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Standard S6E5: Students will investigate the scientific view of how the Earth surface is formed. New element in standard will be introduced on Thursday--h. describe soil as consisting of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.
TEST ON SEPTEMBER 27,2011--COVERS IGNEOUS ROCKS, SEDIMENTARY ROCKS, METAMORPHIC ROCKS, AND THE ROCK CYCLE!!!!
The dates are flexible due to progress in class and activities. The basic flow stays the same. Activities are subject to change.
September 19, 2011
Review of the rock cycle--introduction to the most common species of fossils--using a guideline, students will view a fossil specimen on the counter and tell about it.
September 20, 2011
Will be at a workshop at RESA in Eastman, GA--substitute will be used. Students will watch a D&K video on Rocks and Minerals-25minutes. Students will then identify the rocks using adopt the rock in which students analyze the rocks and write about its' history.
September 21, 2011
Covering Standard S6CS9 and S6CS6: communicate ideas clearly--students will investigate various scientist and compose a biography about the scientist and their contribution to Earth Science. Articles will be published in the Gneiss Newsletter
September 22, 2011
Introduction to S6E5h. Standard- Describe soil as consisting of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material: Introduction to soil composition look at different soil types under the microscope. Discuss minerals and richness of the soil.
September 23, 2011
Watch video on how to make mud pies--discuss the contribution that weathering has on soil. Experiment using chalk to show weathering.
Important terms for test:
Moh's Hardness scale
cleavage luster fracture
extrusive and intrusive
sediment erosion deposition compaction cementation clastic rock, organic rock, and chemical rock
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