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Weekly Update - Jan. 9-13, 2017

Students need to bring earbuds or headphones to class this Friday, Jan. 13!

Monday - Jan. 9, 2017 - Students will reflect back on the two previous days' lessons and write evidence statements that go along with the two maps that were parts of these lessons. They will then add two additional pieces of evidence (rock layers/sequence and glaciation of Pangea) in support of Alfred Wegener's theory of Continental Drift. They will begin planning to write their Claim, Evidence, Reasoning paragraphs with an orgainzer that includes sentence starters. 

Tuesday - Jan. 10, 2017 - Students will use a GoogleDoc on the Chromebooks to write their CER paragraphs from the organizing document they received in class on Monday. (Link and document found in GoogleClassroom).

Wednesday - Jan. 11, 2017 - Students will take notes on the layers of Earth and draw conceptual models to illustrate their notes. We will recall the learning we did prior to break about p-waves and s-waves generated by Earthquakes as the means for us to know the interior of Earth, since we cannot crack it open and have a look inside! 

Thursday - Jan. 12, 2017 - Convection notes and activity in class. Students will review concepts about density and the effect that temperature has on the density of different fluid materials (gases and liquids). Students will investigate using food coloring and water to visualize the movement of Earth's mantle based on relative density of the molten material that makes up the mantle. 

Friday - Jan. 13, 2017 - Discovery Ed. on-line activity. Students will be using Chromebooks and earbuds/headphones in class to navigate a lesson at a self-guided pace. They will be investigating more about the movement of Earth's mantle in convection cells to cause the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates.