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Article posted October 1, 2014 at 08:14 PM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 16008

Volcanoes Learning Target 1:



Students will be able to distinguish between different volcano types including how they differ and how they are similar and how they are formed.



Success Criteria:



Students have drawn, labeled and colored five volcano types as well as described how they are formed, their shape, and their size.



Volcanoes Learning Target 2:



Students will be able to distinguish between four different types of lava and match lava types to the five different volcano types.



Success Criteria:



Draw, color, label and describe each of the four lava types describing how the water and silica content affects how the lava acts.



Volcanoes Learning Target 3:



Match the five volcano types, four lava types and to the four different eruption types.



Success Criteria:



Students can defend the reasons why they chose to match a certain volcano type to a lava type to an eruption type.



6th grade Volcano Unit Learning Goal based on the following standard (NGSS MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems):



"Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.



Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how processes change Earth’s surface at time and spatial scales that can be large (such as slow plate motions or the uplift of large mountain ranges) or small (such as rapid landslides or microscopic geochemical reactions), and how many geoscience processes (such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteor impacts) usually behave gradually but are punctuated by catastrophic events. Examples of geoscience processes include surface weathering and deposition by the movements of water, ice, and wind. Emphasis is on geoscience processes that shape local geographic features, where appropriate."



We are going to focus on the volcano parts of the above standard. Here is a proficiency scale to help students assess themselves on the standard:



Article posted October 1, 2014 at 08:14 PM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 16008



Article posted October 1, 2014 at 08:06 PM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 33

Check this blog post often to find vocabulary words that we will be learning this year! Everytime we learn new words this year add them here by leaving a comment. I'll try to add new words here too as they come up. 






Volcano Vocab:




silica


cinder


composite


stratocone or stratovolcano


tephra


lahar


aa


pahoehoe


pyroclastic


seismic (or seismicity or seismograph or seismometer)


eruption


viscosity


viscous


fluid






Energy Vocab:



energy


energy transfer


battery


rechargeable


electrodes


electrolyte


copper (Cu)


zinc (Zn)


copper sulfate solution (CuSO4)


stored chemical energy


electrical


light


heat


motion


mechanical


kinetic


potential


force


elastic


gravity


friction








Anythng else? (Leave a comment with new words.)

Article posted October 1, 2014 at 08:06 PM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 33



Article posted September 30, 2014 at 09:17 AM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 1561

Here is the Mt Saint Helens presentation I shared in class:

Article posted September 30, 2014 at 09:17 AM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 1561



Article posted September 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 1437

star-trek_communique



Here's the presentation that started the Voyages of the Starship Equinox. The Equinox is a Starfleet Science vessel that will propel us on a voyage of the imagination as we learn Science this year.







And here's the latest installment of your mission:

5PlangrenAnomoly

Article posted September 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 1437



Article posted September 21, 2014 at 04:16 PM GMT-7 • comment (7) • Reads 6085

It's not as easy or as effective as people think: