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 Monday, 29 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010 17:56:56 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Next time we are in the computer lab ...

  1. Use Google Image Search to find a map that shows the intensity of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (must include the Mercalli scale)
  2. Write a bibliography entry for the map you found. (see handout given in class: Quick Reference Guide MLA Style for Listing Sources)
  3. Check out the following website:

How Quake Safe is Your Home?
Use the slider at the bottom of the website to create earthquakes of different intensities (uses modified Mercalli scale), and see the damage that occurs in the home.  Switch the house from "unsecured" to "earthquake safe" and see the changes in the amount of damage that occurs.

Compare seismogram readings from within the same city (a few blocks apart) - Why did one experience more intense shaking than the other?

Scroll down to the video clip of the Jell-O San Francisco to see how the buildings shake in San Fransisco for 40 seconds (duration of 1906 earthquake)

 San Andreas Fault Pictures & information on the San Andreas Fault

Do a google image search for the Cypress Structure Collapse in 1989 and check out the damage to the double decker freeway.

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 Sunday, 28 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010 14:58:20 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

chapter 1 all

(we SKIPPED chapter 2 lesson 1 and 2 so these are NOT  on the final this semester)

chapter 2 lesson 3 only

(we SKIPPED chapter 3 all so it is NOT on the final this semester)

chapter 4 all

chapter 5 all

chapter 6 all

I might ask students some questions about using a ruler, a beaker or graduated cylinder, and/or triple beam balance since we learned to use these tools.

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Sunday, 28 November 2010 07:05:23 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.29- Illustrations for the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale bookmark   Click to download if you lost yours ... 2ModMercBookMark.pdf (23.71 KB)
         Reminder #1: Last day to turn in re-do's for Homework Check #1 (for late credit) is the 30th of Nov. 
         Reminder #2: Homework Check #2 due Wednesday, list distributed last week.

T 11.30- Read TB p. 270-278, do SciNB p. 65
        Reminder: Homework Check #2 due Wednesday, list distributed last week.

W 12.1- Answer questions on Worksheet

R 12.2- TB p. 285 #1-14, and TB p. 286-287 # 1-9, 12.  (just answers if fine; no need for FCS/RSQ on this)

F 12.3- Start studying for finals.  The Science final will cover all information learned this semester!


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 Friday, 19 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010 20:23:59 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.22- Answer TB p. 267 # 1, 2, 3 in SciNB p. 63 (FCS, RSQ)
     (In class: found the epicenter for 2 earthquakes - very similar to Friday's computer lab; need 2 worksheets from Mrs. Fischer)

T 11.23-  Finish classwork. 
     (In class: finished any left over part of Finding EQ Epicenter Activity from yesterday, and did SciNB p. 61, 63 and 64.  Also handed out assignment list for Homework Check #2, click link to download: HWcheck2fall2010.pdf (36.44 KB))

W 11.24- Homework Check #2 is due Wed., 12/1.
      (Reminder: today is a minimum day with a 12:46 dismissal time & Fixes on HW Check #1 for late credit are due Tue, 11/30.)

R 11.25- Happy Thanksgiving; no school today.

F 11.26- No school today.

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Friday, 19 November 2010 09:20:46 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Moible Laptop Assignments )

After reading all of the brown directions, you will complete today's activity which is Finding the Epicenter.

  1. First, complete the Southern California Earthquake, (record answers on the worksheet provided)
  2. Second, you select another earthquake (record the results in the table at the end of the worksheet)

If you finish early, review chapter 6 using the following two links:

Then, you may check out the following links....

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 Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 18:58:55 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.15- Read TB p. 246-251.  Do  SciNB p. 56.  Answer TB p. 251 #1, 3, 5, 8 and Visual Check p. 248.  (FCS, RSQ for all but #8)

T 11.16- Read TB p. 252-258, do SciNB p. 59, add "focus", "shadow zone", and "surface waves"
     (Note: SciNB p. 56 was done in class if not already completed, make sure it is finished....
       Click Here for Links to Virtual Tour of 1906 Earthquake from USGS - we looked at some of these in classes today.  Must have parent permission to do downloads before using.  Uses Google Earth application (can be downloaded free from Google), then download files on link provided.

W 11.17- Answer TB p. 258 # 2, 3, 6, 4, 5, 8 in SciNB p. 60, 61 (FCS, RSQ)
      (Note: If absent today, need to complete "Mini Lab - Modeling P and S waves")

R 11.18- Read TB p. 259-267, do SciNB p. 62, add "magnitude".
      (Note: SciNB p. 60 and most of p. 61 were filled in during class, make sure these pages are completed)

F 11.19- Finish classwork. 
     (Note: We are in the LRC - the library's computer lab today.  Above is the work students are responsible for.... if absent here is today's Computer Assignment #1 worksheet to download, print & complete: CompAct1FindEpi.pdf (80.13 KB)   Be sure to turn in the paper to Mrs. Fischer)

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 Tuesday, 09 November 2010
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 16:22:45 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.8- Study for ch. 5 quiz on Tue, 11/9

T 11.9- Signed Assignemnt Report for 2nd grading period & complete goal setting (back side)

W 11.10- ch 5 quiz Reflection / WIGWAP

R 11.11- Veteran's Day; no school today

F 11.12- Teacher Inservice Day; no school for students

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 Monday, 01 November 2010
Monday, 01 November 2010 08:01:05 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 11.1- Do SciNB p. 48, add- "rock stress", and "subduction"
   Reminder: 1989 Earthquake Bonus due tomorrow!

T 11.2- Finish SciNB p. 49, 50.

W 11.3- Read TB p. 223-226, do SciNB p. 51.
(Suggestion: check out images and news stories online of Mount Merapi in Central Java (Indonesia) ... there ware some amazing pictures from the eruption & some scary stories of escaping the ash, lava and other debris.)

R 11.4- Answer TB p. 226 # 1-6 skip #3 (FCS< RSQ)

F 11.5- Study for chapter 5 quiz on Tuesday, 11/9.

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