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 Sunday, 05 February 2012
Sunday, 05 February 2012 15:25:35 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | erosion | farming | Links to Video Clips | meanders | oxbow lake | river )

Explination of steam development, meanders, oxbow lake formation ...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3r-cG8Wic

River Channel with large meanders, erosion and deposition along river curves (inside the curve vs. outside the curve), formation of oxbow lake & floodplain...
     http://serc.carleton.edu/details/files/19077.html

Grand River - photo sequence from 1939-1996 showing the re-formation of a meander in the Grand River....
     http://serc.carleton.edu/details/files/19164.html

 

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Sunday, 05 February 2012 15:15:44 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | GIS | land use maps | mapping )

 

symbols on map represents this type of land use or habitat color / pattern to shade
UU  UB urban black
UA     UA___ agriculture black & white stripes /////
POW     PUB    R1UB     R2UB fresh open water bue & white stripes \\\\\
PEM      PEM___ fresh marsh orange

 

Link to explanations of the various types of land use, colors to shade & map symbols:

Habitat Slides (can click on each habitat to find out more)

List of all the symbols and land uses.

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 Monday, 30 January 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012 11:21:16 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Monday-

6th grade- Rewrite/type rock & mineral notes (neatly) onto different paper from composition book
7th grade- Classifying Organisms Crossword puzzle

Tuesday-   6th graders: click here for today's 6th grade in class computer activity ;
                  7th graders: click here for today's 7th grade in class computer activity

6th grade- Rock/mineral project due Thursday  
7th grade- Answer the 4 Reading Check questions from Textbook pages 244-251.  (Reading Check questions are located on p. 245, 247, 249, 250.)

Wednesday-

6th grade- Rock/mineral project due Thursday
7th grade- Finish classwork

Thursday-

6th grade- Study for Rock/mineral quiz tomorrow (chapter 2 lesson )
7th grade- Study for quiz on ch 6 lessons 1 and 4 tomorrow.

Friday- Enjoy weekend!

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 Monday, 23 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012 09:35:03 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( minerals, rocks, rock cycle | project | phylum poster )

Monday-

6th grade- finish backside of Journey through the Rock Cycle
7th grade- Finish video questions from Animal Classification

Tuesday-

6th grade- Rock cycle comic strip & ch 7 WIGWAP
7th grade- Research your animal phylum

Wednesday-

6th grade- Rock/mineral research ..... assignment of the rock/mineral is based upon different criterion for each class - explained below....you may click the blue underlined link to help you ...

first period mineral list: mineral must start with your first initial, and end with -ist
second period rock list: rock must start with your first initial,
third period list: You were assigned a state, research either the rock or mineral for the state you were assigned   .... unfortunately some states have neither a state rock, nor a state mineral.  I will assign a different state to you in class if your assigned state has neither a state rock nor a state mineral.


7th grade- Research your animal phylum  ..... lost the project directions? Click to download: 7.PhylumResearchPoster.pdf (73.33 KB)

Thursday-

6th grade- Rock /mineral research  ..... lost the project directions?  Click to download: 6.RockMineralTMproject.pdf (31.13 KB)
7th grade- Practice for presenation on phylum

Friday- enjoy your weekend!

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 Sunday, 22 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:51:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | bilingual diagrams | deep sea vents | ELD | plate boundaries | volcanoes )

Link to geology diagrams labeled in both Chinese (Cantonese?) and English.

http://hkss.cedd.gov.hk/hkss/eng/education/gs/eng/hkg/chapter2.htm

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Sunday, 22 January 2012 18:58:03 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | animations | Atmosphere | interactive | Links to Video Clips | Moible Laptop Assignments | volcano ash | volcanoes )

Has animations showing the movement of volcanic ash after a volcano puffs out the ash.  (Has Mt. St. Helen's half way down the page)

http://puff.images.alaska.edu/Google_Earth2.shtml

 

Information on the Redoudt 1989 eruption - an airplane flew into the ash cloud in/near Alaska; all  4 engines stopped.  Had to descend, where engines restarted, and made an emergency landing in Alaska.    http://puff.images.alaska.edu/Redoubt_webpage/Puff_redoubt_ash.shtml

Volcano eruption images from space

Sunday, 22 January 2012 13:13:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 7th grade | animations | fossils | Games )

Warning: topics today deal with death & are morbid.

