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Homework Week of Feb. 27, 2011
7th grade computer Activity - Absolute Age Dating
Homework Week of Feb 13, 2012
7th grade Computer Activity - Evolution
Homework Week of Feb 6, 2012
Games related to farming & soil
River Related Links
Color Shading for Land Use on Habitat Maps
6th grade Computer Activity - Weathering



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 Monday, 27 February 2012
Monday, 27 February 2012 12:48:06 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )


6th- WIGWAP ch 8 lesson 1 quiz (we took the quiz about 2 weeks ago)
7th- Textbook p. 307 - recopy & fill in answers (skip # 6, 9)


6th- finish stream development
7th- finish ch 7 lesson 2 outline


6th- study for ch 8 quiz Thursday (lessons 1 and 2)
7th- review sheet & lab safety signatures


6th- type of energy worksheet
7th- study for ch 7 quiz on Friday (ch 7 lessons 1 and 2)

Friday- Enjoy your weekend!
      6th grade reminder - you may retake the chapter 8 quiz on Monday, March 5 afterschool!  (This is a ONE time offer; use the weekend to study.  Keep in mind, whatever you score on the retake, it will replace your score .... regardless if it is higher or lower than the original quiz score....)

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 Friday, 24 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012 11:23:04 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 7th grade | interactive | absolute age dating rocks )

1. Use the link below to learn about Dendochronology:

-Take notes on the formation of tree rings in your composition book from the following site, then
-Complete the online Tree Study, and once cempleted, "submit report" and show Mrs. Fischer your "Forest of Fame Certificate" & Mrs. Fischer will stamp your homework page to show credit for finishing the activity.

if there is time, you may attempt the following Radioactive Dating Game (I think this requires a download so it might not work on the school laptops; may check it out at home) otherwise may start on homework.

2. Radioactive Dating Game



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 Monday, 13 February 2012
Monday, 13 February 2012 11:50:39 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( interactive | Links to Video Clips | minerals, rocks, rock cycle )


6th- Finish illustrating the mass wasting thinking map from class .... absent today? 6.8.2ErosionMassWastingTM.pdf (64.09 KB)
7th- Finish ch 7 lesson 1 outline ....  absent today?  7.7.1Stenos4PrinciplesRelativeAgeDating.pdf (293.83 KB)
Need to review the Rock Cycle?  Click here for neat interactive review


6th- Finish classwork on shoreline erosion     water erosion/rivers/floods
7th- Relative Age worksheet    to be announced


6th- Finish classwork on water erosion/rivers/floods (forgot the colors to use for shading?  click here to see the list!  shoreline erosion
7th- ch 7 lesson 1 Reinforcement (workshet distributed towards the end of class) to be announced
      Need help visualizing how the rock layers can form & move?  Click here to link to a video clip.


6th- Finish classwork on erosion from glaciers & wind
7th- WIGWAP for quiz from last Friday & Coloring page showing various periods of geologic time to be announced

Friday- Enjoy the week off!


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 Thursday, 09 February 2012
Thursday, 09 February 2012 07:48:05 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 7th grade | evolution | fossils | interactive )

1. Evolution of Homologus & Analogous Structures

2. Geologic Time

3. Guess the Embroyo - (must click launch interactive once you open the link) .... match the embryo to the animal it will develop into 

 4. Remember Continental Drift?  Quick review from last year ....

5. Advanced Learners also check out:

Classifying Life - (must click launch interactive once you open the link)

Our Family Tree - (must click launch interactive once you open the link)

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 Monday, 06 February 2012
Monday, 06 February 2012 16:01:16 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )


6th grade- ch 2 lesson 2 WIGWAP & finish answering Visual Checks and Reading Checks from TB p. 334-337 in composition book
7th grade- finish classwork (fill in thinking map, recopy thinking map, illustrate the examples & for moceular biology - add definition and example using TB p. 254-256) - do on a piece of binder/printer paper


6th grade- finish classwork
7th grade- fanswer Standards check questions #1-6 from textbook p. 256 - full complete sentences, restate the question.


6th grade- finish classwork
7th grade- finish classwork


6th grade- study for tomorrow's quiz on ch 8 lesson 1   .... Today's computer activity - 6th graders click here!
7th grade- study for tomorrow's quiz on ch 6 lessons 2 and 3. ..... Today's computer activity - 7th graders click here!

Friday - Enjoy weekend!

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 Sunday, 05 February 2012
Sunday, 05 February 2012 20:24:02 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Games | soil profile | farming | photosynthesis )

Build a Soil Profile Game Like Tetris

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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 ...

River Channel with large meanders, erosion and deposition along river curves (inside the curve vs. outside the curve), formation of oxbow lake & floodplain...

Grand River - photo sequence from 1939-1996 showing the re-formation of a meander in the Grand River....


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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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