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What is Earth science, any way? Introduction to Earth science with Mrs. Wilson, Lanier Middle School.

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  1. 1. Welcome to Earth Science with Mrs. Wilson! <ul><li>Warm Up </li></ul><ul><li>Find your assigned seat. On your index card answer the following question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your first thought when you hear the word “science”? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then, grab a sheet of construction paper and make a name tent. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Classroom Expectations Lanier Middle School Earth Science Mrs. Wilson, 1.138
  3. 3. Classroom Expectations <ul><li>Be on time to class with all of your materials, and be prepared to work. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow directions the first time given. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait to be recognized before speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all county and school rules and policies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Consequences <ul><li>Warning </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation (10 Minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Detention and Parent Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Referral </li></ul><ul><li>Severe Clause </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rewards <ul><li>Tickets & Ticket Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Stamps </li></ul><ul><li>Longhorn Roundup </li></ul><ul><li>Longhorn Leader </li></ul>
  6. 7. Earth Science: but maybe we should call our class Earth and Space Science!
  7. 8. Why Study Earth Science?
  8. 9. There are five big parts to our year! Oceanography Hydrology Meteorology Astronomy Geology Let’s take a quick look at each! Energy Resources
  9. 10. We will begin the year with Geology!
  10. 11. Rocks and minerals
  11. 12. Fossils and geologic time!
  12. 13. Ecology & Energy Resources We will end 1 st quarter with Energy Conservation Pollution
  13. 14. Plate Tectonics: Including Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  14. 15. Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, & Soil
  15. 16. Next up will be Hydrology
  16. 17. Hydrology is the study of the water found on the earth. Sometimes it is called Oceanography – but it’s not just about the oceans. Hydro- means “water” And -ology means “the study of.”
  17. 18. Some topics will be: Ocean water Waves on the ocean The ocean floor
  18. 19. Water above the ground Water stored underground
  19. 20. Next we will look at Meteorology This is the study of the air and our weather.
  20. 21. Tornadoes! Hurricanes ! Thunderstorms! We will discover why these things happen.
  21. 22. In the spring, we will study Astronomy.
  22. 23. Astronomy is the study of our solar system and everything found outside it! That's a lot of stuff!
  23. 24. Objects in the Solar System (
  24. 25. Objects outside the Solar System ( Nebula Galaxies Stars
  25. 26. So hang on for an amazing year of earth and space science!
  26. 27. Ticket Out the Door <ul><li>On your same index card from the warm up, answer this question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you looking forward to the most this year in science? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hand the card to Mrs. Wilson as you walk out the door. </li></ul><ul><li>See you tomorrow! </li></ul>