Geology Syllabus: January 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

    January 4
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: List and describe the topics in physical geology. Why are they important?
IN CLASS: Intro to Physical Geology - gallery walk and written summary table to develop understanding of the course learning objectives
TO DO
: gallery walk and summary table
5
DUE TODAY: gallery walk and summary table
LEARNING TARGET
: Explain how crystals form.
IN CLASS:
Physical properties of Crystals - close read Minerals, Crystals, Rocks
Whiteboard a flow chart of terms
TO DO
: Read lab procedure - Growing Crystals

8
SNOW DAY!

NO SCHOOL!

9
DUE TODAY: Reading
LEARNING TARGET
: Explain how crystals form.
IN CLASS:
Rock and Mineral Quiz
Set up Growing Crystals lab - observations on Thursday or Friday
TO DO:

 

10
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Explain how crystals form.
IN CLASS:
Check crystals How do Crystals form? Interactive lecture
TO DO:
Review for quiz

11
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Connect properties of a mineral to its chemical bonding.
IN CLASS:

Check crystals
Crystals Around You - identifying crystals
Claim: Which substances are crystals? Evidence: observed properties
TO DO:
Review for quiz

12
NO SCHOOL!

SNOW DAY!

15
NO SCHOOL

16
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Explain that properties of minerals are a result of their chemical and physical (crystalline) makeup, so properties can be used to ID minerals.
IN CLASS: Building Crystal Models
TO DO: Prepare for quizl read 6 Mesmerizing Minerals, noting any terms or unfamiliar ideas as questions

17
DUE TODAY: Claim, evidence, reason - Question: How do I know these are crystals?
LEARNING TARGET
: Explain that properties of minerals are a result of their chemical and physical (crystalline) makeup, so properties can be used to I D minerals.
IN CLASS: Observations and data collection - crystals; Crystal quiz
TO DO:
18
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Describe the effect of cooling temperature on crystals. Set up lab and do Unfair Crystal Building activity to predict outcome of crystal formation. Time as related to cooling temperature. Which took longer to cool?
IN CLASS: Interactive lecture - mineral ID
TO DO:
19
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Explain that properties of minerals are a result of their chemical and physical (crystalline) makeup, so properties can be used to ID minerals.
IN CLASS: Mineral ID lab
TO DO:
Watch video to prepare for lab

23
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Compare and contrast minerals, crystals, rocks
IN CLASS: WHiteboard a flow chart or concept map
TO DO:

23
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET: Explain that properties of minerals are a result of their chemical and physical (crystalline) makeup, so properties can be used to ID minerals.
IN CLASS: Mineral ID lab
TO DO: Review for test


24
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET: Explain that properties of minerals are a result of their chemical and physical (crystalline) makeup, so properties can be used to ID minerals.
IN CLASS: Mineral ID lab
TO DO: Review for test
25
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET:
Explain that properties of minerals are a result of their chemical and physical (crystalline) makeup, so properties can be used to ID minerals.
IN CLASS: Mineral test
TO DO:

26
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
:
IN CLASS: Last (?) observation of crystals.
TO DO:
  Write claim, evidence, reason explaining that your crystals are, indeed, crystals.

29
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Explore characteristics used to identify minerals.
IN CLASS: Last (?) observation of crystals. Final ID of mineral specimens; claim/evidence, reason.

TO DO:
  Write claim, evidence, reason explaining that your crystals are, indeed, crystal

30
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Explore characteristics used to identify minerals.
IN CLASS: Last (?) observation of crystals. Final ID of mineral specimens; claim/evidence, reason.

TO DO:
  Write claim, evidence, reason explaining that your crystals are, indeed, crystal
31
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Explore characteristics used to identify minerals.
IN CLASS: Last (?) observation of crystals. Final ID of mineral specimens; claim/evidence, reason.

TO DO:
  Write claim, evidence, reason explaining that your crystals are, indeed, crystal
February 1
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
: Explore characteristics used to identify minerals.
IN CLASS: Last (?) observation of crystals. Final ID of mineral specimens; claim/evidence, reason.

TO DO:
  Write claim, evidence, reason explaining that your crystals are, indeed, crystal
February 2
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET
:
IN CLASS: Bowen's Reaction Series; classify our rock samples in a visual display of the reaction series
TO DO: