In this unit we will learn about what the future of the Earth will look like as a result of human activity. We will be focusing on the idea of the Anthropocene, the name given to the new epoch of the Earth's history. What is unique about this new time is that it is the first epoch to ever be create by an organism, as opposed to nature.
Click here to investigate how polluted the world is. This is updated every day.
Click here for a climate change comic spanning 3 Half-Lives of Carbon-14!
Click here to see what would happen to the world if all humans disappeared...
Click here to see how we are creating a world that is covered in tons of plastic...
Lesson #10 (Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto)
Learning Objective: Today we will use our time to review the concepts that you will need to know for your upcoming for summative assessment. Click here for my copy of the Lesson #9 answer key for Activities #2-4. Good luck with your studies!
Learning Objective: Today we will review the concept of absolute dating of fossils using radiocarbon dating. Click here for a larger version of the image below.
Homework: Complete Lesson #9.
Learning Objective: Today we will travel back in time to the Cenozoic Era to better understand Geologic Time. Please click here for Lesson #7.5 if you were absent.
Homework: Continue working on Lesson #7.5 and the practice assessment. See today's learning objective for a copy of Lesson #7.5 or ask me for the assessment.
Learning Objective: Today we will travel back in time to the Mesozoic Era to better understand Geologic Time. Please click here for the Activity #1 Reference Tables.
Homework: Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break and I will see you all next week!
Learning Objective: Today we will travel back in time to the Paleozoic Era to better understand Geologic Time. Please click here for the PBS Eon video for Activity #2.
Homework: Continue working on Activity #1 from Lesson #5 if you have free time.
Lesson #5 (Ganymede, Callisto)
Learning Objective: We will improve our scientific literacy to understand how the Earth has changed over geologic time by reading another scientific article. So fun.
Learning Objective: Today we will assess the skills that we have learned so far and then we will begin investigating the concept of Geologic Time. نسخة عربية
Homework: As an option, you can watch any of the videos linked above. Have fun
Learning Objective: Today we will pause to check how well we all understand the Nebular Theory and then we will diagram Stages 4-6. Images are detailed below!
Learning Objective: Today we will continue to learn how the Earth was created 4.6 billion years ago. This class will focus more on you creating visuals. So much fun!!!
Homework: Have all of Lesson #1 and Lesson #2 (except Activity #1) completed by the beginning of Lesson #3.
Homework: Complete reading and questions by the start of Lesson #3.
In this unit we will learn about where we came from. In order to do this we need to travel back in time over 4.6 billion years ago to the formation of our solar system. From there we will move forward in time, seeing how the Earth has changed and evolved from a hot, hellish landscape to the blue green marble that we now inhabit
Click here to learn what you will miss long after you are ancient history.
Click here to understand how we are all actually related to LUCA. Kinda crazy...
Click here to travel back in deep time to see how the earth has changed.
Click here to travel down into the earth and see how things change as you go!
Learning Objective: Today we will continue drawing topographic maps and profiles with various levels of difficulty. Answers to first 4 profiles are below.
Homework: Click here for the study guide to better prepare for the summative.
Learning Objective: Today we will continue drawing topographic maps and profiles with various levels of difficulty. Click here for the Lesson #7 answers.
Homework: Make sure you have Activity 3 (Lesson #8) completed by Lesson #10.
Learning Objective: Today we will learn to draw topographic profiles using the knowledge that we have learned in previous lessons. Procedure shownbelow...
Homework: Bring all lessons from Unit #2 to next class. Have them in order please
Summative Assessment will be Nov 5th for Io and Nov 6th for Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Study Guide coming soon!
Homework: Complete all activities from today's lesson.
Learning Objective: Today we will review the Formative Assessment and then begin learning about topographic maps. Click here for a review tutorial lesson.
Homework: Complete all activities from today's lesson.
Homework: Complete the writing section at the end of the formative assessment.
Learning Objective: Today we will map the latitude and longitude of earthquakes and see what we can learn from any patterns that emerge.
Click here for the Activity#1 document
Homework: Make sure you complete the vocab from Lesson #2 homework
Learning Objective: Today we will learn how to read maps and the advantages and disadvantages of 2-dimensional maps. Click here for The True Size Of... link
In this unit we will learn all about how to read and create maps. We will start by looking at what maps can tell us about the world around us, transform them from two dimensions to three dimensions, and then create our own mapped worlds!!!
Click here to learn why every map you have ever seen is incorrect.
Click here to see how skilled you are at naming countries across the world.
Click here for an interactive exploration of where ships travel on a world map.
Click here to see the true size of every major country on the face of the earth.
Results Coming Soon
Lesson #7 (Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto)
Learning Objective: Today we will learn how elements can be helpful or harmful depending on what other elements they form molecules with.
Homework: Continue to study for the assessment.
Learning Objective: Today we will learn why some atoms like to join others and what happens when they do. Click here for a review of why and how atoms bond
Homework: You will have your summative assessment next Thursday (Io, Europa, Ganymede) and Friday (Callisto). Click here for a Study Guide that will be updated
Learning Objective: Today we will review our content mastery of atoms, elements, and the periodic table. Click here for Planet Deadly link to complete the Do Now
Homework: Make sure you have all assignments completed to the best of your ability and with no blank answers. An incorrect guess is better than nothing!!!
Learning Objective: Today we will learn to use the periodic table and see how an element's location on the table determines how it behaves. Click here for ptable...
Homework: Complete the comic reading for Activity #2.
Learning Objective: Today we will learn exactly how this class is run and how together we will become an effective learning community. Click here for syllabus.
Homework: At home, show your parents our class website and then have them click on the link for the class syllabus (look at learning objective). Due next class.
At the beggining of each unit you will see an orange box like this. The purpose of these boxes are to tell you about what we are going to be learning for the unit. In addition I will always include 4 links that I hope are both entertaining and will give you some interesting information or perspective on our upcoming learning topics.
Click here to learn more about the class code names I have assigned you.
Click here to see why you have never-ever touched any object in your life...
Click here for an interactive tour of the history of the Universe!!! (enable Flash).
Click here to see a science comic about what would happen if Earth got bigger.