protecting the environment from damage sometimes cause an increased price of a product
    in the store?
 
b) Choose any common product, and then describe all the steps you think would be necessary to bring
    that product to a store. Include the steps to get the natural resource, process the natural resource
    into the product, and deliver the product to stores for people to purchase.
 
c) What does biodegradable mean? What are two reasons that non-biodegradable products are harmful
    to the environment?
 
 
 

MONDAY, Dec. 13th  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, Dec. 14th - 5/1/3
 
1) Read the last section of the chapter - Section 3
 
2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Dec. 9th  -  2/4/6
FRIDAY, Dec. 10th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
        CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words...
 
garbage          composting              mineral               organic
mining             ore                             reclamation        conductor
ductile              malleable                translucent          opaque 
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
       - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
       - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) All crystals are solids, but not all solids are crystals. What makes a crystal a unique type of solid?
 
B) What are two ways to minimize the harmful effects of mining? Which is the easiest or the least
     costly way? Why?
 
C) List and explain three useful properties of metals. Then draw a picture for each demonstrating the
     useful property. (Don’t just draw three items made of metal)
 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Dec. 7th  -  6/2/4
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Read section 2 (Ch 4)
 
2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Dec. 3rd  -  4/6/2
MONDAY, Dec. 6th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Resources Chart  - Follow the instructions on the paper
       - Please try NOT to use the same natural resource for each product 
       - Use at least three colors for each drawing
       - Color neatly (inside the lines / no white showing through)
       - Label your drawings
       - make sure to do both sides
 
CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1st  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, Dec. 2nd  -  3/5/1
 
Period 6...  if you didn't do the reading worksheet already, it is also for homework in addition to what is below.  Scroll down to get that worksheet...
 
1) Write defintions and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words...
            CLICK HERE to get the worksheet template for these words... 
 
a) Material           b) Resource            c) Natural resource
d) Renewable resource                e) Non-renewable resource
f) Conservation            g) Recycling             h) Biodegradeable
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
        - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences?
        - CLICK HERE to print these questions instead.
 
A) Normally, trees or water are considered renewable resources. But someday they might become
     non-renewable? Why?
B) How is recycling something the same as reusing something? How are they different?
C) Briefly describe how fossil fuels are made. Explain why fossil fuels have more energy than other
     substances the same size (or amount).
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Nov. 29th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, Nov. 30th  -  1/3/5
 
Welcome back!  Hopefully your extended weekend was invigorating, and you're ready to get back to work?
 
1) Read Chapter 4 Section1
 
2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet
      - REMEMBER to be careful with these worksheets...  they count for points, not just whether you completed
        it or not.  Reading worksheets are worth up to 15% of your grade, so get 100%!
 
CLICK HERE to get the worksheet for most students.
CLICK HERE to get the ELL/ESL/ELD student version (English language learners ONLY)
 
PERIOD 6...  was not assigned the worksheet today, because of the drill.  But you could do the worksheet
anyway, because it will be assigned Wednesday, in addition to the regular assignments.
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Nov. 22nd  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, Nov. 23rd  -  5/1/3
 
How did you do on the test today?  Hopefully you have been practicing EVERY day for the last few weeks?
Don't forget to try some of the suggestions above, if your current studying techniques are not giving
   you the results you want.
 
1) Complete the Pre-Test for Chapter 4.
        - Remember... this test does not count in your test grade category.
        - It is a Homework assignment...  10 points to do it versus 0 points/infraction if you don't.
 
     CLICK HERE to get that Pre-Test
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Nov 18th  -  2/4/6
FRIDAY, Nov. 19th  -  3/5/1
 
1) STUDY FOR THE TEST NEXT WEEK!!!
     - don't forget to look at the top of this page for study skills you can practice to do better on the test.
 
2) Complete the Chapter 3 Crossword puzzle to study vocabulary and some concepts
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Nov 16th  -  6/2/4
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17th  -  1/3/5
 
1) STUDY FOR THE TEST NEXT WEEK!!!
 
2) Draw pictures and write definitions for the following words from Section 4...
     CLICK HERE to get the template for those words...
 
rock cycle         igneous          sedimentary          clastic          
 
metamorphic           water cycle            precipitation           transpiration
 
runoff            decomposition           combustion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Nov. 9th  -  4/6/2
MONDAY, Nov. 15th  -  5/1/3
 
There will be a test on Chapter three, either at the end of next week, or the beginning of the week after that (Thanksgiving week).  Have you been studying all this time?
 
1) Read section 4 of this chapter
 
2) Complete the Reading Comprehension worksheet for this section.
     CLICK HERE for this worksheet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Nov. 5th  -  2/4/6
MONDAY, Nov. 6th  -  3/5/1
 
Be Careful...  there are two (2) things for homework...
 
1) Add the following vocabulary words to the previous sheet / list...
        CLICK HERE to get a new sheet if you need one
 
Heat        Conduction         Radiation
 
Convection        Electromagnetic Spectrum        Convection Current       
 
 
2) Answer the following questions...
        - remember the three (3) sentences
 
    A) Describe how you think a thermometer works, in terms of what we have been talking about.
            - Be scientific in your answer
 
    B) Describe how you think a submarine is able to go up and down, in terms of what we have been
         talking about. 
            - Be detailed / descriptive please. 
 
    C) How come if you blow up a balloon bigger than normal (really increase the volume), the balloon
         still won't float?  Another way of asking is...  when it gets larger, how come it doesn't get less dense?
 
CLICK HERE if you would like to print these questions...
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 3rd  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, Nov. 4th  -  1/3/5
 
1) STUDY for any pop-quiz (?) or upcoming test (in a week or so)
          - there are some study techniques at the top of this page you could try...
          - there are thousands of websites offering help building study skills...
          - studyiing with a "buddy" makes it easier - two heads are better than one...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Nov. 1st  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, Nov. 2nd  -  5/1/3
 
1) Read Chapter 3 Section 3  -  The Cycling of Energy
 
2) Complete the Reading Comprehension worksheet for this section
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Oct 27th  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, Oct. 28th  -  3/5/1
 
There are two (2) things for homework today, because we are losing a day of "practice" on Friday.   Do one thing tonight, and one thing Friday, to stay in "practice".
 
