Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 17, 2008

Today was a snow day. Tomorrow we will complete our notes on volcanoes. We will then do the Investigating Types of Volcanoes internet activity. Our quiz on volcanoes has now been moved to MONDAY December 22, 2008.


Be sure to fill out your Study Guide. Check here after 3:00pm for the answers to the Study Guide.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

December 12, 2008

The quiz that we were supposed to take today has been moved to Monday. Today we reviewed the Earthquakes study guide (answers) and the Chapter Review. Don't forget to bring your study guide with you to class on Monday for extra credit. It must be turned in on Monday if you want the credit AND it must be complete and correct!
Our homework schedule has "shifted" due to the snow days. Refer to your Unit Outline. The homework that was ORIGINALLY due on 12/10 is now due on Monday 12/15. The homework that was ORIGINGALLY due on 12/11 and 12/12 is now due on Tuesday 12/16. Our Quiz on Volcanoes is now scheduled for Thursday 12/15.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Due to the "ice day" our quiz is postponed to MONDAY DECEMBER 15, 2008. If we have school tomorrow we will move on to our next topic on Volcanoes, but quiz on Earthquakes on MONDAY. If we do NOT have school tomorrow, our quiz will be on TUESDAY.
Be safe today!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 10, 2008

The week is flying by! Monday we did not meet due to the parent conferences. I really enjoyed meeting your parents and encourage them to contact me at any time. My email here at the school is

Tuesday we worked on our internet simulation of Finding the Epicenter of and Earthquake. This is an important skill and everyone needs to do the activity. The content of the activity will be on our quiz.

Friday, December 5, 2008

December 5, 2008

Today we finished up our Earthquake notes. Then we did the "Model of 3 Faults" activity. Afterwards, we started out Earthquake Internet Activity. Monday is a half day due to Parent Conferences. Tuesday we will finish our internet activity and review.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

December 4, 2008

Today we watched Bill Nye "Earthquakes" (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Earthquake Song) and introduced ourselves to terms like fault, epicenter, focus, and Richter scale. We then took our notes on Earthquakes. Tomorrow we will be building faults and simulating what happens during each kind of tension force.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2, 2008

Today we reviewed for the quiz tomorrow on Plate Tectonics. We went over all of the answers to the study guide (answers), vocabulary (answers) and chapter review. After the quiz tomorrow you will have a chance to finish your posters and Google Earth assignments. That will be the last class time you will have for those. They are due on Friday and will have to be finished at home if you are not done with them tomorrow.
Thursday, we will begin our lesson on Earthquakes. Please refer to your Unit Outline for reading and homework assignments.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

This week has gone by very fast. Monday we worked on the review guide for latitude, longitude and Topographic Maps. Tuesday we took a quiz and did an Internet activity about Plate Tectonics. Wednesday we watched the Plate Tectonics video and took notes. Today we finished up our notes and began our "Puzzling Plates" Poster Activity. Tomorrow we will be doing chapter review.

Click here for the Chapter 4 Review.
Click here for the Chapter 4 Glossary.
Plate Tectonics Notes
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Friday, November 14, 2008

November 14, 2008

Today we worked with topographic maps. We looked at the Hawley PA map and answered questions about the area. Then we used Google Earth to do the Google Earth Topographic Map Activity.
Our only homework this weekend is to review the notes on "Finding Locations on Earth" and "Topographic Maps". The quiz on these topics will be on Tuesday November 18, 2008.

Click here for the Chapter 3 Review.
Click here for the Chapter 3 Glossary.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Reading Topographic Maps
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November 13, 2008

Today we are learning all about topographic maps. We learned what they are and how to read them. We also examined real topographic maps of our area.

Topographic Map Activity 1
Topographic Map Activity 2
Hawley Map Activity

November 12, 2008

Today we looked at two different ways to find locations on the map using latitude and longitude. First we looked at paper maps of the world, US and PA. We located several different places by thier latitude and longitude. We also investigated the different time zones of the world. Next we explored Google Earth. We learned how to create a folder to "store" all of our work. We also learned how to find specific locations and determine the latitude and longitude. At each location we learned how to place a "marker" to identify it. Most of us even found our own house! We will be using Google Earth again several times over the marking period.