Geology Concepts - Earth's Changing Surface

May 7 - 11

Monday: Quiz 3 - Fossils / Radioactive Dating / Law of Superposition

     I can identify the five ways that mechanical weathering physically breaks down rocks.

     Weathering and Erosion PPT and Notes

     Read pages 40-45.
Tuesday: Quiz 3 Reteach / Retake

     I can identify the five ways that chemical weathering breaks down rocks through chemical
     changes.

     Pokemon Weathering Game

Wednesday:  I can explain how the surface of the earth changes over time due to weathering and erosion.

Wind, Waves and Glaciers PPT

Thursday: I can model different erosional and depositional features.

       Clay Project

Friday: I can model different erosional and depositional features.

 Clay Project April 30 - May 4

Monday: (ISAT TESTING)

     I can explain how fossils form.

     Fossils Foldable

     Read Pages 106-110

     Continue “Your Inner Fish” Documentary

     CLAY RECIPE - HOMEWORK

Tuesday: I can demonstrate the time it takes for half of the radioactive atoms to decay into a stable atom.

                 I can explain how radioactive dating is used to determine the absolute age of rocks.

    Relative age vs. Absolute age

    Who’s On First PPT
    Who’s On First Activity

    Card Set A and Card Set B

Wednesday: I can explain what an isotope is and how the number of neutrons make it radioactive.

           Half Life Model PPT and  Licorice Lab

Thursday: I can identify the relative age of rocks using the Law of Superposition.

       Read pages 113-117
       Geologic Law of Superposition Notes PPT

       Determining Which is Older Worksheet Side 1 & 2
       Complete activity on page 118.

Friday: Quiz 3 - Fossils / Radioactive Dating / Law of Superposition

 Go over Determining Which is Older Worksheet Side 1 & 2

 Circus Prints PPT

 BRING IN YOUR CLAY! Quizizz Game Code - 052297

April 23 - 27

Monday: Quiz 2 - Rocks and the Rock Cycle

     I can explain what a topographic map is.

     Read pages 14-19
     Topographic Definitions and PPT

Tuesday: (ISAT TESTING) I can explain elevation and relief.

      Read pages 29-33
QUIZIZZ CODE: 616648 Rocks and the Rock Cycle Reteach / Retest Activity
      Topographic Definitions Continued

Wednesday: (ISAT TESTING) I can explain what contour lines are.

           Clay Mountains Activity Rocks and the Rock Cycle Reteach / Retest Activity

Thursday: I can explain the features on a topographic map.

      Topographic Profile Activity

      Who’s On First PPT
      Who’s On First Activity

      Card Set A and Card Set B

      Traces and Tracks PPT

Friday: (ISAT TESTING) I can explain how fossils form. .

              Fossils Foldable

 Read Pages 106-110


April 16 -20

Monday: Heat and pressure deep beneath the surface can change any type of rock into?

    I can explain how metamorphic rocks form.

    Metamorphic Rocks PPT
   
    Read pages 162-164

    Finish Sedimentary Rock Lab?

Tuesday: (ISAT TESTING) Metamorphic rocks  with thin flat layers are called _____________, and grains in
        random patterns are called ___________________.

        Metamorphic Rock Lab

Wednesday: (ISAT TESTING) I can explain the processes that change rocks.

        Rock Cycle Foldable Instructions

Thursday: I can explain what a mini rock cycle is.

       “A walk through the Rock Cycle” Activity

       Compe Book Set Up 1 & 2

Friday: I can recall important facts about the three types of rock.

     Work Day / Review for Quiz 2 - Rocks and the Rock Cycle

 

April 9 - 13

Monday: Quiz 1 - Minerals

     I can state the five characteristics of a mineral.

     Igneous Rocks PPT
    Read pages 150-153

Tuesday: The origin, texture and mineral composition of igneous rocks are used for?

         I can classify igneous rocks.

         Finish Igneous Rocks PPT
   
     Read pages 150-153

     Minerals Review - Acrostic Poem and Short Story

Wednesday: (ISAT TESTING)

Deposited sediments undergoing the processes of compaction and cementation form?

        I can identify how sedimentary rocks form.

        Igneous Rock Lab (identify #’s 1-15)

Sedimentary Rock Activity and Notes

Read pages 154-158

Thursday: (ISAT TESTING)

Deposited sediments undergoing the processes of compaction and cementation form?

        I can identify how sedimentary rocks form.

Sedimentary Rock Activity and Notes

Read pages 154-158

Friday: Clastic, organic and chemical are examples of what type of rock?
           I can tell the difference between the three types of sedimentary rock.

       Finish Sedimentary Rock Notes - Class Discussion

       Sedimentary Rock Lab

       Quiz 1 - Minerals Retake in Class

 



April 2 - 6

Monday: Pre-Assessment Geology - Earth’s Changing Surface
   
     What are composed of one or more minerals that are tightly compacted or cemented
         together?

     I can explain what a rock is.

         Bill Nye Video - Rocks and Soil

Tuesday: What is naturally occurring, inorganic, and solid that has crystal structure and a definite
         chemical composition?

         I can explain what a mineral is.

         Minerals PPT

         Read pages 116-128 and 128-132

Wednesday: How are minerals identified?

        I can identify minerals.

                Minerals Lab ( identify #’s 1-10)

Thursday: The hardness scale from 1-10 is known as?

           I can explain how minerals are ranked on Mohs Hardness Scale.

            Minerals Lab Continued (identify #’s 11-20)

Friday: When rocks are heated, pressure is released, or when rocks change composition, they form?

     I can explain the difference between color and streak.

     I can use differen techniques to identify minerals.

 Mineral Test Practice Round