Earth Science Teacher Resources
The student knows how Earth-based and space-based astronomical observations reveal differing theories about the structure, scale, composition, origin, and history of the universe. Certainly whole civilizations have been incorrect deceived? In that case, sufficient daughter isotope amounts are produced in a relatively short time. The only negative aspect is that at one point Strahler throws in a bit of his own theology--his arguments against the need for a God. Anyway, we're hopefully going on the weathering walk tomorrow weather permitting. Understanding these interactions and cycles over time has implications for life on Earth. Or if one is clever she or he could examine the hourglass' shape and determine what fraction of all the sand was at the top to start with.
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Likewise, people actively looking for incorrect radiometric dates can in fact get them. Just in time too, we did the layers foldable today!! Rocks are made up of many individual crystals, and each crystal is usually made up of at least several different chemical elements such as iron, magnesium, silicon, etc. In fact, beryllium-7 is not used for dating rocks, as it has a half-life of only 54 days, and heavier atoms are even less subject to these minute changes, so the dates of rocks made by electron-capture decays would only be off by at most a few hundredths of a percent. Watch a video on Uranus and Neptune. The geosphere is a collection of complex, interacting, dynamic subsystems linking Earth's interior to its surface. Try the Test Byte.
Make sure to label your graphs and to make a key that shows what each color stands for. Record twenty points for your graphs. Ten points for each graph: Use this website to make a chart about animals, vegetation, climate, and location in the following biomes: Day 56 What is the biome where you live?
Write a page description of your area that includes vegetation, animals, climate, temperature, and location. You can use the link from Day 55 to help you. Record up to ten points for including each of the five areas and for writing in proper sentences and with an introduction and conclusion.
Day 57 Read this packet of info and review all the info in the charts. Write how the different levels are interdependent. How are organisms interdependent on the population and how is the population interdependent on the community, etc.
Day 58 Read page one about weather and climate. Write down the vocabulary and all of the questions with room to answer. Your job by the end of this unit is to have written in answers to all of those questions.
Day 59 Read pages 2 and 3 on climate and atmosphere. Watch the video on page 3 on the ozone. Print out the chart or make your own. There are six blanks on the chart and four questions to answer. Score up to two points each for completion. Day 61 Read page five about ocean currents. Watch the video on the page about ocean currents.
Read about the Coriolis Effect and other wind patterns. Go through all four pages. Are there any questions from Day 58 that you could answer today? Day 62 Read about air currents just the first page and about wind belts. Scroll down a little on this page and look for National Geographic on the left. Click on Environmental Science under it.
Click on three of the video mini lessons: Day 63 Read about severe weather. Read about thunderstorms and then use the links on the right to learn about other severe weather. Any answers you can answer today?
They are due on Day Day 64 On page 9 quiz yourself on the vocabulary using the flashcards at the bottom of the screen. Score up to 12 points for being able to define the terms before reading the answer! Do all three levels. Login with easypeasy and allin1homeschool. This login is just for Easy Peasy students to do their assignments.
There are nine questions. Record up to 18 points for complete answers. Day 65 Read about the oxygen cycle. Watch this video on the hydrolic and carbon cycles. Draw a diagram of the carbon cycle. Record up to ten points for including at least ten things on your diagram. Day 66 Watch the video on photosynthesis. Draw a diagram of the process of photosynthesis. Record up to five points for including at least five things on your diagram.
Chocolate chip cookies-two different brands, milk, tooth pick Read through page two on the oxygen and carbon cycles. Make sure to read the questions and answers at the bottom of the page.
Record up to 36 points. Score up to two points for each question 24 points and one point for each blank in the chart and for each cookie drawing 12 points. Day 68 Read about the nitrogen cycle. Watch the video from the page on the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles. Complete the matching activity at the bottom of the page. Then play the nitrogen cycle game. Record up to five points for completion. Record up to 10 points for figuring out the answers to the five questions.
Day 69 Draw a diagram of the nitrogen cycle. Record up to five points for including at least five items. Write a paragraph about the phosphorus cycle. You can use page four to help you out. Record up to five points for five sentences in paragraph form intro, detail, detail, detail, conclusion. Day 70 Read page two about fossil fuels. Write down all of the orange words and their definitions. Their definitions are in the text or show up when you hover on the word.
Watch the video on the formation of fossil fuels. Study these two charts. Write a paragraph or explain to someone what they show. The top one is just a picture. Scroll down to use the interactive one. Day 71 Read about natural gas. What are the pros and cons of using gas? Day 72 Read about oil.
