Mon, April 8
Study for exam

Tue, April 9
Exam on Solid Earth Unit
Binder check today. If you were absent, you are excused from this

Wed, April 10
- Day #2 for Solid Earth exam (if needed)
- CW/HW: Paleoclimates/Tree Rings. Do Part A and then read the "Digging Deeper" pages that follow. After reading, Summarize how scientists use the 5 different methods to tell them about paleoclimates. Due Monday of next week
- ALL PAPERS MUST BE TURNED IN BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY. TOMORROW IS THE END OF THE MKP, BUT I WILL BE OUT OF THE CLASSROOM

Thu, April 11
SUB
CW: Finish How the Earth Was Made - Iceland with movie questions Movie questions will be turned in on Monday.
CW: Read 21.3 - Climate Changes and do Assessment #1-7 due Monday

Fri, April 12
NO SCHOOL


WASHINGTON DC TRIP WEEK PLANS: Wednesday - Friday students will be working on an in-class investigation related to our previous unit. Washington DC students may do this on their own if they have access to the Internet and Excel. Doing this investigation on your own is optional for me. It is a choice to be made between you and your parents. If you go on the DC trip and do not complete this, I will excuse you from it. If you do the project on your own, I will include it in your homework grade.

If you choose to do this project, read each one of the parts listed below and write down the answers to the questions that are printed in red. You will need to turn this in along with your completed graph for a homework grade if you would like credit.

Mon, April 15
Pass out new HW passes, bathroom passes, and table of contents for 4th mkp.
Check and collect Paleoclimates/Tree Rings
File Iceland movie questions in NEW table of contents
Check and turn in 21.3 Assessment
HW: Read pages 1-2 of additional background on Foraminifera and do questions below. Questions are due NEXT Monday.
  1. What is a protist?
  2. Where do foraminifera live?
  3. Describe the shell(s) and feet of a foraminifera
  4. What do foraminifera eat?
  5. When did foraminifera live?
  6. Where do foraminifera live? (oops - this is a repeat question. Don't do this one)
  7. Why do scientists study foraminifera? What other factors can scientists learn about by studying foraminifera?

Tue, April 16 (DC Trip)
SUB
Students will view Ring of Fire IMAX movie. If you are absent today, you will be excused from the movie questions.

Wed, April 17 (DC Trip)
SUB
Sorry, I was out unexpectedly today. Students watched a movie about Glaciers and took in-class notes. If you are absent today, you will be excused from the movie questions.

Thu, April 18 (DC Trip)
1) Read Analyzing Plate Motion Case Study in order to give you some background about this investigation.
2) Begin the investigation here: Analyzing Plate Parts 1-2
The data you will need to download in Part 1 is available here
3) Continue the investigation: Analyzing Plate Motion Part 3

Fri, April 19 (DC Trip)
4) Continue the investigation: Analyzing Plate Motion Parts 4-5
GPS time series link
At the end of this investigation, students will be receiving a participation grade. Our activity was cut short due to my absence this week, so we did a shortened version as a class. As long as students participated in discussion and creating the graphs, they will receive full credit. Nothing was actually turned ni.

Mon, April 22nd
Check and turn in Foraminifera questions from LAST Monday
Return papers
Return Solid Earth final exam
Clean out binders
change seats
Tue, April 23
SUB
Plate Tectonics, Astronomy, Ocean Currents and Climate due Thursday
(The tutorials at this site should help you with the reading: http://www.sciencecourseware.org/eec/GlobalWarming/Tutorials/Milankovitch/)


Wed, April 24
MORNING SUB
View short Greenhouse Effect Video
Carbon Dioxide and Global Climate due Thursday

Thu, April 25
- Check and turn in Plate Tect, Astronomy, Ocean Currents and Climate
- Check and turn in Carbon Dioxide and Global Climate (These two assignments are pretty detailed and lots of mistakes were made since these were completed with a sub. That's completely OK, but if you were out while we checked them today, you'll want to make sure you take a look at the corrections we made in class)

Fri, April 26
No regular class. Students will be visited by Judge Small in the morning and will travel to Groves in the afternoon for the spring play

Mon, April 29
Introduction to Mohawk Guy Power Point
View minutes 17:30 - end of Hot Planet Cold Comfort
Work on classifying Mohawk Guy data during class time. Possible resources you may need to download:
Mohawk Guy Student Data Sheet
Foram Cards (pink)
Section cards (green)

Tue, April 30
DELAYED START
Continue to work on classifying Mohawk Guy data during class time. Possible resources you may need to download:
Mohawk Guy Student Data Sheet
Foram Cards (pink)
Section cards (green)