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 Thursday, 18 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008 21:02:34 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

The semester grades were posted in the Portal. See you in 2012!
  
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 Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 21:21:13 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Smile A few students were asking about our finals schedule.  Here are the details I have been given.

Mon., Jan. 12- Regular Schedule

Tue., Jan. 13- Period 2 and 5 (noon dismissal)
Wed., Jan 14- Period 3 and 6 (noon dismissal)
Thur., Jan. 15- Period 1 and 4 (noon dismissal)

Fri.,- Jan. 16- Regular Schedule

Monday, Jan. 19- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School
Tuesday, Jan. 20- Inservice Day, No School for Students.  You can watch the Presidential Inauguration!

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 Monday, 15 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008 07:46:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 12.15- Do TB p. 181 #7  Standards Check and the Reading Check on p. 176, 179, 180 in SciNB p. 40. (this is a total of 4 questions - use FCS for all!)

T 12.16- Do SciNB p. 40 and 41 (Test #3 Reflection & WIGWAY is due Thursday.)

W 12.17- Read TB p. 183-193, do SciNB p. 42.   (Reflection & WIGWAY is due tomorrow!)

R 12.18-Do TB p. 193 #2, 3, 5 Standards check SciNB p. 43 . Use FCS!

F 12.19- Do TB p. 193 #6, 7, 8 Standards check SciNB p. 44 .  Use FCS!

 

Note: I was unable to post details about the extra credit for the Sonar Mapping Video over the weekend.  I'll post it before we go to break and the due date will be extended. 

 

Click to link to PBS program "Savage Earth: Hell's Crust", it's about plate tectonic and the movement of the Earth's Crust.  Has animations and details on topics from chapters 4 and 5.

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 Sunday, 07 December 2008
Sunday, 07 December 2008 19:50:05 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

 M 12.8- Test tomorrow!  p. 157 # 1-17, p. 158-159 # 1-8. and do any two of the following problems: 10, 11, 14, 20.  FCS and restate the question OR WOTQ

T 12.9- Read TB p. 166-173; do SciNB p. 36.  add fossil, Glossopteris.

W 12.10- In SciNB p. 38; answer TB p. 173 # 1, 2, 3. Standards Check and  p. 168 Visual Check.  Finish p. 37 and 38 (many students finished this in class) - on p. 38 for the Evidence-Description chart, you need to describe how the evidence is proof of the continents moving.  Example: "Fit of continents" you would write a description such as: "the edges of continents match up and fit together like puzzle pieces.  The east coast of South America fits into the notch on the west coast of Africa.  Northwest Africa fits between North and South America."

R 12.11- Read p. 174-181, do SciNB p. 39.  add sonar, orientation, magnetic field,

F 12.12- chapter 3 test WIGWAY and Reflection (due Thursday).  You can view the video on Sonar & how it is used to map the ocean floor viewed in class.  Extra credit option related to the video will be available.

 

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 Saturday, 06 December 2008
Saturday, 06 December 2008 20:25:38 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Within San Jose ...

Alum Rock Park   http://www.kqed.org/quest/exploration/alum-rock-exploration#

  • geologic features (igneous and sedimentary rocks, hot spring, disappearing & reappearing streams) 
  • wildlife & nature
  • California history

 

A little further away... (more than an hours drive)

Mt. Diablo    http://www.kqed.org/quest/exploration/mt-diablo-state-park-exploration

  • geologic features (igneous and sedimentary rocks, hot spring, disappearing & reappearing streams) 
  • wildlife & nature
  • beautiful view - on clear days can see to San Francisco and in the East to the Sierra Foothills.
  • WARNING: the road up has a lot of twists and turns - not recommend in poor weather;  the road up is known to trigger cases of car sickness (even on beautiful days)

Elkhorn Slough (Southwest bound)    http://www.kqed.org/quest/exploration/elkhorn-slough-exploration

  • known for diverse wildlife (birds come here for the winter - identified by National Audobon Society) & nature
  • easy to walk (fairly flat)
  •  
Additional ideas from KQED.
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 Monday, 01 December 2008
Monday, 01 December 2008 09:15:48 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 12.1- Read TB p. 139-143; do SciNB p. 28; add thermal energy. 
(Reminder: Signed Assignment Report and Extra Credit are due Thursday, Dec. 4th. 
Announcement: Chapter 3 test on Tuesday, Dec. 9)

T 12.2- In SciNB p. 29; answer TB p. 143 # 2, 6. Standards Check and  SciNB p. 30; answer TB p. 143 # 1, 7, 8 Standards Check in “Summarize It” box of SCiNB
(Reminder: Signed Assignment Report and Extra Credit are due Thursday, Dec. 4th. 
Reminder: Chapter 3 test on Tuesday, Dec. 9)

W 12.3- Read TB p. 145-151; do SciNB p. 31; add insulator
(Reminder: Signed Assignment Report and Extra Credit are due Thursday, Dec. 4th. 
Reminder: Chapter 3 test on Tuesday, Dec. 9)

R 12.4- Do SciNB p. 32 AND answer TB p. 151 # 4, 8, 9. Standards Check in “Summarize It” box of SCiNB
Reminder: Chapter 3 test on Tuesday, Dec. 9)

F 12.5- Due Tuesday: Use FCS/WOTQ for all.  p. 157 # 1-17, p. 158-159 # 1-8. and do any two of the following problems: 10, 11, 14, 20. 
Reminder: Chapter 3 test on Tuesday, Dec. 9)

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