Thursday, February 27, 2014

Snow Day

Cold cA sliding over the North Pole from Siberia!
Today would be a great day to catch-up on any missing assignments:)

Science and History never take a day off and neither should you!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Monument Men

Check out this link about a Grand Rapids man in WW2.

US History Objectives Week of 2/24/14

Objectives Week of 2/24/14

Lectures- Holocaust, Yad Vashem Auschwitz (located below Sophia Lectures)

Concept Reinforcement- Pre-WW2 US-Sino Relations

Activities- Oil Blog Readings #7 and #8, Pre -WW2 US Sino Relations

Physical Science Objectives Week of 2/24/14

Lectures- watch Interactive Rock Cycle take notes, no quiz, this is below Sophia lectures.

Concept Reinforcement - Rock Cycle and Minerals

Activities- Website and Blog- see topic 12 in Moodle, do activity #2 in the files.

Tuesday-no school
Wednesday- Rock and Mineral ID
Friday - Rock and Mineral Assessment

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rock Stuff

Sedimentary Rocks:

  • form from the weathering and erosion of previous rocks
  • the process is- weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, cementation
  • clastic rocks form from fragments of material ex; conglomerate and sandstone
  • chemical rocks form from the precipitation of minerals from water (oceans) ex; rock salt and rock gypsum
  • fossils are found in sedimentary rocks, the other rock processes would destroy the fossils. Interesting fact, even ripple marks from streams or beaches can be fossilized.
Metamorphic Rocks:
  • these rocks form from extreme heat and pressure placed upon pre-existing rocks.
  • heat is the primary agent for contact metamorphism, this heat is supplied by nearby magma.
  • during metamorphism minerals may recrystallize, crystals can grow larger and the rock will become more compact.
  • running water is NOT an agent of metamorphism.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Test/retest Reschedule

Review will be Thursday, test on Friday,  6th hour testers come in during seminar on Friday

Sunday, February 16, 2014

US History Week of 2/17/14

Lectures - Rise of Hitler

Reinforcement - Rise of Dictators, Hitler notes

Activities- Route 66 due Friday, Blog posts 5 & 6

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Physical Science Week of 2/17/14

Rock and Mineral Prezi due 2/19/14
Meteorology Retest/Test 2/20/14

Lectures- Mineral Properties, Mineral Formation, Rocks

Concept Reinforcement- Volcanic Rocks, Rock Composition Packet

  1. Create Hydrology website using google Apps, insert Hydrology/Water cycle on homepage and give a brief description,
  2. Create a Science blog using google Apps, in your first post insert a picture of the Rock Cycle and give a brief description.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

US History

Map of Alaska circa 1915

Meteorology Retest

The meteorology retest will be Wednesday 2/19/14. We will review in class on Tuesday and after school on Tuesday. If you have a mobile device please bring it Tuesday. Those not retesting can work on any of the objectives for the week.
I will open the first test Saturday for review. The retest will be over the same topics but it will not be the same test.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week of 2/10/14 Physical Science

Lectures- Mineral Characteristics and Ternary Graphs

Class Reinforcement- Silicon Chemistry

Activities- Mineral and Rock Prezi

Wednesday is the Meteorology Assessment we will meet in B112

US History Week of 2/10/14

Lectures- none
Concept Reinforcement- 1920’s Vocab, Great Depression Crossword
Computer Activities- Roaring 20’s Website due Friday
1920’s Quiz Friday

Stock Market Simulation is graded- I have put the scores in the gradebook but have not included them in your overall grade. The gradebook will be updated Wednesday. Any corrections, etc should be done by end of class on Wednesday.

If you want to get an early start on “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” see your moodle page- Topic 9

Ressurrection of the Blog

Many students have suggested a blog would be a better way to communicate weekly objectives than 'Livebinders' so here you go.
This blog can be accessed under 'Objectives' on Moodle, there is a tile on your Symbaloo and I would save the link where you can find it.