Physical Geology Syllabus: November 2018
NOTE: If I have to request access to any part of your work because it is not in your folder, you will lose a letter grade.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

November 5
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Write the learning targert and date in your notes.

LEARNING TARGET:

• 
Explain the conditions under which flooding occurs.
Describe the shape of a riverbed as a major factor in where flooding occurs.
Explain how modifications to a river may alter the floodplain of the river.


IN CLASS:
• Terms, the hydrological cycle, and flooding
• Lecture and small group inquiry
TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.IMS.4h Streams (channels, streambeds, floodplains, cross-bedding, alluvial fans, deltas

6
No class

 

7
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Find your group and get your equipment as listed on your handout.
LEARNING TARGET:

• Show how various types of streams (channels, streambeds, floodplains, cross-bedding, alluvial fans, deltas) form and their relationship to their local geology
IN CLASS:
• Model flooding in riverbeds and flood plains
TO DO
:
STANDARD:

PG.IMS.4h Streams (channels, streambeds, floodplains, cross-bedding, alluvial fans, deltas)
8
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Go to this google doc and make a copy in your folder. Read thedirections, questions and promps - what questions do you have?
LEARNING TARGET:

• Explain that engineers help people prepare for flooding by designing dikes and levees to protect themselves and their property.
IN CLASS:
• Analysis of the flood activity - due at the end of class.
TO DO
:
Work on RAFT Ocean activity
STANDARD:

PG.IMS.4h Streams (channels, streambeds, floodplains, cross-bedding, alluvial fans, deltas)
9
DUE TODAY: RAFT Ocean activity, due at end of class.
ENTRY TICKET:
Open the RAFT activity document and show your work so far to a partner. Ask for ideas and suggestions.

LEARNING TARGET:

Explain the geology of the ocean floor and its impact on life on Earth by role playing.
IN CLASS:
•Get feedback on and finish RAFT activity.
TO DO
:
Iterims close today, so your RAFT activity must be complete.
STANDARD:

PG.IMS.4h Streams (channels, streambeds, floodplains, cross-bedding, alluvial fans, deltas)
12
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Open this link on your chromebook
Write the essential question on your handout: What formed the landscape in the picture?
LEARNING TARGET:

Review hypothesis testing as an experimental process..
Describe glaciers as a force that can shape landscapes
IN CLASS:
• Review of hypothesis testing as experimentation
What happened here*?
TO DO
:
Create a subpage titled Glaciers
STANDARD:

PG.GG.1a Evidence of past glaciers (including features formed through erosion or deposition)
13
No class

14
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET:
What makes a glacier a glacier; where glaciers are found and why; types of glaciers; glacial movement; key glacier terms
ENTRY TICKET:

• What makes a glacier a glacier; where glaciers are found and why; types of glaciers; glacial movement; key glacier terms
IN CLASS:
• Glacier Webquest
• Try this website.
TO DO
:
Finish webquest, if you didn't in class
STANDARD:

•  PG.GG.1e Types of glaciers – continental (ice sheets, ice caps) alpine/valley, piedmont, valley, cirque, ice caps)

15 

ICE DAY

16
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET:
Describe ice sheets, ice shelves, and sea ice and the differences between them.
Why is this learning important?
ENTRY TICKET:

• Anything on your glacier webquest you didn't find?

IN CLASS:
Ice sheets, ice shelves, and sea ice inquiry and sharing

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.GG.1b Glacial deposition and erosion (including features formed through erosion or deposition)
PG.GG.1e Types of glaciers – continental (ice sheets, ice caps) alpine/valley, piedmont, valley, cirque, ice caps)
19
LEARNING TARGET:


ENTRY TICKET:



IN CLASS:
• Webquest discussion - characteristics of glaciers
• Set up Monday's activity
TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.GG.1b Glacial deposition and erosion (including features formed through erosion or deposition)


20
LEARNING TARGET:


ENTRY TICKET:



IN CLASS:
• How glaciers shape land
Features of Erosion
TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.GG.1b Glacial deposition and erosion (including features formed through erosion or deposition)
21 Thanksgiving Vacation
22 Thanksgiving Vacation
23 Thanksgiving Vacation
26 No school, Teacher inservice
27
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET:


ENTRY TICKET:



IN CLASS:
How glaciers move

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.GG.1f Glacial structure, formation, and movement
28
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET:


ENTRY TICKET:



IN CLASS:
Glacial Retreat

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.GG.1f Glacial structure, formation, and movement
29
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET:


ENTRY TICKET:



IN CLASS:
Review - Glaciers

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.GG.1f Glacial structure, formation, and movement
30
DUE TODAY:
LEARNING TARGET:


ENTRY TICKET:



IN CLASS:
Assessment - Glaciers

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

PG.GG.1f Glacial structure, formation, and movement

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