In class, we were working on annotating a News story about a recent earthquake. Students also had to complete the "Big Ideas" section and define each of the underlined vocabulary words on the back of their paper. Many students did not get the vocabulary words completely finished. If not, they took the article home and are to finish defining the terms tonight. This will be turned in for a grade tomorrow. If your child did not bring one home, you can print off the copy below. :)
Here are some presentations to build some background information and take extra notes if you are having trouble at home! I apologize that I haven't been uploading many resources as of late, but we have been using the textbook for most of our notes this unit. Unfortunately, text books can't be sent home. If you are missing some notes or need extra clarification, please check out the presentations below! :)
Just a reminder that we will be having a quiz at the end of this week about our first objective! The essential questions are: What are the layers of the Earth? What are each of them made of? What order are they in and why are they in that order?
Check the last post for the vocabulary that will be covered in this quiz.
Resources for study: BrainPop (Earth's Structure) video, layers of the earth foldable (in their science notebook), last week's article and comprehension questions (also in their science binder), KWL chart (notebook)
We are one week into our first unit! We didn't really do much that can be posted here, unfortunately. Check out the objectives sheet that your child completed in their binders (or see a blank copy below!) While you're at it, ask to see their Layers of the Earth fold-able. It should be labeled with all of our vocabulary and other information that we discussed in class. We also watched a video on BrainPop about the Earth's structure. If you'd like to watch it again with your child, they should should have the login information. If not, feel free to e-mail me and I can provide it to you! We will be having a quiz on this first objective at the end of next week.
Vocabulary: crust (continental & oceanic), lithosphere, asthenosphere, mantle, inner core, outer core, tectonic plates, magnetic field
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