Unit 5

I will be able to identify the layers of the earth.  I will also be able to demonstrate the tectonic plate theory.  I will be able to summarize the rock cycle, weathering, and erosion.  I will demonstrate the relationship between different geological processes and how they affect the landscape and related environments of the earth.

Lesson 1 - Geology

Big Question : How did people's understanding of what was happening on the Earth's surface change over time?

Word of the Day : dense

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Preview and discuss the areas of study

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Preview vocab & read chapter 1

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Match evidence cards

Lesson 2 - Earth's Layers and Plates

Big Question : How do tectonic plates and the Earth's layers interact to change the surface of the Earth?

Word of the Day : crust

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Introduce comma usage & practice

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Introduce suffix -ly and practice

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Read and discuss chapter 2

Lesson 3 - Earth's Layer and Moving Plates

Big Question : How do tectonic plates and the Earth's layers interact to change the surface of the Earth?

Word of the Day : exert

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Review similes and practice

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Read the chapter excerpt and complete the chart

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Draft a detailed explanation of a simile

Lesson 4 - Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Big Question : What happens beneath the earth's surface to cause earthquakes?

Word of the Day : fault

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Read the excerpt and discuss

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Practice comma usage and suffix -ly

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Introduce informational pamphlet

Lesson 5 - Earthquakes and Tsunamis

What happens beneath the Earth's surface to cause earthquakes?

Word of the Day : trigger

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Cite information from chapter 3

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Take notes on tsunamis

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Draft info

for a tsunami pamphlet

Lesson 6 - Volcanoes, Geysers, and Hot springs

Big Question - How do scientists determine where volcanoes might develop?

Word of the Day : fine

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Read chapter 4 and define dormant, extinct, and active 

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Practice quotation marks and commas in dialogue

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Identify root "rupt" and practice

Lesson 7 - Myths and Volcanoes

Big Question : How do volcanic myths help explain volcanic activity?

Word of the Day : lofty

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Read chapter 5

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Practice taking notes on WB p72

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Preview Wiki entries & rubric

Lesson 8 - Three types of rocks and the rock cycle

Big Question - How can changes in rocks over time be explained by the rock cycle?

Word of the Day - class

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Read chapter 6

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Practice taking notes and organizing information

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As a team, create a wiki entry

Lesson 9 - Rocks and the rock cycle

How can changes in rocks over time be explained by the rock cycle?

Word of the Day : compact

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Chapter 6 excerpt and questions

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Review commas and root "rupt"

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Rock cycle science experiment

Lesson 10 - Weathering and Erosion Pt 1

Big Question : How does weather and erosion continuously reshape the earth?

Word of the Day : state

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Read chapter 7

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Vocabulary practice on WB p 103

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Continue working on wiki entry

Lesson 11 - Weathering and Erosion Pt 2

Big Question : How does weathering and erosion continuously reshape the earth?

Word of the Day : deposit

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Close Reading of Chapter 7

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Sequencing a list of adjectives

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Discuss suffixes and roots

Lesson 12 - Mountains

Big Question : How do the movements and forces of tectonic plates form mountains?

Word of the Day : sheer

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Metamorphic Rock

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Mighty Morphin Power Rock

hard and smooth

glass

sedimentary rocks change under heat and pressure

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I am very hard and found deep under the earth's

 

crust.  Morph means to change.

"Man it's sure hot down here!  I think it's time to

 

change into a new form!" said the Might Morphin Rock.

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Read chapter 8 and discuss

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Introduce a descriptive paragraph

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Begin planning a descriptive paragraph

Lesson 13 - Under the sea part 1

Big Question : How does the movement of the tectonic plates shape and change the seafloor?

Word of the Day : expedition

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Read chapter 9

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Draft a descriptive paragraph

Continue planning a descriptive paragraph

Lesson 14 - Under the sea part 2

Big Question : How does the movements of the tectonic plates shape and change the seafloor?

Word of the Day : firsthand

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Discuss firsthand vs secondhand

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Discuss the chapter, suffixes, and roots

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Practice sequencing adjectives