1) Write 6th grade definitions and draw pictures for the following words...
Solid           Liquid            Gas           Volume           Kinetic Energy             Temperature
Melting           Evaporation            Condensation             Freezing        Thermal Expansion        Density
 
   CLICK HERE to get the template (boxes) for the words
 
 
2) Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
        - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences
              a) 1st sentence = your answer
              b) 2nd sentence = an explanation/reason to support your answer
              c) 3rd sentence = a summary that links your answer to what we are learning?
  
A) In terms of atoms and kinetic energy...  How does thermal expansion work? 
      (think about the balloon in the microwave in my class)
 
B) Your mom serves you a frozen dinner, and says "Be careful... the temperature is hot".  But when you
     bite a piece, that piece is cold. Was your mom lying?  EXPLAIN. 
 
   CLICK HERE to print those questions
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Oct. 25th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, Oct. 26th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Complete the Magazine Article Summary passed out in class today!
        - Follow the rubric guidelines
 
     CLICK HERE for the rubric/template, in case you lost it after class
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Oct. 21st  -  4/6/2
FRIDAY, Oct. 22nd  -  5/1/3
 
1) Using the following color scheme to color the diagram:
        Remember... No going outside the lines / No white showing through
            - Inner Core = dark grey             - Lithosphere = brown
            - Outer Core = light grey             - Continental Crust = light brown
            - Mantle = red                               - Ocean Crust = dark brown
            - Mesosphere = dark red           - Water Surface = blue
            - Asthenosphere = light red      - Land Surface = green
 
2) Label the layers / parts of the earth where the arrows are pointing. Spelling counts!
 
CLICK HERE to get that worksheet!
      (instructions can be found on the back of the worksheet also!
 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Oct. 19th  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20th  -  3/5/1
 
I changed the assignment from the vocabulary words assigned, as we didn't cover as much today as
I wanted to cover. Instead, do the following...
 
1) OPTIONAL HOMEWORK... go over the mistakes you made on the reading worksheet and learn
     from them, so you don't make those mistakes again.
 
2) ACTUAL HOMEWORK... Answer the following journal questions on a separate piece of paper...
     - remember to write a minimum of three (3) sentences
          a) 1st sentence = your answer
          b) 2nd sentence = an explanation/reason to support your answer
          c) 3rd sentence = a summary that links your answer to what we are learning?
 
A) Why is the bottom layer of the mantle (mesosphere) solid rock, but the asthenosphere layer right
     above it is softer rock (clay-like), if they are both made of the same material = magnesium?
 
B) Why is the bottom layer of the mantle (mesosphere) solid, even though it is very hot? Remember... it isn't
     pressure, because the mesosphere has even less pressure than the outer core, which IS liquid.
 
C) If continental crust and ocean crust are both made of the same ingredients, then how can one be
     lighter in weight and color, and the other heavier and darker?
 
CLICK HERE to print those question...
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Oct 15th  -  6/2/4
MONDAY, Oct 18th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Read Chapter 3 Section 2 - Temperature and Heat
 
2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
NOTE:  Here is the link for the can crushing demonstration I tried to do in class.
                    http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/00000043
 
                   - Click on the VIDEO tab
                   - Scroll down a little, until you see the three different videos offered.
                   - Click on the first, or view all three!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Oct 13th  -  4/6/2
THURSDAY, Oct 14th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Add the following 10 words to the vocabulary list we started last time.
       - if you need another blank paper, scroll down to Mon/Tues and print one
      
groundwater   /   geosphere   /   composition   /   physical trait   /   inner core
 
outer core   /   mesosphere   /   asthenosphere   /   lithosphere   /   magnesium
 
 
2) Study these words and your notes...    
        - make a practice quiz and give it to a friend!
        - write a poem/song using the words correctly!
        - find a creative way to make studying fun!            (Doing these is OPTIONAL!)
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Oct. 11th  -  2/4/6
TUESDAY, Oct. 12th  -  3/5/1
 
Thanks for your patience. I couldn't get the other diagrams to load. So please complete the
assignment below instead...
 
1) Write definitions and draw pictures for ALL the words given on the Earth Systems Vocabulary worksheet.
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet   (there is an instruction page and two worksheet pages!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Oct. 7th  -  6/2/4
FRIDAY, Oct. 8th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Answer the following 3 Journal questions about Ch3 Sec1..
     - remember to use three sentences each
 
A) Why is it colder at the top of a mountain, even though you are closer to the sun?
 
B) The Earth is about 75% covered with water. So why is it so important that we conserve water?
 
C) Describe how are energy and atoms circulated throughout the biosphere? Be specific? Remember
     that circulated means cycled (around and around).
 
    CLICK HERE to print these questions if you like.  
 
 
2) CLICK HERE to get answers for the Ch3 Sec1 reading WS we corrected in class, in case you
     missed them.
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Oct. 5th  -  4/6/2
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Finish the rest of the Ch3 Sec1 reading comprehension WS
     CLICK HERE if you still need a copy.
 
2) See helpful study habits above and begin studying for the next test NOW...
       - remember the lesson on juggling I gave at the beginning of the year?
       - practice makes perfect!
       - especially if you already finished the reading comp worksheet
 
3) Show parents your Multiple Choice and Vocabulary tests.
        - Have them sign cover paper (with mad scientist picture)
        - Return signed on next class meeting for 10 points homework credit.
 
Period 1&3...  CLICK HERE  to see multiple choice questions to review your mistakes 
Period 2/4/6...  CLICK HERE  to see multiple choice questions to review your mistakes
 
 
 
1) Write Definitions and Draw Pictures for the following words from Section 2...
Temperature Kinetic Energy Thermal Expansion Heat Thermal Energy
Solid Liquid Gas Melting Freezing Condensing Evaporating
 
 
 

FRIDAY, OCT. 1st  -  2/4/6
MONDAY, Oct. 4th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Ch3 Sec1 Reading comprehension worksheet  - 
        DO UP TO HYDROSPHERE (page 3) ONLY!  (Sorry to P2/4/6 if I didn't get this part posted in time!)
    
     CLICK HERE to get that assignment
 
 
2) Recommendation...  take notes while you are reading.  Only a suggestion....  hmm?
 
3) Show parents your Multiple Choice and Vocabulary tests. 
        - Have them sign cover paper (with mad scientist picture)
        - Return signed on next class meeting for 10 points homework credit.
        
