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 Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 13:31:42 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( final )

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend.  Just in case you find yourself with extra time, you're welcome to get ahead!

M 11.30- Read TB p. 246-251, do SciNB p. 56

Absent Monday? We started our Earthquake Timelines in class.  Students should have the time line set up correctly with five (or more) earthquake events on their timeline before they left class today.  Students can do the bonus options listed at the bottom of the grading rubric for up to 9 bonus points.  We will do the bibliography in class together later in the week.

T 12.01- Answer TB p. 251 # 1-3 in SciNB p. 57 and TB p. 251 # 5, 8 in SciNB p. 58 (FCS, RSQ)

Absent Tuesday? Viewed the ch 6 Concepts in Motion video clip titled " Earthquakes and Seismic Waves" (click here to view online resource so you may watch it).  We wrote notes into the bottom SciNB p. 57 and filled in the both parts of p. 58.

W 12.02- Read TB p. 252-258, do SciNB p. 59, add "focus", "shadow zone" and "surface waves".

Absent Wednesday? We started the Plate Boundaries Data Lab by identifying the locations of  15 or more earthquakes on the map (white paper) using the data table provided (green paper).  Students going on the King Tut field trip (Tuesday 12/8) will need to finish the rest of the lab (steps 2, 3, and 4 of the Procedure) on their own at home.

R 12.03- Answer TB p. 258 # 2, 3, 6 in SciNB p. 60, and TB p. 258 # 4, 5, 8 in SciNB p. 61 (FCS, RSQ)

Absent Thursday?  There was a short surprise quiz on the reading from last night, the questions asked to define one of the additional vocaublary words, list the 3 types of seismic waves, and to identify the seismic wave that travels the fastst.  We added the bibliography onto our timeline (timelines collected) and then started filling in p. 60/61 in SciNB.

F 12.04- Finish SciNB p. 57, 58, 60, 61 (we will be working on these during the week;IF time is used wisely in class, they will be finished before you go home on Friday.  If there is a lot of side talking or students chose to be distracted, the work will need to be completed at home.)

Absent Friday?  Today we used spring and/or slinky's to models how the primary and secondary wave travels through the Earth, demonstrated why locations closest to the epicenter will feel the seismic waves before locations further away. We also wrote some informaion about the seismic waves on p. 60 of SciNB.

Announcement: Final exams will be here before you know it! (They are on December 15-17)  The test will cover everything we have learned about this semester.  Get started studying by reviewing chapters 5 and 6 looking over old tests (your WIGWAYs will tell you which questions you really need to focus on!)

What does Mrs. Fischer mean by EVERYTHING being on the final?

Chapter &  Lessons to study
1 - Mapping Earth's Surface (all)
2 - Earth's Surface (lessons 1 and 3)
3- Thermal Energy and Heat (all)
4- Plate Tectonics (all)
5- Plate Boundaries and California (all)
6- Earthquakes (all)

 When will I take my Science Final?

Monday the 14th: normal day, dismissal at 2:30

Tuesday the 15th: Periods 1 and 6, dismissal at 11:54

Wednesday the 16th: Periods 2 and 3, dismissal at 11:54

Thursday the 17th:  Periods 4 and 5, dismissal at 11:54

Friday the 18th: normal day, dismissal at 2:30

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 Friday, 20 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009 15:35:02 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.23- Read TB p. 270-278, do SciNB p. 65

Absent Monday?  Read aloud "Quake!" book and identified the 5 types of earthquake hazards on the Turkey Diagram. (Paper was collected before students left.)

T 11.24- Do SciNB p. 66, 67.

Absent Tuesday? Checked vocabulary definitions from last night's homework, watched "Angry Earth" from the television series, Naked Science and took notes about numerous historic earthquakes.  (Paper was collected before students left.)

W 11.25- Answer TB p. 278 # 3, 5 in SciNB p. 67.
      (Wednesday is a minimum day, students will be dismissed at 12:55. 
          There will be no Homework Center nor late bus due to the early dismissal.)

Absent Wednesday?  We completed "Ch. 6 lesson 4: Reinforcement (Earthquake Hazards & Safety)" on binder paper (slide show / handout)

R 11.27- Happy Thanksgiving!  (No School)

F 11.28- No School - day after Thanksgiving

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 Monday, 16 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009 10:53:51 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.16- Finish ch. 5 lesson 1 booklet

Absent Monday?  We completed the activity "A Model of 3 Faults" for the normal fault, thrust fault, and strike-slip fault.  We put together and started the ch. 5 lesson 1 booklet.

T 11.17- Finish SciNB p. 49, 50.

