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EARTH SCIENCEshell fossil

Earth Science Content Standards:
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Standard 4: 

The properties of rocks and minerals reflect the processes that formed them. As a basis for understanding this concept:

 

Standard 4a: 

Students know how to differentiate among igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks by referring to their properties and methods of formation (the rock cycle).

 

ACTIVITY:

#1     Directions: Click on the site below.  Watch the rock cycle animation.  Click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page and complete the writing activity found on Page 3.  Do all of your work in your science journal.   All information necessary to complete this activity is found by clicking page 1, 2 or 3 at the bottom of the site.  Have fun being a rockhound!

Interactive Rock Cycle Animation

 

Standard 4a: 

Students know how to differentiate among igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks by referring to their properties and methods of formation (the rock cycle).

 

ACTIVITY:

#2    Directions: Explore the three sites below.  In your science journal, answer the questions at the end of each activity.  Have fun becoming an expert!

Igneous Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

 

LINKS:

The Rock Cycle

 

See Types of Sedimentary Rock

Layers of the Earth

 

Standard 4b: Students know how to identify common rock-forming minerals (including quartz, calcite, feldspar, mica, and hornblende) and ore minerals by using a table of diagnostic properties.

Mineralogy for Kids

Minerals

Mineral Identification

Rockhounds

Standard 5:

Waves, wind, water, and ice shape and reshape Earth's land surface. As a basis for understanding this concept:

Standard 5a:

Students know some changes in the earth are due to slow processes, such as erosion, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.

 

See Pictures of Weathering 

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Glacial Erosion

Wave Erosion

Ask a Geologist

Mountain Maker

Standard 5b:

Students know natural processes, including freezing and thawing and the growth of roots, cause rocks to break down into smaller pieces.

 

Weathering of rocks and landforms

Standard 5c:

Students know moving water erodes landforms, reshaping the land by taking it away from some places and depositing it as pebbles, sand, silt, and mud in other places (weathering, transport, and deposition).

 

The Geology of the Grand Canyon

What is a river delta?

Sacramento River Delta

Earth Science Rocks!
 
Try this link:
 
 
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PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Physical Science Content Standards

 

These are the standards we hope to master by the end of our unit:

boy with model rocketScience

1.  Electricity and magnetism are related effects that have many useful applications in everyday life. As a basis for understanding this concept:
 

a. Students know how to design and build simple series and parallel circuits by using components such as wires, batteries, and bulbs.
 
 
Alternate Way of Setting up a Parallel Circuit
 

b.  Students know how to build a simple compass and use it to detect magnetic effects, including Earth's magnetic field.

making a simple compass     

The Earth's Magnetic Field

How to Build a Simple Compass

c.  Students know electric currents produce magnetic fields and know how to build a simple electromagnet.

 

d.  Students know the role of electromagnets in the construction of electric motors, electric generators, and simple devices, such as doorbells and earphones.

 

"ring, ring"

e.  Students know electrically charged objects attract or repel each other.

 

static shock

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html

 

f.  Students know that magnets have two poles (north and south) and that like poles repel each other while unlike poles attract each other.

 
 

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LIFE SCIENCE
 
LIFE SCIENCE: Downloadable Biome Activities
(Teachers are given permission to modify documents to suit your classroom.)
 

Biome Pics & Facts: Sort & Classify

Biome Activity: Facts

Biomes
Here is your mission:
  1. Get a partner.
  2. Click on the Biome links above and read about the different biomes.
  3. Complete the Investigation Notes as you go.
  4. Finally, click on To Plant or Not to Plant and see if you can successfully complete the mission. 

GOOD LUCK!

Animals & Adaptation
 
LIFE SCIENCE: Downloadable Animal Activities
(Teachers are given permission to modify documents to suit your classroom.)
 
 

Coyotes

Coyote: Brochure Final Project

Coyote Lesson Plan

 

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