What are the pros and cons of using oil? Enable flash to use this if you are able. Work your way through this page on the greenhouse effect. Day 74 Complete the virtual lab on greenhouse gases. There is a graph of gases on the page. Use the graphs to do as best as you can. You can use it to make estimations for your chart. What would it take to stabilize CO2? Record up to 28 points for completing the assignment. Day 75 Watch the video on What is Global Warming? Use the different links.
Day 79 Watch the short video on hydropower. Read about hydroelectric energy. Use some of the links to learn more. Day 80 Read about solar power. Stop at Solar Power Tower. Watch the video on solar powered cars. Day 81 Read about wind power. Take the wind power quiz. Build a wind farm. Day 82 Go through the review on page 7. Build an alternative energy something. Below are just some ideas. You can find your own project idea if you like.
Day 83 Complete a science lab report on your project. Use this grading guideline to know what you should include. You can use a description instead of a photograph is you want. Use the rubric linked in 1 to score your project. Record up to 20 points. Day 84 Read primary air pollutants and the causes of air pollution on page 3.
Read just the top intro part about the Great Smog. SOAK your 15 Lima beans overnight in warm water. Day 85 Complete the lab on the effects of acid rain. Score up to 16 points for completing your table even though there are more than 16 blanks to fill in. Record your score out of 28 when the lab is complete on Day Do at least 5, including the control.
Today set it up. You will have to leave this for 24 hours. Then come back to fill in your data chart and write your lab report as described. You need ziplock bags, index cards, petroleum jelly, magnifying glass. You can start your lab report today. Day 87 Go through page four on the effects of air pollution.
Record up to 16 points for completing all the parts of your lab report. You may find it listed on your grading sheet as Day Day 88 Choose a topic for a report.
You will research and write a report words on the topic. Here is the rubric for how you will be graded the first one on this pdf, for a research paper. You will be scored out of five for each of five categories only, from thesis statement through conclusion. Add a bibliography with at least six sources listed. You might consider earthquakes or tornadoes or cloud formations.
Day 89 Work on your report. Make sure you write it in proper form: Day 90 Finish your report keep reading first and have someone grade your research report. Score up to five points for each of the first five categories only. For documentation add up to three points if have six sources and have included them in a proper bibliography. Complete the lab report on the effects of acid rain.
Record your score out of 28 listed on the grading sheet for Day Figure out your second quarter grade. Save your written work for your portfolio. Day 92 Watch part 2 on the earth, moon, and stars. Day 93 Watch part 3 on Jupiter and the outer planets. Day 94 Watch part 4 on going into space. Day 95 Watch part 5 on the history of astronomy. Day 96 Watch part 6 on telescopes. Day 97 Watch part 7 on constellations. Day 98 Watch part 8 on constellations. Answer these questions on the article.
Go to chapter 4. Record up to 9 points. Score up to 3 points for each answer. Go to chapter 5. Explain to someone or write a paragraph about the different thoughts on the origins of the universe. Day Answer these questions on the article. Go to chapter Make sure you answer in complete sentences. Record up to 14 points. Score up to 2 points for each answer. Day Read the introduction to the new unit. We have all heard how the Mayan calendar has predicted the end of the world in Do you know it is because the calendar stops in the year and goes no farther?
Do you know that a lot of other ancient civilizations also developed complicated calendars and observations about the planets and stars? Then in the s a man named Nicolas Copernicus started a revolution by calculating that the Sun was the center of the Solar System. That made a lot of people angry who believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe and that everything revolved around it.
Eventually people like Johannes Kepler and Sir Isaac Newton went on to show that not only is the Earth not the center of the Universe, but we are a tiny planet revolving around a minor star on the edge of a pretty average Galaxy.
This module will explore some of the ancient astronomers and the contributions of Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Please realize some of the root words at work here to make these easier to understand. Helio as in aphelion, heliocentric, and perihelion refers to the sun, from the Greek word for sun, helios. Learn the terms using the flashcards. Read about the early astronomers. Day Read about myths people believe about space.
I had heard the Wall of China one, so I did a little looking around. It can be seen from space , just under certain circumstances. Day List at least two contributions to astronomy by each of the following civilizations: Mayans, Greeks, Chinese, Egyptian.
Do your own research. Record your total number of points out of 8. Score up to 1 point for each one listed. Day Read The Copernican Revolution. He just wanted it to stay light. God gave him all the light he needed and all that he had asked for. For all we know today, we still talk that way. Read about retrograde motion. Day Read about Galileo. You can skim down to where it talks about him. Read about Galileo from a Christian astronomy site.
Day Read about Kepler and Brahe. Do the best you can with it. Potential for 3 points extra credit. Day Do the self-check. Watch the presentation on Newton and gravity. Go through the gravity presentation. Day Go through this page on gravity through the first two practice problems.
Day Complete this lab on gravity. Use this interactive to follow the directions linked above. Day Take the quiz on gravity. Do you know your vocabulary? On Day you need to have completed a timeline that includes ten astronomers. Include several pieces of info for each, all written in complete sentences.
Make your timeline on paper, on the computer, or online. Day Work on your timeline. Add images of the astronomers. You will score up to ten points for including up to ten astronomers. You will score up to ten points for including an image of each astronomer. You will score up to ten points for creating the timeline in order and with the appearance of a timeline with appropriately labeled and spaced dates. You will score up to twenty points for including up to twenty correct entries about their discoveries.
Day Complete your timeline. Score up to ten points for including up to ten astronomers. Score up to ten points for including an image of each astronomer. Score up to ten points for creating the timeline in order and with the appearance of a timeline with appropriately labeled and spaced dates.
Score up to twenty points for including up to twenty correct entries about their discoveries. Day Read through the vocabulary for the new unit on the instruments of astronomy.
Write down definitions of: Day Write out the practice problem. Match the types of electromagnetic radiation. What is its frequency? What is the speed of the light in the diamond? Day Read about light. Keep moving through all those pages. Take brief notes on the development of our ideas on light. Day Read about the Variable Speed of Light. Take your time and do your best.
Day Look at the diagram about the electromagnetic spectrum. You can look up any information you feel you need to in order to answer. Score up to 2 points each. Day Watch the presentation on the page about light and spectroscopy. How can it be used? Day Complete the Emission Spectrum Lab.
Take notes to stay focused. Take notes on the timeline of its development. Read about the Hubble Space Telescope. Day Research discoveries made by the Hubble telescope and write a paragraph on what you think is one of the most important or exciting discoveries and why.
Record up to 5 points for writing at least five sentences that completely answer the question. It must begin with an introduction sentence that tells what the paragraph is going to be about. Now study this simulation. Write out at least three observations of what it shows. Record up to 6 points for up to six observations. Record your score out of 3. Potential for extra credit. Day Answer the questions. Of the four seasonal equinoxes, which marks the longest, shortest, and equal-length days of the year?
Record up to 10 points for having up to 5 hours accurately labeled on it. How does it change each day? Only some of the planets are available for reading more about. Day Read about getting started observing the night sky. Go through the star gazing terminology. And read the top and bottom of this page on constellations. Day Watch the video on the cycles of the sky.
How and why do the stars move across our sky? Now work your way through this page on understanding the motion of stars. How can you use your hands to measure degrees of angles in the sky? You can type in answers, and when you hit enter, it will tell you if you were correct. Day Look at the constellations for the month you are in right now.
Label the drawing with the time and weather conditions. Draw everything you can see and label what you can. Day Click on each of the listed months and look at the shown constellations. Move your mouse to make the pictures disappear and then try to find the constellations in the picture. Follow the directions to label the winter constellations. You will need to do some research to find them. Record your score up to 30 points. Score up to 2 points each for: Day Watch the video on meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites.
Read about comets, asteroids, and meteors. Ask some questions about them at the bottom of the page. Each is a link to learn more. Do your best to work through this page on the origin of asteroids and meteoroids. Write or tell a summary of his point about the origins of these things. Day Try to answer the self-check questions. Keep track of your sources! Any pictures used should be cited unless they are in the public domain. Day Work on your astronomy project. Day Record your score out of 50 points.
Score up to 4 points for each one included. There are four pieces of information expected for each one: Score up to 10 points for including a bibliography with at least 5 sources listed in an appropriate way. You can print out the chart, or just make your own to fill in. Score up to 25 points for a completed chart. Score up to 20 points for completed answers in complete sentences.
Score up to 5 points for a complete conclusion. Day Read through the key terms. Then do the crossword puzzle. Moon is included and there are no spaces between words. Day Watch the video on the moon surface, insides, and formation. Read from a Christian scientist on the formation of the moon. Learn about lunar eclipses. Day Read about the solar system.
Just go through the page. This is directly on youtube. Do not watch any related videos. Day Watch this video on the relative size of the distances between planets. This is directly on YouTube. Please make the video full screen and do not play related videos. Read about the origin of the solar system.
Tell someone about the origin of the solar system. Day Read this article on astronomy confirming a young universe. Write a paragraph on the age of the universe and give proof of your position. Krech The Packet covers these objectives: The Packet Contains over pages: Also includes four PowerPoints: Order the Complete Program or order what you need to complete your set. Marcia will bill your district upon delivery of your order Delivered by a Dropbox Download.
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