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?
Read Chapter 1
Word of the Day : dense
Go over "Big Question" What's the purpose?
Preview vocab & read chapter 1
Complete writing proving "Big Question"
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?
Read Chapter 2
Word of the Day : crust
Discuss and preview "Big Question"
Complete writing answering Big Question
Lesson 3 - Earth's Layer and Moving Plates
Word of the Day : exert
Complete the Pear Deck lesson about similes. When you are done, you can just close out of the lesson and your work will be saved.
Review similes and practice
Draft a detailed explanation of a simile
Complete the simile online lesson
Lesson 4 - Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Big Question : What happens beneath the earth's surface to cause earthquakes?
Read Chapter 3
Word of the Day : fault
Preview and discuss the Big Question
Complete writing answering the Big Question
Lesson 5 - Earthquakes and Tsunamis
What happens beneath the Earth's surface to cause earthquakes?
Word of the Day : trigger
Cite information from chapter 3
for a tsunami pamphlet
Lesson 6 - Volcanoes, Geysers, and Hot springs
Big Question - How do scientists determine where volcanoes might develop?
Read Chapter 4
Word of the Day : fine
Read chapter 4 and define dormant, extinct, and active
Practice quotation marks and commas in dialogue
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
Practice taking notes on WB p72
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
Practice taking notes and organizing information
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
Chapter 6 excerpt and questions
Review commas and root "rupt"
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
Vocabulary practice on WB p 103
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
Close Reading of Chapter 7
Sequencing a list of adjectives
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
Mighty Morphin Power Rock
hard and smooth
sedimentary rocks change under heat and pressure
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.
Read chapter 8 and discuss
Introduce a descriptive paragraph
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
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
Discuss firsthand vs secondhand
Discuss the chapter, suffixes, and roots
Practice sequencing adjectives