How old is the Earth?How did the Earth form?Did Earth form through gradual change or catastrophic events?How do scientists study the history of Earth?

(1) Understanding Geological Time:


Geological Time and the Football Field Analogy - use this website --> Geological Time Scale

Check out this video (link here) for more information on geological time

Here's another resource: click here to visit a the geological time scale

How does that radioactive carbon dating work? ---> Radiocarbon dating Video

Want some more information about index fossils?


(2) Earth's Structure and Plate Tectonics


Use the following website to complete this section's Article Analysis:
http://news.discovery.com/earth/tags/plate-tectonics.htm


Introduction Video = "Colliding Continents" --> YOU TUBE Colliding Continents


Use this following link with the "Introduction to Plate Tectonics" document =
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/structure.htmlhttp://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/structure.html

Here is the word document=



WEBQUEST: Plate tectonics, a Scientific Revolution: plate tectonics webquest (Continental Drift)


ROCK CYCLE INTERACTIVE

The Rock Cycle




SUSTAINABILITY vs. EXPLOITATION



(1) DOWNLOAD/PRINT:

Worksheet for Interactive:

(2) USE THIS SITE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON ABOVE WORKSHEET:

Human Footprint Interactive: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/human-footprint-interactive/?ar_a=4



(1) YOU WILL NEED A HANDOUT to complete with the Sushi Interactive link below:

Sushi Interactive --->>>

http://www.columnfivemedia.com/work-items/interactive-where-does-your-sushi-come-from
  • COMPLETE THE HANDOUT USING THE ABOVE INTERACTIVE
  • TURN IN THE COMPLETE HANDOUT


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Sustainability:


(1) Download the Game Worksheet document below
(2) Print it out
(3) Go the the Environment Game link below
(3) At the Environment Game complete:
---->Introduction
---->Environment Game
---->Building Game
----->Town Game

Do the introduction and ALL of the Games.
Use the Game worksheet to respond to some of the results.
Record your points in the data table
YOUR GOAL IS TO GET THE HIGHEST SUSTAINABILITY POINTS.

Environment Game: http://www.mysusthouse.org/game.html
Environment Game Wksht:







Natural Resources

Natural Resources - The Chart

Go Online to complete the information chart about Alternative Energy

Visit -> The Energy Story

Use the chapter links along the left side to gather your initial research information about the six (6) alternative energy resources that we have learned about in class.


THE BROCHURE:

Natural Resource Brochure Questions:

Resources Infobook for Brochure: http://issuu.com/theneedproject/docs/secondaryenergyinfobook


Alternative Energy:
http://www.fplsafetyworld.com/?ver=kkblue&utilid=fplforkids&id=16183




Natural Resources 1

(1) You need to click above for the link to the website

(2) Watch any three (3) videos. For each video, complete an index with the following information:

(a) What is the title of the video?

(b) Who put the video together?

(c) What resource is the video about?

(d) Is the resource renewable or not?

(e) Summarize the video main idea in one complete sentence.

--submit an index card with the above information for each of the three videos that you watched

--you should turn in three (3) index cards.





Natural Resources 3

See how oil and natural gas have changed how we live as a society. Use the Adventures in Energy

(http://www.adventuresinenergy.org/main.swf) website to answer the questions from the Adventures in Energy packet.


Learn more about the Life cycle of an oil field at

http://www.paresources.se/en/Operations/Life-cycle-of-an-oil-field/


VIDEO: Hindsight and foresight - 20 years after the Exxon Valdez spill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS2FbvfnNDw


Tools to help you review/study for NATURAL RESOURCES:

Click this link to review and practice vocabulary terms

Click this link to practice identifying RENEWABLE vs. NONRENEWABLE

Another practice of RENEWABLE vs. NONREWABLE



USEFUL WEBSITES:
http://alternativeenergy.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=001797
http://www.livescience.com/9404-mysterious-origin-supply-oil.html
https://web.duke.edu/soc142/team9/SEF.html
http://www.cnbc.com/id/48782968
http://academic.emporia.edu/abersusa/go336/ringler/diamondmining.htm
http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/business-and-human-rights/oil-gas-and-mining-industries/conflict-diamonds
http://www.brysoneducation.org/age_8_11/material_world/aluminium.asp
http://borlaug.tamu.edu/2012/05/02/world-coffee-research-in-the-press-growing-concern-coffee-and-climate-change/



MYTHS and FOLKLORE


Use this link to EXPLORE MYTHS: http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/myths.htm

Use this link to DRAFT a myth idea: http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm




SECTION 1 PADLET: use this link --->
http://padlet.com/zulma_gonzalez/EQuakesnVol1





Ring of Fire Exploration: (websites are in worksheet)


Volcanoes:

Websites for Charts: http://ete.cet.edu/gcc/?/volcanoes_types/
http://www.livescience.com/27295-volcanoes.html

Sites for Research:

For all volcanoes
Mount Vesuvius
Mount St Helens
Mount St. Helens
Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa
Eyjafjallajokull
Mount Pelee

Volcanoes


explore
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/video/immersive-media/vid2.shtml
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/sunset/sunsetft.html
http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/perm/nyiragongo/qtvrpanos-en.html
http://www.nps.gov/havo/photosmultimedia/multimedia.htm


types
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volc/types.html

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/monitor/intro.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/volcanocity/deadly.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/hazards/

http://www.volcano.si.edu

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/oldroot/volcanologist/how_to.html

http://volcanoworld.wordpress.com/category/faq/




Earthquakes

Virtual Lab: http://www.sciencecourseware.com/virtualearthquake/VQuakeExecute.html?x=144&y=27

TRACK EARTHQUAKES HERE ---> http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/musicalplates3/en/studentactivity1PRINT.shtml

How does a Seismograph work?
Watch these videos to learn a little more about seimographs --> YouTube: How a Seismograph works, How a Seismograph works 2

Cool website covering all types of info about earthquakes--> Earthquake exhibit




Earth's Structure and Plate Tectonics:



Padlet Plate Tectonic vocabulary

Plate Tectonics 1:

Plate Tectonics Webquest ----> use this site http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/pltec/index.html