Absent Tuesday?  We took a surprise quiz using the ch 5 lesson 1 booklet (the booklet was collected at the end of the quiz).  We also wrote notes into portions of p. 49 and 50 of the SciNB.   As of tonight, ALL of ch 5 lesson 1 SciNB pages (p. 48-50 should be completed).

W 11.18- Read TB p. 223-226, answer TB p. 226 # 1, 2, 5 in SciNB p. 52 (FCS, RSQ)

Absent Wednesday? You need to use the textbook to do SciNB p. 51.  Instead of writing a paragraph on the San Andreas, call a friend to get the notes that we wrote.  We completed a map for SciNB p. 52 to tape over the "Create" - pick this up from the teacher.

R 11.19- Answer TB p. 226 255 # 4, 6 in SciNB p. 53 (FCS, RSQ) AND finish SciNB p. 53.

Absent Thursday? Wrote in notes to complete SciNB p. 52 and top of p. 53 (the "Analyze") - use TB p. 224-225 to fill these in.  Also watched "Faulting and Folding" video, wrote notes into SciNB p. 20.

F 11.20- Finish classwork (ch. 5 study guide - use it to start studying for the Final in December, it will be here before you know it)

Absent Friday? We corrected last night's homework, and worked on the chapter 5 study guide.

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 Friday, 06 November 2009
Friday, 06 November 2009 15:34:32 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.9- Read TB p. 210-213, answer TB p. 221 # 1, 3, 4 in SciNB p. 49 (use FCS and RSQ like always on these questions!)  AND ch 4 test Reflection/WIGWAY due Friday.

Absent Monday?  You'll have a quiz on ch. 2 lesson 1 to make up on Thursday!  Test's were returned and ch 4 Reflection/WIGWAY distributed - due Friday the 13th.

T 11.10- No School for Students (Teacher Inservice Day)  Reminder: ch 4 test Reflection/WIGWAY due Friday.

W 11.11- Celebrating our Veteran's Day!  (No school)  Reminder: ch 4 test Reflection/WIGWAY due Friday.

R 11.12- Read TB p. 215-221, answer TB p. 221 # 2, 6, 9 in SciNB p. 50   (use FCS and RSQ like always on these questions!)
     Reminder: ch 4 test Reflection/WIGWAY due Friday.

Absent Thursday?  Started taking notes in SciNB p. 49, did launch lab TB p. 207 and recorded your observations in SciNB p. 47 (in the the "Science Journal" box).

F 11.13- Do SciNB p. 48, add "subduction"

Absent Friday? We constructed the Fault Model to go with the activity "A Model of Three Faults" which will be finished on Monday in class.

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 Monday, 02 November 2009
Monday, 02 November 2009 11:33:44 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Reminder: Chapter 4 test Wednesday 11/4.

Announcement: Chapter 2 lesson 1 quiz on Monday 11/9.

M 11.2- Study for Wednesday's test on chapter 4 AND
        Homework Check #5 due Thursday (list of assignments distributed today, or click to download: HWcheck5.pdf (37.25 KB))

Absent Monday?  We filled in the notes for SciNB p. 43 and 44 (download notes by clicking here: p.43,44SciNBnotes.pdf (47.64 KB)) and did TB p. 204-205 (skip #12) - write the letter for the answer, correct against the key.  If you got a question incorrect, then you'll write out the question and the correct answer.

T 11.3- Study for Wednesday's test on chapter 4 AND
       Student assignment report - parent signature requried

Absent Tuesday?  We reviewed chapter 4 to help prepare for the test on Wednesday.  Distributed the Student Assignment Reports for you to have your parents sign.  (the attendance office has yours if you were absent)

W 11.4- Read TB p. 78-85, do SciNB p. 10, add "ranges"

Absent Wednesday?  Collected the signed Student Assignment Reports, students completed the test on chapter 4.

R 11.5- Answer TB p. 84 # 3, 5 in SciNB p. 11, AND
        TB p. 84 # 4, 6 in SciNB p. 12 (FCS, RSQ)
       H1N1 packet distributed in 5th period classes--> green form for parents to fill out.  If parents want their student to get vaccinated, the consent portion should also be completed, along with possibly the yellow form.  This is from the District Office and is due to your child's fifth period teacher no later than Nov. 12.

Absent Thursday? We went over the test (marking incorrect answers), and completed Homework Check #5.

F 11.6- Finish chapter 2 lesson 1 foldable, AND
    Study for Monday's quiz on chapter 2 lesson 1.

Absent Friday?  We used TB p. 78-85 to fill in the purple Foldable for ch. 2 lesson 1. 
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