Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 25, 2008

Today we worked on an internet activity involving "Rocks and Minerals". There will be some time tomorrow to finish this up, but if you do not finish, please do so at home and turn it in on quiz day: Tuesday April 1 (not an April fools joke... quiz really is that day!)

Thursday, March 20, 2008


March 20, 2008

Today we started learning about rocks. Make sure that you read chapter 10. Quiz on minerals and rocks next Wednesday March 26th. Have a great holiday weekend!

March 19, 2008

Today we explored the concept of density. We used the water displacement method discovered by Archemedes to find the volume of mineral samples. We then calculated density using mass and volume date. Then we compared our results to a list of known densities to determine our unknowns! SCIENCE!!!!

March 17,2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Today we started our "Stalagtite and Stalagmite" Lab. Visit our class WIKI http://duncanscience9.wikispaces.com to post observations of the crystal growth over the next few weeks. We also worked on "Mineral Identification", using the properties of Color, Luster, Hardness, Cleavage, and Fracture to identify mineral unknowns.

Minerals Notes

Friday, March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008

Today we worked on Mineral Mania http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/AndreaHemphill/earth_science/Rocks.Minerals/MineralMania.pdf
This is an internet activity that goes with the Kids Zone at Science Spot http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/kdzethsci3.html
Any work on this activity not finished in class needs to be finished at home.
REMEMBER... your "Properties of Minerals" packet that you recieved on Thursday is due Monday.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

March 12, 2008

Today we took our test on Faults, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
After the quiz, we worked individually on the following assignment:

There will be a little time on Friday to finish this assignment. After that, you will need to finish it at home

Thursday, March 6, 2008

March 6, 2008

Today we finished our notes on volcanoes. Homework was the chapter 7 section review sheet. Keep working on your research on historical earthquakes and volcanoes. Tomorrow we have the lottery to pick our projects.
Research Volcanoes
Research Earthquakes

Volcano Notes

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 5, 2008

Today we worked on the Smithsonian Tutorial on Earthquakes and Volcanoes. This includes links to Quia games to review vocabulary.

March 4, 2008

Today in class we worked on the Volcanoes Internet Video Activity.

Earthquake Notes

Plate Tectonics Notes

Dynamic Earth Notes