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TEXTBOOK

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What happens during an earthquake?


Earthquake Model Development

Fill out the first two rows of boxes on the Earthquake Model Development handout.


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Chapter 1

See what happened in Los Angeles in January 1994, right after a large earthquake shook the Northridge area.


Killer Quake Observations

Bedroom Diagram

 

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How is Earth divided into different layers?


Pie Slice of the Earth

(You will need to get the paper with the model on it from your teacher.)


What is the deepest hole in the world?

Fill out the next row of boxes on the Earthquake Model Development handout, adding the term "crust".

 

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Why does the crust move during an earthquake?


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Earthquakes

Brainpop - Earthquakes


Fill out the next row of boxes on the Earthquake Model Development handout, adding the term "fault".

 

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What are the characteristics of the different layers of the Earth?


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If Earth was hollow...

Watch the different earthquake waves arrive as a cat freaks out.

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Earth's Structure

Brainpop - Earth's Structure

[you can use information on your Slice of Earth model to help you answer the back side of the Brainpop handout]

 

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How do earthquakes reveal the shape of Earth's plates?


Plotting Earthquakes

Get your data from the USGS earthquake pages.

(you will need to get the 5 map pieces from your teacher)

Day 1 - Cut out map pieces and plot 10 earthquakes on them.  Day 2 - Answer questions on back.


Fill out the next row of boxes on the Earthquake Model Development handout, adding the terms "plate" and "plate boundaries".

 

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How are earthquakes and tsunamis related?


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Chapter: Tsunami


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Tsunami

Brainpop - Tsunami

 

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How do volcanoes reveal the shape of Earth's plates?


Plotting Volcanoes

Get your data from the Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program weekly volcanic activity report.

(you will reuse the 5 map pieces from the Plotting Earthquakes assignment)

 

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What happens to Earth's crust at convergent boundaries?


Case Study: Himalayas
 
What do the Himalayas look like?
 
How were the Himalayas formed?

Convergent Boundaries - Continent to Continent

(you will need to get the block pieces from your teacher)

(you will reuse the 5 map pieces from the Plotting Earthquakes assignment)

 

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What happens to Earth's crust at convergent boundaries?


Case Study: Mariana Trench
 
Go down to the bottom of the trench in one minute.
 
Is there life down there? Yup.
 

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The Deepest Place on Earth - Chapter 4 - Mariana Islands

Convergent Boundaries - Ocean to Ocean

(you will need to get the block pieces from your teacher)

(you will reuse the 5 map pieces from the Plotting Earthquakes assignment, along with the other convergent boundary block)

 

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What happens to Earth's crust at convergent boundaries?


Case Study: 2010 earthquake in Chile

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Chapter: Chile, South America

Convergent Boundaries - Continent to Ocean

(you will need to get the block pieces from your teacher)

(you will reuse the 5 map pieces from the Plotting Earthquakes assignment, along with the other two convergent boundary blocks)

 

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What happens to Earth's crust at divergent boundaries?


Case Study: Africa's Great Rift Valley
 

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Fire: Chapters 1 & 5

Divergent Boundaries - Continent from Continent

(you will need to get the block pieces from your teacher)

(you will reuse the 5 map pieces from the Plotting Earthquakes assignment)

 

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What happens to Earth's crust at divergent boundaries?


Case Study: Mid-Atlantic Ridge
 

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start at 32 min, go through Chapter 8 - Where Tectonic Plates Meet

Watch pillow lava being formed.

Divergent Boundaries - Ocean from Ocean

(you will need to get the block pieces from your teacher)

(you will reuse the 5 map pieces from the Plotting Earthquakes assignment)

 
 

What happens to Earth's crust at transform boundaries?


Case Study: San Andreas Fault
 

Transform Boundaries

(you will need to get the block pieces from your teacher)

(you will reuse the 5 map pieces from the Plotting Earthquakes assignment)

 

 
CLASSWORK
TEXTBOOK

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How does Earth change over time?


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Weathering
Erosion

Brainpop - Weathering

Brainpop - Erosion

History of Geology

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How are rocks formed?


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Rocks Movie Notes


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Rock Cycle

Brainpop - Rock Cycle

Rock Cycle

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How can you tell different types of rocks apart?


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Types of Rocks

Brainpop - Types of Rocks


Rock Identification Lab

 

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How are layers of rock deposited?


Deposition of Layers

Superposition & Disturbed Rock Layers

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How do geologists figure out the order in which layers of rock were deposited?


Faulting and Igneous Activity

Rock Layer Puzzles

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How did geologists figure out how old Earth is?


Relative and Absolute Dating

Absolute Dating

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Review of geology.


Interactive Reader p.111-125.

Geology Practice Questions

 

















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