Wednesday May 24

First, read The Really Big One and complete a reading log in your notebook with additional questions to answer below. This is an individual, not group assignment. The substitute has paper copies if you prefer not to read online.  Then, work on the textbook questions below.  Both of these are due Friday.

HONORS Sub Assignment: 

Read ‘The Really Big One’.  Take your time & read for understanding. 

Complete a reading log in your notebook (should be about 2 pages).

Questions to answer at the end of reading log:

  1. Why was a 9.0 earthquake devastating in Japan, whereas an 8.0 would not have been?  Why would consequences of a 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific Northwest be even worse?
  2. Describe how tsunami waves originate. What do tsunami waves look like?
  3. Describe the  2 main lines of evidence for a large earthquake occurring on the Cascadia fault.  Include when this quake took place.
  4. Choose a quote from this article that resonated with you or that you feel shows the main idea of the article well.

 

Textbook Reading Questions:   

Read pages 619-622 in the textbook and answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  1. When was the strongest recorded earthquake in North America?  What was its magnitude?
  2. Which building materials are most likely to be severely damaged during an earthquake? Which are generally less damaged?
  3. What is liquefaction? Where do you think it is most likely to occur?
  4. Describe what a seismic gap is.
  5. Elastic energy builds up in rocks before an earthquake. How could this information be used to try to predict earthquakes?

Extra time?  Look up the major Bay Area Faults.  Which has the highest probability of a major earthquake within 30 years?

 

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Tuesday May 23

Today in class students modeled movement of tectonic plates with different amounts of friction.  Homework is to complete textbook questions on page 176 in notebooks.

Absent students:  see me at tutorial about the activity that you missed.  For your do now, describe the 3 major types of seismic waves.

Textbook questions:

Read pages 619-622 in the textbook and answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  1. When was the strongest recorded earthquake in North America?  What was its magnitude?
  2. Which building materials are most likely to be severely damaged during an earthquake? Which are generally less damaged?
  3. What is liquefaction? Where do you think it is most likely to occur?
  4. Describe what a seismic gap is.
  5. Elastic energy builds up in rocks before an earthquake. How could this information be used to try to predict earthquakes?
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Monday May 22

Today in class students took notes on earthquakes.  There is no new homework, though 1st and 2nd periods should start bringing back their copies of the 6th Extinction.

Absent students:  See notes below.  There is a notetaker to fill in, or you can print out slides.

Earthquakes Notes 2017

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Thursday May 18

Today in class students took notes on Plate Tectonics.  Then they worked on a 4 panel diagram showing plate movement at a convergent boundary. Homework is to finish this diagram if it wasn’t completed in class.

Absent students:  See the slides below for notes and instructions on the diagram to complete.   For your do now, describe why tectonic plates are moving.

Notes Plate Tectonics

 

 

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Tuesday/Wednesday May 17

Today in class students looked at maps of various features related to tectonic plate boundaries.  Students classified different plate boundaries based on features that are generally found together.   For homework, honors students should finish reading Chapter 10 and add to their summaries in their notebooks.

Absent students: Come to tutorial to go over what you missed in class.  For your do now, describe what you know about earthquakes and plate tectonic activity.

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Monday May 15

Today in class students took the test on Biogeochemical Cycles.  Absent students should plan on making this up at tutorial on Wednesday.

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Wednesday

Today in class students took notes on the nitrogen cycle and completed a reading & questions about nitrogen fixation.  Homework is to work on the study guide for the test on Monday.

Reading Link: https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/biological-nitrogen-fixation-23570419

 

NitrogenCycleInEcosystems

Nitrogen Cycle Reading Questions

Cycles Study Guide

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