Period 1&3... CLICK HERE  to see multiple choice questions to review your mistakes
Period 2/4/6... CLICK HERE  to see multiple choice questions to review your mistakes
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Sept 29th  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, Sept 30th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Scan through all of Chapter 3 - Earth Systems and Cycles
     a) familiarize yourself with the different chapter sections
     b) look at the different photos / charts
     c) glance at the bold, highlighted vocabulary words to get their general meaning
     d) briefly look at the summary page at the end of each section
 
2) Answer the questions on the Chapter 3 Survey
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, SEPT 27th  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, Sept 28th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Complete the Scientist / Scientific Method Essay Test
     CLICK HERE to get those questions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Sept 23rd  -  2/4/6
FRIDAY, Sept 24th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Plant Experiment worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
2) Study for the test next week!
      a) review notes about scientists and scientific method
      b) reread chapter section already covered
      c) go over worksheets we corrected / check your mistakes
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Sept 21st  -  6/2/4
WEDNESDAY, Sept 22nd  -  1/3/5
 
Deputy Yriarte of the STAR program visited us today!
 
1) Study for the test next week
     a) review notes about scientists and scientific method
     b) reread chapter section already covered
     c) go over worksheets we corrected / check your mistakes
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Sept 17th  -  4/6/2
MONDAY, Sept 20th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Icicle Experiment worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
2) Period 2(?)...  you also have to do the two questions from the other day.
    SCROLL DOWN to the previous entry to get those questions.
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Sept 15th  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, Sept 16th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Answer the following questions below, on a separate piece of paper...
     a) make sure you write the question first.  If you know how to cut and paste...?
     b) each answer must be at 3 sentences...
            1) first sentence is your actual answer
            2) second sentence is your reasons why you think your answer is true
            3) third sentence is how your answer is important to what we are learning
 
 
     A) In order to be good, your hypothesis needs to be three things...?  
           what are these three things we discussed? 
 
     B) There are so many facts scientists have discovered, which help to prove the extinction of the
         dinosaurs.  What prevents us from turning the theory into a scientific law then?  WHY?
 
    
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Sept 13th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, Sept 14th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Read Chapter 1 Section 2 in your textbook carefully
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet from this section.
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
 
    REMEMBER... 
          - you don't have to print this worksheet to turn in homework.
          - you can get a copy in the Homework Box in the class, if you can't print.
          - or...  you can put the answers on a separate sheet of your own paper instead.
                                                       
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Sept 10th  -  5/1/3
 
1)  Minimum Day Today, AND a substitute.  No Homework!
 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Sept. 7th  -  3/5/1
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8th  -  1/2/3/4/5/6
THURSDAY, Sep 9th  -  4/6/2
 
1) Complete the "Everything is Connected" Storyboard
     - Choose an idea to start with...  like making a peanut butter sandwich
     - Choose an idea to end with... like becoming a movie star, or the end of the world
     - Create the first and last pictures, and then connecting picture frames to link these
       two events together
     - Pictures must be detailed, neat, and colored completely - in the upper portion of the box
     - Each picture must have a 1-2 sentence description of the picture - in the lower portion of the box
 
     CLICK HERE to get that storyboard template.
 
 
 
 
 
 


THURSDAY, Sept. 2nd  -  1/3/5
FRIDAY, Sept. 3rd  -  2/4/6
 
1) Thinking Differently 1 worksheet
    CLICK HERE to download that worksheet
       - Get one in class if your printer / internet / computer doesn't work
       - Make sure you get one before the day it is due
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Aug. 31st  -  5/1/3
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1st  -  6/2/4
 
I apologize to all the students, but especially period 1 students.  I don't know what happened with this entry yesterday.  I posted it, but several of you said you couldn't reference it.  Hopefully it is showing up now.
 
1) Read pages 8 - 11 carefully, in your textbook.
   a) Look at the left side of page 8 first, to see what you should be learning from this reading.  There is a
       summary of main ideas, and some questions you should be able to answer when you are finished.
   b) Look at the pictures next, so that you understand their context when you get to them.
   c) Read the text last, and summarize each section in your head before you go to the next section.
 
2) Take at least 1/2 a page of notes from the reading.  This section is well organized to help you find the
    main ideas.  Take notes in any style that you are familiar with.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Aug. 27th  -  3/5/1
MONDAY, Aug. 30th  -  4/6/2
 
1) Complete the "What is a Scientist?" worksheet
       a) Draw a picture of your scientist
              - show what they look like, where they work / what they do
              - must be neat / colored inside the lines / no white showing through
       b) Write a descriptive paragraph that helps explain the picture "in your head", in case the observer
           doesn't understand something
       c) If you need more space, use the back
       d) Don't forget the heading
    
CLICK HERE to get a copy of the worksheet! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
WEDNESDAY, Aug 25th  -  Periods 1 / 3 / 5
THURSDAY, Aug 26th  -  Periods 2 / 4 / 6

1) Fill out BOTH sides of the green information card and return next class meeting.

2) Return the core letter concerning expectations for the year.
     a) Review the different policies carefully
     b) Sign the past page, along with a parent/guardian signature
     c) bring it back the next class meeting

3) Add more ideas to your brainstorming sheet, to use on your group project when you
    come back next  class.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAMP WEBSITE IS...     chaparralcamp.blogspot.com
 
THURSDAY, May 13th  -  4/6/2
FRIDAY, May 14th  -  5/1/3
 
1) The test will be the Wednesday and Thursday after we return from camp!
    PLEASE study a little this weekend, and then crank it up next weekend and beyond!
 
    - Here are some vocabulary and review worksheets to help you study. 
    - These are NOT Homework!  They are review only!  Your ONLY homework is the camp journal!
              CLICK HERE to get the review worksheets!
 
    -  Here are Xeroxed pages of the chapter sections we laready read...
          Section 1
          Section 2
          Section 3
          Section 4
          Section 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, May 11th  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, May 12th  -  3/5/1
 
 
1) Review the Soil Slide Presentation
    CLICK HERE to see that presentation.
 
2) Read pages 314 - 317 in your book.
   
3) Complete the reading worksheet  (I couldn't download the Soil Puzzle sheet... sorry)
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, May 7th  -  6/2/4
MONDAY, May 10th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Read pages 520 - 526 in YOUR textbook - CLIMATE
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that assignment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, May 5th  -  4/6/2
THURSDAY, May 6th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Read Section 3, Chapter 9   - Soil Formation
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet...
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, May 3rd  -  2/4/6
TUESDAY, May 4th  -  3/5/1
 
PERIOD 4... see note below!
 
