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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 6, 2008

Today we started the Earth Science portion of the Science 9 course. We will be working with the Modern Earth Science book from Holt, Rinehart and Winston. You can view the Unit Outline here. We started with our notes on "The Dynamic Earth". We also colored a "Layers of the Earth" diagram. Tomorrow we will be working on the "Layers of the Earth Online Activity". Which uses this website. If you are absent on Friday, you should do this activity at home.

Click here for the Chapter 2 unit review.
Click here for the Chapter 2 Glossary.
The Dynamic Earth
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