First:  Where will fossils form?  - Burrying Bodies   http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/dinosaurs/burying_bodies/burial/index.shtml

Second:  How are fossils formed? - Making Fossils http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/fossils http://www.abc.net.au/beasts/fossilfun/makingfossils/default.htm

Third: Can you put together the skeleton?  - Skeleton Jigsaw http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/games/skeleton_jigsaw/skeletal_jigsaws/index.shtml  http://www.abc.net.au/beasts/fossilfun/skeletal_jigsaws/default.htm

Fourth: start homework OR check out these options if you finish early & do not wish to start on your homework -

Fossil Fabricator (set up the right conditions to make a fossil) - http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/fossil-fabricator

Layers of Time Game - http://www.amnh.org/ology/features/layersoftime/game.php

 Matching Fossils from different geologic times - http://www.mylearning.org/fossils-game/interactive/2402/

 

Fossil Hunting Game - http://www.dinosaurcove.co.uk/fossilhunter.html

Footprints - http://www.abc.net.au/beasts/fossilfun/footprints/default.htm

Camouflage - http://www.abc.net.au/beasts/fossilfun/camouflage/default.htm

 

Lost your handout from today?  Click to download:

7.CompFossilsHandout.pdf (28.96 KB)
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 Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:04:09 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Monday - no school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday-

6th grade- write an MLA format bibliography entry for p. 305 of textbook
7th grade- write one paragraph (4-6 sentences) about the natural selection of cuttlefish (use your thinking map from class)

Wednesday-

6th grade- research your volcano  ..... volcanoes were assigned in class today for this Volcano Project.... click here to access assignment information and copies of the assignment.
7th grade- threatened / extinct / introduced species

Thursday-

6th grade- finish volcano project (due Friday for early etra credit, OR Monday for regualr credit - click on link to assignment information)
7th grade- threatened / extinct / introduced species   & finish computer activity from class today

Friday-

6th grade- volcano project if not already turned in
7th grade- Enjoy weekend!    & finish Thursday's computer activity

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 Sunday, 15 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012 20:40:17 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( bibliography | MLA format )

Bibliography:

“Setting Indents for Paragraphs” Help Menu.  Pages ’09 (version 4.0.4) [Software]. 

Wass, Red. "MLA Documentation Guide." Library Services - Austin Community College. Austin Community College, 22 Nov. 2011. Web. 31 Jan. 2012.

<http://library.austincc.edu/help/mla/>

Copy and paste the pink text from above into a Pages document.  Practice following the directions to create a hanging indent in the bibliography.

 

How to make hanging indents in your typed bibliography .... To download directions from class, click here: HangingIndentInstructions.pdf (288.43 KB)

 

Link to helpful hints from Science Buddies:  http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_mla_format_examples.shtml

                (the above link is the same/similar to hand out from class given to 6th graders before the Volcano project)

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Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:41:51 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( volcanoes | project | bibliography )

Due: Monday, 1/23/2012
.... you may turn it in early (on Friday the 20th for early extra credit)

To download a .pdf file which contains the following four items .... 6.ch7VolcanoFactSheetandSample.pdf (955.64 KB)

  • blank sheet to print out
  • sample already filled out
  • grading rubric (so you can see how many points sections are worth & the expectations for the bibliography)
  • additional page of information about different types of volcanoes from the USGS

To download a Word (.doc) file which you can type your information directly into & then print and turn in ....6ch7VolcDocument.doc (640.5 KB)

 

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 Saturday, 14 January 2012
Saturday, 14 January 2012 12:34:50 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 7th grade | classification | Moible Laptop Assignments | taxonomy )

Correct last night's definitions using the following resources THEN answer the folliwing questions  using the internet resources provided below.  Answers go on the back of last night's homework (or on a piece of binder paper & attach)

1. Extinct vs. endangered vs. threatened ..... http://www.epa.gov/espp/coloring/especies.htm
     Introduced or invasive species ..... http://www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/

2. What are the 7 levels of classification?  http://utahscience.oremjr.alpine.k12.ut.us/sciber99/7th/classify/sciber/7levels.htm

The 7 levels of classification are Kingdom, P_______, C______, O________, F__________, G________, S________. 

3. To help you remember this, remember the phrase, "King Phillip Came Over For Good Spagetti".  Copy the quote onto your paper.

4. What are the 6 kingdoms of life?  http://www.ric.edu/faculty/ptiskus/six_kingdoms/index.htm

The 6 kingdoms of life are: ______, _____, ______, _____, ______, ______.

5. Write the taxonomy of the nine-banded armadillo... https://www.msu.edu/~nixonjos/armadillo/taxonomy.html

6. The nine-banded armadillo is a "chordate" - what does "chordate" mean? (use link from #5)

7. The nine-banded armadillo is the state animal for _________.  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/dillo/

8. Draw the nine-banded armadillo. (may use link from #7)

 

 

 

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