Issues and Earth Science Unit D: Plate Tectonics Mr. Forde Scofield Magnet MS
Activity 36: Investigating Human Traits March 29, 2011 Getting Started: Where does the electricity come from that runs our school? Introduction: Read and summarize p. D4 Challenge: What are the advantages and disadvantages of storing nuclea waste in Yucca Mountain? Key Words: Active, Dormant, Extinct, Nuclear Waste (write into the vocab section of your binder) Procedure: See p. D-5 Results: Complete sheets 36.1 and 36.2. Analysis: HW- Q2 d-8 3 paragraphs
Activity 37: Volcanic Landforms
March 30, 2011
How do scientists use models?
Read and summarize p. D-9.
Challenge: How do volcanic eruptions vary?
Key Words: Magma
Procedure: Read Page D-10 - D-13
Create data chart on page D-10.
Analysis: HW - Q 1 and 2 D-13
Activity 38: Beneath the Earth’s Surface
March 31 - April 1, 2011
Imagine an elevator was taking you to the center of the Earth. What would you see? You may draw on the provided sheet also/
Answer analysis Q 1 and 2, and Q3 (use student sheet 38.2, calculator, ruler, pencil)
Activity 39: Earth Time April 5, 2011 Getting Started: Which of the following events occurred thousands, millions or billions of years ago? A) extinction of 90% of marine life B) The last ice age C) Age of the oldest fossils Introduction: Read and summarize p. D-20 Challenge: When did particular events in Earth’s history occur? Keywords: Geologic Time, Paleontologist Procedure: Read and follow team directions on p. D-21 - D-22 HW - p D-22 Q 1-3
Activity 40: The Continent Puzzle April 6, 2011 Getting Started: What do fossils tell us about the past climate (weather) of an area? Introduction: Read and summarize p. D-23 Challenge: What can rearranging the continents tell you about earth’s history? Keywords: Pangea Procedure: Read and follow team directions on p. D-24 - D-25 p. D-26 Q 1 and 3
Activity 41: Continental Drift April 7, 2011 Getting Started: What does it mean “to drift”? Introduction: Read and summarize p. D-27 Challenge: What is the evidence that the continents have moved? Keywords: Continental Drift Procedure: Read and follow team directions on p. D-28
Activity 42: The Continent Puzzle April 11, 2011 Getting Started: What Introduction: Read and summarize p. D-30 Challenge:How did Continental Drift lead to the theory of plate tectonics? Keywords: Procedure: See p. D-31 Preview analysis questions and watch video clips. p. D-31 Q 1 to Q3
Activity 43: April 12, 2011 Getting Started: Introduction: Read and summarize page D-32 Challenge: How can a seismograph be used to measure earthquakes? Key Words: Procedure: -Make a Analysis:
Activity 46 : Convection Currents April 26, 2011 Getting Started: What do you think would happen if you mixed warm and cold water? Introduction: Read and summarize p. D-48 Challenge: How do differences in temperature result in a convection current? Keyword: Convection Current Procedure: Read and follow team directions on p. D-49 HW -
Activity 58: Reproduction
March 1-2, 2011
Getting Started: Why are children from the same parents usually not identical?
Introduction: Read p. D-22 . What is a gene?
Challenge: How are simple inherited traits passed from parents to their offspring and then to the next generation?
Procedure: Read activity 58 in groups and answer
all STT questions.
Do analysis questions 1 and 2.
Analysis: 1 and 2 in class.
No HW tonight.
Activity 59: Gene Combo
March 3, 2011
Getting Started: What did you learn from yesterday’s activity with Skye and Poppy? (blue/orange tails)
Introduction: Who was Gregor Mendel?
Challenge:How can tossing coins help you understand how organisms inherit genes from their parents?
Procedure: Do coin tossing activity utilizing sheets 59.1 and 59.2.
Key Words: Allele, Dominant Model, Probability, Random
No: p. D30 Q 2, 3 and 4
Activity 64: March 17, 2011
Getting Started: In what ways do your genes determine who you are and in what ways does you environment determine who you are?
Challenge: How does the environment affect the inherited green color trait of Nicotiana?
Procedure: Read procedure Part a - steps 1 - 5
Analysis: HW - NO HW
Activity 66: Patterns in Pedigree
March 18, 2011
Getting Started: Why is using simple organisms, like plants or insects, better for studying genetics?
Introduction: Read pg. D-56 and answer, “How do you think scientists can study traits in humans?”
Challenge: How can you use a pedigree to study human traits?