1) Review notes each day, to study for the next test!
 
2) Complete the Chemical Weathering Lab questions
    CLICK HERE to get that assignment...  only print pages 1 & 2!
 
    - Period 4... you don't have to do questions #7 & #8 unless you want to try!  We
                       didn't do this part of the experiment.
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, April 29th  -  6/2/4
FRIDAY, April 30th  -  1/3/5
 
1) review your notes and reread the chapter sections assigned already.
 
2) There is no homework, since we didn't finish the lab.
      - Don't waste this opportunity to review and stay current.
      - Train yourself (practice) to study even though there is no assignment.
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, April 27th  -  4/6/2
WEDNESDAY, April 28th  -  5/1/3
 
0) State Testing started today.  To help you do better...
      - get plenty of rest (one of the BEST things you can do)
      - eat healthy, not junk food (give your brain all the things it needs to function perfectly)
      - come to school confident, even if you are faking it a little (positive attitude goes a long way!)
 
1) review notes and reread the chapter section about weathering.
 
2) Answer the following questions in your journal...
    a) Why does higher temperature speed up chemical reactions?
    b) Why does a pile of small rocks wear away more quickly than a single solid boulder the
        same size as the pile?
    c) Which area of the world is going to have the most weathering? Why?
    d) Which area of the world is going to have the least weathering? Why?
 
 
 

FRIDAY, April 23rd  -  2/4/6
MONDAY, April 26th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Review notes on Mechanical / Chemical Weathering
 
2) read Chapter 9 Section 2
 
3) Complete the reading worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that assignment
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, April 21st  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, April 22nd  -  1/3/5
 
1) Answer the following questions in your journal...
    a) Describe the process of ice wedging?  Be detailed...
    b) How do plants mechanically break down rocks?  How is it similar to ice wedging?
    c) How do tiny little sand grains break down giant mountains?
    d) Why do homeowners and businesses prohibit students from sitting/playing on their walls?
 
 
 

MONDAY, April 19th  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, APRIL 20th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Read my textbook pages, OR read pages 298-303 in your book.
    CLICK HERE to get my pages  (Remember... this may take a minute ot two)
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet. 
    CLICK HERE to get the worksheet
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, April 15th  -  2/4/6
FRIDAY, April 16th  -  3/5/1
 
1) No Homework today!  Study notes, graded worksheets, etc for any quiz we might have.
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, April 13th  -  6/2/4
WEDNESDAY, April 14th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Complete the Vocabulary Words WS
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
2) Study for the Volcano Quiz...  this week?
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, April 2nd  -  4/6/2
MONDAY, April 12th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Finish the Volcano Puzzle worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that assignment
 
2) Continue working on your EQ Brochure
    SCROLL DOWN to the previous entry that has the link to these guidelines! 
 
     HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO WEBSITES TO HELP WITH YOUR BROCHURE...
 
 
     Type "earthquakes" or "earthquake being prepared" or "earthquake ready" into any search site for more!
 

WEDNESDAY, Mar. 31st  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, Apr. 1st  -  3/5/1
 
1) Have you started studying for the Volcano Test after Spring Break?  Don't wait until the last minute.
 
2) Completely color and label the Volcano Diagram (BOTH sides!)
    CLICK HERE to get that diagram worksheet
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Mar. 29th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, Mar. 30th  -  1/3/5
 
1) How did you do on the test today?  Have you been studying/reviewing for the last week or two?
 
 
2) No actual homework...  WORK ON YOUR EQ BROCHURE!
   Scroll Down to...
      - get the link for the page setup and project requirements.
      - get due dates 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Mar. 25th  -  4/6/2
FRIDAY, Mar. 26th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Work on Brochure - due April 13th (P1/3/5) or 14th (P2/4/6)
    CLICK HERE to see guidelines for this project.
 
2) Study for test beginning of next week!
    CLICK HERE to see a Study Guide for this test!
 
3) Read pages 266 - 269 in YOUR book
  
4) Complete the reading WS for this section
    CLICK HERE for that worksheet
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Mar. 23rd  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 24th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Vocabulary Review Puzzle WS
    CLICK HERE to get this assignment
 
2) Begin work on the EQ Preparedness Brochure  -  Due April 13th / 14th
    CLICK HERE to see guidelines for this project.
 
3) Study for the EQ test next week  - 
    P2/4/6  -  MONDAY
    P1/3/5  -  TUESDAY
    CLICK HERE to get a study guide for the test! 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Mar. 19th  -  6/2/4
MONDAY, Mar. 22nd  -  1/3/5
 
1) Study for test NEXT WEEK?
 
2) Complete the EQ Crossword
    CLICK HERE to get that assignment
 
3) If you didn't finish the EQ Location WS, that is also due for homework! 
     - SCROLL down to previous day's entry to get a copy!
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Mar. 17th  -  4/6/2
THURSDAY, Mar. 18th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Complete the FRONT PAGE of the Epicenter Location WS from the class activity!
    CLICK HERE to get a copy.
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Mar. 15th - 2/4/6
TUESDAY, Mar. 16th - 3/5/1
 
2) Answer the following questions in your journal...
   - Read pages 238 - 239 for help with the answers...
   - CLICK HERE to a site, then scroll all the way down, to get help answering questions.
   - Remember... you get credit whether right or wrong.  So if we didn't talk about it completely
     in your class, use these two sources to try your best!
 
a) When scientists look at a seismogram (paper recording), they can tell how far away the EQ is, but not
    direction it comes from.  So what do they do to show all the possible directions that the EQ could be
    coming from toward one seismometer station?
 
b) How do scientsts narrow down all the millions of locations down to just two locations?  Be scientific,
    not just average.
 
c) How do scientists narrow it down to one location only?  Be specific. 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Mar. 11th - 6/2/4
FRIDAY, Mar. 12th - 1/3/5
 
1) Vocabulary Words - finish the remaining words
    CLICK HERE if you need another sheet
 
2) Answer the following questions in your journal...
a) Deformation means to change shape. What is the main difference between plastic deformation and
    elastic deformation. Which one produces EQs? Explain why.
 
b) If the space between the P-wave and S-wave marks on the seismogram is far apart, what does this tell a
    scientist? Explain why.
 
c) Look at the picture on page 244 of YOUR text. The areas in red represent high EQ danger, blue and
    green low EQ danger, and white basically NO danger.
      - Why is it red on the left side edge of the USA?
      - Why is it blue (low) and not red (high) on the right side edge of the USA?
      - Why do you think the hazard level for earthquakes is zero in the middle of the USA?
    
