Physical Geology: Plate Tectonics

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 g