Physical Geology: Earth's Resources

Unit Essential Questions

Understandings

  1. Scientific claims are supported by evidence and explained by scientific reasoning.
Learning Targets:

Students will be able to....

Learning Targets: Essential Question

Students will be able to.....

  1. State the essential question, and
  2. Explain how each topic of study is foundational to or otherwise related to our essential question.
Academic Vocabulary: Bricks Academic Vocabulary: Mortar

  • describe
  • elaborate
  • explain
  • analyze
  • classify
  • compare
  • contrast
  • relate
  • interpret
  • list; state
  • explain
  • define
  • law (in science)
  • claim
  • evidence
  • reason

Handouts

Resources

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Daily Learning Activities
Day 17
Sept 11
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Design and conduct a scientific experiment to measure the impact of CO2 on temperature
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Data collection CO2 lab
    • small groups
  • Assessments
    • Lab report
  • Assignment

    • Complete conclusion
Day 18
Sept 12
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Formulate and revise explanations and models using logic and evidence (critical thinking)
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Graphing and analysis of data using Desmos
    • Conclusion: claim, evidence, reason
    • Review models on the Earth's energy balance
    • Bathub source and sink
  • Assessments
    • Lab report
  • Assignment

    • Complete lab report; submit in your folder
Day 19
Sept 13
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Air and pollution: Greenhouse gases
    • Explain the effects of CO2 and other greenhouse gases on the Earth
  • Activities/Strategies
  • Assessments
    • Gas Files Questions
  • Assignment

    • Add terms to concept map; rearrange as needed
Day 20
Sept 14
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Air and pollution: Greenhouse gases
    • Explain the effects of CO2 and other greenhouse gases on the Earth
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Review models on the Earth's energy balance
    • Examine mitigation strategies
  • Assessments
    • class discussion (small group, now)
  • Assignment

    • Add terms to concept map
Day 21
Sept 15
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Air and pollution: Greenhouse gases
    • Explain the effects of CO2 and other greenhouse gases on the Earth
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Summary paragraph
  • Assessments
    • Quiz
  • Assignment
Day 22
Sept 18 Monday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Explain how solar radiation and Eath's temperature are related.
    • Define mitigation and begin to think about mitigation in terms of climate
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Terms activity
    • Concept map updates
  • Assessments
    • Concept map
  • Assignment
    • Edits to concept map
Day 23
Sept 19 Tuesday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • How do we know about the climate from a very long time ago?
    • Explain the information we get from ice cores and tell what it means.
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Interactive lecture and summarization
  • Assessments
    • Concept map
  • Assignment
    • none
Day 24
Sept 20 Wednesday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Analyze sources of climate data and discuss possible impact of climate change on physical systems.
    • What are the possible impacts of climate on the physical Earth?
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Station activities
  • Assessments
    • CER writing
  • Assignment
    • edits to concept map
Day 25
Sept 21 Thursday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Analyze sources of climate data and discuss possible impact of climate change on physical systems.
    • What are the possible impacts of climate on the physical Earth?
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Station activities (continued)
    • Interactive lecture - Mitigation
  • Assessments
    • CER
  • Assignment
    • Review terms for quiz
Day 26
Sept 22 Friday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • analyze data to determine the consequences of climate change on environmental, biological, human, and social systems and identify adaptation strategies for these consequences.
  • Activities/Strategies
  • Assessments
    • Claim-evidence-reason paragraphs due - discuss
    • Quiz
  • Assignment
    • Assignment
Day 27
Sept 25 Monday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Revisit: Fossil fuels, carbon sinks, the carbon cycle and CO2, and transportation
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Written description of carbon cycle diagram, explain the path of a carbon molecule through the cycle.
  • Assessments
    • Peer review of description
  • Assignment
Day 28
Sept 26 Tuesday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Students will analyze data to determine the consequences of climate change on environmental, biological, human, and social systems and identify adaptation strategies for these consequences
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Sea Level Activity (outside)
  • Assessments
    • Claim Evidence Reason summary
  • Assignment
Day 29
Sept 27 Wednesday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Students will analyze data to determine the consequences of climate change on environmental, biological, human, and social systems and identify adaptation strategies for these consequences
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Task cards - biological systems
  • Assessments
    • Individual written response
  • Assignment
    • Concept Maps - add terms
Day 30
Sept 28 Thursday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Students will analyze data to determine the consequences of climate change on environmental, biological, human, and social systems and identify adaptation strategies for these consequences
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Preparation for wedge mitication activity
  • Assessments
    • Wedge activity strategies and reasons
  • Assignment
Day 31
Sept 29 Friday
  • Learning Target/Question
    • Investigate mitigation of impacts on biological systems
    • Update concept map day
  • Activities/Strategies
    • Wedge activity preparation
  • Assessments
    • Wedge activity strategies and reasons
  • Assignment
    • Prepare for wedge activity; update concept map

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