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Mar. 9th  -  4/6/2
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 10th  -  5/1/3

1) Vocabulary Words sheet  -  up to the word... P-waves (the rest will be for homework another day)
    CLICK HERE to get those pages.
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Mar. 5th  -  2/4/6
MONDAY, Mar. 8th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Read pages 232 - 237
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Mar. 3rd  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, Mar. 4th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Finish the Fault Block Model, and answer the questions after using the model
    CLICK HERE to get the instruction and the QUESTIONS.
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Mar. 1st  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, Mar. 2nd  -  5/1/3
 
Periods 2 & 4:
1) Read pages 204-209 in your book!
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
Periods 1 & 3:
1) Reread pages 204-209 in your book
 
2) Answer the following journal questions...
    a) After our discussion about recent earthquakes, what boundary would you expect to find the smallest
        EQs occuring?  Explain why?
 
   b) Mountains all look alike.  Maybe volcanic mountains are different because they are made of volcanoes. 
       But what makes folded and fault block mountains different?
 
   c) Why does rock break, instead of stretch or bulge?  For instance, if you take a pieces of chewed gum
       and pull it apart, what has to happen for the gum to break instead of stretch?  Describe talking about
       rock instead of gum. 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Feb. 26th
 
Periods 1 & 3
1) Read Ch6 Sec 3
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
Periods 2 & 4
1) Complete the Essay portion of the test!
    - You MUST do question #1.
    - Then choose 2 questions from the 7 remaining, for a total of 3 questions.
    - You can do one more for extra credit.
HINT: On question #1, there are four different types of proof Wegener used.  I don't want to know the four different animals he used.  They would all be in the same category - fossil evidence.  What are the three other categories of proof he used?
 
    CLICK HERE to get a copy of the test!
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Feb. 23rd  -  1/3/5
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24th  -  2/4//6
 
1) SCROLL DOWN TO MONDAY, Feb. 22nd to click on some cool websites!
    These will help you study for the test!
 
2) CLICK HERE to get a chapter summary of main ideas, to help you study!
 
3) Complete the Plate Tectonics Crossword Puzzle.
    CLICK HERE to get that puzzle.
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Feb. 22nd  -  6/2/4
 
   
Here are some more websites to explore...   These are FULL of information, and should NOT be ignored.
 
HOMEWORK:    Periods 2 & 4 ONLY
How do scientists know where the plate boundaries (edges) are located. 
Find out how they figured it out.
 
    Complete the EQ Plotting WS   
    CLICK HERE to get that assignment
 
    If you can't answers the questions still, CLICK HERE to watch a video that might help!
 
 
 
 

THRUSDAY, Feb. 18th  -  4/6/2
FRIDAY, Feb. 19th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Study for the test coming up soon... 10-15 minutes every night should do it!
    
    CLICK HERE to see a really good website with cool graphics!
 
2) Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Words WS
    - pictures MUST be three or more colors
    - definitions SHOULD be in you own words
    - do BOTH sides of the paper (two pages)
 
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Feb. 16th  -  2/4/6
WEDNESDAY, Feb 17th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Study for the test coming up soon...  10-15 minutes every night should do it!
 
    CLICK HERE to see a really good website with cool graphics!
 
 
2) Complete BOTH SIDES of the Boundary Diagram worksheet
    - color side one according to the instruction... color neatly / showing effort
    - answer the questions on the other side completely
      
    I can't put this one online, so if you lose it, come to class to get another!
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Feb 11th  -  6/2/4
FRIDAY, Feb 12th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Continental Drift / Sea Floor Spreading Vocabulary Words
    -  pictures MUST be three or more colors
    - definitions SHOULD be in you own words
    - do BOTH sides of the paper (two pages)
 
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet!
 
2) Have you started studying NOW for a test coming up in a week or two?
    - 5-10 minutes EVERY night reviewing notes / rereading text pages
    - looking at mistakes on worksheets, and correcting them?
    - making flashcards for vocabulary words / important facts?
    - rewriting notes and adding material to them, to aid in understanding?
    - participating in class / asking questions?
    - checking websites for more info to increase  what you know already?
    - study with a partner and "quiz" each other?
 
These are things YOU can do to increase your knowledge and raise your grade!!!
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Feb 9th  -  4/6/2
WEDNESDAY, Feb 10th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Read the pages in my book covering Plate Tectonics Theory
    CLICK HERE to get those pages.
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
3) Period 1 & 4 has to do the two more drawings for "types" of convergent boundaries.  Remember the
    clues...
       - the first one we drew together was ocean crust and ocean crust.
       - remember your model that the school gave you, and the types of pieces?
 
4) Period 2 & 3 don't have to do #3 above!
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Feb. 5th  -  2/4/6
MONDAY, Feb. 8th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Read "Inside the Earth" from MY textbook.
    CLICK HERE to get those pages...  BE PATIENT!  They take a minute to upload!
 
2) Answer the following journal questions....
    a) Describe how the Earth is like a checkstand at a grocery store. 
        - Which part of the Earth is the "turning wheels"?  What makes these wheels spin?
        - Which part is the black rubber belt?
        - Which part is the groceries?  What makes the two types of Earth's "groceries" different?
 
    b) What is a "Tectonic Plate"?  What is one made from?  There are two types of plates.  Describe
        what makes them different.
 
    c) A mostly continental plate is much bigger than an oceanic plate.  When a continental plate
        collides with an oceanic plate, how come the heavier continental plate doesn't sink?  Why is it
        the oceanic plate that sinks? 
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Feb 2nd  -  5/1/3
WEDNESDAY, Feb 3rd  -  6/2/4
 
1) Read Sea-Floor Spreading pages from my book
    CLICK HERE to get those pages
 
2) Complete the reading worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Jan. 29th  -  3/5/1
MONDAY, Feb. 1st  -  4/6/2
 
1) Pangaea Flipbook
     I can't put this online, so hopefully you got the copy in class!
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27th  -  1/3/5
THURSDAY, Jan. 28th  -  2/4/6
 
1) Correct any remaining questions from the Continental Drift worksheet.
    CLICK HERE to get those answers.
 
