Physical Geology Syllabus: September 2018
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September 3
Labor day
No school

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Crystal observation; record data
LEARNING TARGET:Use mineral data to identify and describe environmental conditions existing at the time of the mineral's formation.

IN CLASS: Data collection and begin to ID minerals on your flow chart.
TO DO:
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No Class

6
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Crystal observation; record data
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: Collect final data needed to ID the minerals on the flow chart.
TO DO:
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DUE TODAY: Mineral Identification write-up.
ENTRY TICKET:
Crystal observation; BE SURE TO OBSERVE AND DETERMINE CRYSTAL SHAPES, and record your observations
. Photograph each of your setups and add them to the Google doc you will submit. Label each photo so you and I know what's in the beaker or cup. Then put your phone away.
LEARNING TARGET
:Describe crystal formation in various substances. Describe the difference in crystals formed under warm, room temp, and cool conditions. (NOTE: The cool beaker has some very tiny crystals. Try not to disturb them.
IN CLASS: Make a copy of this Google doc and put it immediately into your folder. Answer the prompts. This is due at 4:00 TODAY so use your class time well.
ASSESSMENT: CER writing
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Website re-visit - clean it up and link your work. See examle on screen.
LEARNING TARGET
: Crystal observation; BE SURE TO OBSERVE AND DETERNINE CRYSTAL SHAPES, and record your obervations.
IN CLASS: Reviewyour Mineral ID and Crystal shapes work. Peer Review.
TO DO:
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No Class

 

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DUE TODAY: Updated website
ENTRY TICKET:
Review the rock cycle by reading this and making a quick sketch in your notes.
LEARNING TARGET
: Read Hawaii gets new island. Connect the minerals present within each type of rock and the environment formed. Clean up lab.
IN CLASS: Review of the rock cycle
TO DO:
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Skim the reading Bowen's Reaction Series
and note any terms you can't explain.
LEARNING TARGET
Describe mineral habitats in terms of how they are impacted by natural and human processes
IN CLASS: Read Bowen's Reaction Series- small group discussion questions - where do the minerals you identified fit in?
TO DO: Growing Crystals Summary and final website organization
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Fog Day
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DUE TODAY: Website, completed.
ENTRY TICKET:
Write learning targets and date in notes. Cut out and color the Earth model, and wait for instructions.
LEARNING TARGET
: List and describe Earth's layers. Use Bowen's Reaction Series to describe their heating and cooling behaviors and the results.
IN CLASS: Assemble Earth. Read Bowen's Reaction Series- small group discussion questions - where do the minerals you identified fit in?
TO DO:
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No Class


19
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Fill in the chart for number of protons, neutrons, electrons in the atoms listed. Compare to the periodic table.
LEARNING TARGET
: Use Bowen's Reaction Series to explain how cooling allows different rocks to form. Use isotopes to explain how radiometric dating is used to determine the age of rocks.
IN CLASS: How does Bowen's Reaction Series explain the formation of different rocks in the rock cycle? Periodic table review - Date a Rock activity to introduce Deep Time lab.
TO DO: Add/link a page (or Google doc) titled Bowen's Reaction Series to the Rocks page on your website.  Describe the heating and cooling processes of rocks on Earth and explain how different rocks are formed.
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ENTRY TICKET: What is an isotope? Write the definition, in terms you understand, in your notes right after the learning target. Complete the BEFORE questions.
LEARNING TARGET
: Use isotopes to explain how radiometric dating is used to determine the age of rocks.
IN CLASS: Review and discuss isotopes and Beanium-Cornium model. Deep Time activity.
TO DO: Add/link a page (or Google doc) titled Bowen's Reaction Series to the Rocks page on your website.  Describe the heating and cooling processes of rocks on Earth and explain why differences are important.
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
LEARNING TARGET: Use isotopes to explain how radiometric dating is used to determine the age of rocks.
IN CLASS: Review and discuss isotopes and Beanium-Cor nium model. Deep Time activity.
TO DO: Complete AFTER questionaire. Add/link a page (or Google doc) titled Bowen's Reaction Series to the Rocks page on your website.  Describe the heating and cooling processes of rocks on Earth and explain why differences are important.

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DUE TODAY: Bowen's Reaction Series web page
ENTRY TICKET:
• Share your Bowe's Reaction Series page with someone who is not your usual partner. Listen to their feedback, give feedback, make edits.


LEARNING TARGET:

Use isotopes to explain how radiometric dating is used to determine the age of rocks.
•2
IN CLASS:
• Finish and summarize radiometric dating.

TO DO
:

25
No Class


26
DUE TODAY:
Radiometric Dating Summary - website
ENTRY TICKET:
Complete AFTER questionaire


LEARNING TARGET:

• Explain and apply the principals used to determine relative age (original horizontality, superposition, cross-cutting relationships)

IN CLASS:
•  Relative dating inquiry - Clues to the Ancient Past

TO DO:
Set up Earth History page (subpage of Geology) and add a subpage named Absolute and Relative Dating
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DUE TODAY:
Earth History and Dating page setups
ENTRY TICKET:


LEARNING TARGET:

Explain and apply the principals used to determine relative age (original horizontality, superposition, cross-cutting relationships)

IN CLASS:
Explain and apply the principals used to determine relative age (original horizontality, superposition, cross-cutting relationships, index fossils)

TO DO:
Homeword questions on Datiing Subpage of website

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
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LEARNING TARGET:

• Use index fossils to help determine the age of rocks
•2
IN CLASS:
Index fossils small group work.
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TO DO
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