Physical Geology Syllabus: August 2018
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August 13
Teacher Workday

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Teacher Workday

Open House 5:00 PM

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No School

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WELCOME TO GEOLOGY!

ENTRY TICKET: Read Creation, Maintenence, and Evaluation of your Science Notebook. Place today's handouts in their sections as labeled.
LEARNING TARGET
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Describe 7 main topics studied in Physical Geology and why each is important. Develop an expanding portfolio of learning, both electronic and hard copy.
IN CLASS:
Notes set-up, with date, topic, learning target.oLiving thing gallery walk and claim-evidence-reasons. Intro to Physical Geology - gallery walk and written summary to develop understanding of the course learning objectives. Hand out paperwork; notebook setup
ASSESSMENT: Questions and summary table
TO DO
: read, sign, set up notebook.
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DUE TODAY: Binder - check. Paperwork and forms
ENTRY TICKET: Scan Course Info; Draw * by these topics: Attendance, Academic Integrity, Electronics. Read these topics now.
LEARNING TARGET
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Define crystal, rock, and mineral. Explain the differences.
IN CLASS:Crystals Around You activity;
Close read of Rocks in History and Minerals, Crystals, Rocks
ASSESSMENT: Crystals Around You responses

TO DO
: Complete reading, if needed


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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Click the link to WEBSITE SETUP (below) and look around.
LEARNING TARGET
:
Develop an expanding portfolio of learning, both electronic and hard copy.
IN CLASS:
Electronic resources (chemistar.com, Schoology; Website setup
ASSESSMENT: Stick quiz (FA) crystals, minerals, rocks
TO DO: Work on website. Read Growing Crystals lab and Observations.
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22 BLOCK DAY
DUE TODAY: Updates on website, ready to add content
ENTRY TICKET: Read through Growing Crystals lab. Underline in pencil any unfamiliar terms.
LEARNING TARGET
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Explain how crystals form.
IN CLASS:
Growing Crystals lab setup; effects of temp and time setup
ASSESSMENT: Writeup when complete
TO DO:
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Check crystals; record observtions.
LEARNING TARGET
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Explain how crystals form. Describe the effects of temperature and time on crystal formation.
IN CLASS: Check crystals; record observtions. Interactive lecture/demo - solutions and crystallization. Temperature demo and the Unfair Build a Crystal Race.
ASSESSMENT: Exit pass
TO DO:
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Check crystals; record observtions. Skim Mineral ID handout.
LEARNING TARGET
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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: Check crystals - record observations Continuation - how crystals form. Intro to Mineral ID
ASSESSMENT: Quiz Wednesday
TO DO:

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Check crystals; record observtions.
LEARNING TARGET
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Construct and explain models of crystal structure and relate each model to a specific quantifiable property (cleavage, hardness)
IN CLASS: Crystal shape - construct models.
ASSESSMENT:
TO DO:

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29 BLOCK DAY
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Check crystals; record observtions.
LEARNING TARGET
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Observe and collect data on minerals for color, hardness, luster, cleavage, malleability, flammability, fluorescence, specific gravity.Research. test, evaluate, and identify various minerals. Make a copy of this sheet and add your data.
IN CLASS: Practice mineral ID. Mineral ID Flow Chart
ASSESSMENT: Stick quiz - Crystal Shapes
TO DO:
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Check crystals; record observtions.
LEARNING TARGET
:
Observe and collect data on minerals for color, hardness, luster, cleavage, malleability, flammability, fluorescence, specific gravity. Research. test, evaluate, and identify various minerals.
IN CLASS: Summarization of data from mineral ID.
ASSESSMENT:
TO DO:
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
LEARNING TARGET
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Use mineral data to identify and describe environmental conditions existing at the time of the mineral's formation.
IN CLASS:
ASSESSMENT: Stick quiz - mineral ID
TO DO:
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