2) Complete the Pangaea Map Puzzle.
    CLICK HERE to get the instructions for coloring and assembling.
    CLICK HERE if you need another copy of the puzzle pieces pages.
 
HINTS: 
- Read ALL directionns first to become familiar with them.  Then...
- Make sure you follow directions step by step
- DON'T GLUE ANYTHING DOWN UNTIL YOU ARE SURE YOU HAVE THE PUZZLE CORRECTLY
  ASSEMBLED!!!
- Come in and ask for help BEFORE the due date.
- The "tail" of North America can be tucked UNDER South America
- Color each fossil "clue" a different BRIGHT color, so they are easy to match up when assembling
  the puzzle.
- If any continent piece has a fossil "clue" that doesn't have a similar "clue near it, you must have put
  that piece in the wrong place.
- Almost all of the fossils line up in a row or circle when assembled correctly.  If the row is crooked, or
  the circle is not really close to round, then you need to readjust the continents a little. 
           
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Jan. 25th  -  5/1/3
TUESDAY, Jan. 26th  -  6/2/4
 
PERIOD 1...  There is NO map.  INSTEAD...
 
1) Read the pages about Continental Drift from MY textbook.
    CLICK HERE to read those pages. 
      - You can print them if you want. 
      - If you don't want to print, SAVE the file, and then you can manipulate each text page indivuidually to
        see it better
 
2) Complete the worksheet for these reading pages.
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Jan. 21st  -  3/5/1
FRIDAY, Jan. 22nd  -  4/6/2
 
1) Correct your own Fossil Questions worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get the answers.
 
2) Answer the following questions in your journal...
    a) How is a Land Bridge "created"?
    b) If you found fossils of ancient fish in the middle of the desert, what would this tell you?  Explain why.
    c) If my cat died, and I buried it in the backyard, and every day the sprinklers came on and watered the
        backyard, would my dead cat turn into a fossil?  Explain whichever answer you chose. 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Jan. 19th  -  1/3/5
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20th  -  2/4/6
 
1) Complete the Fossils Questions worksheet passed out in class, if you didn't finish already!
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
       > If you need the reading pages to complete, get those pages by clicking HERE.
 
2) Bring last weeks homework to class on Wednesday / Thursday!
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13th  -  5/1/3
THURSDAY, Jan. 14th  -  6/2/4
 
HERE'S A COOL SITE ABOUT ENERGY (and other things)!
 
PERIOD 1 & 2 - answer all three
PERIOD 3 & 4 - answer only a & b
 
Answer the following journal questions...
    a) Why do fossils only form in water?
    b) To make electricity, all we have to do is spin a wheel (turbine). Why would we rather use the
        suns's energy to do this, instead of a dog / horse / hamster, which is easier to get?
    c) What are two reasons why dinosuars probably didn't walk across a LAND BRIDGE to get from
        Asia to America?
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, JAN. 12th  -  4/6/2
 
PERIODS 2 and 4
1) Review the PowerPoint slides again - THEY HAVE BEEN UPGRADED/IMPROVED!
    Scroll down to yesterday (Monday) and click on it there.
 
2) Review the Alternative Energy Game website again.
    Scroll down to yesterday (Monday) and click on it there.
 
3) Answer the following questions in your journal...
    a) What is the name of the process where electricity is created when a magnet and
        copper wire spin around each other?
    b) How do dams increase the power of water, so that it can create electricity?
    c) How does the sun give us electricity through wind, which isn't electrical?  Why is this a good
        source of electricity?
 
 
   
 
 

TUESDAY, Jan. 8th  -  2/4/6
MONDAY, Jan 11th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Read Chapter 5 Section 2 (page166)
 
2) Go to the website "Alternative Energy Game -Save the World" and browse through the information it contains.
    CLICK HERE to go to that site.
 
3) Watch the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Patterson
    CLICK HERE to see that presentation.
 
4) Complete the Altternative Resources Chart
    CLICK HERE to get basic instructions for the chart
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6th  -  6/2/4
THURSDAY, Jan. 7th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Review the PowerPoint notes from class - finish taking notes for any part we didn't get to cover yet!
    CLICK HERE to see that PowerPoint
 
2) Answer the following journal questions...
    a) If there are 70 years of useable fossil fuels left in the world, why should we bother conserving today?
    b) Describe 2-3 valuable ways to conserve fossil fuels.
    c) Where do fossil fuels get all their energy?  Explain the basic steps.
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Jan. 4th  -  4/6/2
TUESDAY, Jan 5th  -  5/1/3
 
1) Read Chapter 5 Section 1
 
2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16th  -  2/4/6
THURSDAY, Dec. 17th  -  3/5/1
 
1) Finish the Chp4 Resources Test - Essay...   due when we come back from Winter Break!
    CLICK HERE to get that test.
 
2) Read Chapter 5 Section 2 carefully!  Be ready to start right when we get back!
    (Would it hurt to take some notes of main ideas?
       - Look at headings...
       - Look at the first few sentences of each section...
       - Look at picture captions...
       - Look at the section summary at the end of the section...)
 
3) Have a great Holiday Break, if I don't see you before we leave!
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Dec. 14th  -  6/2/4
TUESDAY, Dec. 15th  -  1/3/5
 
1) Complete the vocabulary review crossword
    CLICK HERE to get a copy of this assignment.
 
2) Study for the Chapter 4 test on Wednesday.
    - review corrections on worksheets
    - reread the chapter
    - review notes
    - make flash cards with important material - challenge your friends / classmates
    - rewrite notes and "clean them up" / add material you remember that we didn't write origianlly
    - come in and ask for help to clarify any misunderstandings you still have
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Dec. 11th  -  5/1/3
 
HOMEWORK:
Periods 1 & 3
1) Vocabulary words...  pitures and definitions
    CLICK HERE to get those words
 
2) Study for the test! 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9th  -  3/5/1
THURSDAY, Dec. 10th  -  4/6/2
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Study for the test next week!
      It will cover chapter 4 and 5!
 
2) Draw pictures and write definitions for the vocabulary words used so far...
    CLICK HERE to get those words
 
3) Answer the following questions in your journal...
 
  a) Why does protecting the environment from damage sometimes cause an increased price of a product
      in the store?
  b) Choose any common product, and then describe all the steps you think would be necessary to bring
      that product to a store.  Include the steps to get the natural resource, process the natural resource
      into the product, and deliver the product to stores for people to purchase.
  c) What does biodegradeable mean?  What are two reasons non-biodegradeable products are harmful to
      the environment? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Dec. 7th  -  1/3/5
TUESDAY, Dec. 8th  -  2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Read Chapter 5 Section 1 carefully...
    (Would it hurt to take some notes of main ideas?
        Look at headings...
        Look at the first few sentences of each section...
        Look at picture captions...
        Look at the section summary at the end of the section...)
 
2) Answer #1-9 (pg 165) on a separate piece of paper.
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Dec 3rd  -  5/1/3
FRIDAY, Dec. 4th  -  6/2/4
 
HOMEWORK:
0) SIGN / RETURN PROGRESS REPORT
 
1) Period 1 finish Ch4 Sec1 Read Comp WS
    CLICK HERE to get a copy of this worksheet.
 
2) Period 2/3/4 finish the renewable/non-renewable product chart
    CLICK HERE to review what it should have 
    *** come ask questions before the due date, if you forget what we talked about
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Dec. 1st  -  3/5/1
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2nd  -  4/6/2
 
HOMEWORK:
1) If you got your test back today...
     Have parents review returned test and then sign the top sheet and return.
 
2) Read (or reread) Chapter 4 Section 1
 
3) Complete the Reading comprehension worksheet for this section.
    CLICK HERE to get a copy of this worksheet.
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Nov. 24th  -  1/3/5
MONDAY, Nov. 30th  -  2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Have parents review returned test and then sign the top sheet and return.
 
2) Scan through chapters 4&5 covering RESOURCES.
 
3) Complete the Chp 4&5 Survey WS
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Nov. 20th  -  5/1/3
MONDAY. Nov. 23rd  -  6/2/4
 
HOMEWORK:
 
Read Chapter 4 Section 1 - Resources
 
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Nov 18th  -  3/5/1
THURSDAY, Nov 19th  -  4/6/2

HOMEWORK:
1) Read Section 4 carefully again!
 
2) Study for Test on...
     Friday - Periods 1/3/5
     Monday - Periods 2/4/6
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Nov. 16th  -  1/3/5
TUESDAY, Nov. 17th  -  2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Finish lab questions / graph, if you didn't finish in class
 
2) Study for Test on...
    Friday - Periods 1/3/5
    Monday - Periods 2/4/6
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Nov. 12th  -  5/1/3
FRIDAY, Nov 13th  -  6/2/4
 
HOMEWORK:
1)  Add the remaining words to the vocabulary sheet...
     Temperature                                  Igneous                           Evaporation
     Convection                                     Sedimentary                  Condensation
     Conduction                                     Metamorphic                 Precipitation
     Radiation                                        RockCycle                     Transpiration
     Electromagnetic Spectrum                                                   Transportation (runoff)
 
           CLICK HERE for another vocabulary sheet if necessary
 
 
2) Answer the following questions in your journal...
a) What does thermal expansion have to do with convection currents?  Explain how they are related.
b) Why does conduction not work in gases?
c) How is radiation different from conduction or convection?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MONDAY, Nov. 9th  -  3/5/1
TUESDAY, Nov. 10th  -  4/6/2
 
HOMEWORK:
 
1) Read the last section Chapter 3 Section 4
 
2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet for this section.
     (Scroll down throught the pages before printing, to make sure they are all there!)
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
 
 
 
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Nov 5th  -  1/3/5
FRIDAY, Nov 6th  -  2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Finish the remainder of the questions on page 97.
 
2) Download the Vocabulary Words outline (or get one out of the Homework Box), and add the following words
     to the sheet...
        a) geosphere           b) asthenosphere          c) lithosphere
        d) atmosphere         e) troposphere               f) stratosphere
        g) biosphere            h) hydrosphere                    
      
     CLICK HERE to get that worksheet
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Nov. 3rd  -  5/1/3
WEDNESDAY, Nov 4th  -  6/2/4
 
HOMEWORK:
 
1) Read pages 90-96 (Ch3 Sec2)
      * take notes?
 
2) Answer questions #2-5 and #10 on page 97
     Answer on a separate piece of paper.  You don't have to write the question, but put the question numbers
     and pages on the paper, so you can reference later.
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Oct. 29th  -  3/5/1
FRIDAY, Oct. 30th  -  6 Period Day
MONDAY, Nov. 2nd  -  4/6/2
 
HOMEWORK:
 
1) Study / Reread Ch 3 Sec 1
     - let's have a smaller quiz on this section?
 
2) Read Sec 2 (pages 90-96)
 
2) Period 4 ONLY
    Answer questions #2-5 and #10 (pg 97) on a separate piece of paper
    No need to write questions, but answer in 2-3 complete sentences
 
 
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Oct. 27th  -  1/3/5
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28th  -  2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
 
1) Reread Ch3 Sec1

2) Complete the reading comprehension worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get that workshheet
 
3)  You don't have to do the "Earth X-section Diagram" that was on the board.
        We will do it later when we finish talking about it.
   
 
 
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Oct. 23rd  -  5/1/3
MONDAY, Oct. 26th  -  6/2/4

HOMEWORK:
 
1) Sign and return progress reports
 
2) Sign and return test cover sheet
     (If you received a "D" or "F", rework those problems to get some extra points)
 
3) Finish the Chapter 3 Survey
     CLICK HERE to get that survey
 
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21st  -  3/5/1
THURSDAY, Oct 22nd  -  4/6/2

Test today!  How did you do?  It was a little bit challenging!  If you studied correctly, it was probably easy.  If you admit you didn't really study, or admit you don't know the best ways to study, it was probably tough.  Hopefully you learned what to do next time?  
 
Don't forget to ask for help!
 
HOMEWORK:
 
1) Finish Fantasy Island Topographic Map
 
2) Finish Essay portion of the test if you didn't finish in class!
 
 

MONDAY, Oct. 19th  -  1/3/5
TUESDAY, Oct. 20th  -  2/4/6
 
Deputy Yriarte visited today!  (Mr. Reutzel forgot).  So the test was moved until the next class meeting!
 
HOMEWORK:
 
1) Make sure your Tools of Scientists packet is ready to turn in.
    SCROLL down  further to get a Table of Contents
 
2) Study more for the quiz!
 
