Geology 8T: Earth Science Lab for Teachers

 


Click here for the on-line syllabus.

Click on the linked topics below for information regarding each week's lab. Go to the quiz page to get detailed information about each quiz. Remember, if you miss class, you must contact me PRIOR to the next class period if you wish to make up the quiz (otherwise, you will get a zero for the quiz), and you must do the assignment prior to the next class period. Let me know if you have concerns or questions or extenuating circumstances (bjmunn@csus.edu).

Links are activated at least one week prior to each lab.

Lab Schedule - Spring 2014

 
Week Topic Activities Quizzes (click for quiz info)

1
Jan 31

Scientific Inquiry
p.8-17

Toy Float
Moon Balls

 

2
Feb 7

Mineral Properties
p.18-38

Toothpaste
Exploring Mineral Properties
Recognizing Cleavage
Mineral Identification Chart

 
3
Feb 14

Earth Resources
p.39-51; 52-56

Resource Scavenger Hunt
Introducing Rocks
Sedimentary Rock Stories

Quiz 1: The Moon
4
Feb 21
Rocks
p.52-65

Carla Calcite (not in manual)
Gallery Walk of Rocks

Quiz 2: MInerals
5
Feb 28
Weathering
p.66-88

Weathering Processes
Weathering Assessment: Odd One Out
Tombstone Detectives

Quiz 3: Earth Resources
6
Mar 7
Streams
p.89-97
Investigating Stream Processes No quiz today
7
Mar 14
Levees

Living With Streams: Engineer and Build Your Own Levee
(download the pdf for class)

No quiz today
8
Mar 21
Ocean Processes
p.108-121, 125-126

Beaches
Why Gyres? (not in manual)
Ocean Currents and Temperature

Quiz 4: Streams
Mar 28 NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK!
9
Apr 4

Plate Tectonics
p.131-144

Investigating Tsunami
Plate Tectonics Card Sort
Plate Tectonic Machines
(download the updated pdf)

Quiz 5: Levees

10
Apr 11

Volcanic Hazards
p.154-165

Volcanoes and Eruption Types
Long Valley Analysis

No quiz today

11
Apr 18

Geologic Time
p.166-174

Relative Time
Deep Time

Quiz 6: Plate Tectonics

12
Apr 25

Fluid Circulation
p.175-190
Density Currents
Convection

Quiz 7: Volcanic Eruptions & Volcanic Hazards

13
May 2

Earth-Sun Relationship
p.191-209

Solar Heating
Air Pressure and Wind

Quiz 8: Geologic Time

14
May 9

Global Winds & Clouds
p.210-216

Thinking About Global Air Movements
Exploring Global Wind Patterns
Air Pressure - Clouds or Fair Skies?

Quiz 9: Fluid Circulation

15
May 16

Weather
p.217-219; 225-227
Understanding Fronts (not in manual)
Weather Data & Weather Prediction
Hurricanes
Quiz 10: Solar Heating

 

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