Middle school

3rd quarter 2018
Monday 1/29/18  New Seats,  Virtual Earthquake Lab 

Upload certificates to google classroom when finished. 

Honors:  Earthquake notes

Tuesday 1/30/18 Complete and hand in Earthquake Lab Read 227-234 answer q's 1-6 on 234. 
Honors:  Earthquake Lab 

Wednesday 1/31/18 Volcano Notes 

Thursday 2/1/18  No School Staff Development Day

Friday 2/2/18  Volcano Research Presentations

Individually or in groups of 2:

Choose a volcano from the list below to research.  Use the web to find out the following information about your volcano and create a Google Slideshow that shares the following information about your volcano:

 A . What type of volcano it is. (Composite cone, cinder cone, shield or caldera)  3 points

 B. Inside Structure of that type of volcano (layers, vent, magma chamber, etc.)  3 points
C.  Outside Features of that type of volcano (craters, cone shape, glaciers, side vents, etc.)  3 points
D.  Types of lava (felsic, mafic, andesitic) and rock types associated with your volcano  2 points
E.  Where in the world your volcano is found and why it is there (type of plate boundary, hot spot?)  3 points
F.  Eruption hazards associated with your type of volcano: lahars? pyroclastic flows?  Gases? landslides? lava rivers?  3 points
G.  Eruption history:  Is your volcano dormant, extinct or active? List of recent eruptions  3 points

H.  Pictures of your volcano and its features / eruption hazards included with your   descriptions  3 points

I.  Information should be in your own words – not copy and pasted. 6 X 6 rule:   Use no more than six words per line and no more than six lines per slide.

3 points

 List the websites and resources that you used to get information.  3 points

Format your sources using the MLA format in your planner. 

Use this website to help format your sources page:

 Volcano List:

Mt. Etna,  Mt. Vesuvius, Paricutin, Mt. St. Helens, Mt.Baker, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Fuji, Mauna Loa, Kilauea, Crater Lake, Mt. Shasta, Krakatau, Soufriere Hills, Mayon, Pinatubo,  Pelee,  Stromboli,  Hekla,  Yellowstone, White Island, Katmai, or any other volcano not on this list. 

 Google Earth Volcano / Earthquake layers:


Monday 2/5/18  Volcano project work day

Tuesday 2/6/18  Work Day 

Wednesday 2/7/18  Work Day, Begin presentations.

Thursday 2/8/18  Quiz:  Earthquakes and Volcanoes  Presentations

Friday 2/9/18    Review Worksheet Answers
Minerals: definition of, streak, hardness, luster, breakage  

Igneous rocks: lava / magma,  grain - crystal size and relation to cooling time.

Plate tectonics: Layers of earth, lithosphere, crust, mantle, inner and outer core, subduction, convergent, divergent, transform boundaries and landforms, plate motion at boundaries. 

Earthquakes and faults.

Volcano types, hazards and relation to lava type.

Review Jeopardy here.

Monday 2/12/18  Geology pt. 1 Test.  Complete volcano presentations after test. 

Tuesday 2/13/18  Neighborhood Drawing:  Draw a top view picture of where water comes from and goes to in your neighborhood.
Be sure to include where drinking water comes from,
where waste water goes,
where run-off goes and
what pollutants get into the water from your neighborhood.

Olmsted County GIS Viewer
Wednesday  2/14/18  Rochester's Floods presentation. Complete and hand in drawings.  

Thursday  2/15/18  Weathering and Erosion notes.  

Friday 2/16/18  Read 115-120 Section review q's 1-7 on 120
Tuesday  2/20/18 

‚ÄčWednesday 2/21/18 Video:  How the Earth was made: Grand Canyon Video KWL.

Thursday 2/22/18 River Erosion notes

Friday 2/23/18 Bill Nye Rivers, Begin Weathering Erosion Web-quest on Google Classroom


Monday 2/26/18   
River Age Notes  
Assignment:  Draw a picture of a river going through the different ages.  Draw and label the following features:  Divide, Watershed, Meander, Delta, Cut bank, Point bar, Levee, Oxbow lake, young river, early mature river, late mature river, old age river.  

Tuesday 2/27/18 Intro to mapping:  Draw an elevation map of the classroom.  Include all counter tops, tables and cabinets.  Make sure you have a key that measures elevation to the nearest cm.  

Wednesday 2/28/18  Topographic Map Notes, Complete and hand in maps

Thursday 3/1/18 Intro to topographic maps worksheet.  Find a topomap of your yard here.

Friday 3/2/18  Complete and correct worksheet.  Weathering and Erosion Quiz
Monday 3/5/18  Glacier presentation.  Hrs. 1 and 3  Read 165-170 Review q's 1-5  (Early dismissal.)

Tuesday  3/6/18 Glacier video (7th hour Glacier presentation.)  Late Start

Wednesday  3/7/18  Topographic Map Reading Assignment

Thursday  3/8/18   Complete and correct map work.

Friday 3/9/18  Sedimentary Rock notes and observation.    Sedimentary Rock Chart:  Create a chart in your notebook that has the first column as the name of the rock, the next column label (Type) , the next (Texture), (Composition) and Other .  


Monday 3/12/18   Read 89-95 as a class.  Complete a the following 3-2-1 when finished:
3:  Describe 3 ways sedimentary rocks can form.
2:  Explain 2 ways sedimentary rocks can show how wind and water moved in the past.
1:  What is the one thing all sedimentary rocks need to form?  

Tuesday 3/13/18  Begin Mysteries Underground

Wednesday 3/14/18  Complete movie

Thursday 3/15/18  Groundwater web quest (See Google Classroom)

Friday 3/16/18  Groundwater Notes

Monday 3/19/18   Read pgs 404 - 406 Draw a diagram and explain how each treatment system works:  A. Drinking Water, B. Sewage and  C. Septic

Tuesday 3/20/18  Metamorphic Rocks Reading 96-101  Notes and observation.

Wednesday 3/21/18  Porosity / Permeability Lab
Design an experiment to answer each question:
1.  How does porosity vary with bead size?
2.  How does permeability vary with bead size?
Write a Hypothesis, Measured and Changed variable, Procedure and Data Table for each before starting.  

Thursday 3/22/18  Porosity lab day 2  (Collect and record data, record results, graph and conclusion for each question.)

Friday 3/23/18  Complete and hand in lab reports.  Earth History Intro:  Before the Dinosaurs

Monday 3/25/18  Before the Dinosaurs part 2

Tuesday 3/26/18  6th Grade Science Review

Wednesday  3/27/18  7th Grade Science Review

Thursday 3/28/18  Retakes / Late work due.   Fossil Notes     Read pgs. 287-293. Answer section review q's 1-5.


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