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 2014

 
Week Topic Activities Quizzes (click for quiz info)

1
Sep 5

Scientific Inquiry
p.8-17

Toy Float
Moon Balls

 

2
Sep 12

Mineral Properties
p.18-38

Toothpaste
Exploring Mineral Properties
Recognizing Cleavage
Mineral Identification Chart

 
3
Sep 19

Earth Resources
p.39-51; 52-56

Resource Scavenger Hunt
Introducing Rocks
Sedimentary Rock Stories

Quiz 1: The Moon
4
Sep 26
Rocks
p.52-65

Carla Calcite (not in manual)
Gallery Walk of Rocks

Quiz 2: MInerals
5
Oct 3
Weathering
p.66-88

Weathering Processes
Weathering Assessment: Odd One Out
Tombstone Detectives

Quiz 3: Earth Resources
6
Oct 10
Streams
p.89-97
Investigating Stream Processes No quiz today
7
Oct 17
Levees

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

No quiz today
8
Oct 24

Plate Tectonics
p.131-148

Investigating Tsunami
Plate Tectonics Card Sort
Plate Tectonic Machines

Quiz 4: Streams

9
Oct 31

Volcanic Hazards
p.154-165

Volcanoes and Eruption Types
Long Valley Analysis

No quiz today

10
Nov 7

Geologic Time
p.166-174

Relative Time
Deep Time

Quiz 5: Plate Tectonics

11
Nov 14

Fluid Circulation
p.175-190
Density Currents
Convection

Quiz 6: Volcanic Eruptions & Volcanic Hazards

12
Nov 2
1

Earth-Sun Relationship
p.191-209

Solar Heating
Air Pressure and Wind

Quiz 7: Geologic Time
Nov 28                     No Classes Thanksgiving Break

13
Dec 5

Global Winds & Clouds
p.210-216

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

Quiz 8: Fluid Circulation

14
Dec 12

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

 

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