Geology 8T: Earth Science Lab for Teachers

 

 

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 - Fall 2015 - NOT FINAL YET

 
Week Topic Activities Quizzes (click for quiz info)

1
Sep 4

Scientific Inquiry
p.8-16

Toy Float
Moon Balls

 

2
Sep 11

Mineral Properties
p.18-38

Toothpaste
Exploring Mineral Properties
Recognizing Cleavage
Mineral Identification Chart

 
3
Sep 18

Earth Resources
p.39-51; 52-56

Resource Scavenger Hunt
Introducing Rocks
Sedimentary Rock Stories

Quiz 1: The Moon
4
Sep 25
Rocks
p.52-65

Carla Calcite (not in manual)
Gallery Walk of Rocks

Quiz 2: MInerals
5
Oct 2
Weathering
p.66-88

Weathering Processes
Weathering Assessment: Odd One Out
Tombstone Detectives

Quiz 3: Earth Resources
6
Oct 9
Streams
p.89-97
Making Sense of Stream Processes No quiz today
7
Oct 16
Levees

Living With Streams: Engineer and Build Your Own Levee

No quiz today
8
Oct 23

Plate Tectonics
p.131-148

Investigating Tsunami
Plate Tectonics Card Sort
Plate Tectonic Machines

Quiz 4: Streams

9
Oct 30

Volcanic Hazards
p.154-165

Volcanoes and Eruption Types
Long Valley Analysis

No quiz today

10
Nov 6

Geologic Time
p.166-174

Relative Time
Deep Time

Quiz 5: Plate Tectonics

11
Nov 13

Fluid Circulation
p.175-190
Density Currents
Convection

Quiz 6: Volcanic Eruptions & Volcanic Hazards

12
Nov 2
0

Earth-Sun Relationship
p.191-209

Making Sense of Thermal Heating at Earth's Surface
Solar Heating

Quiz 7: Geologic Time
Nov 27                     No Classes Thanksgiving Break

13
Dec 4

Global Winds & Clouds
p.210-216

Air Pressure and Wind
Air Pressure - Clouds or Fair Skies?

Quiz 8: Fluid Circulation

14
Dec 11

Weather
p.217-219; 225-227
Understanding Fronts (not in manual)
Weather Data & Weather Prediction
Hurricanes
Quiz 9: Solar Heating

 

This lab does not meet during the final exam period

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