3) Start your Fantasy Island Topographic Map
    CLICK HERE to get a description/rubric and worksheeet for this assignment
       Periods 1/3/5  -  due this Friday
       Periods 2/4/6  -  due this Monday
 
 

THURSDAY, Oct. 15th - 5/1/3
FRIDAY, Oct. 16th - 6/2/4

HOMEWORK:

1) Study for the quiz next Mon or Tues
    CLICK HERE to get a Study Guide (it is NOT for homework!)
 
2) Collect all the stamped assignments from the last week, and assemble the packet.
    CLICK HERE to get the Tools of Scientists Table of Contents
 
 
 

TUESDAY, Oct. 13th  -  3/5/1
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14th  -  4/6/2
 
HOMEWORK:
 
1) Complete the Topographic Map Packet
       - 4 pages / mostly pictures
       - CLICK HERE to get that packet
 
2) Study for the quiz Next Week
     Periods 1/3/5  - Monday  (tentative)
     Periods 2/4/6  - Tuesday (tentative)
 
 
 

FRIDAY, Oct.9th - 1/3/5
MONDAY, Oct. 12th - 2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) read Ch 2 Sec 4 carefully (you should always take notes when you read, even if I don't ask you to...)
 
2) Complete the topo map reading review worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get the worksheet
 
 
 

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7th - 5/1/3
THURSDAY, Oct. 8th - 6/2/4

HOMEWORK:
1) Read Chp 2 Sec 2 carefully (short reading quiz next class!)
 
2) Finish Area / Volume WS
    CLICK HERE to download that worksheet
 
 
 

MONDAY, Oct. 5th - 3/5/1
TUESDAY, Oct 6th - 4/6/2
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Read Chapter 2 section 3 carefully (you already scanned it once, remember?)
2) Answer questions #1-12 from the Section Summary on page 63 on a separate piece of paper.
    - Either write the question, or RESTATE the question in your answer.
    - Write detailed ("meaty" not "scrawny") sentences that provide meaning/explanation
 
 
 

THURSDAY, Oct 1st  -  1/3/5
FRIDAY, Oct 2nd  -  2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Measure then Convert WS
    CLICK HERE to get that worksheet.
    CLICK HERE to get a Measurement Notes Handout for helpful guidelines
    CLICK HERE to get a Metric Conversion Handout for helpful guidelines.
 
 
 

Tuesday, Sept 29th - Periods 5/1/3
Wednesday, Sept 30th - Periods 6/2/4
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Period 3 has to bring back the signed science test - Vocab section only!

2) Periods 1 & 3 still need to do the 3 journal questions.
    (Scroll ALL the way down to the entry for last Monday to get these questions)

3) Periods 1/2/3/ and 4 (make sure you review the "notes" page)
    Metric Conversion worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get a notes page that explains how to do this worksheet
    CLICK HERE to get this worksheet.
       (Don't forget to fix your MARGINS if it doesn't "look" right when you print)

3) Study notes you took on reading chapter 2 section 1
       - If you didn't take any notes, you should consider doing so.
       - Add notes to the notes we covered in class today.
       - See helpful guidelines for notes on Monday's entry below.
 
 
 
 

Friday, Sept  25th - Periods  3/5/1
Monday, Sept 28th - Periods 4/6/2
 
HOMEWORK:
Remember... we cancelled the measurement worksheet because we didn't finish talking about measurement yet.  So...

1) Bring back signed test (Fill-in-the-blank portion)  - Period 1 ONLY
 
2) Bring back signed Progress Report
 
3) Read chapter 2 Section 1 in your textbook.
     - take some notes on things you think are important
     - for instance, write down definitions of words that are in bold
     - find one important fact from each heading or sub-heading
     - make your own drawings of main ideas
     - turn headings into questions, and see if you can answer them
 
NOTE:  if you can't answer the questions at the end of the section, then you didn't read carefully!
 
3) ONLY Periods 2/4/6 (Periods 1/3/5 didn't have to do these - but will have to soon, in case you wanted to do them now?)
Answer the following questions in your journal (that's the SEPARATE notebook you are supposed to have already - not your notes...
    
    a) Hundreds, maybe thousands of years ago, most measuring was done using body parts as a reference.
        Why would this be a confusing method of measuring?
    b) What makes the International System of measurement easier to use / more useful than the standard
        system of measurement we use in the US?
    c) How does scientific notation help scientists?
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, Sept 23rd - Periods 1/3/5
Thursday, Sept 24th - Periods 2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Finish Chapter 2 Survey Questions
    CLICK HERE to get a copy of this worksheet.
 
2) Bring back test signed by parent (Period 3 exempt - we didn't pass yours back yet)
 
3) Bring back signed Progress Report (Period 1 & 3 get them Friday!)
    NOTE Period 4 students... Your progress report does not include the vocabulary portion of the test.  Since you didn't finish until today, I didn't have time to add that score.  Your grade on that may affect your overall grade, in case you see a drop next time.
 
 
 
 

Monday, Sept 21st - Periods 5/1/3
Tuesday, Sept 22nd - Periods 6/2/4
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Raisin Drop Lab questions (blue sheet)
    CLICK HERE to get a copy 
 
 
 

Thursday, Sept 17th - Periods 3/5/1
Friday, Sept 18th - Periods 4/6/2

HOMEWORK:
0) Optional practice for science quiz - Complete the vocabulary crossword
    CLICK HERE to get a copy of that crossword

1) Assemble and Staple your Scientific Method "Packet", with the Table of Contents on top.
    CLICK HERE to get a copy of the Table of Contents.
 
2) Study for the quiz on scientists and the scientific method = chapter 1
    remember... notes, textook readings, corrected worksheets, etc
    CLICK HERE if you would like to review the Power Points slides we have been looking at for notes.
 
 
 

Tuesday, Sept 15th - Periods 1/3/5
Wednesday, Sept 16th - Periods 2/4/6
 
HOMEWORK:
1) Study for the quiz on scientists and the scientific method  =  chapter 1
     remember... notes, textook readings, corrected worksheets, etc
     CLICK HERE if you would like to review the Power Points slides we have been looking at for notes.

2) Frog Experiment WS
     CLICK HERE to get a copy of that worksheet

3) Icicle Experiment WS
     CLICK HERE to get a copy of that worksheet
 
 
 
 

Friday,  Sept. 11th  -  Periods 5/1/3
Monday, Sept 14th  -  Period 6/2/4
 
 
Homework:
"My Hypothesis Is..."  WS
     CLICK HERE to get a copy of that worksheet